The cover of this cheap LP reminds of the posters for those exploitation flicks that used to be shown at drive-ins and 42nd Street grindhouses. Chicks in chains, the evils of drugs and alcohol, motorcycle gangs, teenage delinquents, etc.
Valley of the Dolls (Design, 1968) is billed as by the Young Lovers, but it sounds as though the tracks were drawn from several different sources. There are the three well-known movie themes plus seven tracks that seem to consist mostly of pop renditions of classical pieces.
The arrangement of the familiar Carmen bears more than a passing resemblance to the Tijuana Brass or perhaps the Phil Bodner-led Brass Ring, both of which got lots of airplay in the late '60s.
There were at least two other Young Lovers LPs issued by Design. One featured the theme from Barbarella and another spotlighted songs from the musical Finian's Rainbow. I'd be willing to bet that many of the tracks from the LPs were recycled on other cheap albums, no doubt with different artist credits and perhaps some song title changes as well. None of the Young Lovers material has been released digitally, at least not under that name.
Since I mentioned them earlier, here's a couple of things from the Tijuana Brass and the Brass Ring.
And finally, something from the Young Lovers' The Hit Songs Of The Wild Movie Barbarella And Other Way Out Themes (Design, 1970).