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Sean Rowley Presents: Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary (4CD) Amazon Exclusive SIGNED EDITION

Sean Rowley Presents: Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary (4CD) Amazon Exclusive SIGNED EDITION

Various Artists

  1. Alessi Brothers - Oh Lori
  2. Captain and Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
  3. Pilot - January
  4. Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talkin' Woman
  5. Climax Blues Band - Couldn’t Get It Right
  6. Ace - How Long
  7. The Fortunes - Storm In A Teacup
  8. Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
  9. Sherbet - Howzat
  10. Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City
  11. 10cc - The Things We Do For Love
  12. Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away
  13. Gallagher & Lyle - I Wanna Stay With You
  14. David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star
  15. Peter Skellern - Hold On To Love
  16. Brian Protheroe - Pinball
  17. Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
  18. Andrew Fairweather-Low - Wide Eyed & Legless
  19. Colin Blunstone - Say You Don't Mind
  1. Looking Glass - Brandy You're A Fine Girl
  2. Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride
  3. The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
  4. Billy Swan - I Can Help
  5. Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy
  6. Lynsey De Paul - Sugar Me
  7. Stretch - Why Did You Do It
  8. Jigsaw - Sky High
  9. Silver - Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang
  10. Randy Edelman - Concrete And Clay
  11. Alan O’Day - Undercover Angel
  12. Liverpool Express - You Are My Love
  13. Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
  14. Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Fallin' In Love
  15. Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around And Fell In Love
  16. Art Garfunkel - Breakaway
  17. Seals & Croft - Get Closer
  1. Charlie Dore - Pilot of the Airwaves
  2. Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro - Stumblin' In
  3. Oliva Newton John - Magic
  4. Rupert Holmes - Him
  5. Carole Bayer Sager - Moving Out Today
  6. Eric Carmen - She Did It
  7. Roger Voudouris - Get Used To It
  8. Gerry Rafferty - Get It Right Next Time
  9. Leo Sayer - Easy To Love
  10. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Down The Hall
  11. Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
  12. Little River Band - Reminiscing
  13. Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
  14. Dollar - Love's Gotta Hold On Me
  15. England Dan & John Ford Coley - Love Is The Answer
  16. Player - This Time I’m In It For Love
  17. Orleans - Love Takes Time
  1. Clout - Let It Grow
  2. Doctor Father - Umbopo
  3. Hollywood Freeway - You Are The Song (That I Can’t Stop Singing)
  4. Browning Bryant - Liverpool Fool
  5. Robert John - Give a Little More
  6. Mamas & Papas - Shooting Star
  7. Pratt & McClain - Whachersign
  8. Denne and Gold - Let's Put Our Love Back Together
  9. Gary Wright - Let It Out
  10. Cory Wells - Midnight Lady
  11. Felix Cavaliere - Only A Lonely Heart Sees
  12. Starbuck - Easing Back
  13. Jim Rafferty - Tomorrow Is Another Day
  14. Stephen Bishop - Little Italy
  15. White Plains - I Can’t Stop
  16. Blue Mink - Another “Without You” Day
  17. Pickettywitch - Days I Remember

About this release

  • 20th anniversary of the original Guilty Pleasures compilation and London club night
  • 70 tracks from the ’70s on a new 4CD set that takes a deep dive into the UK and US charts
  • Extensive track-by-track sleeve notes from Sean Rowley
  • Embrace the guilt and be set free

To mark the twentieth anniversary of its original release, Demon Music are proud to present ‘Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures’ as a deluxe 70 track 4CD set (‘The Red Album’). The Amazon exclusive includes a print signed by Sean Rowley limited to 1000

At the start of the new millennium Sean Rowley was a DJ on BBC Radio London (then called GLR), when he introduced a new slot featuring the records he loved in his youth. Records he had to hide when friends visited his home after school. While those same friends were into Bowie, Slade, Bolan and Roxy, Sean spent his hard-earned pocket money on David Cassidy’s ‘Could It Be Forever’. He wasn’t into the alternative universe of John Peel or the NME. He thrived on upbeat and sunny Pop songs. ELO trumped The Sex Pistols in his world (uncanny given Paul Cooke from the Pistols later blagged a copy of the original ‘Guilty Pleasures’ compilation, saying, “We always secretly loved these songs”).

This new slot began with the playing of Alessi’s ‘Oh, Lori’. The response was extraordinary – listeners were so keen to share their own guilty pleasures that playing them all required a show of its own. Demand dictated that Sean should compile a ‘Guilty Pleasures’ album – the first of two titles followed in 2004 (all 22 of the tracks on that original release are included on both of our new formats).

The phrase ‘guilty pleasures’ moved into the public domain. National newspapers devoted columns to it, music magazines gave over numerous pages to discuss the best songs in this new sub-genre. The Guardian declared a ‘Guilty Pleasures’ night “the future of clubbing”. ITV came calling with a demand to make a one-off Saturday TV show.

Fast forward twenty years and Sean has partnered with Demon to make ‘Guilty Pleasures’ available and expanded the guilt over four themed CDs adding deep cuts, one-hit wonders and exotic recordings that perfectly soundtracked a sun-kissed ’70s U.S. west coast life style, less so in ’70s Britain.

Welcome to a ’70s Pop odyssey. Welcome to a collection of records that were swept under the carpet of cool. Welcome back, Guilty Pleasures.

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