|Helen Shapiro - 25th Anniversary Album|
Music For Pleasure 1986
My mum had a few of Helen's singles from the early 60s in her collection so I was quite familiar with Helen's material when I bought the album.
At the time Helen was celebrating 25 years in show business and had recently landed a role in the ITV soap Albion Market. No doubt some shrewd executive at EMI's budget label Music For Pleasure spotted the opportunity to shove out a compilation of Helen's early material and a neat compilation it was too!
Besides the obvious hits there's some neat rarities on this release. She Needs Company was a song written by Manfred Mann's Paul Jones which featured on his 1966 solo album My Way. Helen covered She Needs Company in 1967 and featured another great track on the B Side Stop And You Will Become Aware.
Other rarities include Look Who It Is (of which she performed on TV back in 1963 with none other than 3 Beatles!) , Woe Is Me (a real rocker) and her version of Fever.
This cassette transferred reasonably well, most of the tracks are in Mono while some are in Stereo.
Helen Shapiro: 25th Anniversary Album
MFP 41 5741 4 Mono/Stereo*, 1986
- Walkin' Back to Happiness*
- Keep Away From Other Girls*
- Basin Street Blues*
- Don't Treat Me Like A Child
- It's My Party
- Little Miss Lonely*
- She Needs Company
- Stop And You Will Become Aware
- Something Wonderful (From The King And I)
- Tell Me What He Said
- You Don't Know
- Look Who It Is
- St Louis Blues*
- In My Calendar
- Lets Talk About Love
- Woe Is Me
- Queen For Tonight
- Here In Your Arms
- The Birth Of The Blues*