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  • #76
    Yes, looks a decent (if somewhat random!) collection.

    The Faces "title track" would be more at home on the second disc though!

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
      Yes, there were VA albums in the NME chart.

      As I did with the singles breakers, I'm putting the breakers that didn't reach the BMRB chart in bold.

      It's easy enough to check "normal" albums but the Guinness book I'm using doesn't list VA albums!

      Can't see Solid Rock II, British Gold or Dance, Sing or Anything on the OCC site though!
      Which Guineas book are you using? I can provide a Guinness style listing for this period if that would help that would include Various Artist albums.
      http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
      Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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      • #78
        Originally posted by kingofskiffle View Post

        Which Guineas book are you using? I can provide a Guinness style listing for this period if that would help that would include Various Artist albums.
        I'm using the last, 19th edition - although the VA albums info doesn't seem to be in the 18th edition either. I haven't kept any of the earlier editions!

        Yes, thanks - it would be useful to have a list of VA albums.

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        • #79
          Here are some of the missing Singles Breakers

          2 Aug 75
          31 I Do I Do I Do - Abba
          32 Harmour Love - Syreeta
          33 Love Me Baby - Susan Cadogan
          34 Sexy - MFSB
          35 It's Been So Long - George McCrae

          23 Aug 75
          31 Brazil - Crispy & Company
          32 A Child's Prayer - Hot Chocolate
          33 Love In The Sun - Glitter Band
          34 Super Womble - Wombles
          35 Funky Moped / Magic Roundabout - Jasper Carrott

          21 Feb 75
          31 Hurricane - Bob Dylan
          32 If Paradise Was Half As Nice - Amen Corner
          33 Miss You Nights - Cliff Richard
          34 Spanish Hustle - Fatback Band
          35 Your Magic Put A Spell On Me - L.J. Johnson

          2 Oct 76
          31 Under One Roof - Rubettes
          32 Destiny - Candi Staton
          33 Disco Music - J.A.L.N. Band
          34 Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
          35 Benny And The Jets - Elton John

          19 Mar 77
          31 First Thing In The Morning - Kiki Dee
          32 Groovy Kind Of Love - Les Gray
          33 Double Dutch - Fatback Band
          34 Soul Cha Cha - Van McCoy
          35 Love In C Minor - Cerrone

          6 Aug 77
          31 Anarchy In The U.K. - Sex Pistols
          32 Swallow My Pride - Ramones
          33 The Spy Who Loved Me - Carly Simon
          34 Devil's Gun - C.J. & Co.

          10 Dec 77
          31 White Christmas - Bing Crosby
          32 As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson
          33 Jamming/Punky Reggae Party - Bob Marley & the Wailers
          34 San Francisco - Village People

          7 Jan 78
          31 Hollywood - Boz Scaggs
          32 Don't Dilly Dally/Waiting At The Church - Muppets
          33 Run Back - Carl Douglas

          6 Jan 79
          None listed

          13 Oct 79
          31 Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
          32 When You're In Love - Dr Hook
          33 Spirit, Body & Soul - Nolan Sisters
          34 Now It's Gone - Chords
          35 The Loneliest Man In The World - Tourists
          36 Mittageisen - Siouxsie & the Banshees

          22 Mar 80
          31 Happy House - Siouxsie & the Banshees
          32 Let's Do Rock Steady - Body Snatchers
          33 Love Injection - Trussel
          34 King/Food For Thought - UB40
          35 Just A Touch Of Love - Slave
          36 Ooh Boy - Rose Royce

          3 May 1980 - 7 Jun 1980
          I have the same gap in my collection

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          • #80
            Great stuff! Many thanks.

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            • #81
              ^
              I meant to post this earlier. In 1980 no NME issues were published for six weeks, from 3 May to 7 June, due to a NUJ strike https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NME_covers#1980

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                ^
                I meant to post this earlier. In 1980 no NME issues were published for six weeks, from 3 May to 7 June, due to a NUJ strike https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NME_covers#1980
                All is explained!

                Thanks.

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                • #83
                  Have now updated the singles listings with info supplied by chartwatcherdl and Robbie.

                  We now have all the breakers from '77 onwards!

                  Just a few from '75 and '76 to track down now!

