Richard here. Michele has some technical problems with her computer, which means she currently can’t write this month’s news updates. Hopefully this will be fixed soon. If not, we’ll be back in October. In the meantime, look out for the fortnightly videos on the official YouTube channel, beginning again on September the 9th with a recently discovered clip from a long thought-lost Roy Castle Show, with rare material from The Russ Conway show and It’s Tarbuck coming soon!
Richard here again. whilst Michele is away on the high seas once more telling her father’s story. Sorry for the slightly late news this month. I’ve been away in Guildford working for EYSM – European Youth Summer Music – a summer school for talented musicians from across the world where they are given the chance to be tutored and work with top class musicians – https://eysm.org. I was there in a technical capacity, not as a world class musician I should add! Only downside – The internet was a bit rubbish, so this had to wait until my return home.
As some of you may have seen, we have momentarily paused the video uploads on YouTube as we search out more and do a bit of clean up on some recent finds. After the disappointment (or in Michele’s case heartbreak) of Kaleidoscope and the estate being scammed by someone claiming to have two lost TV shows last year, it’s great to share some news of recent finds in the ITV archives – Two of which i’ll share with you now, The third will have to wait until we’ve seen a copy ourselves.
Firstly there is “It’s Tarbuck” from 1971. A show featuring Jimmy Tarbuck and regular guest Kenny Lynch. We kept being told that this “might” exist at ITV for about 10 years. It was only about 9 or 10 months ago that it’s existence was confirmed. Matt appears singing in the show, plus taking part in a couple of sketches and a long skit set up like a western, but describes instead as a “Northern” – Everyone including Matt playing their parts in appalling Yorkshire accents. At the moment, we only have the rights to show the song, as getting permission from other artists or estates can be difficult.
Perhaps more excitingly is a very early appearance on a TV show to promote “Portrait of My Love” Thsi comes from 1961’s Russ Conway Show, where he sings two songs. This show was (as was the complete series) found mislabelled at the archives by Tim Disney and we are very grateful for his help.
The third show was found only weeks ago. We are waiting with bated breath to see it!
Hopefully you will find out what that is next month.
The McDonalds campaign you can see below is now over:-
Unfortunately the final week seemed to mainly consist of a shortened version without Matt’s vocal.
No news yet on the final set of Capitol downloads which will consist of a 9th album, never released in digital form before, alongside all the rest of the Capitol tracks both Spanish and English – Rarities and out takes. Plus one very special unheard version of a very well known song, thought to have been lost many years ago.
Another set – which has so far taken the rights owners of the material 16 months to clear the rights to, Hopefully not too long before i can get to work on that!
A recap on the Capitol digital re-issues below.
This is The Life (1966) – Available in Stereo for the first time digitally. Brand new re-master from original US master tape.
This is the Life –
I’m Glad There Is You
This Is The Life
You’re Gonna Hear From Me
I’ll Take Romance
Strangers In The Night
On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
My Best Girl
On A Wonderful Day Like Today
Honey On The Vine
Here’s To My Lady (1966) – Available in Stereo for the first time digitally. Brand new re-master from original US master tape.
When Joanna Loved Me
Real Live Girl
When Sunny Gets Blue
Here’s To My Lady
The Good Life
You’ve Got Possibilities
Sweet Talkin’ Hannah
Nina Never Knew
Invitation To The Movies (1967) – Brand new remaster from UK and US Stereo master tapes
Theme From “The Sand Pebbles”
A Time For Love
I Will Wait For You
Moment To Moment
In The Arms Of Love
A Man And A Woman
Strangers In The Night
These Years (1967) – Brand new remaster from Stereo US master tapes
There’s A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World)
Don’t Sleep In The Subway
What To Do?
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Music To Watch Girls By
Here, There And Everywhere
Nobody Cares For Me
Invitation to Broadway (1968) – Brand new remaster from Stereo US master tapes
Look For Small Pleasures
Stranger In Paradise
The Impossible Dream
The Apple Tree
I’ll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her
Come Back To Me
If She Walked Into My Life
Put On A Happy Face
The Late Late Show (1968) – Brand new remaster from Stereo US master tapes
If She Should Come To You
When I Fall In Love
Hello Young Lovers
Time After Time
This Is All I Ask
I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
Days Of Wine And Roses
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes)
The Party’s Over
Todo Pasara (1968) – Brand new remaster taken from the 1st generation mixdown masters for the first time ever.
Alguien Canto (The Music Played)
Que Tiempo Tan Feliz (Those Were The Days)
Lo Que Quedo (All That Remains)
No Puedo Quitar Mis Ojos De Ti (Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)
Todo Pasara (Everything Will Happen)
Vete Por Favor (Walk Away)
Nacida Libre (Born Free)
No Me Dejes (If You Go Away)
Amandote Otra Vez (Lovin’ You Again)
Si Tu Te Vas (If You Go)
La Perla Y El Rubi (The Ruby And The Pearl)
En Espana (1970) – Brand new remaster taken from the 1st generation mixdown masters for the first time ever. La Estrella Del Sur Mixed to Stereo for the first time and Dónde Hallarse? Has been re-mixed due to damage to the master tape. Newly added bonus track ”Ven Mi Amor” also receives it’s first time Stereo mixes
Sueño Imposible (The Impossible Dream)
No Me Pesa, Es Mi Hermano (He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother)
Te Esperaré (I Will Wait For You)
Si Yo Fuera Carpintero (If I Were A Carpenter)
La Sombra De Tu Sonrisa (The Shadow Of Your Smile)
Dónde Hallarse? (Where In The World)
En Días Como Estos (On Days Like These)
Los Dos (Two People)
Puedo Ser Feliz (You’ve Made Me So Very Happy)
Qué Tonto Fui
La Estrella Del Sur (The Southern Star)