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‘Eclipse’: A brand new old fashioned record label headed by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs launches…

After the success of their compilation The Trip last year, Wiggs and Stanley decided to take matters into their own hands, and Universal Music Catalogue happily gave them an imprint that lay dormant in the vaults – ECLIPSE – for the much-loved pop duo to raid the far corners of the company’s archives. And that's a big old archive – at their fingertips they have the listings for Philips, Decca, A&M, Island, Polydor, Mercury, ABC, Dunhill, MCA and many more. They will work alongside the catalogue department to produce individual works of stunning musical beauty.

Artist: Peddlers, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Album: Suite London
Format: CD
Barcode:6 02498 38622 4


1)This Strange Affair 4:11
2)Raining In London 1:40
3)Sequence Of Thought 3:02
4)Did She 2:16
5)In Juxtaposition 1:13
6)Under London Lights 2:58
7)River Lives 2:44
8)I Have Seen 5:03
9)Impressions - Movements 1, 2 And 3 2:47
10)A Year And A Day 2:14
11)This Strange Affair - Reprise 2:47
12)This Is It 2:09
13)A Year And A Day - Metamorphosis 4:56
14)Manah 3:11
15)Have You Ever Been To Georgia 3:00
16)Back Alley Jane 4:25
17)Nothing Sacred 3:45
18)Sing Me An Old Song 2:49
19)It's So Easy 5:22

Artist: Dusty Springfield
Album: Complete A And B Sides 1963-1970
Format: 2XCD
Barcode:6 02498 38528 9


1-1 I Only Want To Be With You
1-2 Stay Awhile
1-3 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
1-4 Losing You
1-5 Your Hurtin' Kind Of Love
1-6 In The Middle Of Nowhere
1-7 Some Of Your Lovin'
1-8 Little By Little
1-9 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
1-10 Goin' Back
1-11 All I See Is You
1-12 I'll Try Anything (To Get You)
1-13 Give Me Time
1-14 What's It Gonna Be
1-15 I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten
1-16 I Will Come To You
1-17 Son Of A Preacher Man
1-18 Am I The Same Girl
1-19 A Brand New Me
1-20 Morning Please Don't Come
1-21 How Can I Be Sure
2-1 Once Upon A Time
2-2 Something Special
2-3 My Colouring Book
2-4 Summer Is Over
2-5 Don't Say It Baby
2-6 Baby Don't You Know
2-7 I'll Love You For A While
2-8 If It Hadn't Been For You
2-9 Every Ounce Of Strength
2-10 I'm Gonna Leave You
2-11 Go Ahead On
2-12 The Corrupt Ones
2-13 The Look Of Love
2-14 Small Town Girl
2-15 No Stranger Am I
2-16 The Colour Of Your Eyes
2-17 Just A Little Lovin'
2-18 Earthbound Gypsy
2-19 Bad Case Of The Blues
2-20 Spooky

Artist: Chris Montez
Album: Call Me - The A&M Years
Format: CD
Barcode:6 02498 33600 7


1)Call Me
2)The More I See You
3)Foolin' Around
4)The Very Thought Of You
5)Time After Time
6)There Will Never Be Another You
7)Where Are You Now
8)Because Of You
9)The Face I Love
10)Our Day Will Come
11)Going Out Of My Head
13)The Shadow Of Your Smile
14)Once I Loved (O Amor Em Paz)
15)Fly Me To The Moon
16)Keep Talkin'
17)Love Is Here To Stay
18)Little White Lies
19)Just Friends
20)I Will Wait For You
21)I'm Glad There Is You (In This World Of Ordinary People)
22)End Of A Love Affair

Artist: Various Artists
Album: The Girls Are At It Again - UK Beat Girls 1964-1969
Format: CD
Barcode:6 02498 41094 3

A trawl through the Polydor, Mercury, Philips and Fontana labels throws up 20 very desirable, teen trauma tracks. Hear Jenny Wren's fierce anguish on Chasing My Dreams All Over Town!

Hear Kiki Dee's perfect Spector pastiche Miracles! Hear Pattie Lane's crying solo on Paper Dreams! And then there's Claire Francis' But I Don't Care, which is one of the most dramatic, exquisite Girl Group 45s of them all.

This is the best compilation of UK girl pop since the genre-kickoff Here Come The Girls some two decades back.

