Thursday, 15 May 2008

The Parade - Sunshine Girl

I have added a review of the first release from the new label Now Sounds (distributed by Cherry Red). A compilation with The Parade featuring their singles, some demos and alternated mixes, as well as a rare Roger Nichols Trio song Montage Mirror.

The band had a top 20 hit with Sunshine Girl in 1967 a classic in the sunshine pop genre. Though the following singles failed to chart fans of this genre should find lots to cherish on this first-ever complete collection of the bands A&M records.

The label name could seem to be a bit misleading as they mission to “celebrate the golden era of popular music (1964-1972)”. But they also say they are not limited to this era, and as the founder of this label is Steve Stanley who is also the leader of L.A. band The Now People that might be clue to chose this name.

Steve has compiled many great re-releases for the Rev-Ola label so I think we can expect lots of interesting titles from this label in the future. Either they will be now sounds or old sounds.

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