With our vinyl compilation “Girl Zone” in 1986, Ace Records became the first reissue company to plunder Decca Records’ 1960s female catalogue. No-one really knew whether there was a demand, so it was something of a gamble. Happily, reaction was positive and the album sold well. Fast forward 30 years, and our similarly themed “Love Hit Me!” collection became one of our top-selling releases of 2016. Having established that there’s still a demand, we now present “Don’t Blow Your Cool!”, our latest sumptuously packaged all-female Decca anthology.
Along with a hand-picked selection of proven fan favourites, with the more avid of collectors in mind, the compilation includes ultra-rare French language versions of ‘Summer Nights’ by Marianne Faithfull and ‘You Just Gotta Know My Mind’ by Dana Gillespie, plus other new-to-CD tracks by visiting American Joy Marshall, folk-rocker Beverley, Marvettes lead singer Margo, much-loved girl group the Orchids and, with her ‘Goldfinger’-style theme from cult favourite TV series Adam Adamant Lives, lip-gloss queen Kathy Kirby.
Compilation and notes by girl-pop buffs Mick Patrick and Ian Chapman (just like back in 1986).