Volume 9 (CHM 666) - January 1970
Here comes No. 9 in the series “Top of the Pops”. There are a few “Greats” like Sinatra or the Rolling Stones who can successfully repeat a winning style; but the great majority of songs in the Hit Parade at any one time differ from each other and so give the Parade a constantly changing freshness and variety.
In making each “Top of the Pops” LP we particularly notice all this, partly because it poses us some pretty ticklish problems. For instance, hardly any two titles involve precisely similar groups of musicians. As a result we find ourselves at times in the middle of thirty or forty people—could be Brass, Strings, Woodwind, Percussion, Rhythm, not to mention Voices—all belting away happily, whereas ten minutes later we may solemnly be distilling something equally potent with less than ten. This makes for the spice of life, and thus never a dull moment. So if you enjoy this one as much as we did making it, it means only one thing—congratulations, you’ve bought a winner!
Comments: This LP made number 3 on the budget album charts.