Sleevenotes by blonde bombshell Sheila B, the Diana Dors of NYC.


1)Tracy Rogers - Back With You Baby 2:14
2)Bimbi Worrick - Long Time Comin' 3:02
3)Claire Francis - But I Don't Care 2:47
4)Karol Keyes - Can't You Hear The Music 2:15
5)Diana Dors - So Little Time 2:32
6)The Carolines - Love Made A Fool Of Me 2:35
7)Angela Deen - Gotta Hand It To The Boy 2:09
8)The Caravelles - You Are Here 2:24
9)Jenny Wren - Chasing My Dream All Over 2:04
10)Lesley Dawson - Run For Shelter 2:21
11)Linda Kendrick - When Your Love Is Warm 1:53
12)Lesley Duncan - See That Guy 2:17
13)Diane Lancaster - How I Need Him 2:28
14)Michelle - Sally Fool 1:49
15)The Carrolls - Surrender Your Love 2:30
16)Kiki Dee - Miracles 2:13
17)Tracy Rogers - Baby 2:33
18)Lori Balmer - Four Faces West 1:57
19)Danielle - I'm Gonna Marry The Boy 2:32
20)Pattie Lane- Paper Dreams 2:32

Artist: Johnny Dankworth
Album: Let's Slip Away - Film And TV 1960-1973
Format: 2XCD
Barcode:6 00753 17621 4

Classic, previously un-comped themes from The Avengers, The Servant, Darling, Modesty Blaise and Saturday Night & Sunday Morning among others. Beautifully cool jazz-pop from the days before Johnny started calling himself John and getting all serious on your ass.

CD1 is big screen entertainment, CD2 home entertainment which features the legendary Tomorrow's World theme heard immediately prior to TOTP in the 70s.

Sleevenotes by Workers Playtime dj and suave gent Martin Green, penned on a private jet between Milan and Camden Town.


Disc One Big Screen Entertainment
1-1 Cleo Laine - Let's Slip Away
1-2 Cleo Laine - Thieving Boy
1-3 Cleo Laine - All Gone
1-4 Johnny Dankworth - Pavane For Diane
1-5 Dick Bogarde - Darling
1-6 Johnny Dankworth - Sands Of The Kalahari
1-7 Johnny Dankworth - Night Thoughts
1-8 Johnny Dankworth - Return From The Ashes
1-9 Johnny Dankworth - Piano Theme
1-10 Cleo Laine - Life Is A Wheel
1-11 Mike Vickers - Morgan, A Suitable Case For Treatment
1-12 Johnny Dankworth - The Idol - Instrumental Vocal
1-13 Cleo Laine - Empty Arms And Empty Heart
1-14 Johnny Dankworth - The Idol - Instrumental
1-15 Johnny Dankworth - Modesty Blaise Theme
1-16 Johnny Dankworth - Willie's Flat
1-17 Johnny Dankworth - Doo Bah Doo
1-18 Johnny Dankworth - The Willie Waltz
1-19 Johnny Dankworth - Accident
1-20 Johnny Dankworth - (Ain't That) Just Like A Woman
Disc Two Home Entertainment
2-1 Johnny Dankworth - The Avengers
2-2 Johnny Dankworth - Little Nell
2-3 Johnny Dankworth - Pickwick Club
2-4 Johnny Dankworth - Libra
2-5 Cleo Laine - Aquarius
2-6 Cleo Laine - Dunsinane Blues (After Macbeth)
2-7 Cleo Laine - It Was A Lover And His Lass
2-8 Johnny Dankworth - Beefeaters
2-9 Johnny Dankworth - Down A Tone
2-10 Cleo Laine - The Exciting Mr. Finch
2-11 Johnny Dankworth - The Frost Report
2-12 Johnny Dankworth - Two Piece Flower
2-13 Johnny Dankworth - Winter Scene
2-14 Johnny Dankworth - Little Girl In Blue
2-15 Johnny Dankworth - Off Duty
2-16 Johnny Dankworth - Holloway House
2-17 Cleo Laine - Night Owl
2-18 Johnny Dankworth - Tomorrow's World
2-19 Johnny Dankworth - Bitter Lemonsv

Artist: The Impressions
Album: Complete A And B Sides 1961-1968
Format: 2XCD
Barcode:6 00753 12377 5

