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Bobby Darin’s “Something Special” BBC UK-Only Live LP 50th Anniversary!

Something Special

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Bobby’s soundtrack to his 1967 BBC TV special, we’ve restored the long out of print ORIGINAL MONO LP BBC Soundtrack for your listening pleasure!

Bobby Darin At the Palladium

Bobby performing at the Palladium Theatre, London, 1966

This super rare UK-only release has been OOP for nearly 50 years now!  Did you know this was the ONLY other official Bobby Darin LIVE release in his lifetime?


Sit back and enjoy the show – audio only as originally released on LP in the UK at the time.

Special thanks to the BBC for the arrangement!

Bobby Darin – Something Special 1967 BBC UK-Only LP – Rare and Restored COMPLETE!

Dynamic range of original release intact – Bobby soars with “Don’t Rain on My Parade”, “About a Quarter to Nine”, his own “Funny What Love Can Do” and classic impressions over “One for My Baby”.

Exclusive: Bobby Darin’s “Clementine” (Vocal Mix) Now Streaming! Hep-hep!

Spotlight on A Great Gentleman of Song… Bobby’s Incredible Voice and Vocal Delivery!


We took what is considered to be one of, if not the best, Bobby vocals – and crafted a near a-capella mix from the original stereo release to a mono Bobby vocal “up-mix”.

Inspired by The Beach Boys’ “Stack-O-Vocals” it only seemed right we extract at least one vocal for the great Bobby Darin.  Note that the way these early ATCO cuts were recorded, Bobby did not always have his own vocal track.   So this is totally unique – and not pulled directly from any single track.

Crafted off the original stereo mix – we kept the “warmth” of Bobby’s powerhouse vocal, so you will hear some backing track “leakage”.  It was too sterile with removing all of the backing track – this was the second pass.

This is not to supplant the original final mix in any way (or the officially-released alternate version released on “The Bobby Darin Story” – missing a lot of BD’s trademark vocal inflections).

This was crafted to showcase Bobby Darin, the young vocalist – the attitude, the voice, the blowing bubbles, the inflections – the “hep-hep”s!

Let us know what you think in the comments!  Enjoy!