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                  • #84
                    Back to the album breakers:

                    1 Nov 75

                    31 (-) We All Had Doctor's Papers - Max Boyce (entered 8 Nov)
                    32(30) Time Honoured Ghosts - Barclay James Harvest
                    33 (-) Live - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (had already charted)
                    34(32) All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span (entered 8 Nov)
                    35(31) Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell (entered 15 Nov)

                    8 Nov 75

                    31(23) Sabotage - Black Sabbath
                    32 (-) Shaved Fish - John Lennon (entered 15 Nov)
                    33 (-) Motown Gold - Various (entered 22 Nov)
                    34 (-) Blazing Bullets - Various (entered 15 Nov)
                    35 (-) Goofy Greats - Various (entered 22 Nov)

                    15 Nov 75

                    31 (-) Beginnings - Steve Howe (entered 22 Nov)
                    32(33) Motown Gold - Various (entered 22 Nov)
                    33(35) Goofy Greats - Various (entered 22 Nov)
                    34 (-) Voyage of the Acolyte - Steve Hackett
                    35 (-) Cop Yer Whack For This - Billy Connolly (had already charted)

                    22 Nov 75

                    31(27) Down the Dustpipe - Status Quo
                    32(22) Blazing Bullets - Various
                    33 (-) Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd (had already charted)
                    34 (-) Malpractice - Dr Feelgood (had already charted)
                    35(35) Cop Yer Whack For This - Billy Connolly

                    29 Nov 75

                    31 (-) Crisis? What Crisis? - Supertramp (entered 6 Dec)
                    32(25) Greatest Hits - Cat Stevens
                    33(22) Windsong - John Denver
                    34(28) Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
                    35 (-) Twenty Songs of Joy - Nigel Brooks Singers (entered 6 Dec)

                    6 Dec 75

                    31(34) Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
                    32(32) Greatest Hits - Cat Stevens
                    33(27) Goofy Greats - Various
                    34 (-) Fish Out Of Water - Chris Squire (entered 3 Jan)
                    35(24) Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

                    13 Dec 75

                    31(34) Fish Out Of Water - Chris Squire (entered 3 Jan)
                    32(32) Greatest Hits - Cat Stevens
                    33 (-) Good, Bad But Beautiful - Shirley Bassey (had already charted)
                    34(33) Goofy Greats - Various
                    35 (-) Lisztomania Original Soundtrack - Various

                    20 Dec 75

                    31 (-) Come Taste the Band - Deep Purple (had already charted)
                    32 (-) Sing Lofty - Windsor Davies & Don Estelle (entered 7 Feb)
                    33(31) Fish Out Of Water - Chris Squire (entered 3 Jan)
                    34 (-) Breakaway - Art Garfunkel (had already charted)
                    35(re) Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

                    27 Dec 75

                    31 (-) Supersonic - Various (entered 3 Jan)
                    32 (-) Forever & Ever - Demis Roussos (entered 3 July!)
                    33(33) Fish Out Of Water - Chris Squire (entered 3 Jan)
                    34(32) Sing Lofty - Windsor Davies & Don Estelle (entered 7 Feb)
                    35 (-) Live - Bob Marley & The Wailers (had already charted)

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                    • #85
                      ^
                      I notice 'Born To Run' by Bruce Springsteen fell from number 24 to 35 on 06/12/75. What was the peak position of the album on the NME album charts? On the BMRB charts its peak back in 1975 was a lowly 36, a position that remained its peak until July 1985.

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                      • #86
                        It was a new entry at 24 the previous week and just spent the one week in the Top 30.

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                        • #87
                          Have obtained a copy of the 6 Sep 75 issue and updated earlier info.

                          Coincidentally this issue contains the NME's review of Born To Run and the reviewer (Roy Carr) spends half a page rubbishing the album!

