• Guy Darrell is probably best-known for his 1973 hit ‘I’ve Been Hurt’ – actually a reissue of a 1966 single which had been revived by the Northern Soul scene.
• The Kent-based vocalist may have been a one-hit-wonder but he was actually a prolific recording artist across the 1960s, making rare Beat-Era 45s for Oriole (with backing band The Midniters), CBS, Pye and Page One (latterly as the Guy Darrell Syndicate).
• In the 1970s, Darrell continued to record with rock band Deep Feeling, as well as capitalising on the belated success of ‘I’ve Been Hurt’.
• This 28-track compilation is the first-ever official retrospective of Darrell’s Sixties work, remastered from original master tapes with detailed sleeve-notes (including quotes from Darrell’s manager Roger Easterby) and rare photos.
• Sixties/Mod collectors will appreciate such tracks as Guy’s amazing version of ‘Stupidity’, the Psych classic ‘Evil Woman’, those elusive Oriole tracks and the first-ever version of Elton John’s ‘Skyline Pigeon’.