Following the financial collapse of Top Rank in August 1960, the label was taken over by EMI who kept the label running until April 1962. During the EMI period the vast majority of the releases were from American labels - and EMI eventually neatly slid all these onto its new Stateside imprint from June '62. The 1961 double CD reissue is therefore the strongest for my tastes, with rarely seen tracks from Maurice Williams, The Jarmels, Dion and Gary US Bonds (with the rare School Is In). Top Rank's two UK biggies are here - Johnny Remember Me - and the original 'offensive' version of the Craig Douglas hit 'A Hundred Pounds Of Clay'. This was banned by the BBC and had to be rerecorded before gaining any airplay. A follow up CD for this period should be a natural, with plenty more from the catalogue - plus from the first 4 months of 1962. A couple of possible gems for the future might be The Back Beat Philharmonic 'R & R Symphony', and Danny & the Juniors 'Twistin' England'. This is a really well considered compilation.