The Saints first 45 appeared on a variety of labels and names but neither side is anything other than pretty ordinary group soul sadly. By the time of their superb Revue 45 their numbers were reduced to only two – and so the outstanding Mirror Mirror On The Wall is another of those male duo sounds that I love so much rather than a group track. Whatever pigeonhole you put it in however its quality is undeniable – just check out those testifying voices and the emotional power they generate. The instrumentation and arrangement by that interesting character Charles Green, offer a perfect vessel for the guys to pour their passionate angst into. A 45 that should be in every collection.
Could one of the lead voices belong to Bobby St James?
I’ve been taken for a ride / The sun don’t shine (everyday) ~ STARDOM 1 / KENT 480 / WATTS 901 (1968)
Mirror mirror on the wall / Come on let’s dance ~ REVUE 11069 (1969)
1. The WATTS release was issued under the name of Bobby St James. “Taken for a ride” was also issued on WATTS 901 under the name the Uptones, with a different flip “Wear my ring”.
2. You can find "The sun don't shine (everyday) on the Kent UK CD "For Connoisseurs Only" and "I've been taken for a ride" on the same company's CDs "Impressed" and "For Dancers Only".