Here’s another single that was released for the christmas market, but isn’t actually very christmassy at all. From 1996, P. J. Proby teams up with Marc Almond (who also co-produces with regular collaborator Neal Whitmore) and the musicians from orchestral pop outfit My Life Story for a cover of the 1967 Little Anthony And The Imperials US hit “Yesterday Has Gone”, and it’s as insanely overblown as you would expect from that line-up.
The B-sides are both new songs written specially for Proby: Almond and Whitmore contribute “Devil In Red Velvet”, while “Pain in Your Heart” is written and produced by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne.
Link: P. J. Proby and Marc Almond – Yesterday Has Gone (password: salad)
1. P. J. Proby & Marc Almond ft the My Life Story Orchestra – Yesterday Has Gone
2. P. J. Proby – Pain in Your Heart
3. P. J. Proby – Devil In Red Velvet
4. P. J. Proby & Marc Almond – Yesterday Has Gone (Balearico Mix) [supposedly featuring the My Life Story Orchestra, but they seem to have been mixed out of it]