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Jackie - The Album

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As you'll know if you subscribe to one of the lists we host on our server or you use the cam.* FAQ Wiki I ask people to help fund these facilities by buying items from Amazon through a hyperlink which makes us some commission - typically around 4% on every item you purchase via the link.

Some people kindly do and every so often Amazon bung us a few quid. It's not a lot. Typically around £50 a year (which is nowhere near what the server costs, never mind my time, but free money is always nice).

Anyway I mention all this because this month I got £28.23 from Amazon so I logged it to see what people had been buying. I can't see who is buying items but I can see what they're buying1 and as I looked down the list this item caught my eye.

Yes, that's right, it's Jackie - The Album.

For those of us of a certain generation "Jackie" was the magazine all the girls were reading. The same girls who fell for Donny Osmond, David Cassidy and, much to our annoyance, the appalling Bay City Rollers.

And they're all here on this three disk set.

The track listings are an amazing list of the "best" of mid-70s pop:

Disk 1

  1. Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
  2. David Cassidy - Daydreamer
  3. The Osmonds - Love Me For A Reason
  4. Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
  5. David Essex - Hold Me Close
  6. Alessi Brothers - Oh Lori
  7. T.Rex - Hot Love
  8. David Cassidy - Could It Be Forever
  9. Elton John - Your Song
  10. Rod Stewart - You Wear It Well
  11. Peter Frampton - Baby, I Love Your Way
  12. Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
  13. Slik - Forever And Ever
  14. Paper Lace - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
  15. Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
  16. Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
  17. John Travolta - Sandy
  18. David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
  19. The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
  20. 10cc - I'm Not In Love

Disc 2

  1. The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
  2. David Dundas - Jeans On
  3. Middle Of The Road - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
  4. Barry Blue - Dancin' (On a Saturday Night)
  5. Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby
  6. The Rubettes - Sugar Baby Love
  7. Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
  8. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown
  9. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
  10. The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
  11. Limmie & The Family Cookin' - You Can Do Magic
  12. Pearls - Guilty
  13. Pickettywitch - That Same Old Feeling
  14. Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
  15. The Monkees - Daydream Believer
  16. Cliff Richard - Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha
  17. Paul Nicholas - Dancing With The Captain
  18. Showaddywaddy - Under The Moon Of Love
  19. Racey - Some Girls
  20. Kenny - Fancy Pants
  21. Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father
  22. Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
  23. Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
  24. Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
  25. Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Disc 3

  1. Cat Stevens - Wild World
  2. Wings - C Moon
  3. Don McLean - American Pie
  4. Jigsaw - Sky High
  5. Pilot - Magic
  6. T.Rex - I Love To Boogie
  7. The Arrows - Touch Too Much
  8. Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize
  9. Suzi Quatro - Can The Can
  10. The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
  11. The Sweet - Wig-Wam Bam
  12. Mud - Tiger Feet
  13. Hello - Tell Him
  14. Amen Corner - Bend Me Shape Me
  15. Bryan Ferry - Let's Stick Together
  16. Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancing
  17. Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World
  18. Barry Ryan - Kitsch
  19. Candlewick Green - Who Do You Think You Are
  20. Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People
  21. Marmalade Reflections -Of My Life
  22. Peter Noone - Oh You Pretty Things
  23. The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

There's some tracks there I'd managed to erase from my mind, and I'm not quite sure how "I Don't Like Mondays" manage to slip onto the third CD but there it is, rush out and buy your copy2 today.

Oh, and if that's not enough for you there's also Jackie - The Album Volume 2 and several more after that ...

  1. in theory so that I can tune my web site advertising to encourage more people to buy, yeah right.
  2. Via that link natural, gotta get my 4% somehow!

Written 28/06/10

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