... Hits ... (1967 - 1970)
MFP, or Music For Pleasure, was created in 1965 by book publisher Paul Hamlyn, in conjunction with EMI. Their involvement with anonymous covers is through Bill Wellings, mastermind of the older Top Twelve series, and whose production credits (as BWD) are on these albums. The albums Wellings recorded for MFP are among the best-selling and best-known in the field.
The titles, while not consistent, always had the word “Hits” in them, giving a form of continuity. However the variation in titles for each LP must have hampered public recognition to some extent (as it presumably did for Marble Arch too), and so the series was succeeded in 1970 by the consistent title, "Hot Hits" (see separate page).
Note: there is some evidence that the Top Six EP label borrowed some of the early recordings in this series for their last couple of EPs. Research into this is ongoing and we will post confirmed details when we have them.
NB - We have a separate website entirely devoted to this series of albums. Click here to visit.
"48 Great Hits on 4 LPs" 1968
Comments: This is a box set containing copies of the previous four LPs in the series, each inside a white inner sleeve. The track listing is therefore identical to the foregoing LPs. The box set has no individual catalogue number, but the original album numbers are retained and given on the front of the package.
The sleevenotes for each album have been re-worked and are printed on a paper insert which also has some completely new notes, written expecially for this box set. For more images of this package, visit our "Hot Hits Portal" website.
THIS SERIES CONTINUED UNDER THE TITLE "HOT HITS". SEE SEPARATE PAGE.