The Original Man Tin

Fun and practical , The Man Tin, can be for storing those objects left around the house, usually things like dead batteries and random wires and screws that you have no idea what they’re from.

The ‘Man Tin’ is metal tin with a lift-off lid, designed to look like storgae tins of yester-year. A perfect size for any number of ‘things’, this tin is an ideal gift for any man to keep his world organised and everyone else’s living space free from random leads and screws

The man tin reads Essential Spare Parts Supply Co. “Lubricating the gears of maintenance. The Original Man Tin. Nuts, bolts, buttons, batteries, hald a pencil and a bent paperclip. High Quality Oddments that will definitely come in handy… Eventually. The tin itself is Yellow/Orange in colour and also has a handy slot on the top so you could also use it as a savings tin.

  • Consult the man tin every time you may require a screw or ancient take away menu.
  • A Practical and affordable solution to clearing up random objects sitting around on your mantel piece or shelves.
  • The ideal gift for the man who literally has everything, because he just can’t throw anything away.

The tin is 17cm in height, 12cm in width, and 8cm in depth. Made from metal and delivered well wrapped in cardboard.

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40 years of marriage in 2018 Celebrating with Music

40 years of marriage in 2018 - music from 1978Many parties are thrown to celebrate a Ruby Wedding Anniversary whether they are formal, informal or just slung together we can help with the right music to celebrate 40 years of marriage in 2018.

Get our CD gift greeting card for 1978 which has a CD  inside with a multitude of top hits from the year they were married with many love songs that will bring the memories of the year they married flooding back.

The complete playlist is as follows with a brief synopsis as well to help you.

  1. Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky ~ Released 28th January 1978 it reached it’s highest chart position of No. 6 in the week ending 25th Feb 1978 remaining on the chart for 12 weeks in total.
  2. Bob Dylan – Baby Stop Crying ~ Recorded in April 1978 and got to number 13 in the official top forty in the weekending 2nd September 1978.
  3. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper ~ Reached number 16 in the week ending 8th July 1978.
  4. The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet ~ The band’s most successful song by this English rock band, recorded in April 1978. This song is recognised as one of the great rock tracks appearing in various lists including John Peel’s Festive Fifty and Q’s 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
  5. Santana – Well All Right ~ A cover of Buddy Holly’s 1958 B-side song “Well… All Right” Santana recorded this during the summer of 1978 and appeared on this transitional “inner Secrets” album.
  6. The Patti Smith Group – Because The Night ~ This classic rock love song was penned by Bruce Springsteen although he never released it, Patti Smith polished it off and this was possibly their best known  hit. This reached number 5 on the top 40 in the week ending 27th May 1978 spending 9 weeks in the charts. NME included it in their Top 150 Singles of All time chart.
  7. Heatwave – Always And Forever ~ Reached its highest chart position in this year at number 9 in the week ending 16th December 1978, during the year it was in the top forty for 8 weeks.
  8. REO Speedwagon – Roll With The Changes
  9. Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn ~ An absolute seminal track for the astounding War of the Worlds album. Reached number 5 in the top forty in the week ending 26th August 1978. The single spent 11 weeks in the charts this time round.
  10.  Elvis Presley – Don’t Be Cruel ~ Originally recorded in July 1956 this was re-released to coincide with the anniversary of his death the year earlier. It only reached number 23 in the week ending 29th July 1978.
  11. Japan – Suburban Berlin
  12. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Come Back And Finish What You Started
  13. Dan Hartman – Instant Replay ~ A classic disco track, it reached its highest chart position of number 8 in the week ending 2nd December 1978 spending a total of 10 weeks in the charts this year.
  14. Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son ~ a classic prog rock track of the time, it’s highest chart position was only number 51 however it remained on the charts for an impressive amount of time.
  15. Earth, Wind & Fire – September ~ Another barnstormer from the American funk band, peaked at number 3 in the top forty single’s chart, it made it’s chart entry in the week ending 16th December 1978.
  16. Journey – Wheel In The Sky ~ This has got to be known as one of those classic filler tracks.
  17. Cheap Trick – Surrender ~ Cheap trick did not have great success with this in the UK however this reached N0. % in the Belgium top forty, which for an American Rock band was unusual.
  18. Peter Skellern – Love Is The Sweetest Thing ~ This song was written in 1932 however Peter Skellern had a chart hit with his version in 1978, it won the Music Trades Association award for best middle of the road song in this year.
  19. Bill Withers – Lovely Day ~ This song has had many lives however this is the original recording and sung by the writer who co-wrote it with Skip Scarborough. It reached number 7 in the week ending 11th February 1978 remaining on the charts for 8 weeks.
  20. The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie. ~ A classic Jacksons’ track It peaked at number 8 on the top forty in the week ending 4th November 1978 spending a total of 8 weeks in the top 40.

