One of Marty Wilde's most accomplished albums, 'Diversions' from 1969, has finally been released on CD. The album featured his European hit 'Abergavenny' and the song he dedicated to Kim and Ricky, 'Lullaby'. It also featured his own recording of the song 'Jesamine', which became a hit for the Casuals, and 'Ice in the sun', which was a hit for Status Quo. For Kim Wilde fans, this album is a must have because in many ways it is the 'prequel' to his later work for his daughter.
The CD was released last month by Teensville Records, a company that specialises in compiling seldom heard rarities from the 1960s on CD. Besides the whole 'Diversions' album, the CD also brings together Marty's singles released by Philips during that time, hence the title 'The Philips Pop Years 1966-1971'. With 14 tracks from the album and a further 15 bonus tracks, the disc features a total of 29 tracks.