The Tornados - Telstar

The Tornados - Telstar

Catalogue Code: 715532

Barcode: 5050457155322

Release Date: 20 Jan 2014

Considered by many to be a one hit wonder (in actual fact they registered five chart entries, including two Top Ten hits), The Tornados were in actual fact a one-time serious threat to the chart domination of The Shadows. Of course, the hit with which they are most closely associated, Telstar, was a major success, topping the UK charts for five weeks and the US for three, prompting the release of a similarly titled album. If the name on the cover is that of The Tornados, then the contents were largely the work of one man, Joe Meek, who wrote three of the tracks and produced the entire album. Over the years, a total of 21 musicians would become part of the group, but nothing they, nor Joe Meek, ever did came close to matching Telstar.

1. Telstar
2. Red Roses And A Sky Of Blue
3. Chasing Moonbeams
4. Earthy
5. Swinging Beefeater
6. Theme From A Summer Place
7. Love And Fury
8. Dreamin' On A Cloud
9. Ridin' The Wind
10. The Breeze And I
11. Jungle Fever
12. Popeye Twist