You could complement this with the number one for the week they got married (check what song here http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1978/) or if you want a longer playlist then how about a montage of number ones from their anniversary for every year since they wed.

The summer smash hit film of 1978 was Grease and the year was dominated by songs from the film. ‘You’re the one that I want’ by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was number one for 9 weeks and remained in the top 40 for 20 weeks. At the same time this was in the top 40 it also had a parody of the song sung by Hylda Baker and Arthur Mullard in the charts. If you watch the video for this song remember you can’t unsee it!

60th Birthday gift ~ Hit Music from 1958 CD with Greeting Card

60th Anniversary Gifts ~ Hit Music of 1968 CD with Greeting Card in one

A great idea for a 60th Birthday gift in 2018, this unique bi-fold greeting gift card is covered with images, memories from 1958 The greeting card includes a CD full of original hits from 1958 plus it also includes a code to download all these tracks to you computer.

All the tracks are recordings from the original artists of the time and are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipient. The inside of the greeting card has a page with interesting facts from and about the year 1958 with a blank page for you to add your own message.

Hit Music from 1958: Track List:

  1. Miles Davis – Summertime
  2. Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
  3. Perry Como – Magic Moments
  4. Tony Bennett – It Amazes Me
  5. Doris Day – A Very Precious Love
  6. Vic Damone – The Only Man On The Island
  7. Billie Holiday – I’m A Fool To Want You
  8. Duke Ellington – Mood Indigo
  9. Johnny Cash – Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
  10. Charlie Walker – Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
  11. Louis Armstrong – Rockin’ Chair
  12. Ray Conniff Orchestra – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  13. Neil Sedaka – The Diary
  14. Johnny Mathis – A Certain Smile
  15. Vic Damone – On The Street Where You Live
  16. Dave Brubeck – The Golden Horn
  17. Stonewall Jackson – Life To Go
  18. Doris Day – Everybody Loves A Lover
  19. Johnnie Ray – What More Can I Say
  20. Duke Ellington – Solitude.

Supplied in a cellophane wrapper and is supplied with it’s own white envelope for either onward posting (UK normal letter stamp size) or presenting to the recipient directly.

Card size: 14cm wide by 21cm high.

50th Birthday gift ~ Hit Music of 1968 CD and Greeting Card

A great idea for a 50th birthday gift if they are celebrating their 50th Birthday in 2018 they will appreciate this great gift idea, this unique bi-fold greeting gift card is covered with images and memories from 1968 The greeting card includes a CD full of original hits from 1968 plus it also includes a code to download all these tracks to you computer.

All the tracks are recordings from the original artists of the time and are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipients. The inside of the greeting card has a page with interesting facts from and about the year 1968 with a blank page for you to add your own message.

Track List:

  1. Fleetwood Mac – Albatross
  2. Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson
  3. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Young Girl
  4. Andy Williams – Can’t Help Falling In Love
  5. 1910 Fruitgum Co – Simon Says
  6. Elvis Presley – Guitar Man
  7. Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
  8. Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No-I Got Life
  9. Box Tops – Cry Like A Baby
  10. Big Brother & The Holding Company – Piece Of My Heart
  11. Ohio Express – Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
  12. Reparata & The Delrons – Captain Of Your Ship
  13. Hugo Montenegro – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
  14. The Byrds – You Ain’t Going Nowhere
  15. Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine
  16. Gun – Race With The Devil
  17. Bruce Channel – Keep On
  18. Jos? F?liciano – Light My Fire
  19. Laura Nyro – Stoned Soul Picnic
  20. The Love Affair – Everlasting Love.

Supplied in a cellophane wrapper and is supplied with it’s own white envelope for either onward posting (UK normal letter stamp size) or presenting to the recipient directly.

Card size: 14cm wide by 21cm high.

If you are sending this 50th birthday gift direct to the recipient we can personalise it for you by adding a message, if you wish to do this please let us know in the notes during check out and include what you would like to say.

Check out our blog post titled celebrating 50 years in 2018 for an in depth look at the content on the CD plus other ideas for celebrating this year.

