The Ones That Got Away 1960
Catalogue Number: ACMCD4358
Many collectors will already have Acrobat’s three volumes of The 1960 British Hit Parade, which contain the 350+ records which made one or other version of the UK record charts during that year. This great-value 30-track collection brings together thirty of the excellent records which didn’t quite make it to the charts, some of them precursors to an artist’s eventual chart breakthrough, others representing a temporary lull in an established act’s chart career, while others were the closest that the artists in question ever got. Many of the tracks feature well-known artists, while others are by real obscurities, and the fact that they weren’t hits means that for some tracks, this is the first time they have made it on to CD, and as such very collectable. As ever, it’s a fascinating snapshot of the pop landscape of the time, and an album that will help pop enthusiasts get some relatively unheralded gems into their collection.