Released August 1999
RD Code: SV77-001
Compilation by J K Hall - Booklet Notes by S Barnard- Mastered by P Marchant
(Re Issued: 2005 SV77A-021 RDCD4681-3)
Following the success of the “Sounds Of The Sixties” series, I was given free rein to produce this series, so once again I decided to follow the same format, so it not only included the hits from the period, but featured many musical releases that had not been issued since their original release. Memories of TV programmes, film soundtracks, and personalities of the decade were also a prime feature of this series, with album covers depicted events from the era, rather than actual artists on the pack and again, the booklet was written in diary style to enhance this evocative feeling. I included many of the tracks that I had bought myself as a teenager during the period, which to this day have not been released on CD. On many occasions my own record collection was used as a basis to obtain masters that even the record companies had lost. Being 'let loose' to include Metal, Punk and obscure Eurovision tracks was just one of the reasons thiese became my favourite releases during my time at RD.
In 2005 the first three volumes were reissued with some tracks missing due to licensing constraints.*
* The track 'Ma Baker' by Boney M was ommitted from the 2005 re-issue.