Maxine Darren

I Can't Hide It From My Heart / Don't You Know

Pye : 7N 15796 DJ

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  • Artist: Maxine Darren
  • A Side: I Can't Hide It From My Heart
  • B Side: Don't You Know
  • Label: Pye
  • Format: 45s



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

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The little known Maxine Darren delivers typical written in and most likely produced-in-Britain Northern Soul that featured within that fantastic 1990 compilation "Here Come The Girls - British Girl Singers Of The Sixties"

Of course these 60's hopefuls sometimes only got one shot at stardom with an obscure release, that never received radio airplay.
This attractive "Beehive" brandishing brunette, epitomized that era of British "MOD" when all the British based labels were seeking the next Lulu, the next Dusty or Sandi. This recording feeding-frenzy gave birth to some great rarities. Lorraine Silver, Tammi St. John, the unlikely named Yvonne Prenosilova, Sandra Barry, Jan Panter to name but a few of these aspiring starlets. So many UK release collectable Northern Soul style dancers emerged on the back of this relentless quest from companies like Pye, Decca, Philips etc.

Before you today is one of the really rare ones.. a cursory google will confirm only an equally "impossible" Australian press exists, and this 1965 UK promo can only be described as a "ghost" of a 45.

Check out Maxine Darren youthful energy, Mitch Murray's catchy lyrics, tingling vibes, jangling guitars, a distant girl-group cooing and oohing away in the background. As the pace rattles along, punctuated by tingling bells..

An era of Brit-Pop that needs a documentary, a movie or at least an heavy-weight tome full of pics of gals & records that gave birth to this wave of music, that disappointed so many "hopefuls" but gave the record collector a challenging "Brit-Girl-vocal" genre to pursue.

Condition Report

Two flawless promo labels, vinyl carries full gloss and hardly a hairline to mar the perfect reflection of a mint minus disc

A Side

  • Title: I Can't Hide It From My Heart

    B Side

  • Title: Don't You Know
  • Year: 1965
  • City: United Kingdom