Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Upload: The Complete Colgems Singles (Vol. 6)

Finally, with the help of some good people, I was able to complete this latest volume of The Complete Colgems Singles. A few days late, but worth the wait.

This volume highlights the usual Colgems branded bubblegum pop and several movie-related tunes.

Sally Field's two contributions to this volume, "Gonna Build a Mountain" and "Months of the Year" are two non-album tracks that fit right into her popular "Flying Nun" persona.

The Monkees' film "Head" opened in 1968 to horrible reviews, and it was quickly pulled out of theaters, only to emerge years later as a major cult classic. This volume includes the 45 released from the film, "Porpoise Song" and "As We Go Along," and they are the two of the best tracks the Pre-Fab Four ever did. If you have not heard this soundtrack, make it a point to do so, because these are but two of several terrific tunes that can be found on this recording.

Why the Fountain of Youth did not become major recording stars is beyond me. Here is another great single from this band, "Sunshine on a Cold Morning" and "Day Don't Come."

"Interlude" is one of those relics from another age, a film that I still not seen but by all accounts was an excellent late 1960s offering. Here are two songs by composer Georges Delerue, the instrumental of the theme and "The Interlude Triangle." Based on this soundtrack, I would love to see this movie.

Colgems continued to plug Sajid Khan as the Indian version of Davy Jones, and you can hear the comparisons with the single "Dream" and "Someday." His voice is thin, but he gives it a great try.

Finally, Alex Keenan comes in with "Tell Her You Love Her," which was featured in another obscure 1960s curio, "Otley." I haven't seen this one either, but based on the other films that were featured on Colgems soundtracks, I'll bet it was good.

You can find this latest volume at


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