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The Fortunes - the complete decca singles 1963-1967 and more

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The illustrious Fortunes formed as a vocal trio – Rod Allen, Glen Dale & Barry Pritchard. Backed by instrumental crew The Cliftones, they released their first single in 1963, a cover of The
Jamies’ “Summertime, Summertime” backed with Pritchard’s original “I Love Her Still” (both sides can be found here as bonus tracks). It flopped – the three Fortunes dropped The Cliftones and became a five piece with the addition of new members David Carr and Andy Brown. Their next single, “Caroline”, may not have been a chart success, but was fondly loved as the theme song to Britain’s first infamous pirate radio station, Radio Caroline.

Trying once again, the lads released an excellent, Mersey-influenced two sider, “Come On Girl”/”I Like The Look Of You”…and then another, “Look Homeward Angel”. Despite the fantastic and harmonious sounds coming out of the grooves, still no chart action for The Fortunes. Fame and fortune (pun intended!) was found with their next 45, Greenaway & Cook’s innovative “You’ve Got Your Troubles”. “Troubles” launched them into the Top Five in England and Top Ten in America.

An album was released to capitalize on the sudden success – and an excellent one at that – with readings of current hits by others like “Looking Through The Eyes of Love” and “All Cried Out”, as well as top notch originals penned by outside writers – see “Won’t You Give Him (One More Chance)” and “Laughing Fit To Cry” for examples of tracks that could have easily been A-Sides for the guys. Due to space constraints, we could not include “Maria” and “You Can Have Her” on this package. However, the rest of the album can be found on this disc. The album also included their next hit, “Here It Comes Again”, going all the way to #4 in the UK and just making the Top 30 in America.

“This Golden Ring” followed the same formula, and found favour with UK buyers. Further
singles showed the group developing and maturing their sound, but record sales declined. In 1967, Decca and The Fortunes parted ways. We are proud to present, for the very first time ever, the complete Decca singles of The Fortunes. As a bonus to you, the listener, we also included the majority of their first 1965 album. 31 Tracks with 12 tracks in stereo.
Tracks :

1 CAROLINE
2 IF YOU DON’T WANT ME NOW
3 COME ON GIRL
4 I LIKE THE LOOK OF YOU
5 LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL
6 I’LL HAVE MY TEARS TO REMIND ME
7 YOU’VE GOT YOUR TROUBLES
8 I’VE GOT TO GO
9 LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE
10 WON’T YOU GIVE HIM (ONE MORE CHANCE)
11 THIS EMPTY PLACE
12 I’M STILL ALONE
13 IF WE LIVED ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN
14 LAUGHING FIT TO CRY
15 COLOURED LIGHTS
16 ALL CRIED OUT
17 VOICE YOUR CHOICE
18 TIME TO BE GOING
19 HERE IT COMES AGAIN
20 THINGS I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
21 THIS GOLDEN RING
22 SOMEONE TO CARE
23 YOU GAVE ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE
24 SILENT STREET
25 GONE FROM MY MIND
26 IS IT REALLY WORTH YOUR WHILE
27 AM I LOSING MY TOUCH
28 OUR LOVE HAS GONE
29 TRULY YOURS
30 SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME
31 I LOVE HER STILL

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Music Genre Teen pop, gentle rock and roll, catchy and cute
Original Recording Tracks recorded between 1960-1968
Content Description Single compact disc, includes 4 page booklet
Sample Track 1 No
Sample Track 2 No
Sample Track 3 No
Sample Track 4 No
Availability/ Stock No

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