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 SERVICES ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ CAMPAIGNS
hard + flexi discs (where stated)

If artiste not stated, this is because none are acknowledged on sleeve or disc.
196-- = specific date unknown

PYE RECORDS * 1959
 1-sided disc: 'OPERATION PYE INTERNATIONAL'. Launching the PYE INTERNATIONAL label,
 targeting programme controllers and record reviewers. Narration includes A&R 
 employee Peter Lane, and Sales Manager Les Cox.  (plays min. of VG ) * VG- £60

THE SOUND OF MUSIC * 1965
  1-sided disc: 'JULIE ANDREWS INTRODUCES THE HAPPIEST SOUND IN ALL THE WORLD'. 
 Julie Andrews talking about the new 20th Century Fox movie version of the stage production,
 interspersed with excerpts of songs from the film.* 331/3 rpm (plays EX) VG- £65

RENTAVILLA * 196-
 Actor Richard Todd writes on the back cover about his visits to France with his family, and 
 how much they all enjoy themselves by being able to converse with the bloody French. Advises
 the reader to listen to the disc... except there is not one.
Sleeve only. This was obviously a 
 sucker-in for one to rent a villa in France via 'Rentavilla', whoever they were? * Sleeve VG+ £6

SKI-PLAN ~ The Winter Sports Specialists * 1964
 2-sided 33
1/3 rpm Flexi disc: side 1 YOUR SKI-PLAN HOLIDAY' with a cast of ever-so
  British accents (includes 'Blimey'!) on an excursion. Includes a French? polka
  played on an accordion. Side 2
'LIMBER UP WITH FENELLA FIELDING'. Fenella babbling on 
  about skiing and exercises for the preparation of * (plays VG- to VG+) VG- @ £14

PAPER MANUFACTURE * 1966
 Aimed at students who are interested in entering the manufacture of paper, and taking the 
 Paper Science Course at the University Of Manchester. Side 1 'Paper And Board' + A Little
 Bit Of paper' sung by Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor. Side 2 spoken word. Rare red & white 
 label Island EP (Promo only). Housed in a 16-page detailed Booklet * (plays EX+) * VG+/VG £145

CASINO ROYALE * 1967
 1-sided disc: 'Here's an important announcement..' For Cinema use; 30 second spoken word
  including spoof, leading into Herb Alpert's signature tune for the film.( plays min. of EX-) *  VG- £60

PHIL THE FLUTER * 1969
 'PHILIPS SAMPLER': s1 messages from Stanley Baxter, Evelyn Lane, and Mark Wynter.
 s2 Excerpts of 5 songs from Harold Fieldings stage production. Detailed g/f cover,
  with the reverse having credits, performance times, and ticket prices * EX/EX £20

POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK * 1969
  Commentary by Barry Alldis. Song by Christine Holmes, with backing from Sue & Sunny,
  interspersed with commentary on how to save.1-sided Flexi disc.  Includes a competition
  form to win a Stereo Record Player (depicts a Stereogram) * VG+ /EX- £20

BARCLAYS BANK * 1970
 'SCHOOL LEAVERS GOING TO WORK'. 1-sided 331/3 rpm flexi disc. 5 sketches by 
 THE GOONS.  £sd and decimal currency mentioned * VG+/VG+ £16

EMI SALES ASSISTING * 1975
 Yin & Yan giving advice to record shop owner's and sales assistants on how to increase sales.
 EMI THE DEALERS' FRIEND. Actually, it is an excuse to plug Yin & Yan's new album
 TALES FOR HEADS'. This is a 4-track EP, with all 4 being the same! * white label Demo * VG/VG+ £14

NATIONAL SAVINGS BANK * 197-
 2-sided 331/3 rpm flexi disc, with 4 tracks by The NATIONAL GIROBANK PANORAMA STEEL BAND: 
 Lara's Theme, Island In The Sun/ Yellow Bird (Medley), I Had A Dream (ABBA cover), 
 Don't Leave Me This Way. No commentary. * 2 avail. * VG+/EX- £10

BURNLEY BUILDING SOCIETY * 1977
 s1 'THE BEST DREAMS' Vocal by George Chandler; s2 'DREAM ON' = Instrumental version. Disco.
 Lyrics on back cover, along with all credits. Music/ produced by Ronnie Bond (re Troggs) * VG+/EX+ £8

EMI RECORDS * 1977
 EMI RECORD PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION "OPEN DAY, MAY 28th/ 29th"
 FOR JUBILEE YEAR 1977. This disc cannot be played. Side 1:  Union Jack label with
 EMI's name and address etched into the vinyl. Side has etched Nipper logo x3, etc. * EX+

BBC RADIO NEW WAVELENGTHS * 1978
 Titled 'SOME ENCHANTED WAVELENTHS' sic- oops!, The King's Singers announcing
 the BBC's new and change of wavelengths for Radio 1,2,3,4, and local. Side 2 In The Mood'
 is nothing to do with subject in hand. Not a Demo. Retailed? * VG+/EX £8

 

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