ABKCO to release Herman’s Hermits ’60s soundtracks together

This week ABKCO Records releases “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter (Music From The Original Soundtrack)” , from the 1968 film starring Herman’s Hermits. The album includes the hit title track as well as the smash hit “There’s A Kind of Hush” and seven more songs from the film. The film starred the group along with veteran actor Stanley Holloway who had earlier been featured in My Fair Lady.

ABKCO is including the entire soundtrack from “Hold On! ,” the band’s previous film, originally released in 1966, as a bonus with Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter . It includes the hits “Leaning On The Lamp Post,” and “A Must To Avoid.” Going back to original source tapes, the albums have been painstakingly remastered for this release. The soundtracks are offered together as a specially priced physical release and are available individually from digital retailers at the same time both films have been released on DVD from the Warner Archive Collection .

The original tracks for both “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” and “Hold On!” were produced by legendary British producer Mickie Most who also produced the Animals, The Yardbirds, Donovan and many others. Of special note is the fact that almost all of the Mrs. Brown.. soundtrack selections were arranged by John Paul Jones who would go on to be a founding member of Led Zeppelin. Four of the Mrs. Brown tracks were written by Graham Gouldman who had been a source of hit songs for not only Herman’s Hermits but also for The Yardbirds, Hollies, Wayne Fontana, Jeff Beck and others before he formed 10cc. Enigmatic American songwriter P.F. Sloan wrote (or co-wrote) four of the Hold On! soundtrack selections including the title song.

Tracklisting:

HOLD ON! (MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)
Hold On!
The George And Dragon
Got A Feeling
Wild Love
Leaning On The Lamp Post
Where Were You When I Needed You
All The Things I Do For You Baby
Gotta Get Away
Make Me Happy
A Must To Avoid

MRS. BROWN, YOU’VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER (MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)
It’s Nice To Be Out In The Morning
Holiday Inn
Ooh, She’s Done It Again
There’s A Kind Of Hush
Lemon And Lime
The Most Beautiful Thing In My Life
Daisy Chain Pt. I
Daisy Chain Pt. II
The World Is For The Young
Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter

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