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• A 4CD collection of the work of songwriter, singer and producer Mike Hurst who worked with internationally renowned stars such as Cat Stevens, Dusty Springfield, The Spencer Davis Group, The Move, Shakin’ Stevens, Cilla Black, Colin Blunstone, PP Arnold, The Nolan Sisters, Chris Farlowe and Showaddywaddy.

• A comprehensive tribute to his musical legacy, mixing hits with obscurities, household names with new discoveries, bona fide classics with hidden gems plus his own solo output during the ‘60s and ‘70s with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Lois Wilson boasting fresh quotes from Mike.

• From the dawn of the ‘60s through to the mid-‘80s, Mike Hurst was one of British Pop’s most successful all-rounders, enjoying huge success as a songwriter, singer and producer.

Discs one and two focus on Mike’s own recordings charting a string of singles across the ‘60s and ‘70s (many appearing on CD for the first time), including two hits from his time with folk/pop trio The Springfields (also featuring Dusty, of course). With ‘Silver Threads And Golden Needles’, they became the first UK vocal group to breach the US Top 20. The second CD combines two LPs made in quick succession for Capitol at the dawn of the ‘70s.

Discs three and four shine a light on many of Mike’s myriad productions including a string of excellent mod, beat, psychedelic and pop tunes, many of which are now immensely collectable as original 45s – by artists such as The Favourite Sons, Barry St John, The Cymbaline, Truly Smith and Force West.

The discs also include his work with Fancy (originally created by Mike for a US hit cover of ‘Wild Thing’), RAK Records’ act New World, Summer Wine (Mike’s early ‘70s band with Ray Fenwick and Tony Rivers), US Motown legends The Four Tops, teen star Lena Zavaroni, ex-Manfred Mann singer Mike d’Abo, plus Bruce Woolley And The Camera Club’s original version of the Buggles’ hit ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
THE SINGLES
1 THE BANJO SONG
2 ANY CHANCE FOR ME
3 ANY TIME THAT YOU WANT ME
4 CAROL-ANNE
5 HALF HEAVEN – HALF HEARTACHE
6 LOOK IN YOUR EYES
7 THE LAST TIME YOU’LL WALK OUT ON ME
8 SOMETHING TOLD ME
9 SHOW ME AROUND
10 I’M RUNNING AWAY *
11 I COULDN’T WAIT TO TELL YOU
12 MEXICAN MELODY
13 FOR ALWAYS
14 CAROL PLEASE COME HOME
15 SWEET DARLIN’
Bonus Tracks
16 SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES The Springfields
17 ISLAND OF DREAMS The Springfields
18 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Mike Hurst Orchestra
19 GOING GOING GONE (Demo) Mike Hurst & Mike D’Abo
20 MY BABE (Demo, with The Blue Flames) *
21 SO CLOSE (Demo, with The Blue Flames) *
22 YOU TEAR ME UP (Demo) *

DISC TWO:
THE SOLO ALBUMS HOME
1 WORLD OF GLASS
2 FACE FROM THE PAST
3 TO MY DAUGHTER
4 HUNG UPSIDE DOWN
5 ALL I CAN DO IS SING
6 BIG CITIES
7 PHOTOGRAPH OF LOVE
8 DEMOLITION ZONE
9 SCARLET REVISITED MY TIME
10 IN MY TIME
11 NEW YORK CITY
12 TIME WILL MAKE IT RIGHT
13 PLACE IN THE COUNTRY
14 BIG JET SONG
15 INDIAN TEARS
16 SHOW ME THE WAY TO GEORGIA
17 SERVE SOMEBODY
18 OVER AGAIN
19 LORD I DON’T HAVE THE TIME
20 WHICH WAY DOES YOUR RIVER FLOW
Bonus Track
21 I LOVE MY DOG The All Star Band

DISC THREE:
1 COME AWAY MELINDA Barry St John
2 THAT DRIVING BEAT The Favourite Sons
3 CAN YOU HEAR ME The Cymbaline
4 LOOK AWAY The Appalachians
5 KEEP IT OUT OF SIGHT Paul And Barry Ryan
6 THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST (Demo) PP Arnold*
7 BIRDS AND BEES Warm Sounds
8 SHE WAS PERFECTION Murray Head
9 MOANIN’ (Demo) Chris Farlowe
10 TOYLAND The Alan Bown!
11 HANDBAGS AND GLAD RAGS Double Feature
12 MR SECOND CLASS The Spencer Davis Group
13 A DAY IN MY MIND’S MIND The Human Instinct
14 LITTLE ONE The Episode
15 TAKING TIME OFF Truly Smith
16 LIKE THE TIDE, LIKE THE OCEAN Force West
17 CURLY The Move
18 TOMORROW TODAY Hardin-York
19 WORLD WITHOUT LOVE Colin Blunstone*
20 NIRVANA Christopher Lucifer
21 TOM-TOM TURNAROUND New World
22 BIG BOSS MAN Bobby Lee
23 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE Summer Wine
24 WILD THING Fancy
25 BLACK FLOWER Marsha Hunt
26 TWO WHEELS Firebird
27 MOONBEAM Ayshea

