It's All Right Now




5CD Set
Released July 1998
Cat No.: RDCD1891-5 (RDC93561-4)
RD Code: ALL 422 (2CD ALL2 485) (3CD ALL3 486)

With this collection, I had the biggest battle with the 'Powers That Be' and lost at every turn. My idea was to create a collection that would capitalise on the recent success of the Quentin Tarantino film soundtracks. Using this as it's basis, I took a more British take on the recordings of the late 60s and early 70s. Centering around the Free hit "All Right Now", the problems started when I tried to explain the pack to marketing and management who hadn't seen the films. The picture with the girl and the car was how I saw the set, but everyone tried to push it into a hole marked 'Bubblegum Pop', hence the denim cover and lava lamps that featured heavily in the marketing. The final death knell tolled when I couldn't obtain the Free track, and so I was forced to add Thelma Houston's cover of the Stones "Jumping Jack Flash" at the last minute which, at least, included the line "It's All Right Now". Despite releasing the set in 2 and 3 CD versions, the collection inevitably failed, and so very few of these actually exist. I still think of it as my favourite set from my time at RD.




1 Top 10 Showcase

01 - Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire
02 - Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
03 - Tommy Roe - Dizzy
04 - Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
05 - Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
06 - Hotlegs - Neanderthal Man
07 - Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
08 - Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father
09 - Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man
10 - Cat Stevens - Matthew And Son
11 - Status Quo - Ice In The Sun
12 - Turtles - Elenore
13 - Medicine Head - One And One Is One
14 - Crispian St Peters - Pied Piper
15 - Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
16 - Hollies - I Can't Tell The Bottom From The Top
17 - Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World
18 - Herman's Hermits - Sunshine Girl

2 Love Is All Around

19 - Thelma Houston - Jumpin' Jack Flash
20 - Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
21 - Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
22 - Joe Tex - S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)
23 - Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
24 - Neil MacArthur - She's Not There
25 - Link Wray - Rumble
26 - Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law
27 - Bo Donaldson And The Haywoods - Billy Don't Be A Hero
28 - Peter Noone - Oh You Pretty Thing
29 - McGuinness Flint - When I'm Dead And Gone
30 - Vanity Fair - Hitchin' A Ride
31 - Jimmy James And The Vagabonds - Red Red Wine
32 - Hollies - Jennifer Eccles
33 - Troggs - Love Is All Around
34 - Ray Stevens - Along Came Jones
35 - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman
36 - Scaffold - Thank U Very Much

3 Hooked On A Feeling

37 - Stealer's Wheel - Stuck In the Middle With You
38 - Neil Sedaka - Standing On The Inside
39 - Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
40 - Chris Andrews - Something On My Mind
41 - Alan Price - Don't Stop The Carnival
42 - Reperata And The Delrons - Captain Of Your Ship
43 - George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag
44 - Blue Mink - Randy
45 - Robert Knight - Everlasting Love
46 - Sandie Shaw - Reviewing The Situation
47 - Cream - Badge
48 - Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman
49 - Albert Hammond - Free Electric Band
50 - Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone
51 - Robert Knight - Love On A Mountain Top
52 - Stealer's Wheel - Star
53 - Burundi Steiphenson Black - Burundi Black
54 - Box Tops - The Letter
55 - Hollies - The Air That I Breathe

4 Rock Me Gently

56 - Joe Tex - I Gotcha
57 - Sandie Shaw - Walking The Dog
58 - Nicky Thomas - Love Of The Common People
59 - 10cc - Wall Street Shuffle
60 - Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn
61 - Chris Andrews - Pretty Belinda
62 - The Moody Blues - Question
63 - Love Sculpture - Sabre Dance
64 - Frijid Pink - House Of The Rising Sun
65 - Cozy Powell - Na Na Na
66 - Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes
67 - Hurricane Smith - Don't Let It Die
68 - Donovan - Mellow Yellow
69 - Free - My Brother Jake
70 - Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
71 - Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes
72 - Traffic - Paper Sun

5 Turn Your Radio On!

73 - Nilsson - Coconut
74 - Sweet - Poppa Joe
75 - Hot Butter - Popcorn
76 - Polly Brown - Up In A Puff Of Smoke
77 - Chris Andrews - Whatcha Gonna Do Now
78 - Georgie Fame And Alan Price - Rosetta
79 - Tom Jones - Help Yourself
80 - Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey
81 - Crazy Elephant - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'
82 - Move - California Man
83 - Fortunes - Storm In A Teacup
84 - Sweet - Funny Funny
85 - Middle Of The Road - Samson And Delilah
86 - Pickettywitch - That Same Old Feeling
87 - Hurricane Smith - Who Was It
88 - Ray Stevens - Turn Your Radio On
89 - War - The World Is A Ghetto

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