Disco Magic!

DISCOMAGICFRONT

It would not be an overstatement to say that I live for finding records like this. Dodgy budget label Pickwick once again rummaged through a bag of second-division tracks (with correspondingly cheap licencing fees), and somehow cobbled together a highly attractive and unique collection. The ‘Limited Edition’ tag adds to the allure, although close inspection of the small-print reveals that it was “limited to 150,000 copies”, which would be an impossibly huge pressing for a vinyl record by today’s standards!

The set opens with R. & J. Stone‘s tepid top-10 hit “We Do It”, but from there it’s almost entirely uncharted territory, as a succession of wannabe hit-makers like Arizona, Surprise Sisters and Lee Vanderbilt strut their funky stuff, along with several cuts by The Rah Band, who provide this double album’s only other genuine hit single, “The Crunch”.  But it’s just fascinating to check all those non-hits that have been simply swept under the carpet of pop history.

And then of course there’s the brunette babe on the sleeve; another standard Pickwick marketing ploy. In my last post I said I wouldn’t share the gatefold images, but in this case I simply cannot resist…

DISCOMAGICGATEFOLD

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  1. Gatefold heaven for sure !!

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