Marble Arch Chartbuster LP Series

In 1968 the first Chartbusters album was released by Marble Arch [a budget label owned by Pye International].   The below Chartbusters albums contain tracks as alternate releases of recordings by the Avenue Records and early albums indicated they were Avenue recordings.   In 1969 the leasing of tracks appeared to list Dyne instead but in fact contained the same as recordings used for Avenue’s Studio 33 releases and followed up on Avenue’s 12 Top Hits series.   All these tracks were also releasing through Avenue’s 7” EP series.   These recordings can be identified by the Clive Allan Orchestra and Singers.   Other credits are unlisted but would be known as listed in other sections of these pages since they are the same tracks.

Marble Arch released 18 different Chartbuster LPs and several showcase releases through 1970.   The series was then re-launched as "Chartbusters New Series", starting a new numbering system and moved to the Pye International label.   None of those recordings have anything to do with Avenue recordings or the artist known to participate under their guidance.

This series produced the first chart success that David Byron would know.   Well before he gained fame with Uriah Heep.   The April 1969 release of “Spring Chartbusters” would be the first.  While featuring at least two tracks with David’s vocals it charted for one week on May 3, 1969 and stood at the #15 position on the British charts.   One other release in this series topped that mark in 1970 when “Chartbusters ‘70” entered the charts on January 31, 1970.   It remained on the charts for five weeks and reached a peek at #7.   This LP featured as many as eight songs with David singing lead vocals. 

Be aware these are track listings for information purposes only and no claim is professed that all of these tracks were recorded with vocals by David Byron.  


Album Title:   Chart Busters  

Label / Release Number:   Marble Arch [MAL 776]  

Release Date:   April 1968  

Track Listing:  Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde / Daydream Believer
The Other Man's Grass / Suddenly You Love Me / Everything I Am
Thank U Very Much / Hello Goodbye / Gimme Little Sign / Fire Brigade
Am I That Easy To Forget / Mighty Quinn / Everlasting Love



Album Title:  More Chart Busters  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MAL 788]  

Release Date:  May 1968  

Track Listing:  Lady Madonna / The Dock Of The Bay / Cry Like A Baby
Valleri / Captain Of Your Ship / Jennifer Eccles / Congratulations
If I Only Had Time / Delilah / Step Inside Love / Rosie / Cinderella Rockefella



Album Title:  Todays Chart Busters  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MAL 835]  

Release Date:  June 1968  

Track Listing:  Young Girl / Something Here In My Heart / Lazy Sunday
Helule Helule / I Can't Let Maggie Go / Simon Says / Honey  Sleepy Joe
I Don't Want Our Loving To Die / Hello How Are You / White Horses
A Man Without Love



Album Title:  Top Chartbusters Of ‘68

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MAL 845]  

Release Date:  August 1968  

Track Listing:   Help Yourself / Everlasting Love / Congratulations
Baby Come Back / Cinderella Rockefella / Young Girl
I've Gotta Get A Message To You / Mighty Quinn / Lady Madonna
Jumpin' Jack Flash / Mony Mony / Hey Jude



Album Title:  Autumn Chartbusters  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MAL 848]  

Release Date:  September 1968  

Track Listing:   Baby Come Back / Joanna / One More Dance / I Pretend
Hush Not A Word To Mary / Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp
Yummy Yummy Yummy / Days / My Name Is Jack / Mony Mony
Yesterday Has Gone / Jumping Jack Flash



Album Title:  New Chartbusters  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MAL 868]  

Release Date:  November 1968  

Track Listing:   Those Were The Days / Les Bicyclettes De Belsize
This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) / Ain't Got No - I Got Life / Mexico
Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache / With A Little Help From My Friends Jesamine / Light My Fire  Only One Woman / Elenore / Eloise



Album Title:  Chartbusters ‘69  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 896]  

Release Date:  February 1969  

Track Listing:  Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da / Albatross / Son Of A Preacher Man
Race With The Devil / I'm A Tiger / Build Me Up Buttercup / Lily The Pink
I'm The Urban Spaceman / Don't Forget To Catch Me / Something's Happening
A Minute Of Your Time / 1-2-3 O'Leary



Album Title:  Spring Chartbusters  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1114]  

Release Date:  April 1969  

Track Listing:  Wichita Lineman / Boom Bang-A-Bang / Sorry Suzanne
I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose / Dancing In The Street /
  Please Don't Go

Half As Nice / Gentle On My Mind / Where Do You Go To My Lovely
Surround Yourself With Sorrow / Games People Play / First Of May



