THE HIT PARADE - PICK OF THE POPS VOL. 1 LP
14 track vinyl version of the 2012 CD compilation. Pressed on pale blue marble vinyl, with printed lyric inner sleeve. Poster and postcard.
A swish compilation LP featuring fourteen of the most memorable songs in the career of the top notch indie band THE HIT PARADE.
Entitled ‘PICK OF THE POPS (VOL1)’ the LP collects together the most poignant moments in the career of THE HIT PARADE, and includes their thoughtful recording for Sarah Records “In Gunnersbury Park”, their tub thumping single for Minty Fresh USA “Hitomi” as well as other cuts, both cheerful and desolate in style, that feature CATH CARROLL (Factory Records), AMELIA FLETCHER (Heavenly and Tallulah Gosh) and HARVEY WILLIAMS (Another Sunny Day and The Field Mice).
THE HIT PARADE was formed by JULIAN HENRY with his school friends MATT MOFFATT and RAYMOND WATTS in 1984 when they released their first single ‘Forever’ on JSH RECORDS. Since then they’ve clung to the sensibilities of pure pop and have become a curiosity item with their retro attitudes and songs about dead writers, disused swimming pools and failed love affairs.
Their early vinyl singles were lauded by John Peel, the NME and Melody Maker, the now defunct weekly paper that published JULIAN HENRY’S writing. In the 1990s the band toured alongside Edwyn Collins, The Milkshakes and Sarah Records notables, and signed to Japanese and US labels, releasing a sequence of albums that have since become collectible.
THE HIT PARADE
PICK OF THE POPS (Volume 1)
- THE FIRST TIME 1992
- YOU DIDN’T LOVE ME THEN 1985
- THE BOY WHO LOVES BRIGHTER 2011
- IN GUNNERSBURY PARK 1991
- THE SUN SHINES IN GERRARDS CROSS 1985
- HOUSE OF SARAH 1994
- THE QUEEN OF MOUSEHOLE 2006
- HUEVOS MEXICANA 1985
- ON THE ROAD TO BEACONSFIELD 1994
- SUGAR 2006
- HITOMI 1991
- MY FAVOURITE GIRL 1984
- HELLO HANNAH HELLO 1994
- AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1994