Before she had reached her 16th birthday Helen Shapiro became one of the UK’s brightest stars of the early 1960s, with three of her first four singles topping our charts. In the years before the Beatles (who once supported her on tour!) Helen was a permanently visible presence on our charts, and continues to be a fan favourite seven decades on and almost 20 years after she announced her retirement.
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.