Album Title:  Chartbusters Now  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1127]  

Release Date:  May 1969  

Track Listing:  Get Back / Goodbye / I Can Hear Music / Cupid
Pinball Wizard / Windmills Of Your Mind / Israelites / Monsieur Dupont
In The Bad Bad Old Days / If I Can Dream / I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Hello World



Album Title:  Summer Chartbusters  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MAL 1148]  

Release Date:  July 1969  

Track Listing:  My Sentimental Friend / Ragamuffin Man
The Tracks Of My Tears / Galveston / Behind A Painted Smile / Road Runner
Dizzy / Harlem Shuffle / Love Me Tonight / Man Of The World / Dick-A-Dum-Dum Snake In The Grass



Album Title:  Autumn Chartbusters  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1166]  

Release Date:  September 1969  

Track Listing:  Honky Tonk Women / Something In The Air / Conversations
It Mek / Ballad Of John And Yoko / Hello Suzie / Give Peace A Chance
Curly / Goodnight Midnight / Saved By The Bell
That's The Way God Planned It / Baby Make It Soon



Album Title:  Chartbusters ‘Movin’  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1182]  

Release Date:  October 1969  

Track Listing:   Bad Moon Rising / In The Year 2525
I Can Sing A Rainbow - Love Is Blue / Heather Honey
Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby / Wet Dream / Viva Bobby Joe
Si Tu Dois Partir / My Cherie Amour / Early In The Morning
Natural Born Boogie / Need Your Love So Bad



Album Title:  Top Chartbusters Of ‘69  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1196]  

Release Date:  December 1969  

Track Listing:  Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da / Lily The Pink / Albatross / Half As Nice
Where Do You Go To My Lovely / I Heard It Through The Grapevine / Israelites
Get Back / Dizzy / The Ballad Of John & Yoko / Something In The Air
Honky Tonk Women / In The Year 2525 / Bad Moon Rising



Album Title:  Chartbusters ‘70  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1217]  

Release Date:  January 1970  

Track Listing:   Something / Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday / Bijou
He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother / Sugar Sugar / Baby I Know / Cold Turkey
I'll Never Fall In Love Again / A Boy Named Sue / Green River
I'm Gonna' Make You Mine / Nobody's Child



Album Title:  Chartbusters Boomin’  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1273]  

Release Date:  March 1970  

Track Listing: Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) / Jingle Jangle
Friends / Without Love / All I Have To Do Is Dream / But You Love Me Daddy  Reflections Of My Life / Come And Get It / Leavin' On A Jet Plane
Good Morning / She Sold Me Magic / Hitchin' A Ride



Album Title:  Instant Chartbusters  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1289]  

Release Date:  April 1970  

Track Listing:   Let It Be / Venus / Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
United We Stand / By The Way / Elizabethan Reggae / Instant Karma
Wand'rin'  Star /  Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head / That Same Old Feeling
Don't Cry Daddy / Let's Work Together



Album Title:  Chartbusters Rising

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1326]  

Release Date:  May 1970  

Track Listing:  Spirit In The Sky / Young Gifted And Black
I Can't Tell The Bottom From The Top / All Kinds Of Everything / Gimme Dat Ding
Daughter Of Darkness / Knock Knock Who's There / Something's Burning
Travellin' Band / Back Home / Good Morning Freedom / Melanie Makes Me Smile



Album Title:  Chartbusters Again  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1347]  

Release Date:  June 1970  

Track Listing:   In The Summertime / Cottonfields / It's All In The Game
Yellow River / Goodbye Sam Hello Samantha / Groovin' With Mr Bloe
Bet Yer Life I Do  Question / I Will Survive / My Marie / Down The Dustpipe
Honey Come Back



Album Title:  Chartbusters Today!  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1357]  

Release Date:  September 1970  

Track Listing:   The Wonder Of You / Rainbow / Lola
Love Of The Common People Neanderthal Man
Signed Sealed Delivered [I'm Yours] / Big Yellow Taxi / Sad Old Kinda Movie
All Right Now / I'll Say Forever My Love / Natural Sinner
Up Around The Bend



Album Title:  Chartbusters Of The Year  

Label / Release Number:  Marble Arch [MALS 1366]  

Release Date:  November 1970  

Track Listing:   In The Summertime / Yellow River / Wand'rin' Star / Let It Be
Back Home / All Kinds Of Everything / The Wonder Of You / Spirit In The Sky
Love Grows / You Can Get It If You Really Want / Lola / Two Little Boys


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