Possibly the most faultless run of singles by any soul group in the sixties. Curtis Mayfield was their leader with a sweet, high registered voice, truly beautiful. He radiated yearning on their first hit, 1961's Latin-flavoured Gypsy Woman, a minimalist one-act soul tableau; radiated devotional love on 1964's deathlessly pretty I'm So Proud. He radiated kindness and innocence. Saint Curtis - nobody ever doubted his sincerity. He got to the nub of the issue with a universal message on It's All Right in 1963:

When you wake up early in the morning
Feeling sad like so many of us do
Hum a little soul
Make life your goal
And surely something's got to come to you

Sleevenotes penned by new generation beat girl and Mojo writer Lois Wilson while she sat in rainy Blackheath contemplating a move to snowy Chicago.


1-1 Gypsy Woman
1-2 Grow Closer Together
1-3 Little Young Lover
1-4 Minstrel And Queen
1-5 I'm The One Who Loves You
1-6 Sad Sad Girl And Boy
1-7 It's All Right
1-8 Talking About My Baby
1-9 Girl You Don't Know Me
1-10 I'm So Proud
1-11 Keep On Pushing
1-12 You Must Believe Me
1-13 Amen
1-14 People Get Ready
1-15 Woman's Got Soul
1.16 Meeting Over Yonder
1-17 I Need You
1-18 Just One Kiss From You
1-19 You've Been Cheatin'
1-20 Since I Lost The One I Love
1-21 Too Slow
1-22 Can't Satisfy
1-23 Love's A Comin'
1-24 You Always Hurt Me
1-25 It's Hard To Believe
1-26 I Can't Stay Away From You
1-27 We're A Winner
1-28 We're Rolling On (Part One)
1-29 I Loved And I Lost
1-30 Don't Cry My Love
2-1 As Long As You Love Me
2-2 Can't You See
2-3 Never Let Me Go
2-4 You've Come Home
2-5 I Need Your Love
2-6 Twist And Limbo
2-7 You'll Want Me Back
2.8 Never Too Much Love
2-9 A Woman Who Loves Me
2-10 I Made A Mistake
2-11 I Love You (Yeah)
2-12 See The Real Me
2-13 Long Long Winter
2-14 I've Been Trying
2-15 Get Up And Move
2-16 I've Found That I've Lost
2-17 Never Could You Be
2-18 Twilight Time
2-19 Man Oh Man
2-20 Falling In Love With You
2-21 No One Else
2-22 This Must End
2-23 Wade In The Water
2-24 Little Girl
2-25 You've Got Me Runnin'
2-26 You Ought To Be In Heaven
2-27 It's All Over
2-28 We're Rolling On (Part Two)
2-29 Up Up And Away
2-30 Sometimes I Wonder

Artist: Gary Walker And The Rain
Album: Album Number One
Format: CD
Barcode:6 02498 46790 9

The Walker Brothers, teen scream material to rival the Beatles in '66, split in '67. Both Scott and John had taken lead vocal duty, but drummer Gary hadn't sung a note, nor written anything.

He decided to put a tough new group together that could rival the forward-looking, chart-busting acts of '67, and he'd call them the Rain.

Their sole album, only issued in Japan, is a psych-pop gem. A highlight is the crunching Magazine Woman, like a pumped-up Revolver outtake, with buzzing guitars and phased effects obtained by producer Fritz Fryer when he jammed screwdrivers into parts of the 8-track desk.

Sleevenotes by me, lying in bed last winter with a fever (the cure turned out to be 'more cowbell').


1)Gary Walker & The Rain - Magazine Woman
2)Gary Walker & The Rain - The Sun Shines
3)Gary Walker & The Rain - Doctor Doctor
4)Gary Walker & The Rain - I Can’t Stand To Lose You
5)Gary Walker & The Rain - Market Tavern
6)Gary Walker & The Rain - Spooky
7)Gary Walker & The Rain - Take A Look
8)Gary Walker & The Rain - The View
9)Gary Walker & The Rain - If You Don’t Come Back
10)Gary Walker & The Rain - Thoughts Of An Old Man
11)Gary Walker & The Rain - Francis
12)Gary Walker & The Rain - I Promise To Love You
13)Gary Walker & The Rain - Whatever Happened To Happy
14)Gary Walker & The Rain - Come In You'll Get Pneumonia
15)Gary Walker And The Carnabeats - Cutie Morning Moon
16)Gary Walker And The Carnabeats - Gary's Theme

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