Exclusive HMV vinyl repress of the U.K. edition of Bobbie’s 1970 Fancy album, featuring exclusive track ‘In The Ghetto’, alternative artwork, and new essay.
This album became the first long player on Capitol to be produced by an outside producer rather than one selected from the staff roster, and the success of this move spearheaded a new recording programme at the label. With the arrival of producer Rick Hall, it feels like Bobbie finally decided to embrace making the commercial country/soul/pop LP that Capitol wanted, but on her own terms, and for good measure she made it so much better than they or anyone else could have expected. The album also sees Bobbie receive a producer credit for the first time on three of the albums tracks.
Due to Bobbie’s surprise UK and Australian number one hit the previous year with ‘I’ll Never Fall in Love Again’, Capitol decided to include the track on this album despite it having already appeared on her previous LP Touch ’Em With Love. EMI, (who owned Capitol and distributed them in the UK) went a step further and renamed the Fancy album I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, with alternative artwork and running order which included two additional songs to the US release; the self-penned ‘Billy the Kid’, (which would also appear on the following year’s Patchwork) and ‘In the Ghetto’, an outtake from 1969’s Touch ’Em With Love sessions.
This HMV exclusive is the first time this album has been repressed on vinyl, and has been put together by the team behind The Girl From Chickasaw County boxset, with remastering and sleevenotes by Andrew Batt and artwork by Estuary English.