Great to see this cd of an almost complete set of recordings from Marmalade on the Target label, formed by songwriter Tony Macaulay (who later penned the number one classics 'Don't give up on us' and 'Silver Lady' for David 'Hutch' Soul). The first single release 'Falling apart at the seams' was a top 10 hit in the UK whereas all the subsequent releases failed to make the charts. Incredible really as the second single 'Walking a Tightrope' was a nice song in a similar vein and was featured on 'Top of the Pops' (introduced by David Hamilton). Elsewhere, standout tracks are 'So sad' with a soaring guitar solo, a pre-Crystal Gayle version of 'Talking in your sleep', the catchy' You steal the limelight' and the Beach Boys-esque 'Hello Baby'. The extensive notes mention that 'The Blind Man' is a rare track that failed to see the light of day for many years, but it was actually featured on a similar set (but with less tracks) released on cd in 1992 'Falling apart a the seams...plus'. The rare track for me on here is 'Hot and cold all over' whereas the rare track that everyone is after is 'Seafaring man', allegedly the B-side of the original single release for 'Hello baby'. The sleeve notes mention a fruitless search for this track - will it ever turn up?