Chris Farlowe


Handbags And Gladrags/Everyone Makes A Mistake

Immediate IM.065 (UK) Immediate IM 5005 (US)
    Stateside HSS 1236 (Holland)

Both sides of this single were produced by Mike d'Abo, while "Handbags And Gladrags" was also written by Mike. This single reached number 33 in the UK charts, where is stayed in the Top 50 for 6 weeks.

04-68 The Last Goodbye/Paperman Fly In The Sky Immediate IM.066 (UK)
    Immediate IM-23796 (Germany)

Both sides of this single were produced by Mike d'Abo, while he also wrote "The Last Goodbye", which song is from the film "The Last Goodbye". The label of the single says, that de a-side is by Chris Farlowe, while the b-side is by Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds. The exact release date is 12-04-1968.

00-68 LP The Best Of Chris Farlowe Volume 1 Immediate IMCP 010 (UK)


side one:  side two:
Paint It Black The Last Goodbye
Paperman Fly In The Sky  Ride On Baby
Yesterday's Papers    Headlines
Everyone Makes A Mistake What Have I Been Doin'
Moanin'  My Way Of Giving
Out Of Time Handbags And Gladrags


00-68 LP Immediate Lets You In Immediate IMLYIN 1 (UK)


side one:   
Afterglow Small Faces
Handbags And Gladrags Chris Farlowe
Happy Freuds The Nice
Telephone Blues John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
Draggin' My Tail Eric Clapton with Jimmy Page
side two:  
Rondo The Nice
Someday Baby Cyril Davies
God Only Knows P.P. Arnold
The Death Of Neil Duncan Browne


00-69 LP The Last Goodbye Immediate IMLP 021 (UK)


side one:  side two:
The Last Goodbye Dawn
In The Midnight Hour Lookin' For You
Who Can I Turn To It Was Easier To Hurt Her
Mr. Pitiful Don't Just Look At Me
Satisfaction     April Was The Month
Think Handbags And Gladrags
You Are So Good For Me Life Is But Nothing


11-72 History Of British Pop Vol. 12 - Various Artists Immediate 052 24731 (Holland)


side one:   
Little Miss Understood Rod Stewart
Out Of Time Chris Farlowe
Handbags And Gladrags Chris Farlowe
Think Chris Farlowe
One Way Love Cliff Bennett
Gin House Blues Amen Corner
side two:  
Hello Suzie Amen Corner
The First Cut Is The Deepest P.P. Arnold
Groovy P.P. Arnold
Sittin' On A Fence Twice As Much
Crystal Ball Twice As Much
The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack The Nice


00-75 The Chris Farlowe Band Live ! Polydor 2460 259 (UK)


side one:  side two:
We're Gonna Make It Mandy
Rhyme And Time     Hot Property
Peace Of Mind   Handbags & Gladrags
After Midnight   Medley: You Haven't Done Nothin'/It Ainít No Use
Only Women Bleed   

Again Chris Farlowe put the Mike d'Abo song on one of his albums, but because it's a live version this time, this album is something special. This album reproduces the highlights of two Chris Farlowe concerts held at the famous Marquee, London, on 28 July and the Lyceum London, on 6 August 1975. Later many (7) of these songs were also put on the live CD "BBC In Concert" which was released in 1996.

12-75 LP Out Of Time Immediate IML 1002 (UK)


side one:  side two:
Out Of Time Handbags And Gladrags
The Last Goodbye Reach Out, I'll Be There
Ride On Baby    Moanin'
My Way Of Giving Yesterday's Papers
Think    Dawn
Satisfaction Paint It Black


12-77 LP Greatest Hits Immediate IML 2002 (UK)
    Immediate SRL 410007 (Holland)
    Immediate 203.764 (Holland re-release 06-81)


side one:  side two:
Satisfaction Paint It Black
Ride On Baby Yesterday's Papers
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted  In The Midnight Hour
The Fool I'll Be There
Think    Moanin'
Handbags And Gladrags Out Of Time


11-86 LP Mr. Soulful Showcase SHLP 156 (UK)


side one:  side two:
Think In The Midnight Hour
It Was Easier To Hurt Her I've Been Loving You Too Long
The Fool Reach Out, I'll Be There
I'm Free   I'm Free  
Handbags And Gladrags    Paint It Black


00-88 CD Immediate Single Collection Volume 5 Line IDCD 9.00569 (Germany)


The tracks are:  
Though It Hurts Me Badly P.P. Arnold
Out Of Time Chris Farlowe
So Good  The McCoys
Headlines Goldie
In My Lonely Room The Factotums
Softly Softly London Waits
Choc Rolls Golden Apples Of The Sun
Taken My Love Taken My Love
The Last Goodbye Chris Farlowe
Daytime Girl Billy Nichols
True Story Twice As Much
Down In The Boondocks G. Phillips
Everything's Gonna Be Alright Nicky Scott
Sorrow The McCoys
Darby And Joan Twinkle
Angeline Warm Sounds
Paperman Fly To The Sky Chris Farlowe
If You See What I Mean P.P. Arnold
Don't Worry Mother The McCoys
I Can't Go Home Anymore The Factotums

Mike d'Abo is involved in two of the three Chris Farlowe tracks on this CD: Mike wrote and produced "The Last Goodbye" and he produced "Paperman Fly To The Sky". Mike also produced another track of this CD: "Darby And Joan" by Twinkle.

