Volume 23 (SHM 785) - April 1972
People, it is said, can become cynical, blasé, bored, even resentful, with constant success.
Our last Top of the Pops album (SHM.780) again hit the top spot in Britain’s L.P. Chart - our fifth No. 1 in the past twelve months! And we’re as thrilled with this as we were with our first success a year ago. None of this success is possible without the help of all you Pop enthusiasts; and that’s why - because you are discriminating and want value for money - we go to enormous effort to select the best hits, the best vocalists, the best musicians for our public. We are now Britain’s front runners with “Top of the Pops” and, with your magnificent help, we aim to stay in front for a long, long time.
So we present this, our 23rd edition. We hope you like it!
Comments: On the cover we have German actress and model Katya Wyeth. She would be back for more in 1975 (Volume 45).
As with the previous LP, volume 22, this is known to have been sent out in a plain cover, as a demonstration copy. The LP is the same as the commercial edition, but with stickers on the labels showing its demo designation. Thanks to Simon Mclean for details of this edition.
Album chart stats
NME album chart
22 April, 1972: 23
29 April, 1972: 20
6 May, 1972: 24
13 May, 1972: 19