Sunday, March 20, 2022

Helen Shapiro - Face The Music The Complete Singles 1967-1984 [2020]



Helen Shapiro - Face The Music The Complete Singles 1967-1984 [2020]

Most of Helen's early hits can be found on at least one CD. But in "Face The Music" Ace brings you the first-ever compilation to pull together the complete A and B sides of every seven inch single Helen released under her own name between 1967 and 1984, with repertoire drawn from five different labels. "Face The Music" comes to you with the full approval and endorsement of Helen and John, her husband of more than 30 years. A sleeve note featuring a specially conducted 2020 'lockdown' interview with the artist provides Helen's own thoughts on both these recordings and this period in her 40+ year career. All tracks appear here in their original mono and stereo single mixes, just as they were released on 45. Around a third of the titles have never been reissued before, in any format. With a booklet stuffed with the usual plethora of ephemera, labels and rare foreign picture sleeves, it's something no Shapiro fan will want to miss. (Amazon)



Track lists

01 Helen Shapiro Stop and You Will Become Aware 2:36

02 Helen Shapiro She Needs Company 3:13

03 Helen Shapiro Make Me Belong to You 2:33

04 Helen Shapiro The Way of the World 2:18

05 Helen Shapiro You'll Get Me Loving You 3:04

06 Helen Shapiro Silly Boy (I Love You) 2:02

07 Helen Shapiro Today Has Been Cancelled 2:56

08 Helen Shapiro Face the Music 2:28

09 Helen Shapiro You've Guessed 2:53

10 Helen Shapiro Take Me for a While 2:40

11 Helen Shapiro Take Down a Note Miss Smith 2:41

12 Helen Shapiro Couldn't You See 3:02

13 Helen Shapiro Waiting on the Shores of Nowhere 2:49

14 Helen Shapiro A Glass of Wine 2:51

15 Helen Shapiro You're a Love Child 3:12

16 Helen Shapiro That's the Reason I Love You 2:52

17 Helen Shapiro Can't Break the Habit 3:42

18 Helen Shapiro For All the Wrong Reasons 3:20

19 Helen Shapiro Every Little Bit Hurts 3:56

20 Helen Shapiro Touchin' Wood 3:08

21 Helen Shapiro Let Yourself Go 2:57

22 Helen Shapiro Funny 4:36

23 Helen Shapiro Brickyard Blues 4:08

24 Helen Shapiro Just Another Weekend 4:03

25 Helen Shapiro Das Ist Nicht Die Feine Englische Art 3:08




  1. Replies
    1. Hi Aussie.
      A sometimes forgotten great singer.


  2. Thanks
    Did you know Amy Winehouse was her grand daughter? Just kidding.
    Whenever I saw Amy I was reminded of Helen.
    You know that Helen toured with the Beatles back in the day.
    That deep dark voice, she was good.

    1. Hi lemonflag.
      I like your description - deep dark voice.
      I always raise my head whenever I hear her voice. Great sound.


  3. Thank you for all you do.

    Looked up Helen Shapiro and the Beatles, and found this amazing fact: In the Feb-Mar 1963 tour, "The Beatles were fourth on an eleven-act bill headed by 16-year-old Londoner, Helen Shapiro."

    Helen Shapiro was leading the bill at age 16? The Beatles were fourth on the bill? There were eleven acts in the same show?

    Such a different era. Thanks, BB.

    1. Hi whlightnin,
      She is a superb artist and had a voice that you just want to hear again and again.
      Definitely worth exploring.