LULU – THE MOST OF (MUSIC FOR PLEASURE MFP 5215) AUGUST 1971

“I’m A Tiger”

Produced By Mickie Most – A Mickie Most Production

Well here it is folks! My first ever Lulu record after decades of collecting, I go way back to the late ’70s for my first LP. It was The Jam “Setting Sons” in 1979, probably bought using a combination of my paperboy wages and birthday money.

I’ve not really bothered with any of the British female singers in the past, it’s a whole new playground for me. This album appears to be a collection of Lulu singles and perhaps album tracks. I’ve heard a few of them in the past, such as “Love Loves To Love Love” and “To Sir With Love”

All in all a very decent listening experience, so much so that I’ll be looking out for more Lulu discs in charity shops in the future. “I’m A Tiger”, written by Marty Wilde & Ronnie Scott is a stand-out.

One of the most interesting numbers on this collection is “Me The Peaceful Heart”, written by Tony Hazzard. The latter wrote “Ha Ha Said The Clown” and “Fox On The Run” for Manfred Mann. It is also thought that Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones played on the track before they formed Led Zeppelin.

“Me The Peaceful Heart”
back cover liners:

In a few short years Lulu, that pint-sized bundle of energy from Scotland has emerged as one of the brightest stars on the pop scene today. Not only on the pop scene, with T.V. series to her credit as well as acting in films she has spread her talent and ability to the fields of all round entertainment.

Only a couple of years back she represented Great Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest and emerged victorious. The song that she sang “Boom Bang-A-Bang” is included on the LP together with “March” one of the other contenders for the Great Britain entry for the contest.

“To Sir With Love” was a smash hit in the States and as sung by Lulu was a great theme for a fine film (in which she gave a very good performance).

Lulu has been in the charts so many times one loses count but some of her hits are included on this LP. Just think of songs like “I’m A Tiger”, “Let’s Pretend”, and “The Boat That I Row”

This LP contains twelve great numbers all produced by Mickie Most. It shows us Lulu in a variety of moods but whether she is singing a wistful ballad or belting out a swinging number – this is the most of Lulu.

charity shop purchase @ 50 pence

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