Top of the Pops series splashed the cash with this release featuring as it does a gatefold design with a mild “domination” theme to titillate. the poor guy at the end of the chain appears to have previously caught his foot in a car door or similar judging by the oddly deformed toe arrangement. The cover model is Suzy Shaw, who appeared on other covers in this series including Top of the Pops volumes 28, 37, 47, 49 and 69, as well as Best of 1972.
Let us explain what our Hallmark “Top Of The Pops” L.P.s are all about. Just over three short years ago we at Pickwick International decided that what the fans wanted was a top quality, low priced album covering twelve of the best hits of the day. Only we wouldn’t be using the original artistes or groups.We would gather together the cream of the session musicians and try to make even better versions of the current hit tunes than those recorded by the original artistes.
So in June 1968 we issued our original cover version L.P. It was a hit with pop enthusiasts not only in Britain but also in Europe and many other parts of the world. This encouraged us to issue another version, which followed the success of the first.
Label: Hallmark SHM 775