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Music For Biscuits

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Ariel
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TUC
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Timex
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Dulux Super 3 (vocal)
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First Lady
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Pattons
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Fairy
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Heineken
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Vespa
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Southern Sound
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Pink Marble Shield
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Fine Fayre
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Dulux Super 3 (instrumental)
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White Heather (1)
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White Heather (2)
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White Heather (3)
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Go Gourmet
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Chocolate Vienna
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Toast Toppers
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International Harvester (1)
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Luxol
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Loxene
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Michelle
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Luxol
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Fonoy (instrumental)
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Golden Sovereign
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Yardley's Pilot
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International Harvester (2)
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Sunblest
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Youth: Just Like Swingles
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Youth: Sweet Young Fumbles
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Youth: Grass On The Pitch
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Youth: Barefoot On The Rec
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Youth: Blackhead Whitehead
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Youth: A Little More Growing Up
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Westminster Bank (1)
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Westminster Bank (2)
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Bonus 1
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Bonus 2
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Bonus 3
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Bonus 4
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Bonus 5
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Bonus 6
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Bonus 7
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 44   Total Length: 49:48

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Overpriced-Go Direct to Trunk Records

SlowMusic

This Album is way overpriced & is available from Trunk Records to download in MP3 format for £7.50 for ALL 44 tracks. This seems to be a brilliant return to yester-year of radio advertising.

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44 credits!?

psychiccpu

This looks interesting, but has to come down in price. eMusic should consider 1/2 or 1/4 credits for tracks less than a minute long.

They Say All Music Guide

According to the liner notes, Mike Sammes and his Mike Sammes Singers not only recorded hundreds of advertisements heard over British radio, but collaborated with most of the 20th century’s greatest performers, including Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach, Judy Garland, and Sammy Davis, Jr. Unfortunately, the groups were rarely credited (which would serve nicely as corroboration), so they have to be judged by the evidence on Music for Biscuits. Over the course of three dozen tracks (most of them around 30 seconds), Sammes reveals himself as a master of his craft, which may not be worthy of the same adulation as full-flight vocal pop or psychedelia but the far more mundane world of shilling products with names like Luxol, Loxene, and Sunblest. The vocalists, usually a sextet, are smoother than silk, and Sammes was capable of twisting their harmonies into truly fetching patterns. The arrangements are nearly all from the pre-rock era, despite a slinky electric bass cropping up in some tracks. Modest highlights come with the adverts for Fairy washing powder (whose pitchman has a certain gee-whiz-bang appeal), a product called Toast Toppers (with a takeoff on “You’re the Top”), and, surprisingly, International Harvester (which gets the catchiest and hippest numbers heard here). – John Bush

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