The ‘Paul Young’ – No Parlez appeal starts here!
Surely, this is the most remaindered album ever. Released in 1983 and featuring Paul’s ‘Come Back And Stay’ and ‘Love Of The Common People’, not to mention his cover of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, ‘No Parlez’ once commanded it’s own section in the Notting Hill branch of Music And Video Exchange where a good 30 copies were racked for as little as 10p. Sadly that accolade has gone but charity shops around the country, jumble sales and indeed all branches of Music And Video Exchange have plenty of copies.
It’s Dave Henserson’s plan, at 23 Ears, to bring all of these lost platters together on July 31 this year, 29 years after its initial release. If you have a copy languishing anywhere in your house send it to Dave at 23 Ears Box 3175, Wiltshire SN9 5WL and they will build a commemorative tower of ‘Parlez’ in Derry Street, London, home of Sony Music who released this over stocked debut back in the day. Our fork lift awaits!