Anybody who only knows Joe Meek as the homosexual producer of Telstar will be surprised by the extent of his work with female singers. This fascinating CD is essential for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the mad genius although it's important to realise that it is a collector's item aimed specifically at Meek enthusiasts. Eleven of the twenty nine tracks were never released and in some cases it isn't hard to see why. Anybody who believes Joe could do no wrong runs the risk of having their illusions shattered! The music ranges from inspired (I Lost my Heart at the Fairground by Glenda Collins and, above all, Dumb Head by the Sharades) through morbidly delightful (My Friend Bobby by Pamela Blue) and peculiar (Let's Go See Gran'ma by Joy and Dave) to frankly dreadful (Little Star by Lea and Chess and the two tracks by Yolanda). Of course it goes without saying that bad Joe Meek is a lot better than no Joe Meek and if you're already a fan the album is a "must have" for a properly rounded collection although I'm not sure if anyone who doesn't already "get" Joe will be converted.