February 9 street date. Having already put out collections spotlighting the girl singers of 1960s Japan, France, Italy and Sweden, Ace now turns their attention to sunny Spain. The influence of hit records from the USA and the UK in the early 60s had resulted in a musical style the French called yé-yé. Spain also adopted the term to describe this new type of beat-oriented pop, while maintaining its own musical identity via sexy rhythms and an underlying current of drama and flamenco, as evidenced in this predominantly uptempo all-female compilation. Compiled by Ace's in-house international girl-pop buff Mick Patrick, "Beat Girls Español!" is available in 14-track LP and 24-track CD formats. The LP version - pressed on 180g white vinyl - is packaged in a heavy-duty sleeve with an inner bag featuring a 3500-word note and copious colour illustrations, while the CD edition comes with a bumper booklet containing expanded notes and extra illustrations.