Regular readers of this site (and others I contribute to) will know I'm occasionally prone to cynicism, especially when it's something like a compilation album called 20 Original Mod Classics. As soon as I saw it in my inbox, I went straight over to sharpen the knife.
But despite my initial desire to rip it apart, there are a couple of reasons why it's not actually that bad – the price and the content. Apparently compiled by Johnny Chandler with sleevenotes by Paolo Hewitt, it's pretty run of the mill stuff, but with the likes of The Eyes, The Marvelettes, Timebox and David Bowie (Can't Help Thinking About Me), it's hard to be too critical.
Oh yes, that price – you can pre-order at Amazon for just £3.97. You can't even get a pint and a bag of crisps in some places for that. Full tracklisting over the page.
1. Small Faces Tin Soldier
2. The Fleurs De Lys - Circles
3. The Eyes – I'm Rowed Out
4. Dusty Springfield – Little By Little
5. The Supremes – Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
6. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Show Me The Way
7. Rod Stewart – I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
8. Alex Harvey - Agent OO Soul
9. Billy Nicholls London – Social Degree
10. The Marvelettes - I'll Keep Holding On
11. Yvonne Baker You – Didn't Say A Word
12. Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto – Do I Make Myself Clear
13. Billy Stewart – Secret Love
14. Timebox - Beggin'
15. David Bowie – Can't Help Thinking About Me
16. Tony Jackson & The Vibrations - Fortune Teller
17. P.P. Arnold – (If You Think You're) Groovy
18. The Impressions – Meeting Over Yonder
19. James Brown – Night Train
20. Marvin Gaye – Can I Get A Witness