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Artist: Nicholls, Billy
Title: Would You Believe
Format: LP 45 rpm Vinyl
Catalog Number:67
Barcode:889397107673 itemnumber=1000125005
Price: Pre-Order  $26.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: ROCK
Release Date: 4/16/2021
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Would You Believe is an album by Billy Nicholls released in 1968. Billy Nicholls was originally hired by Andrew Loog Oldham as a staff writer for Oldham's Immediate Records. Oldham was so entranced by the Beach Boys' 1966 album, Pet Sounds that he enlisted songwriter Billy Nicholls to record a British response, which became this largely forgotten album. The Small Faces' Steve Marriott can be heard very prominently on "Would You Believe?," despite Oldham's attempts to drown him out with heavy orchestration. Oldham wanted this to be the British Pet Sounds but financial difficulties with the label caused it to be shelved (it only achieved an initial promotional run of 100 copies, as Immediate IMCP009) before it ever hit the streets. In 1998, Nicholls re-released it on his own label Southwest Records. Other artists recorded versions of Billy Nicholls' songs from Would You Believe. Like Nicholls, Andrew Loog Oldham also produced the 1967 Del Shannon LP Home and Away. This LP was also unissued at the time. It has been reissued in multiple formats since 1978, first called And The Music Plays On and later as Home and Away on CD. Nicholls' songs also appeared on Dana Gillespie's LP Foolish Seasons, first released in 1968.

Track Listing
Side A

Would You Believe

Come Again

Life Is Short

Daytime Girl

Daytime Girl (Coda)

Side B

London Social Degree

Portobello Road

Question Mark

Being Happy

Girl From New York

It Brings Me Down

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Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Speed: 45 rpm
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