Lee Stirling

Welcome Stranger / My Heart Commands me

Columbia : DB 4992 DJ

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  • Artist: Lee Stirling
  • A Side: Welcome Stranger
  • B Side: My Heart Commands me
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Peter Lee Stirling with an extremely rare British "Big City Sound" offering hidden away on a flipside of a Gee Pitney style a-side that never sold a bean.

This is Mr. Stirling's rarest 45 by a long, long way a Johnny Arthey production, of course Johnny would emerge a few years later as quite a champion of the soulful production.

This 45 is so obscure it is in fact the first copy I've had and was rather pleased when I flip over the pretty good Buddy Wayne & Ben Raleigh composition "My Heart Commands Me" on the a-side. A big string driven beater that showcases the potency of Peter Lee's voice... a good "Buddy Holly" inspired teen rocker.

But the flip is a different story .. again Johnny Arthey orchestral crafted strings dominate, peppered with subtle horns, the deep throated vocal slowly but surely rolls out a Popcorn/Big City Beater. Personally this is the side I prefer, but both are damn good examples of British Teen with muscle..

Now go "google" and discover just how rare this 45 is..

Condition Report

Two flawless promo labels, eye-catching red & white and totally unblemished. Vinyl is close the mint minus, just a few feeble hairlines appear when angled in the light. Plays mint minus. All still housed in the original birth-sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Welcome Stranger

    B Side

  • Title: My Heart Commands me
  • Year: 1963
  • City: United Kingdom