The Beeb are hoping for a kind of Our Friends In The North success with this 1963-79-spanning Soho crime drama. Its author, Jake Arnott, has written sleevenotes for this 44-song double album, which moves from buoyant '60s hits from James Brown and Dusty to '70s landmarks by T. Rex and The Jam. R Dean Taylor's "There's A Ghost In My House" is exhilarating, Rod Stewart's "Reason To Believe" is moving, and Bowie's "London Boys" is seedily weird.

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The Long Firm – Universal

The Beeb are hoping for a kind of Our Friends In The North success with this 1963-79-spanning Soho crime drama. Its author, Jake Arnott, has written sleevenotes for this 44-song double album, which moves from buoyant ’60s hits from James Brown and Dusty to ’70s landmarks by T. Rex and The Jam. R Dean Taylor’s “There’s A Ghost In My House” is exhilarating, Rod Stewart’s “Reason To Believe” is moving, and Bowie’s “London Boys” is seedily weird. And there’s an eerie grandeur to The Walker Brothers’ “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More” when followed by The Merseys’ “Sorrow”. Spectral splendour.