The Boots

21-12-68 In The Beginning/No Part Of It Philips JF 334647 (Holland)
    Philips JF 334647 (Belgium)

The Boots were three musicians from Holland plus two from Germany. "In The Beginning" was written by Mike d'Abo, and it reached number 9 in the Dutch Top 40 in January 1969. From the Dutch release I've found releases with two different picture covers

00-2001 2CD Top 40 Hitdossier Collectables 60's Vol. 2 BR Music BS 8130-2 (Holland)
CD one:    
1. Simon Dupree & The Big Sound Kites
2. John Walker If I Promise
3. Marmalade Man In A Shop
4. Les Baroques Without Feeling, Without Mind
5. Ro-d-ys Sleep Sleep Sleep
6. The Lemon Pipers Rice Is Nice
7. Short '66 Going My Way
8. Spencer Davis Group We Will Be There After Tea
9. Family Dogg I'll Wear A Silly Grin
10 Love Alone Again Or
11 Spanky And Our Gang Like To Get To Know You
12 After Tea Snowflakes On Amsterdam
13 Reparata & The Delrons Captain Of Your Ship
14 New Inspiration I See No Reason Why
15 The Shevells Big City Lights
16 John Rowles Hush Not A Word To Mary
17 World Of Oz King Croesus
18 Group Check Ciao Baby
19 BZN Waiting For You
20 Studio Orkest olv Tony Vos Love In Copenhagen
21 The Nicols This World Is My World
22 Rika Zarai Jerusalem en or
23 Timebox Girl Don't Make Me Wait
24 Tom And Mick Somebody's Taken Maria Away
CD two:    
1. Boots In The Beginning
2. Raymond Froggatt Roly
3. World Of Oz Willows Harp
4. Paper Dragon April Fool
5. Tony Hiller Orchestra Somewhere Where The Rainbow Ends
6. The Guess Who These Eyes
7. UK Jones Let Me Tell Ya
8. The Herd The Game
9. The Flirtations What's Good About Goodbye My Love
10 The Web Monday To Friday
11 Cliff Richard Big Ship
12 Wallace Collection Fly Me To The Earth
13 Alles Murdock 9 196182
14 Tommy Roe Jack And Jill
15 Los Payos Maria Isabel
16 The Marbles  I Can't See Nobody
17 Jefferson Take Me In Your Arms
18 Electric Indian Keem O Sabe
19 Imperial Orchestra Muziek uit "Floris"
20 Andy Kim So Good Together
21 The Cufflinks Tracy
22 The Jackpots Jack In The Box
23 Leapy Lee Good Morning
24 John Barry Midnight Cowboy

A nice collection of 60's music with many well known artists, only this time often not their biggest hit.
The Boots open CD 2 with the Mike d'Abo song "In The Beginning". The sleeve notes have a picture of the picture cover of the single by The Boots and also printed is the text: German band that came to The Hague, Mike d'Abo of Manfred Mann wrote the song.