TOP OF THE POPS – “Volume 19” (Hallmark SHM 750) September 1971

Another very strong contender in the “Top Of The Pops” cannon of remakes, all of the numbers expertly played and produced by professionals. The singer-songwriter was a popular chart entry in 1971 and their songs are well represented on here.

The versions of “Nathan Jones”, “I Believe (In Love)” and the drum action on “Back Street Luv” sounds wonderful. This is exactly how I like my drums and percussion to sound – real, lively and inventive.

The vinyl itself is heavyweight and plays without ANY crackle or pops. I can’t believe that the record only cost me 50 pence. It makes me wonder why I have spent so much money on inferior BRAND NEW records in the past. No one can manufacture records as good as they did in the sixties and early seventies that’s for sure.

Sleeve notes:

Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. We asked you wonderful Pop Fans on our last “Top of the Pops” sleeve if you would help us make that record (SHM.745) into the third successive No.1. Well, you’ve done it! This must be a record! The “Record Retailer” gives that record Top Spot following the two earlier numbers, SHM.735 and SHM.740, both fantastic successes at No.1 when they were issued.

We’re tremendously grateful, and on this latest “Top of the Pops” we’ve pulled out all stops to give you the best value in the world for your money.

All of us at Hallmark Records – vocalists, instrumentalists, recording engineers, back room boys – have sweated blood to give you this fabulous album. We hope you all like it enough to make it – dare we say? – another No.1!

Side 1   

  • What Are You Doing Sunday Originally a hit for Dawn
  • Bangla Desh Originally a hit for George Harrison
  • It’s Too Late Originally a hit for Carole King
  • Let Your Yeah Be Yeah Originally a hit for The Pioneers
  • You’ve Got A Friend Originally a hit for James Taylor
  • Nathan Jones Originally a hit for The Supremes

Side 2   

  • I Believe (In Love) Originally a hit for Hot Chocolate
  • I’m Still Waiting Originally a hit for Diana Ross
  • Move On Up Originally a hit for Curtis Mayfield
  • Back Seat Of My Car Originally a hit for Paul McCartney
  • Hey Girl, Don’t Bother Me Originally a hit for The Tams
  • Back Street Luv Originally a hit for Curved Air

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