Barry along with his brother, Paul, who were both identical twin sons of Marion Ryan, a fifties pop singer, were signed by Decca in 1965. With neat long hair and carefully selected fashionable clothes they were skillfully marketed by Decca. In 1968, Barry Ryan went solo and Paul took to songwriting. An early result of this new partnership was "Eloise", a stunning single with its melodramatic vocal style and heavily orchestrated backing. This was certainly Barry's magnum opus and he soldiered on for several years after without achieving the same heights again. See CD image for track listing.
While the version of Eloise is a little surprising and unusual there are some great tracks on this one. My favourite is Cut Me With a Kiss - brilliant. The CD is worth getting alone for Paul's Song, Barry's tribute to his brother. Overall it is very good and a must for all Ryan fans.