Rare advertising work from the Mike Sammes Singers
– easily one of the grooviest British vocal groups of the 60s, and one with a sublime talent for mixing male and female voices into a totally sweet harmony sound! In addition to their own albums and the wealth of studio appearances they made on other artists' records, the group also did a fair bit of advertising work in the 60s – a good deal of which is collected on the set. But far from the usual commercials, the tunes here are little poems to products on their own – perfectly composed, set to jaunty rhythms, and sung with a near-perfect vocal style that almost outdoes the later work of Singers Unlimited
! Trunk Records have done their usual top-notch job of putting the whole thing together – serving up not just great music, but also wonderful notes on the sad story of the recordings, and how Jonny Trunk emerged to save the master tapes from the junkmen. 37 tracks in all – including "Ariel", "Timex", "Heineken", "Vespa", "Southern Sound", "Fine Fayre", "Pink Marble Shield", "Chocolate Vienna", "Go Gourmet", "Toast Toppers", "Sunblest", "Yardleys Piolot", "Michelle", "Loxene", "International Harvester", and "Luxol".