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on 1 April 2017
The history of a band with over 40 songs on 2 lavishly packaged CDs and very honest liner notes from Junior Campbell. The CD covers the late 60's and early 70s. The band's clutch of early 70s hits starting with 'reflections of my life' and ending in 1972 with 'radancer' are arguably forgotten gems. Sure, you'll find these tracks listed as mainly top 10 achievements in the Guiness hits book, but when was the last time you heard 'Rainbow', 'Cousin Norman ' and the lovely 'my little one' on the radio? Even the B sides (featured here) are very good.
Salvo records have done us all proud with this release and the sound quality is awesome. Dip in and have a listen, CD 1 is 60s and CD 2 is 1970s. On a good day , they knocked the spots off 'the moody blues'. Dean Ford is a better singer than Justin Hayward (and I love Hayward's voice). Listen to 'rainbow ' as a case in point. The Marmalade shone brightly for a short while. Losing Junior Campbell and then having his replacement move on to form a band called 'Blue' were notable bumps in the road. Even if you like no more than a dozen tracks of the 45 on offer...it's still good value at a tenner. Generosity it is.