I would guess that this 'Opportunity Knocks' discovered artist and song were bought mostly through Woolworths- which were not chart return stores generally.(and a slow sale over a couple of months. Being ITV led, its possible BBC radio did not promote it (and wasnt there a BBC technicians strike at this time- so no TOTP promotion?)
Which are the other two versions, R.C.? The Love Machine's(Australia) was in 1970(and was originally issued in 1968 but dudded that year) and the only other version I could think of was gosh-awful Tight Fit version of the early 1980s(like fingers down a blackboard - shudder.
I have had my copy of this record for somewhere around the 25-30 year mark. A very Spector-like production. I never bothered with the B-side as I've heard the song elsewhere by another artist. It's an old C. & W. religious moan-and-groaner and, being the atheist that I am, such a track is the last thing I want to hear! As far as I am aware, there is no Australian Astor-label issue of this record. Pity about that! The record might've done well on our charts.
Added my copy to this group a few hours ago, interested to see more pristine capy, and also with solid centre, plus the PYE promo label. Still waiting to find out how the record did on UK charts in '72. Anyone got any info there?
have this record but cannot find anywhere thats shows the song have tried u tube under dave newman but dosent seem to be anywhere can anyone help me here the song as would like to record it,as my record cannot copy it.