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Celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2018 with Music

Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Music from 1968Many parties are thrown to celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary whether they are formal, informal or just slung together we can help with the right music to celebrate 50 years of marriage.

Get our CD gift greeting card for 1968 which has a CD  inside with a multitude of top hits from the year they were married with many love songs that will bring the memories of yester-year flooding back.

The complete playlist is as follows with a brief synopsis as well to help you.

  1. Fleetwood Mac – Albatross ~ First Released 22 November 1968, eventually got to No.1 on 25th January 1969 spending 18 weeks on the chart this time (it has a number of releases) although this remains Fleetwood Mac’s only ever UK number one hit.
  2. Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson ~ Made Famous from the Sound track of the film with the same name, the film was released in advance of the single (in 1967) and the Single reached it’s highest position of No. 4 in the week ending 7th August 1968.
  3. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Young Girl ~ Reached No. 1 Weekending 22nd May 1968 and stayed there for another 3 weeks remaining on the top 40 chart for 16 weeks.
  4. Andy Williams – Can’t Help Falling In Love ~ Reached No. 5 in the week ending 1st May 1968 and was in the top 40 for 14 weeks.
  5. 1910 Fruitgum Co – Simon Says ~ A classic bubblegum pop record, first release in the UK in March 1968 it reached No. 2 in the week ending 1st May 1968 spending 14 weeks on the top 40 chart.
  6. Elvis Presley – Guitar Man ~ Released in 1967 in the USA it was not released in the UK until Feb. 1968 only reaching No. 19 in the top 40 in the week ending 27th March 1968.
  7. Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music ~ Released in the UK in July 1968 this song reached No. 7 in the week ending 14th August 1968 remaining in the top 40 for 13 weeks.
  8. Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No-I Got Life ~ Released on October 1968 it reached N0. 2 in the week ending 18th December 1968 spending 10 weeks on the chart.
  9. Box Tops – Cry Like A Baby ~  Released in April 1968 it reached No. 15 in the UK charts in the week ending 1st May 1968 spending 10 weeks in the top 40.
  10. Big Brother & The Holding Company (Feat. Janis Joplin) – Piece Of My Heart ~ In 2004, the Big Brother and the Holding Company version was ranked number 353 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is also included among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
  11. Ohio Express – Yummy, Yummy, Yummy ~ reached No. 5 in the top 40 in the week ending 17th July 1968 spending 12 weeks on the chart.
  12. Reparata & The Delrons – Captain Of Your Ship ~ An American Girl group who found more fame in the UK their their native USA. Following the success of this single, the group toured the United Kingdom, with the backing group Clouds.
  13. Hugo Montenegro – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly ~ This is the sound track to the same film however this No. 1 hit was a cover of the original with the film being released in 1966. It has since become one of the most iconic scores in film history. The record reached No. 1 in the week ending 13th November 1968 and stayed there for 4 weeks remaining in the top 40 for 20 weeks.
  14. The Byrds – You Ain’t Going Nowhere ~ This is a classic Bob Dylan track covered by The Byrds, although popular it never got above 45th position in the UK charts although did better in Canada reaching No. 11.
  15. Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine ~ Absolute classic sixties hippy chick music iconic of the era. Peaked at No. 7 in the week ending 13th March 1968 remaining in the top 40 for 10 weeks.
  16. Gun – Race With The Devil ~ Great Guitar Riff in this song Reached N0. 8 in the week ending 18th December 1968.
  17. Bruce Channel – Keep On ~ reached No 12 in the top 40 in August 1968 spending 14 weeks on the chart top forty.
  18. José Féliciano – Light My Fire ~ Vocalist and guitarist José Féliciano experienced significant international success when he released his version of “Light My Fire” in 1968 as a single it Peaked in the UK on 30th October 1968 at No. 6 position spending 12 weeks in the top 40.
  19. Laura Nyro – Stoned Soul Picnic ~The best-known version of the song was recorded by The 5th Dimension, and was the first single released from their album of the same title. It was the most successful single from that album, reaching No.3 on the U.S. Pop chart and No.2 on the Billboard R&B chart. It became a platinum record. Source Wikipedia
  20. The Love Affair – Everlasting Love. ~ An complete classic finishes off this CD perfectly, if was No. 1 for two weeks reach number one on the week of 31st January 1968, it remained on the charts for 12 weeks.

You could complement this with the number one for the week they got married (check what song here http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1964/) or if you want a longer playlist then how about a montage of number ones from their anniversary for every year since they wed.

