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Pre-Releases At Wigan - Tailor Made Exposure ?

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just reading another thread and strikes me that there must have been a fair few of tailor mades played as pre-releases at wigan

 

guess the obvious ones are all the ian levine ones and tommy hunts etc etc

 

 

an attempt to list all that were played ?

 

may lead to some interesting info coming out out

such as were any of the "bad" ones ever played

 

only criteria being played as a pre-release ...

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Spix & Spax - Follow the leader

Linda & The Funky Boys - Climbing the steps of love

The Expressions - Round and round in circles

all played as pre releases - that last one played for ages before it came out on EMI

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There must have been business going on with Russ or Mike Walker and Barry Kingston of Spark records..Tommy Hunt live at Wigan lp..we will play Tommys Losing side prior to general release ie plugging it ensuring healthy sales.I'm not sure Levines tailor mades would have been allowed at Wigan.Russ also had links with Simon S ensuring his instrumentals got plugged prior to sales.The other obvious one is the deal he had with Pye which may explain some of the more poppier stuff.Russ did tell me that the Prt Wigan lp was a bootleg and not licensed.

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There must have been business going on with Russ or Mike Walker and Barry Kingston of Spark records..Tommy Hunt live at Wigan lp..we will play Tommys Losing side prior to general release ie plugging it ensuring healthy sales.I'm not sure Levines tailor mades would have been allowed at Wigan.Russ also had links with Simon S ensuring his instrumentals got plugged prior to sales.The other obvious one is the deal he had with Pye which may explain some of the more poppier stuff.Russ did tell me that the Prt Wigan lp was a bootleg and not licensed.

 

aint spark connection well documented already

 

bit lost why you think ian levines tailor mades wouldn't get played as they did and again well documented

 

where you getting your wigan info from?

no offence meant but sometimes in some of your posts it does all seem a bit ropey 

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There must have been business going on with Russ or Mike Walker and Barry Kingston of Spark records..Tommy Hunt live at Wigan lp..we will play Tommys Losing side prior to general release ie plugging it ensuring healthy sales.I'm not sure Levines tailor mades would have been allowed at Wigan.Russ also had links with Simon S ensuring his instrumentals got plugged prior to sales.The other obvious one is the deal he had with Pye which may explain some of the more poppier stuff.Russ did tell me that the Prt Wigan lp was a bootleg and not licensed.

 

I've got a tape with John Vincent playing Doomsday and LJ Johnson - Magic Put A Spell.  In fact I think it's still up on my mixcloud page, 23/9/75 2nd anniversary

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There must have been business going on with Russ or Mike Walker and Barry Kingston of Spark records.

 

there was, he was at the tommy hunt all nighter i sat with him in mikes office for hours a really nice guy but totaly delusional about spark releases he asked me my  honest opinion on the spark catalogue i answered in my honest opinion he seemed shocked and even upset, i felt bad after but he asked me..

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What I meant was would they get played as pre release as Tommy Hunt was and then get dropped from the playlist when they were on general release.I get my info from Russ and John Vincent... 

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yes all that levine stuff was massive at wigan, reaching for the best , the exciters , l j reynolds ,your magic put a spell on me  evelyn thomas , weakspot, etc the back room was flooded with tomorrow demos  about three quid each at the time

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yes all that levine stuff was massive at wigan, reaching for the best , the exciters , l j reynolds ,your magic put a spell on me  evelyn thomas , weakspot, etc the back room was flooded with tomorrow demos  about three quid each at the time

Dont forget Barbara Pennington 24 hours a day was Massive at Wigan

 

Footsee(altered for Wigan)

 

, and although it wasn´t tailor made for Wigan i think Nosmo King WAS tailor made for Wigan(allbeit unintentionally) if you get what i mean? :rofl:

 

Steve

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John Vincent has confirmed that he did get all of Levines records on Tomorrow on pre release so they were played before general release.He has said there is a story behind it though and certain.people were not happy.

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but by the time these records came out on tomorrow most had had a life at the mecca so it was no fantastic thing when wigan got them, heres ians acetates, heres the 10" one off herb rooney did for ian and james wells, there were unreleased and different versions of things on acetate too anyone got any? ill try to find some things later and heres a teaser who knew blackpool mecca had its own orchestra?!!

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but by the time these records came out on tomorrow most had had a life at the mecca so it was no fantastic thing when wigan got them, heres ians acetates, heres the 10" one off herb rooney did for ian and james wells, there were unreleased and different versions of things on acetate too anyone got any? ill try to find some things later and heres a teaser who knew blackpool mecca had its own orchestra?!!

 

Not now but I had an acetate of Doris Jones - He's So Irreplaceable which was ten times better than the version that got released, mentioned it to Ian and he agreed that the released version wasn't the best.

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Not now but I had an acetate of Doris Jones - He's So Irreplaceable which was ten times better than the version that got released, mentioned it to Ian and he agreed that the released version wasn't the best.

 thats the one i mean really i actually think there are a few versions, theres a male version of your face keeps haunting me too

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