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• Twinkle shot to fame in 1964 with her self-penned “death disc” ‘Terry’, which reached No. 4 in the UK charts and catapulted the singer born Lynn Ripley to fame.

• A string of excellent 45s followed on her record label, Decca, which included the classic ‘Golden Lights’ (No. 21 UK), which was later covered in the 1980s by The Smiths, Morrissey being a huge fan (and eventual friend) of Twinkle’s.

• In 1969, Twinkle returned with a one-off single on the Instant label, ‘Micky’. Thereafter, she recorded for several labels including President, Bradley’s and EMI. Sadly, Twinkle died in 2015.

• GIRL IN A MILLION is the ultimate tribute to Twinkle’s recorded legacy, updating RPM’s previous efforts at the start of the millennium.

• All of her Decca sides are included (with two stereo mixes, belatedly issued in the 1970s, making their CD debut). Likewise, this beautifully presented 2-CD set boasts everything which followed on subsequent labels.

• In addition, we have uncovered several previously unissued tracks by Twinkle. In 1971, she recorded a single for President Records, ‘Take The Trouble’ b/w ‘Michael Hannah’.
‘Michael Hannah’ – written about the love of her life – was later re-recorded during her time at
Bradley’s but remained in the can until an archive release in 2003.

• The package is fully endorsed by Twinkle’s family, including elder sister Dawn, who was a music journalist in the 1960s and helped secure a recording contract for her sibling. Dawn has written a very personal account of Twinkle’s career, offering a fresh and unique insight into her life and her music.

• Housed in a plush-looking Digipak, GIRL IN A MILLION is the ultimate tribute to a genuine talent of the British 60s scene, who has continued to inspire fans and performers ever since.

DISC ONE

THE DECCA RECORDINGS
1. TERRY
2. THE BOY OF MY DREAMS
3. GOLDEN LIGHTS
4. AIN’T NOBODY HOME BUT ME
5. TOMMY
6. SO SAD
7. A LONELY SINGING DOLL
8. UNHAPPY BOY
9. POOR OLD JOHNNY
10. I NEED YOUR HAND IN MINE
11. THE END OF THE WORLD
12. TAKE ME TO THE DANCE
13. WHAT AM I DOING HERE WITH YOU
14. NOW I HAVE YOU
15. TOMMY (German Language Version)
16. TERRY (Galaxy Mix) **
17. THE BOY OF MY DREAMS (Galaxy Mix) **
THE INSTANT RECORDINGS
18. MICKY
19. DARBY AND JOAN
20. SOLDIER’S DREAM
21. MICKY (Long Version)
LIVE RECORDING
22. SHA-LA-LA-LA-LEE (Live) *

* PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED
** NEW TO CD

DISC TWO

THE PRESIDENT RECORDINGS
1. TAKE THE TROUBLE *
2. MICHAEL HANNAH *
THE BRADLEY’S RECORDINGS &
THE ‘MICHAEL HANNAH’ LP
3. DAYS
4. CAROLINE
5. RADIO STATION LADY
6. ZEFFERELLI (alias Little Piece Of Heaven)
7. I’M A WOMAN YOU’RE A MAN
(alias I Am A Woman)
8. MICHAEL HANNAH
9. BOWDEN HOUSE
10. JOANNA
11. LADYFRIEND
12. JANE
13. SOLDIER
14. SMOOCHIE (by Bill & Coo) **
15. ALWAYS I LOVE YOU (by Bill & Coo) **
LATER RECORDINGS
16. I’M A BELIEVER **
17. FOR SALE
18. HOLIDAY ROMANCE (Demo) *
19. SUMMER HOLIDAY (Demo) *
20. LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN (Demo) *
21. A SONG FOR MY SON (Demo) *

* PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED
** NEW TO CD

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DISC ONE

THE DECCA RECORDINGS
1. TERRY
2. THE BOY OF MY DREAMS
3. GOLDEN LIGHTS
4. AIN'T NOBODY HOME BUT ME
5. TOMMY
6. SO SAD
7. A LONELY SINGING DOLL
8. UNHAPPY BOY
9. POOR OLD JOHNNY
10. I NEED YOUR HAND IN MINE
11. THE END OF THE WORLD
12. TAKE ME TO THE DANCE
13. WHAT AM I DOING HERE WITH YOU
14. NOW I HAVE YOU
15. TOMMY (German Language Version)
16. TERRY (Stereo version) **
17. THE BOY OF MY DREAMS (Stereo version) **
THE INSTANT RECORDINGS
18. MICKY
19. DARBY AND JOAN
20. SOLDIER'S DREAM
21. MICKY (Long Version)
LIVE RECORDING
22. SHA-LA-LA-LA-LEE (Live) *

* PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED
** NEW TO CD

DISC TWO

THE PRESIDENT RECORDINGS
1. TAKE THE TROUBLE *
2. MICHAEL HANNAH *
THE BRADLEY’S RECORDINGS &
THE ‘MICHAEL HANNAH’ LP
3. DAYS
4. CAROLINE
5. RADIO STATION LADY
6. ZEFFERELLI (alias Little Piece Of Heaven)
7. I'M A WOMAN YOU'RE A MAN
(alias I Am A Woman)
8. MICHAEL HANNAH
9. BOWDEN HOUSE
10. JOANNA
11. LADYFRIEND
12. JANE
13. SOLDIER
14. SMOOCHIE (by Bill & Coo) **
15. ALWAYS I LOVE YOU (by Bill & Coo) **
LATER RECORDINGS
16. I'M A BELIEVER **
17. FOR SALE
18. HOLIDAY ROMANCE (Demo) *
19. SUMMER HOLIDAY (Demo) *
20. LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN (Demo) *
21. A SONG FOR MY SON (Demo) *

* PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED
** NEW TO CD