Fortunes, The

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Genre: pop

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title:  It's the Real Thing

Company: Coca Cola

Catalog: --

Year: 1969

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: minor ring and edge wear

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4439

Price: $20.00

Cost: $66.00


While billed as a Fortunes release, "It's the Real Thing" is split between Fortunes tunes and incidental music performed by Gary Sherman and His Orchestra.  Part of Coke's ongoing 1960s marketing program that got various pop groups to record their 'It's the Real Thing' jingle (The 5th Diminsion, The Seekers, etc.) the album is more of a historical curiosity than a musical statement.  Reflecting the power of a big marketing budget, the album marks a reunion of the original 'You've Got Your Troubles' lineup (Roger Cook, Glen Dale and Roger Greenaway) and tracks such as 'Books and Films', 'Red Clay County Line' and 'Same Old Feeling' aren't bad in a top-40 pop fashion.   


"It's the Real Things" track listing:

(side 1)

1.) It's the Real Thing   (Bill Backer) -

2.) It's the Real Thing - Overture (instrumental)   (Bill Backer - Gary Sherman)

3.) Books and Films   (Jerry Lordan) - 

3.) Red Clay County Line   (Jim Webb) - 

5.) Same Old Feeling   (Tony Macauley) - 

6.) Someone Is Standing Outside   (Jim Webb) - 


(side 2)

1.) Everything Is In the Garden   (Roger Cook - Roger Greenaway) - 

2.) Lifetime of Love   (LEs Reed - Geoff Stevens) - 

3.) Feelings   (Barry Mann - Cyhthia Weill)

4.) This Town Should Start Believing   (Bill Backer - Roger Cook - Roger Greenaway) - 

5.) Sad Sad Sad   (Sharon - Barry) - 

6.) Today I Killed a Man   (Roger Cook - Roger Greenaway) - 




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