                          A few quotes:

                          "Bruce Springsteen isn't the new Dylan....many have been taken in by the hysteria surrounding the merest mention of the man's name. What they haven't sussed is that Springsteen isn't an original, but an astute ideas man....Like David Bowie, he's arrived at the conviction that, 20 years on, rock'n'roll is a pose....Unfortunately the moderately talented Springsteen possesses none of Bowie's breath of vision...Many of the melodies, riffs, rhythms and hooks sound as if they floated straight off the car radio and into Springsteen's subconscious....The result (coincidentally?) gives Springsteen's voice the detachment of David Bowie. Unfortunately his performance is thereby rendered anonymous rather than heightened - the truth being that Springsteen is not only no great voice, but he's still suffering from an identity crisis over his whole vocal personality...The title cut is a distillation of Spector without the charisma; "She's The One" is Bo Diddley; "Jungleland" starts off sounding like The Who, cops a few licks from Reed and Rundgren, and finishes off keeping the listener entertained until the next Laura Nyro album...The band - particularly Clemons - play reasonably dynamic stuff which gets less profound with each successive play...."


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                          • #88
                            ^
                            The review of the album in Record Mirror (in the issue dated 27/09/75) was a lot more generous and generally appreciative of the album. I do remember the hype that surrounded the album which included flying music journalists from the UK over to the US. The general consensus seems to have been that Bruce Springsteen was somewhat overrated and the album wasn't all that brilliant.

                            Fast forward three years, to 'Darkness On The Edge Of Town' and it seemed like Bruce was having to start all over again (which he was in reality, I'm not sure how much of his legal wrangles were public knowledge in 1978). However this time the reception by UK music journalists was more positive.

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                            • #89
                              Born To Run (the single) got plenty of radio play back in 75 but only made the breakers. For whatever reason I remember being underwhelmed by it at the time (although there was a cover version by Allan Clarke of The Hollies being played too, and confusing matters!)

                              Darkness on the Edge of Town did get a far better reception from the music press - it's sombre, downbeat approach chimed with the punk era! Personally, I still rate it his best album.

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                              • #90
                                3 Jan 76
                                none listed

                                10 Jan 76

                                31 (-) Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd (had already charted)
                                32 (-) Twenty Songs of Joy - Nigel Brooks Singers (also listed at No.24!)
                                33 (-) Use My Imagination - Mud
                                34 (-) Zuma - Neil Young
                                35 (-) You Are Beautiful - Stylistics (had already charted)

                                17 Jan 76

                                31 (-) Siren - Roxy Music (had already charted)
                                32(20) 40 Super Greats - Various
                                33 (-) Rock of the Westies - Elton John (had already charted)
                                34 (-) The Singles 1969-73 - Carpenters (had already charted)
                                35 (-) Strings of Scotland - Various

                                24 Jan 76

                                31(30) Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel
                                32(21) Fish Out Of Water - Chris Squire
                                33(24) 40 Greatest Hits - Elvis Presley
                                34 (-) Queen II - Queen (had already charted)
                                35(26) Motown Gold - Various

                                31 Jan 76

                                31(27) Breakaway - Art Garfunkel
                                32(19) Favourites - Peters & Lee
                                33(31) Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel
                                34 (-) Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer (entered 14 Feb)
                                35 (-) Star Trackin '76 - Various (entered 7 Feb)

                                7 Feb 76

                                31(24) All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span
                                32 (-) Best Of - Helen Reddy (entered 21 Feb)
                                33 (-) Carnival - Manuel & His Music of the Mountains (entered 14 Feb)
                                34 (-) M.U. The Best of Jethro Tull
                                35(34) Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer (entered 14 Feb)

                                14 Feb 76

                                31 (-) Siren - Roxy Music (had already charted)
                                32(32) Best Of - Helen Reddy (entered 21 Feb)
                                33(18) Wouldn't You Like It - Bay City Rollers
                                34(28) Make the Party Last - James Last

                                none listed until:

                                15 May 76

                                31 (-) Some Of Me Poems & Songs - Pam Ayres (entered 22 May)
                                32 (-) Run With The Pack - Bad Company (had already charted)
                                33 (-) Windsong - John Denver (had already charted)
                                34 (-) Happy To Be - Demis Roussos
                                35 (-) I Want You - Marvin Gaye (entered 22 May)
                                36 (-) Road Hawks - Hawkwind

                                22 May 76

                                31 (-) Moon Madness - Camel (had already charted)
                                32 (-) Too Old to Rock'n'Roll - Jethro Tull (entered 29 May)
                                33 (-) Greatest Hits - Glitter Band

                                29 May 76

                                31(33) Greatest Hits - Glitter Band
                                32 (-) Reach For The Sky - Sutherland Brothers (entered 5 June)
                                33 (-) Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton (entered 5 June)
                                34 (-) Destroyer - Kiss (entered 12 June)
                                35 (-) Very Best Of - Roger Whittaker (had already charted)

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                                • #91
                                  *****
                                  Last edited by Metalweb; Wed March 25th, 2020, 17:18.

