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The Fivepenny Piece Discography

Hang The Flag Out Mrs. Jones
Fivepenny Piece

EMI Columbia DB 8558

Release Date: 3rd April 1969

The band's second single - again on EMI's Columbia label - was more pop oriented than the first single. The song is believed to have been the one they sang on the TV show New Faces. In any case, this was a commercial sounding single which by rights should have been a chart hit, especially with all the TV publicity. Inexplicably, it wasn't.

Once again, both sides of the record were produced by "Finito" for Noel Gay Productions (abbreviated this time on the labels to "N. G. P."). And both songs were again written by John Meeks and Colin Radcliffe, although this time the wrong spelling "Meek-Radcliffe" was used on both sides of both the demo and regular issue singles. Once again the record is credited to Fivepenny Piece (just two words, no "The").

The 'A' side is a strong pop song with a catchy tune and a bright, brass-led arrangement and it seems surprising the record didn't reach the charts, as noted above. The 'B' side is perhaps less distinguished but has a pleasant tune and a more folky arrangement. Neither track on the single ever appeared on any Fivepenny Piece album, making this single - like their first - very sought after by collectors.

Side 1

  1. Hang The Flag Out Mrs. Jones (Meeks-Radcliffe)

Side 2

  1. Little Boy Little Girl (Meeks-Radcliffe)
The Fivepenny Piece CD cover
7XCA 32418 - Front label
The Fivepenny Piece CD cover
7XCA 32419 - Back label
The Fivepenny Piece CD cover
Front label of demo copy
The Fivepenny Piece CD cover
Back label of demo copy

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