With all of that sugar, phosphoric acid, and caffeine in every can it’s no surprise the party was non-stop.
“Lipsmackin’ thirstquenchin’ acetastin’ motivatin’ goodbuzzin’ cooltalkin’ highwalkin’ fastlivin’ evergivin’ coolfizzin’ Pepsi.“
Label: MFP 50098
Photo: Bob Brien (Berico Publicity Co. Ltd.)
Sleeve Design: David Wharin
Sales of this record will benefit: THE NATIONAL KIDNEY RESEARCH FUND
Patron: H.R.H. Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Mrs. Angus Ogilvy. The National Kidney Research Fund was set up in 1967. Its purpose is to raise money and offer financial support to the country’s kidney specialists in their search for greater knowledge of the causes and effects of kidney diseases. The vital aim of this work is to find cures and treatments for these distressing diseases before an artificial kidney machine is required for the patient’s survival. For this, the Fund needs vast sums of money, and all those who buy this record are making a very worthwhile contribution to solving the problem – a problem which can affect any one of us during our lifetime.
If you would like to help further, please contact the Secretary of the Fund at 54 Paddington Street, London W1 M 3RQ. ‘Phone: 01-935 9019.
The National Kidney Research Fund is grateful to: Chaquito …. by permission of Phonogram Ltd. Ron Goodwin …. by permission of EMI Records, Michel Legrand by permission of RCA Records, Bert Kaempfert …. by permission of Polydor International G.m.b.H., and to Music for Pleasure Ltd. for donating their talent and services to this record. Co-ordinator on behalf of The National Kidney Research Fund Neal Arden.
Label: MFP 50045
Photograph: Photo Media
Includes The Session men’s rendition of “Delilah” which is a dark song about a man who murders his girlfriend. Not many realise how dark the song is.
Also includes “Release Me”, (in)famous for preventing The Beatles taking the top spot with “Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane”, a crime for which Engelbert has yet to be charged.
Label: MFP 5207
Several big names from the world of country music on this fairly run-of-the-mill Country Gold release. Glen Campbell, Faron Young and Billie Jo Spears among them. The cover was clearly put together on a budget as both sides feature the same picture.
Label: MFP 50247
Photograph: Stockphotos International
Sleeve design: Tony Baldwin
Henry Mancini has written music for many films. Some of these films will disappear over that ‘wide blue horizon’ into oblivion and some will linger on in the memory. Mancini’s music will long be remembered and this A due to his talent for writing music that not only enhances and matches the mood of a film but also stands on its own when removed from the context of the film. This album covers the past few years during which time Mancini has written some of his best music. It is bang up to date including “Darling LA”, a 1970 Julie Andrews opus that was not particularly successful but the Mancini score made its mark and the title song is quite delightful.
Label: MFP 5234
Photograph: Photo Media
Sleeve Design: Terry Beard
Though every once in a while a country record would burst into the pop charts, maybe even sell a million copies and earn a gold disc award, the music was, until just a few years ago, essentially an esoteric interest, lacking any real impact with the general record-buying public. All that has changed now though and country music has not only become one of the biggest selling of all popular music forms its appeal has become international, as is evidenced by the enormous success of such events as the annual Country Music Festival held at Wembley.
Label: MFP 50310
Photograph: G. Lincoln
Regular listeners to BBC Radio 2 will be familiar with infectiously catchy stylings of Chico Arnez, thanks to all year-round appearances on programmes such as “Late Night Extra”, “Night Ride” and the Tony Brandon, Charlie Chester and Joe Henderson shows.
Twenty years in the business has brought the ultimate degree of professionalism to Chico’s music, and he has a dazzling stage show to back it up, utilising strobe lights, slides, movies and a machine which blows bubbles over the audience!
Label: MFP 50179
The cover of this record is a fine example of that age old maxim, “less is more“. By choosing to show only a portion of the woman’s face, mainly the eyes, we are left wanting to know more, to see more. The colours are mostly restricted to the reds and blacks of the colour spectrum, further creating a minimalistic look. What do you think about this record cover? Let us know.
The tragic story of Madam Butterfly begins when Lieut. Pinkerton, of the American Navy, is inspecting the house he has taken for his Japanese bride-to-be, Madam Butterfly. An American consul, Sharpless, tries to dissuade Pinkerton from the marriage-and explains that Butterfly has coot given up her religion for it. The marriage is celebrated, but not without opposition from the family and denouncement of Butterfly by her uncle, a priest, for forsaking her faith. Act One closes with the beautifully moving love duct, which also closes the first side of this record.
Label: MFP 6036