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                                  • #92
                                    5 Jun 76

                                    31(34) Destroyer - Kiss
                                    32 (-) Trocadero - Showaddywaddy
                                    33(re) I Want You - Marvin Gaye (had already charted)
                                    34 (-) Hamilton's Hot Shots - Various
                                    35 (-) Red Card - Streetwalkers (entered 19 June)

                                    12 Jun 76

                                    31 (-) All American Alien Boy - Ian Hunter
                                    32 (-) Rainbow Rising - Rainbow (entered 19 June)
                                    33 (-) Laughter and Tears - Neil Sedaka (entered 3 July)
                                    34 (-) From Elvis Presley Boulevard - Elvis Presley

                                    19 Jun 76

                                    31(re) Hamilton's Hot Shots - Various
                                    32 (-) Come On Over - Olivia Newton-John
                                    33 (-) Rastaman Vibration - Bob Marley (had already charted)
                                    34 (-) High and Mighty - Uriah Heep

                                    26 Jun 76

                                    31 (-) A Kind of Hush - Carpenters ( entered 3 July)
                                    32 (-) Go - Go
                                    33(re) All American Alien Boy - Ian Hunter
                                    34 (-) Stingray - Joe Cocker

                                    Go were a "supergroup" including Steve Winwood, Stomu Yamashta and former Santana drummer Michael Shrieve (who was also in "Automatic Man" below).

                                    3 July 76

                                    31 (-) Passport - Nana Mouskouri (entered 10 July)
                                    32 (-) Shouting and Pointing - Mott
                                    33 (-) Automatic Man - Automatic Man
                                    34 (-) Beautiful Noise - Neil Diamond (entered 17 July)
                                    35(re) Rastaman Vibration - Bob Marley (had already charted)

                                    10 July 76

                                    31 (-) Bellamy Brothers - Bellamy Brothers (had already charted)
                                    32 (-) My Only Fascination - Demis Roussos
                                    33 (-) Alive - Kiss
                                    34 (-) Agents of Fortune - Blue Oyster Cult
                                    35(33) Automatic Man - Automatic Man

                                    17 July 76

                                    31 (-) Harvest for the World - Isley Brothers
                                    32 (-) Harmony - Don Williams
                                    33 (-) Greatest Hits Vol.1 - Don Williams (entered 7 Aug)
                                    34 (-) 15 Big Ones - Beach Boys (entered 24 July)

                                    24 July 76

                                    31(re) Agents of Fortune - Blue Oyster Cult
                                    32(33) Greatest Hits Vol.1 - Don Williams (entered 7 Aug)
                                    33 (-) SAHB Stories - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (entered 7 Aug)
                                    34 (-) Red Hot Hits - Various
                                    35(31) Harvest for the World - Isley Brothers

                                    31 July 76

                                    31(re) Trocadero - Showaddywaddy
                                    32(31) Agents of Fortune - Blue Oyster Cult
                                    33(33) SAHB Stories - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (entered 7 Aug)
                                    34 (-) Young Heart Run Free - Candi Staton (entered 7 Aug)
                                    35(29) Combine Harvester - Wurzels
                                    Last edited by Metalweb; Fri April 3rd, 2020, 02:51.

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                                    • #93
                                      7 Aug 76

                                      31 (-) Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band (had already charted)
                                      32(35) Combine Harvester - Wurzels
                                      33 (-) Spitfire - Jefferson Starship (entered 4 Sept)
                                      34 (re) Harvest For The World - Isley Brothers

                                      14 Aug 76

                                      31(33) Spitfire - Jefferson Starship (entered 4 Sept)
                                      32 (-) Man To Man - Hot Chocolate
                                      33 (-) Manhattans - Manhattans

                                      21 Aug 76

                                      31(33) Manhattans - Manhattans
                                      32(31) Spitfire - Jefferson Starship (entered 4 Sept)
                                      33 (-) Twiggy - Twiggy ( entered 28 Aug)
                                      34 (-) A Love Trilogy - Donna Summer

