THE V.I.P.'s - 'I Wanna Be Free'/'Don't Let It Go'/'Smokestack Lightning' (Fontana 460.982 ME) October 1966 - French release
'I Wanna Be Free' b/w 'Don't Let It Go was released in Britain during October 1966 but flopped. I actually prefer the soul ballad of sorts 'Don't Let It Go' on the flip but overall I know that The V.I.P.'s had much stronger material that Island could have put out.
The French EP on Fontana added a pedestrian version of Howlin' Wolf's 'Smokestack Lightning' which I've never cared for no matter who records it. It's just one of those songs that doesn't get me stirring with any interest.
THE V.I.P.'s - Never Let It Go