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Available now to Pre-order. Stock expected late April 2024. This is a limited pressing and will sell out – so pre ordering is advised.
Note: This is not available from dealers. It’s only available here, direct from Western Star records.
Access to legendary producer Joe Meek’s Tea Chest Tapes has given us a wonderful insight into just went into making a hit. Johnny Remember Me was Meek’s first number one in 1961, catapulting John Leyton to pop stardom and establishing Meek as an independent producer. This release explores the various stages from humble early demo, studio chatter and false starts, lyric changes (the mythical ‘death’ lyric is included here) and finally to the final hit in all it’s glory along with the singles original b-side.
A1. Johnny Remember Me – finished master
A2. Johnny Remember Me – piano demo with rehearsal vocal
A3. Johnny Remember Me – vocal and backing vocal takes
A4. Johnny Remember Me – with ad-libs
A5. Johnny Remember Me – early mix attempt
B1. There Must Be – finished master
B2. There Must Be – demo
B3. There Must Be – alternate version (previously unheard)
B4. There Must Be – guide vocal
B5. There Must Be – work in progress