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THE KIRKBYS — Five From The Kirkbys — Top Sounds Records TSEP 003

Five track 7" EP in picture sleeve with eight page booklet.

UK £14.79 including postage
Europe £17.49 including postage
USA / Canada £19.95 including postage
Australasia £20.45 including postage

Long held in high regard by 60s music fans and collectors Liverpool's Kirkbys actually had only three records released in their lifetime, two singles in Finland only and the classic 'It's A Crime' in their native UK. In 1967 they were rechristened the 23rd Turnoff and their Deram label 45 'Michael Angelo' has featured on a number of compilations including two devoted to the group itself. These two releases between them included all the then available Kirkbys tracks (with one or two actually credited to the 23rd Turnoff), but the unearthing of a number of acetates has enabled the first release of 'new' purely Kirkbys music since 1966. 'Michael Angelo' and 'Keep Me Warm ('Til The Sun Shines) were recorded at Regent Sound in 1966 (the latter song was given to the Swinging Blue Jeans) and the only known surviving copy was rescued from a recycling depot in Wales. 'I'll Be Round' has appeared before in only average quality, the recent surfacing of an acetate has allowed this brilliant performance to finally be heard in its intended glory. 'It's A Crime' is a different version to the single and 'I'm Gonna Be A Big Star' was intended as a possible second UK single but was shelved.

All five tracks have been restored to the best possible standards, and Five From The Kirkbys comes with an eight page illustrated booklet. The record is a limited edition of 500 copies..


  1. Michael Angelo
  2. Keep Me Warm ('Til The Sun Shines)
  3. I'll Be Round


  1. I'm Gonna Be A Big Star
  2. It's A Crime
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