VJQC Score: N/A
Artist: CHANDLER,LORRAINE / PIED PIPER PLAYERS
Album Name: YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE / HOLD TO MY BABY
Record Label: IMPORTS
Format: 7-INCH SINGLE
Release Date: 9/2/2016
When Lorraine Chandler's dramatic 'You Only Live Twice' was discovered in RCA's tape library in the 90s, it was recognised as the forerunner to Yvonne Baker's 'You Didn't Say A Word, with the powerful James Bond theme tune motif. Chandler and Baker's intertwined late 60s career also shared versions of 'Mend The Torn Pieces' and 'I Can't Change'.It was exciting to then hear an earlier, rawer Pied Piper take of 'You Only Live Twice' and though that original RCA tape made it on to a 100 Club anniversary 45, this is the first single release for the original version. The instrumental mix of the Cavaliers' 'Hold To My Baby' is an adrenalin rush for dancers who want to revel in the maestros who made this music so memorable.