During 1967 the Syn released just two 45s for the Deram label, which have since been venerated by fans and collectors alike as classics of their genre. Unfortunately not a great deal of previously unreleased material by the band has surfaced since, but the unearthing of a hitherto undocumented acetate has enabled — with the blessing of the Syn's singer and songwriter Steve Nardelli... MORE »
During the mid to late 1960s the Modern Music Centre in London welcomed hundreds of aspirant hopefuls through its doors at 86 Turnham Green Terrace in Chiswick. Over seventy acetates at least on the studio's own label are known to exist but the fact that few have ever been released has ensured the studio remains a largely forgotten venture. Its relatively... MORE »
TSLP 011 / TSSCD 011
Initially a London-centric movement that germinated during the latter half of the 1950s, Modernism — largely through Ready Steady Go! and then the well publicized seaside disturbances of 1964 — eventually became a nationwide phenomenon. Some of the older established Mods treated the movement being absorbed into mainstream pop culture and the resultant commercialism with disdain, nevertheless... MORE »
TSLP 009/TSSCD 009
After the highly decorated '17 From Morden' album Top Sounds pay a second visit to R.G Jones' studio with 'From Morden To Wimbledon', a compilation which collects fifteen tracks transferred from OAK label acetates. Two of Friday's Chyld's excellent and recently unearthed pre Fire recordings make their debut on vinyl, and Torquay's Phaze offer weighty psych pop with two numbers from their acetate only EP. MORE »
In 1967 the Kontax visited a studio in Bedfordshire to record two tracks that were pressed up on a very limited run of vinyl 45s, on Luton's Summit Recordings label. The single is so rare that only a couple of copies are known to have ever surfaced in collector's circles, and the band themselves unfortunately remain annoyingly obscure. MORE »
TSLP 009/TSSCD 009
Following his signing to EMI in December 1966 Billy Fury would record some eleven singles for Parlophone until late 1970, and for much of this period he continued to regularly record live sessions for the BBC. However... MORE »
TSLP 008/TSSCD 008
Top Sounds Records return to the compilation format with 17 From Morden, which collects together seventeen tracks all recorded at R.G Jones' legendary studio in South London during the mid 1960s. Only two selections have previously been released and all the tracks have been extracted from OAK label acetates.... MORE »
TSLP 007/TSSCD 007
The ARTWOODS — Art Wood, Derek Griffiths, Malcolm Pool, Keef Hartley and future Deep Purple organist Jon Lord — recorded for Decca, Parlophone and Fontana from 1964 to 1967 and their Decca back catalogue in particular has been well documented by retrospective re-issues and compilations.... MORE »
Top Sounds TSEP 002
With television appearances on Not Only But Also and Ready Steady Go, a Top 30 hit with Can't You Hear My Heartbeat and many well received appearances on package tours alongside the Yardbirds, the Stones, the Kinks, Manfred Mann and the Hollies.... MORE »
TSEP 001 / TSCDEP 001
Four previously unreleased tracks by the ultimate ACTION recorded during 1964 and 1965, on both vinyl and CD EP.... MORE »
TS45 002 SOLD OUT!
Top Sounds' first stand alone 45 release — the Purple Barrier single that never was! In the earlier days of record collecting there was a small clutch of titles that graced many a disc hunter's wants list.... MORE »
TSLP 006 £14.99 SOLD OUT! Following three excavations of 1960s and early 70s BBC radio session performances with the Shapes And Sounds anthologies, Top Sounds now move quite literally into ‘top gear’ with Radio Tymes... MORE »
CD TSSCD 006 £12.99 SOLD OUT!
Following three excavations of 1960s and early 70s BBC radio session performances with the Shapes And Sounds anthologies, Top Sounds now move quite literally into ‘top gear’ with Radio Tymes... MORE »
TSSCD 005 / TSLP 005 VINYL SOLD OUT!
A facinating mix of unreleased acetates and BBC session tracks comprise Top Sounds' latest mining of the lost archives of the late Sixties... MORE »
TSSCD 004 / TSLP 004 VINYL SOLD OUT!
Another collection recorded live for the BBC during the late 1960s and early 70s, with wonderful material long thought lost. MORE »
TSLP 003 / TSSCD 003 VINYL SOLD OUT!
A fresh lineup of bands taped in the BBC studios, all professionally restored and mastered. MORE »
TSLP / TSCD 002 SOLD OUT!
'Shapes And Sounds' offers 17 performances taped in BBC studios for broadcast not only on familiar radio shows like 'Top Gear' but also some of the daytime programmes such as 'The Dave Cash Programme'. MORE »