documenting the optical sounds of '60s pop, Acid Punk & Psychedelia

Everything Will Turn Out Fine (Hallmark) 1973

“Everything Will Turn Out Fine” (Hallmark SHM 835) September 1973

Since I took early retirement a couple of years ago I no longer have the disposable income to squander huge amounts of money on rare and obscure ’60s garage and psychedelic records.

To compensate, I spend a lot of time searching for cheap records in charity shops. I don’t mind taking a chance and spending a couple of quid on an album. It’s still quite a buzz finding vinyl junk.

I’ve decided to begin a new series on my blog where I’ll focus on a track from a budget label release, remaster a FLAC directly from the record, create a YouTube video and investigate / research the performer and album under the spotlight.

My new series will be called “Budget Label Curios.”

Who knows what I’ll uncover, the music may be delightful to your ears or it could make you want to bang your head against the nearest brick wall to make the pain go away.

The LP “Top Of The Pops – Volume 33” cost £1 from the British Heart Foundation, a local charity shop in Durham. There are some decent remakes on this one including “Rock On” – the vocals are better than listening to David Essex singing for his art, I have a weird respect for the ambitious “Skywriter” a semi-hit for The Jacksons and the remake number of Hudson-Ford‘s “Pick Up The Pieces” almost made it.

The fella damages his throat trying to sound like Mick Jagger on “Angie” but he tries his best and probably got a FAB lolly for his troubles after the session.

However my curated selection goes to “Everything Will Turn Out Fine” mainly because I’d never previously heard the song and to be fair, the production is rather good, so too are the musicians and special mention for the impressive harmonies. Overall a good number and worthy of a YouTube upload.

“Everything Will Turn Out Fine” was released on A&M Records and scraped into the British top forty, settling at number #33. This was probably a disappointment for Stealers Wheel after their previous single, “Stuck In The Middle With You” reached the top ten.

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