DISC FOUR:
1 I WON’T DANCE John Henry
2 YOU PUT THE MAGIC IN ME Fingertips
3 KEEP IT UP The Gilly Mason Band
4 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SCHOOL Fumble
5 SO YOU WIN AGAIN De Blanc
6 CHILDREN AND FLOWERS The Bachelors
7 FACE TO FACE Sprinkler
8 FOR YOUR LOVE The Four Tops
9 DO YOU WANNA TOUCH ME (OH YEAH) Aliki & Earl
10 HERE YOU COME AGAIN Lena Zavaroni
11 HEART GET READY FOR LOVE Cilla Black
12 WOOLY BULLY Hit And Run
13 HARRY MY HONOLULU LOVER Nolan Sisters
14 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club
15 LOVE RECEIVER Terry Mace
16 HOT DOG Shakin’ Stevens
17 KILLER ON THE DANCE FLOOR The Speedos
18 DON’T LAUGH AT ME (CAUSE I’M A FOOL) Berni Flint
19 HELP ME RHONDA The Gary Wilson Band
20 NEVER GOING BACK/SILVER THREADS Sundance
21 LITTLE QUEENIE Jonas
22 AIM TO WIN Samantha Fox
23 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE (Remix) Showaddywaddy

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DISC ONE:
THE SINGLES
1 THE BANJO SONG
2 ANY CHANCE FOR ME
3 ANY TIME THAT YOU WANT ME
4 CAROL-ANNE
5 HALF HEAVEN - HALF HEARTACHE
6 LOOK IN YOUR EYES
7 THE LAST TIME YOU’LL WALK OUT ON ME
8 SOMETHING TOLD ME
9 SHOW ME AROUND
10 I’M RUNNING AWAY *
11 I COULDN’T WAIT TO TELL YOU
12 MEXICAN MELODY
13 FOR ALWAYS
14 CAROL PLEASE COME HOME
15 SWEET DARLIN'
Bonus Tracks
16 SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES The Springfields
17 ISLAND OF DREAMS The Springfields
18 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Mike Hurst Orchestra
19 GOING GOING GONE (Demo) Mike Hurst & Mike D’Abo
20 MY BABE (Demo, with The Blue Flames) *
21 SO CLOSE (Demo, with The Blue Flames) *
22 YOU TEAR ME UP (Demo) *

DISC TWO:
THE SOLO ALBUMS HOME
1 WORLD OF GLASS
2 FACE FROM THE PAST
3 TO MY DAUGHTER
4 HUNG UPSIDE DOWN
5 ALL I CAN DO IS SING
6 BIG CITIES
7 PHOTOGRAPH OF LOVE
8 DEMOLITION ZONE
9 SCARLET REVISITED MY TIME
10 IN MY TIME
11 NEW YORK CITY
12 TIME WILL MAKE IT RIGHT
13 PLACE IN THE COUNTRY
14 BIG JET SONG
15 INDIAN TEARS
16 SHOW ME THE WAY TO GEORGIA
17 SERVE SOMEBODY
18 OVER AGAIN
19 LORD I DON’T HAVE THE TIME
20 WHICH WAY DOES YOUR RIVER FLOW
Bonus Track
21 I LOVE MY DOG The All Star Band

DISC THREE:
1 COME AWAY MELINDA Barry St John
2 THAT DRIVING BEAT The Favourite Sons
3 CAN YOU HEAR ME The Cymbaline
4 LOOK AWAY The Appalachians
5 KEEP IT OUT OF SIGHT Paul And Barry Ryan
6 THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST (Demo) PP Arnold*
7 BIRDS AND BEES Warm Sounds
8 SHE WAS PERFECTION Murray Head
9 MOANIN’ (Demo) Chris Farlowe
10 TOYLAND The Alan Bown!
11 HANDBAGS AND GLAD RAGS Double Feature
12 MR SECOND CLASS The Spencer Davis Group
13 A DAY IN MY MIND’S MIND The Human Instinct
14 LITTLE ONE The Episode
15 TAKING TIME OFF Truly Smith
16 LIKE THE TIDE, LIKE THE OCEAN Force West
17 CURLY The Move
18 TOMORROW TODAY Hardin-York
19 WORLD WITHOUT LOVE Colin Blunstone*
20 NIRVANA Christopher Lucifer
21 TOM-TOM TURNAROUND New World
22 BIG BOSS MAN Bobby Lee
23 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE Summer Wine
24 WILD THING Fancy
25 BLACK FLOWER Marsha Hunt
26 TWO WHEELS Firebird
27 MOONBEAM Ayshea

DISC FOUR:
1 I WON’T DANCE John Henry
2 YOU PUT THE MAGIC IN ME Fingertips
3 KEEP IT UP The Gilly Mason Band
4 ROCK 'N' ROLL SCHOOL Fumble
5 SO YOU WIN AGAIN De Blanc
6 CHILDREN AND FLOWERS The Bachelors
7 FACE TO FACE Sprinkler
8 FOR YOUR LOVE The Four Tops
9 DO YOU WANNA TOUCH ME (OH YEAH) Aliki & Earl
10 HERE YOU COME AGAIN Lena Zavaroni
11 HEART GET READY FOR LOVE Cilla Black
12 WOOLY BULLY Hit And Run
13 HARRY MY HONOLULU LOVER Nolan Sisters
14 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club
15 LOVE RECEIVER Terry Mace
16 HOT DOG Shakin’ Stevens
17 KILLER ON THE DANCE FLOOR The Speedos
18 DON’T LAUGH AT ME (CAUSE I'M A FOOL) Berni Flint
19 HELP ME RHONDA The Gary Wilson Band
20 NEVER GOING BACK/SILVER THREADS Sundance
21 LITTLE QUEENIE Jonas
22 AIM TO WIN Samantha Fox
23 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE (Remix) Showaddywaddy