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Sunday, 29 December 2013
INTRODUCING CAPTAIN SCARLET...
As CAPTAIN SCARLET stares off into the distance in the best
LITTLEWOODS catalogue tradition (at least he's not in his underpants),
my mind turns back to the late 1960s when the above EP was part of my
family's pooled (and eclectic) record collection. Whenever I listen to a CD
I now own of this particular mini-album, I'm once again lying on the floor
in front of our ancient cabinet unit containing a record player, with an
assortment of 45 rpm singles scattered all over the carpet.
Funny how certain sights, sounds and smells can transport one back
to a different era, allowing one to relive earlier, long-gone moments from
the past as if they were only yesterday. Funny but warmly reassuring, and
I wouldn't have it any other way. What memories spring to the minds of
the rest of you upon sight of this collectable from yesterday? Feel free
to share your recollections in our scintillating comments section.
Incidentally, this mini-album (and others) are included as
extras in the Complete Captain Scarlet DVD collection.
Below, especially for McSCOTTY, is a picture of the PEDIGREE
bendy Captain Scarlet figure mentioned in the comments section.