Little Girl / Asking You

Columbia: DB 7742 DJ

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  • Artist: Spectrum
  • A Side: Little Girl
  • B Side: Asking You
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: 45s



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

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This the group's little known debut 45 and their only Columbia release; was guided by Vashti Bunyan's producer the versatile Peter Snell. Although a superior example of British vocal-harmony, it sold nothing. It took another two years for their next 45 when they signed for RCA. The record company on a quest The Spectrum to become the UK answer to "The Monkees". Their seamless harmonizing making them what seemed to be an excellent choice.

All that corporate power for manufacturing a new boy-band, success eluded them. The project failed miserably in Great Britain but received some success in Europe which is why RCA persevered, releasing 7 more 45's over an 18 month period. But the high hopes of Colin Forsey (vocals), Bill Chambers (organ), Tony Atkins (lead guitar),Tony Judd (bass), and Keith Forsey (drums) amounted to little or no success in the UK. This seriously obscure 1965 debut 45, is today aimed at those of you Brit-group archeologists and completists of the 60's sounds. Most of whom will never have heard either side.

So be prepared for these surprisingly superior blue-eyed boys, guided by Peter Snell melding two darn good Drifters-esque sound. The a-side "Little Girl" distinctly mimicking the Drifters style, even down to the swirling strings and clip-clop New York Latin influences. The harmonization is remarkably seamless. The flipside "Asking You" is more Mersey-beat but still still awash with exceptional tight vocalization, within its slick delivery.

Two rather cool sides on this auction today as 99% of our members will not have hear either side. We feel both need to be heard, a cut-above, most Brit-pop being made in 1965.

Listen, you will be impressed.

Condition Report

Archive condition, mint minus full gloss vinyl, discreet release date on the a-side label, the only freckle on an other flawless face. Still housed in birth-sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Little Girl

    B Side

  • Title: Asking You
  • Year: 29th October 1965
  • City: Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom