The Art of Pop #12

On The Way Up
(RCA; 1962)


VP81955 said...

Since the label in the upper right-hand corner reads "RCA Records" rather than the more familiar "RCA Victor," is this a cover printed outside the U.S.? Just wondering, as I've never come across this before.

The young Ann-Margret was a pretty decent (pun intended!) pop singer; the closest she came to a big hit was with "I Just Don't Understand," a good fact, the Beatles did a version of it on one of their early BBC appearances, with John singing lead. (It's available on the "Beatles at the Beeb" 2-CD set, which also includes Paul's nice turn on "I'll Be On My Way," a song Lennon/McCartney wrote for Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, and a brilliant cover (Lennon on lead) of Arthur Alexander's "Soldier Of Love," which even eclipses the fine version Marshall Crenshaw did on his debut album.

Richard Gibson said...


Cinebeats said...

According to Ann-Margret's official website the record (only her second) was released in the US in 1962. An interesting side note - it was produced by Chet Atkins with Dick Pierce!

swac said...

I just picked up a UK pressing of Hank Snow's When Tragedy Struck (great album), and it has the same label, so this is likely also a UK edition, or possibly German.