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Artist:Gary Benson
Label:  State
Country:UK
Catalogue:STAT 10 / 2088 010
Date:1 Aug 1975
Format:7"
Chart Position:20
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:28 Own
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TrackArtistTitleComposerProducerArrangerRating
AGary BensonDon't Throw It All AwayBenson, MindelSteve EdgleyRob Young8.5  Rate
BGary BensonThis HouseBensonSteve EdgleyRob YoungRate


Notes

Release date from booklet 'The New Singles' No. 585.

Don't Throw It All Away is a version by the song's composer of one of the contenders to represent the UK at the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest, originally performed by The Shadows but was eventually placed 4th from 6 entries with 3059 postcard votes at the 'A Song For Europe' national selection show held on February 15th at the BBC TV Studios in London, hosted by Lulu and broadcast live on BBC1. The winning song, Let Me Be The One also by The Shadows ended with 17477 postcard votes, with the result being announced on February 22nd.

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Arthur Nibble
17th May 2012
 Harbottle, just to confirm, STAT 15 wasn't a hit.
 

 
funkyboymark
17th May 2012
 harbottle, small world and all that ... that's my ebay auction page you're quoting. The design here was taken from the original Dutch release picture sleeve of Gary Benson 'Don't throw it all away' but I added picture of Gary from another release and added the correct UK catalogue number to make an original UK sleeve. Got no idea who thought the "hands" pic was relevant but that was on the original Dutch sleeve as I said. The new sleeve I designed and produced looks very professional and unless taking a really close inspection to the manufacture inside the sleeve they could easily be mistaken for a long lost original sleeve but I advertise them just as they are, reprints issued for collectors who may prefer to have a picture sleeve (of something that didn't previously exist before) on their original single !
 

 
Paul Vinyl
9th Sep 2011
 I didn't know the label was still going to release cds.
I only have ETAT 6, ETAT 8 albums.
 

 
harbottle
9th Sep 2011
 Here we go, from memory........the chart entries

STAT 1
STAT 4
STAT 7
STAT 9
STAT 10
STAT 13
STAT 20
STAT 21
STAT 23
STAT 27
STAT 37
STAT 40
STAT 50
STAT 55
STAT 58
STAT 62
STAT 63
STAT 68

Final one

STAT 80


I can’t remember if STAT 15 was a hit.

I don’t think it was tbh


Not even forces sweetheart

Vera Lynn

with

STAT 112

could bring them another chart success when this was brought out during the Falklands conflict.


I do collect the albums. I have ETAT 1 - 17 and ETAT 21 & 22. I have never found out what ETAT 18, 19 or 20 are, if they even exist. I suspect 18 & 19 are in fact ETMP 1 & 2.

I don't have many of the ETMP range.......well ETMP 1, 2 & 3 to be honest.

I do have the CD's though. I believe in 1996 five were released

This is my collection of the CD's

http://s38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/ashmj/State%20Records/
 

 
Paul Vinyl
9th Sep 2011
 harbottle
How many 'State' singles charted?
Do you collect the albums?

I bought a 'Joe Cocker - High Time We Went' FLY single and someone made up a generic sleeve I was fooled, but it never came in a pic sleeve anyway and I wanted it.
 

 
harbottle
9th Sep 2011
 As a collector, can you add the paper label version, the only early UK one I have seen / own is STAT 4 or have you mistaken your copy for the re-issued STAT 69

I wonder if the the fact that this label has their own standard generic sleeve was down to the fact, in the UK, the owner of the label was one of the former chiefs at Polydor.

Lots of facts here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Bickerton

Having said that, GTO, another Polydor label, also had, in the UK, their own bag, another label that was formed at the same time as State.

Can't fault the comment groovemaster.......great song
 

 
groovemaster.dj
9th Sep 2011
 Beautiful song with a great catchy chorus.
I met Garry when I was DJing on a Radio Station and he came in to promote this. (Really nice all round guy)


Great shame the image is a phonogram IEP painted in vomit yellow, there were paper labels (as is mine) pressed and naturally leave this IEP in the bin. The single came in a standard generic State die cut sleeve (which was quite unusual for Polydor's licensed labels of that time that all came in cheap plain white die-cut sleeves and much bigger labels than State were: Buddah, Chelsea, MGM, Spring, Stax, to name but four yet these companies had generic sleeves stateside.

The sleeve attituded here in the UK was deemed not to be a status or promotion/selling point at all and thus didn't matter when it came to costings, which is why Picture Sleeves were so far and few between.

What it meant in real terms for the UK buying public we were over and over and over again short changed for our money be comparrision to USA sleeves and the Pan-Euro picture sleeves.

This is a great tear-jerker to have in your collection and worthy too!
 

 
harbottle
8th Sep 2011
 I thought I had found an early UK picture sleeve until I read the ad more carefully.

Its looks quite good though but i don't get the "hands" thing unless its a spin on "throwing"

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1975-EUROVISION-UK-State-7-GARY-BENSON-SHADOWS-D-Throw-/270810767594?pt=UK_Records&hash=item3f0d9460ea
 


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Linked Releases

Germany - State - 1975

Netherlands - State - 1975

UK - Mooncrest - 1975

UK - Mooncrest - 1975

Lists

Eurovision - UK - 'A SONG FOR EUROPE' - The UK's Pre-selection songs for the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
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