04-94 CD I'm The Greatest See For Miles SEECD 396 (UK)


The tracks are:  
1. Paint It Black 14. I Just Don't Know What To Do With
2. Out Of Time        15. Don't Just Look At Me Myself
3. Think 16. You're So Good For Me
4. Yesterday's Papers 17. Moanin'
5. Satisfaction 18. Life Is But Nothing
7. Handbags And Gladrags 20. Dawn
8. My Way Of Giving 21. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
9. Baby Make It Soon 22. Reach Out I'll Be There
10. Headlines                                 23. In The Midnight Hour
11. Looking For You 24. Mr. Pitiful
12. Don't Play That Song  25. North South East West
13. My Colouring Book  

Mike d'Abo wrote the album tracks "The Last Goodbye" and "Handbags And Gladrags", while he produced "Paperman Fly In The Sky", "Everyone Makes A Mistake", "The Last Goodbye" and "Handbags And Gladrags".

00-94 CD-single Hit Single Collectables - Chris Farlowe Disky DISK 45.09 (Holland)

1. Out Of Time
2. Ride On baby
3. Handbags And Gladrags

Mike d'Abo wrote "Handbags And Gladrags" which he also produced.
For a change the record company wrote Mike's familyname different again: D'abo


00-96 CD BBC In Concert Windsong WINCD 081 (UK)


The tracks are:  
1. We're Gonna Make It  7. It Ain't No Use
2. Only Women Bleed 8. After Midnight
3. Peace Of Mind  9. Circles Round The Sun
4. Baby What's Wrong (With You 10. Save Your Tears
5. Handbags And Gladrags 11. Medicated Goo
6. You Haven't Done Nothing 12. Betty Lou

The tracks 1 - 8 of this live CD were recorded during Farlowe's winter 1975 tour during a BBC Radio 1 "In Concert" programme. Of course the Mike d'Abo song "Handbags And Gladrags" is one the tracks of this powerful CD. For a change the song title is written differently: "Handbags And Glad Rags".

The tracks 9 - 12 were recorded when Chris was in America during 1969 and are songs that are not released by Chris Farlowe on his "normal" releases and therefore sought after by Chris Farlowe fans.

00-97 CD The Sounds Of The Sixties NEM CD 693 (UK)


The tracks are:  
1. Who Put The Bomp The Viscounts
2. When We Get Married The Dreamlovers
3. Have A Drink On Me Lonnie Donegan
4. Venus In Blue Jeans Mark Wynter
5. Welcome Home Baby The Brook Brothers
6. Spanish Harlem Jimmy Justice
7. Count On Me Julie Grant
8. He's In Town The Rockin' Berries
9. Tossing And Turning Ivy League
10. Thunderbirds Theme Barry Gray Ork
11. Round Every Corner Petula Clark
12. Take A Heart The Sorrows
13. Lady Jane David Garrick
14. Sittin' On A Fence Twice As Much
15. Baby Now That I've Found You The Foundations
16. Green Tambourine The Lemon Pipers
17. Handbags & Gladrags Chris Farlowes
18. David Watts The Kinks
19. Something Here In My Heart The Paperdolls
20. Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty The Showstoppers

Another compilation CD with Chris Farlowe singing the Mike d'Abo song "Handbags & Gladrags".

00-98 CD The Voice Cloud Nine Records CLD 9202 2 (Germany)


The tracks are:
1. I Want To Do Everything
2. Easy As That
3. Language Of The Heart
4. Private Number
5. Feel So Good
6. Loving Arms
7. Handbags & Gladrags
8. All Or Nothing
9. She Knows
10. Borderline Blues

It was good to see, that Chris Farlowe released a brand new CD in 1998 on which he again put "Handbags And Gladrags". But the best thing is, that this is a brand new version, recorded in today's style, with a little more bassdrum and even more aesy to singalong with. Good job Chris !!!

What is not so good, is the way of spelling Mike's name as writer of "Handbags & Gladrags" in the booklet: "A'Abo", however Mike's name is written wrongly quite often, I didn't see it in this way so far.

The musicians on "Handbags & Gladrags are: Tim Renwick (guitar); Steve Price (bass); Gary Wallis (drums); Doreen & Irene Chanter (backing vocals) and of course Chris Farlowe leadvocals.

00-2002 CD Handbags And Gladrags and Other Great Hits Of The 60'2 Castle Select Records SELCD 601 (UK)


The tracks are:  
1. In The Midnight Hour 13. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
2. Mr. Pitiful    14. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
3. Think 15. Don't Play That Song
4. Handbags And Gladrags 16. Baby Make It Soon
5. North, South, East, West 17. It's All Over Now Baby Blue
6. Cuttin' In 18. Reach Out I'll Be There
7. Open The Door To Your Heart 19. My Girl Josephine
8. Treat Her Good 20. Rockin' Pneumonia
9. Paint It Black 21. My Way Of Giving
10. Lipstick Traces 22. Yesterday's Papers
11. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself 23. It Was Easier To Hurt Her
12. Ride On Baby   24. Out Of Time

To cash in on the success The Stereophonics had with the Mike d'Abo song "Handbags And Gladrags" the Sanctuary Record group released this Chris Farlowe compilation and even named it "Handbags And Gladrags". The sleeve notes have among others a copy of the "Handbags And Gladrags" single by Chris on the Immediate label and it also shows the cover of the "The Last Goodbye" album, for which Mike wrote the title song. The sleeve notes also mention: "He registered his last chart record of the 60's with the mighty "Handbags And Gladrags", a Mike d'Abo song which has been successfully revived a couple of times by Rod Stewart and The Stereophonics.