NEW SPOTLIGHT / 208
New Spotlight / 208 Records was a DIY label of the New Spotlight Magazine. It managed one singles. Produced for New Spotlight magazine by Radio Luxembourg, London. This single was a free gift with the New Spotlight annual Yearbook '73 (issued in December 1972). Side A is spoken word: each artist wishes the readers of New Spotlight magazine a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 1973. The full running time of side A is 4:55. Side B 'Danny Boy' has a spoken intro of 2:10, and is believed to be taken from the album 'Orange Blossom Special'. This may be the only time it was issued on a 7” single anywhere. It issued singles in an SP-0 numerical series. Distributed By New Spotlight Magazine. New Spotlight changed it’s name twice, started as just Spotlight in the 60’s, then re-launched itself as New Spotlight and then changed it’s name for the last time in the 70’s sometime to Starlight. The magazine started life in April, 1963 and for a the next four years it was a monthly publication. However, on May 24, 1967 the magazine became a weekly publication. John Coughlan started the magazine ands was the Managing Editor with the startup funded by the Prendergast brothers. It would be published by The Creation Group who also published Woman's Way and started the Sunday World in Ireland. In 1975, the company was liquidated and John bought the rights to the magazine and it was published for another five years as Starlight magazine.
Tracklist: A1 –Tony Bridge Seasons Greetings, A2 –Bee Gees Seasons Greetings, A3 –David Cassidy Seasons Greetings ,
A4 –Dana Seasons Greetings, A5 –Neil Diamond Seasons Greetings, A6 –Val Doonican Seasons Greetings, A7 –Fanny Seasons Greetings
A8 –Uriah Heep Seasons Greetings, A9 –Thin Lizzy Seasons Greetings, A10 –Cliff Richard Seasons Greetings, A11 –Labi Siffre Seasons Greetings, A12 –Jeff Collins Seasons Greetings, A13 –Slade Seasons Greetings / Get Down And Get With It, B1 –Johnny Cash Danny Boy
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