                                      28 Aug 76
                                      ????

                                      4 Sep 76
                                      ????

                                      11 Sep 76

                                      31 Summer Cruisin' - Various
                                      32 Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading (entered 25 Sep)
                                      33 Steal Your Face - Grateful Dead

                                      18 Sep 76

                                      31 (-) Derek & Clive Live - Peter Cook & Dudley Moore (entered 2 Oct)
                                      32 (-) Dedication - Bay City Rollers (entered 2 Oct)
                                      33(32) Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading (entered 25 Sep)
                                      34 (-) What I've Got in Mind - Billie Jo Spears (had already charted)
                                      35 (-) Bigger Than Both Of Us - Hall & Oates (entered 25 Sep)

                                      25 Sep 76

                                      31(31) Derek & Clive Live - Peter Cook & Dudley Moore (entered 2 Oct)
                                      32(32) Dedication - Bay City Rollers (entered 2 Oct)
                                      33 (re) Summer Cruisin' - Various
                                      34(34) What I've Got in Mind - Billie Jo Spears

                                      2 Oct 76
                                      ????

                                      9 Oct 76

                                      31 Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder (entered 16 Oct)
                                      32 Long May You Run - Stills Young Band (entered 23 Oct)
                                      33 Albedo 0.39 - Vangelis (entered 23 Oct)
                                      34 His 20 Greatest Hits - Gene Pitney (entered 16 Oct)
                                      35 Astounding Sounds Amazing Music - Hawkwind

                                      16 Oct 76

                                      31 (-) Country Comfort - Various (entered 23 Oct)
                                      32(32) Long May You Run - Stills Young Band (entered 23 Oct)
                                      33 (-) Armchair Melodies - Various
                                      34(33) Albedo 0.39 - Vangelis (entered 23 Oct)
                                      35 (-) The One For Me - Acker Bilk

                                      23 Oct 76

                                      31 (-) Out on the Street - David Essex (entered 30 Oct)
                                      32 (-) Slipstream - Sutherland Brothers
                                      33 (-) Chicago X - Chicago (entered 13 Nov)

                                      30 Oct 76

                                      31 (-) Technical Ecstasy - Black Sabbath (entered 13 Nov)
                                      32 (-) 100 Golden Greats - Max Bygraves (entered 6 Nov)
                                      33 (-) Gold On Silver - Beverley-Phillips Orchestra
                                      34 (re) Armchair Melodies - Various
                                      35(32) Slipstream - Sutherland Brothers


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                                      • #94
                                        6 Nov 76

                                        31(33) Gold On Silver - Beverley-Phillips Orchestra
                                        32 (-) A Little Bit More - Dr Hook (had already charted)
                                        33 (-) 20 Original Hits - Dean Martin (entered 20 Nov)
                                        34 (-) Calling Card - Rory Gallagher
                                        35 (-) Free For All - Ted Nugent
                                        36 (-) Sky High - Tavares (had already charted)

                                        13 Nov 76

                                        31(33) 20 Original Hits - Dean Martin (entered 20 Nov)
                                        32 (-) Greatest Hits - Hot Chocolate (had already charted)
                                        33 (-) Best Of - Tony Christie
                                        34(36) Sky High - Tavares
                                        35 (-) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac (entered 20 Nov)

                                        20 Nov 76

                                        31 (-) Sounds of Glory - London Philharmonic Choir (entered 4 Dec)
                                        32(33) Best Of - Tony Christie
                                        33 (-) Fortymania - Various
                                        34 (-) All This and World War Two - Various (entered 27 Nov)
                                        35 (-) Stratosfear - Tangerine Dream

                                        27 Nov 76

                                        31 (-) Endless Flight - Leo Sayer (entered 11 Dec)
                                        32 (-) Live in Europe - Deep Purple (entered 4 Dec)
                                        33(31) Sounds of Glory - London Philharmonic Choir (entered 4 Dec)
                                        34 (-) Thoughts of Love - Shirley Bassey (entered 11 Dec)
                                        35 (-) A New World Record - ELO (entered 4 Dec)

