“Top Of The Pops” – Volume 8

TOP OF THE POPS – “Various” – Volume 8 (Hallmark CHM 660) November 1969

This is our eighth “Top of the Pops” Album bringing together, as usual, twelve hits of the day onto one LP, a presentation virtually impossible for the original (single) versions.

We get letters asking how it can happen that these Hallmark recordings can be as good as – and, indeed at times better than – their counterparts on the charts. Well, let us tell you for sure that it ain’t easy!

If there is a secret it has many parts – the care and attention paid to every bar of every number prior to sessions; the choice of vocalists and musicians; their skill and application at the fall of the baton; the use of the best studios and engineers; and the endless trouble taken in the Mixing Room where up to eight separate tracks are blended into a Stereo Master.

And this is how you come to enjoy endless hours of pleasure for as long as you like.


  • Wonderful World, Beautiful People (Jimmy Cliff)
  • Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
  • Sugar Sugar (The Archies)
  • Return Of Django (The Upsetters)
  • Love’s Been Good To Me (Frank Sinatra)
  • Something (The Beatles)
  • Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday (Stevie Wonder)
  • Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac)
  • (Call Me) Number One (The Tremeloes)
  • The Onion Song (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)
  • The Liquidator (The Harry J All Stars)
  • What Does It Take (Junior Walker & the All Stars)

charity shop purchase @ £2

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