Singles Collection [RSD 2019]Artist: Shocking Blue
Shocking Blue’s single collection (A’s & B’s) part 2 continues where part 1 left off. The album begins with the band’s last ever hit single “Oh Lord” (released on March 26,1973). “Oh Lord” made it to #14 in the Dutch charts, and was taken from the album ‘Ham’. Robbie van Leeuwen had written the songs for Ham late in 1972, whilst confined to bed suffering from jaundice and enduring a creative block after years of writing, producing, performing and touring. Whilst van Leeuwen retained his involvement in recording, plus radio and TV appearances, this proved to be a short-lived arrangement. Ultimately, the singles “Let me carry your bag/I saw you in June”, ”Dream on Dreamer/ Where the picknick was” and the remixed album Ham (retitled in late 1973 as Dream on Dreamer , which featured 4 new tracks) were his last recordings with Shocking Blue and he left the band early in 1974.