Other memorable chart hits during this year that cannot be included due to differing Artist copyrights are Clif Richard’s No. 1 Hit ‘Congratulations’ and a version of ‘Anniversary Waltz’ sung by the iconic Anita Harris.

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The Anniversary Song Platinum Anniversary

It’s 70 years since the film The Jolson Story was released which makes this year (2016) the Platinum Anniversary of it’s release.

The Anniversary Song by from the Jolson Story

Included in the film was a musical score entitled ‘Anniversary Song’ penned by Al Jolson and Saul Chaplin. The original song  was adapted from Losif (aka Ivano or Jovan) Ivanovici’s Romanian Waltz ‘Waves of the Danube’ first published in 1880 (136 years ago.) An accomplished composer which a few nations like to  claim as their own. The tune is also claimed to be at the root of KPop as a Korean recorded a song based on the tune in 1926.

 

The film covers Al Jonson’s life and career although some scenes were pure fiction, the film  contains a number of well know Jolson songs along with new material such as the Anniversary Song, well known songs including ‘My Mammy’ and Swannee, Toot Toot Tootsie, Ma Blushin’ Rosie were some of the highlights.
The film was a tremendous financial success for Columbia Pictures, and won three Academy Awards for
  • Best Music,
  • Scoring of a Musical Picture,
  • Best Sound Recording,
and was nominated for seven in total including
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role for Larry Parks,
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role for William Demarest,
  • Best Cinematography, (Colour)
  • Best Film Editing.
The Anniversary Song music score sheet
The Lyrics are a wonderful tribute for an anniversary.

Lyrics

Oh How we danced on the night we were wed.
We vowed our true love, though a word wasn’t said.
The world was in bloom, there were stars in the skies.
Except for the few that were there in your eyes.
Dear, as I held you so close in my arms, angels were singing a hymn to your charms .
Two Hearts gently beating were murmuring low “My darling I love you so.”
The Night seemed to fade into blossoming dawn.
The sun shone a new but the dance lingered on.
Could we but relive that sweet moment sublime.
We’d find that our love is unaltered by time.
The Lyrics as sung on the film vary from the sheet music however there are a number of variations available from various international Crooners using the actual penned prose.

Golden Wedding Anniversary gift ~ Hit Music of 1968 CD with Greeting Card

Hit Music of 1968 - A time to remember the classic years

Anyone celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary also known as their Golden Wedding in 2018 will appreciate this great gift idea as this unique bi-fold greeting gift card includes a CD with hit music of 1968 and is covered with images and memories from the year 1968.

The greeting card includes a CD full of original hits from 1968 plus it also includes a code to download all these music tracks to you computer. Especially relevant are all the tracks are recordings by the original artists of the time and are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipients.

Music of 1968 Track List:

  1. Fleetwood Mac – Albatross
  2. Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson
  3. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Young Girl
  4. Andy Williams – Can’t Help Falling In Love
  5. 1910 Fruitgum Co – Simon Says
  6. Elvis Presley – Guitar Man
  7. Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
  8. Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No-I Got Life
  9. Box Tops – Cry Like A Baby
  10. Big Brother & The Holding Company – Piece Of My Heart
  11. Ohio Express – Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
  12. Reparata & The Delrons – Captain Of Your Ship
  13. Hugo Montenegro – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
  14. The Byrds – You Ain’t Going Nowhere
  15. Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine
  16. Gun – Race With The Devil
  17. Bruce Channel – Keep On
  18. Jos? F?liciano – Light My Fire
  19. Laura Nyro – Stoned Soul Picnic
  20. The Love Affair – Everlasting Love.

The inside of the greeting card has a page with interesting facts from and about the year 1968 with a blank page for you to add your own personal message.

Furthermore the CDCard is supplied in a cellophane wrapper with it’s own white envelope for either onward posting (UK normal letter stamp size) or presenting to the recipient directly.

Card Dimensions: 14cm wide by 21cm high.

Check out our blog post titled Celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2018 with music for an in-depth look at the music on the CD including the chart positions, snippets of information about the artists plus other suggestions for music to celebrate their Golden Wedding.

50th Birthday ; Music CD and Greeting Card in one; The Music of your Life -1975-2005

Anyone celebrating their 50th Birthday this year will enjoy this unique bi-fold greeting gift card. The greeting card is covered with images invoking memories of their formative years. A 20 track CD is included with hits from within the years 1975-2005. All the tracks are recordings from the original artists of the time and are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipients. The inside of the greeting card has a page with interesting facts that have occurred during the these years plus a blank page for you to add your own message.