                                        4 Dec 76

                                        31 (-) New England - Wishbone Ash
                                        32 (-) 44 Superstars - Various (entered 25 Dec)
                                        33 (-) Sing Something Simple '76 - Cliff Adams Singers
                                        34(31) Endless Flight - Leo Sayer (entered 11 Dec)
                                        35 (-) Hejira - Joni Mitchell

                                        11 Dec 76

                                        31 (-) The Pretender - Jackson Browne
                                        32(32) 44 Superstars - Various (entered 25 Dec)
                                        33 (-) Love's a Prima Donna - Steve Harley
                                        34 (-) Live at the Palladium - Bing Crosby
                                        35 (-) Some More Of Me Poems & Songs - Pam Ayres (entered 25 Dec)

                                        18 Dec 76

                                        31(35) Some More Of Me Poems & Songs - Pam Ayres (entered 25 Dec)
                                        32(32) 44 Superstars - Various (entered 25 Dec)
                                        33 (-) Boxed - Mike Oldfield (had already charted)
                                        34(re) Hejira - Joni Mitchell
                                        35 (-) Devine Time - Sydney Devine

                                        25 Dec 76

                                        31 (-) Wings Over America - Wings (entered 8 Jan)
                                        32(34) Hejira - Joni Mitchell
                                        33 (-) Thirty Three and 1/3 - George Harrison (entered 8 Jan)
                                        34(33) Boxed - Mike Oldfield
                                        35(re) The Pretender - Jackson Browne

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                                        • #95
                                          I bought the '44 Superstars' album that's listed on 4 and 11 December 1976. I bought it with money I got for Christmas that year. The album was a strange mix of recent and older hits.

                                          https://www.discogs.com/Various-44-S...elease/3272032

                                          The one thing I do recall about the album was that the usual caveat that would appear on the reverse of a K-Tel Various Artists record sleeve ("To ensure the highest quality reproduction the running times of some of the titles as originally released, have been changed.") was never more true in this instance. A large number of tracks were edited down by the usual practice of omitting entire (usually second) verses and choruses.

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                                          • #96
                                            I don't remember that album - decent track listing.

                                            Yes, K-Tel did have a nasty habit of shortening tracks - usually the wrong ones too!

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                                            • #97
                                              I've been talking on the Web with several people over the years and apparently, though unauthorized, these K-Tel (and other labels') edits are rather sought after by collectors. The collection doesn't seem complete without those, would you believe it

                                              Metalweb, thank you for continuing this thread! Will there be any more updates on Gallup 1978 thread, by any chance?

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                                              • #98
                                                Originally posted by Passing_Strang View Post
                                                I've been talking on the Web with several people over the years and apparently, though unauthorized, these K-Tel (and other labels') edits are rather sought after by collectors. The collection doesn't seem complete without those, would you believe it

                                                Metalweb, thank you for continuing this thread! Will there be any more updates on Gallup 1978 thread, by any chance?
                                                I used to hate those edits, they would completely ruin the song. I still have a couple of those K-Tel albums, Disco Fever from 1977 and Star Party from 1978. If I had a working record player I'd record them and upload them.

                                                https://www.discogs.com/Various-Disc...elease/1038431

                                                https://www.discogs.com/Various-Star...elease/1850407

                                                The way 'So You Win Again' by Hot Cholcolate, on Disco Fever, was edited was criminal, the second verse and chorus were completely cut out. It ruins a great track. It was also quite random which songs were edited. On the same album 'Yes Sir I Can Boogie' was left unedited when I would have quite happily have put up with it being cut down to the minimum possible!

                                                I believe that Disco Fever is the biggest selling K-Tel album of all time, it sold well over a million copies and was number 1 in the UK for 6 weeks at the end of 1977/ beginning of 1978.
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                                                • #99
                                                  Strange how they chose to edit songs rather than do a double LP release. Though, I gather, K-Tel and such were never about integrity or anything, but a strictly commercial proposition.

                                                  "Yes sir..." I'd gladly never hear again in my life - probably the worst of their hits. But such a smash - so what do I know...

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                                                  • https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...33E9C60036B770

                                                    The album Disco Fever seems to be here on YouTube...

                                                    Bizarre selection of tracks. I'd say only about half qualified as "disco".....

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