Track listing:
1.The Trammps – Hold Back The Night 2.Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia 3.Bill Withers – Lovely Day 4.The Jacksons – Can You Feel It 5.Men At Work – Down Under 6.Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) 7.Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love 8.Bruce Hornsby & The Range – The Way It Is 9.Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up 10.Fairground Attraction – Perfect 11.New Kids On The Block – Step By Step 12.Shabba Ranks – Mr Loverman 13.Soul Asylum – Runaway Train 14.Tina Arena – Chains 15.Way Out West – The Gift 1 6.Kylie Minogue – Some Kind Of Bliss 17.Five – Everybody Get Up 18.A1 – Take On Me 19.The Calling – Wherever You Will Go 20.Amerie – 1 Thing

Supplied in a cellophane wrapper, comes with it’s own white envelope.

Card size: 14cm wide by 21cm high. (can be posted with standard Royal Mail Letter stamp)

Ruby Wedding 40th Anniversary gift ~ Hit Music of 1978 CD and Greeting Card

Hit Music of 1978 - The Classic Years CDCard Gift Card

Anyone celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary also known as their Ruby Wedding in 2018 will appreciate this great gift idea as this unique bi-fold greeting gift card includes a CD with hit music of 1978 and is covered with images and memories from the year 1978.

The greeting card includes a CD full of original hits from 1978 plus it also includes a code to download all these music tracks to you computer. Especially relevant are all the tracks are recordings by the original artists of the time and are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipients.

The Classic Years Music of 1978 CD Track List

  1. Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky
  2. Bob Dylan – Baby Stop Crying
  3. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
  4. The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet
  5. Santana – Well All Right
  6. The Patti Smith Group – Because The Night
  7. Heatwave – Always And Forever
  8. REO Speedwagon – Roll With The Changes
  9. Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn
  10. Elivs Presley – Don’t Be Cruel
  11. Japan – Suburban Berlin
  12. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Come Back And Finish What You Started
  13. Dan Hartman – Instant Replay
  14. Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son
  15. Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  16. Journey – Wheel In The Sky
  17. Cheap Trick – Surrender
  18. Peter Skellern – Love Is The Sweetest Thing
  19. Bill Withers – Lovely Day
  20. The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie.

The inside of the greeting card has a page with interesting facts from and about the year 1978 with a blank page for you to add your own message.

Furthermore the CDCard is supplied with it’s own white envelope for either onward posting (UK normal letter stamp size) or presenting to the recipient directly.

Card size: 14cm wide by 21cm high.

Check out our blog post titled Celebrating 40 years of marriage in 2018 with music for an in-depth look at the music on the CD including the chart positions, snippets of information about the artists plus other suggestions for music to celebrate their Ruby Wedding.

70th Birthday ; Music CD and Greeting Card in one; The Music of your Life -1955-1985

Anyone celebrating their 70th Birthday this year will enjoy this unique bi-fold greeting gift card. The greeting card is covered with images invoking memories of their formative years. A 20 track CD is included with hits from within the years 1955-1985.

SKU: cd70th_4108

GTIN: 615858202683

Delivery target: 1-2 days

 

Anyone celebrating their 70th Birthday this year will enjoy this unique bi-fold greeting gift card. The greeting card is covered with images invoking memories of their formative years. A 20 track CD is included with hits from within the years 1955-1985. All the tracks are recordings from the original artists of the time and are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipients. The inside of the greeting card has a page with interesting facts that have occurred during the these years plus a blank page for you to add your own message.

Track listing:
1.Eartha Kitt – Just An Old Fashioned Girl 2.Perry Como – Magic Moments 3.Perez Prado – Mambo No 5 4.Elvis Presley – His Latest Flame 5.Duane Eddy – Dance With The Guitar Man 6.Andy Williams – Can’t Get Used To Losing You 7.The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man 8.Scott McKenzie – San Francisco 9.Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson 10.Sly & The Family Stone – Everyday People 11.Sweet – Funny Funny 12.Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes 13.Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side 14.Terry Jacks – Seasons In The Sun 15.Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby 16.The Isley Brothers – Harvest For The World 17.The Patti Smith Group – Because The Night 18.Adam & The Ants – Stand And Deliver 19.The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men 20.Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero

Supplied in a cellophane wrapper, comes with it’s own white envelope.

Card size: 14cm wide by 21cm high. (can be posted with standard Royal Mail Letter stamp)