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Definitive Pye Collection album for sale by Searchers was released Mar 12, 2008 on the Sanctuary label. The Searchers: Mike Pender, John McNally (vocals, guitar); Tony Jackson (vocals, bass); Chris Curtis (vocals, drums). Definitive Pye Collection songs Recorded between 1963 & 1982. Definitive Pye Collection album for sale Includes liner notes by David Wells. This three-CD boxed set collects 75 tracks--including classics such as "Needles & Pins," "Love Potion No.9," and "Don't Throw Your Love Away"-- that the beloved British Invasion group the Searchers recorded for Pye Records from 1963 to 1982. It used to be, with reissues of the Searchers' classic Pye Records sides, that the challenge was getting them to sound good. Definitive Pye Collection CD music contains a single disc with 75 songs. ...See Full Description
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||Lots of Good Songs...|
The title says "definitive", not complete -- I don't believe any of their LPs is here in its entirety. All of the hits are here, of course, and many of their most interesting covers, including a spooky version of "I (Who Have Nothing)" (apparently previously unreleased), a nearly shoopless "It's In Her Kiss", and a great take on the folk tune "All My Sorrows".
By Eric (San Francisco)
||A Must for Searchers Fans!|
This collection is certainly a must for any serious Searchers fan.
By rjcats08 (Gardiner, ME, USA)
||Absolutely thier best|
It doesn't get any better. All their best with great sound
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Retrospective CD (2004) Top Seller
Definitive Pye Collection CD music Today the most recognition the Animals get is "House of the Rising Sun" being played on oldies radio, but in the mid-1960s they were a powerful part of the British Invasion, often reckoned on a par with the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who. Like those bands, the Animals had strong roots in blues and R&B, but, in their original incarnation, they stayed closer to those roots than their peers did. This definitive compilation, masterfully assembled by the ABKCO think tank of Teri Landi and Jody Klein, shows the tough, uncompromising use to which the Animals put their American influences. John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" is recast as a raw garage rocker glazed with Alan Price's sinister organ riffs, and the aforementioned "House of the Rising Sun" is transformed from a traditional folk lament to an urgent, ominous piece of churning tumult.
Of course, the group skillfully expanded those roots (with the help of some great writers), and turned out some classic working-class-rebel anthems ("We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "It's My Life"). By '67, the original lineup disbanded, and Eric Burdon led a new batch of Animals into a psychedelic West Coast sound ("San Franciscan Nights," "Monterey"). The Animals may not be given pride of place in the rock history books, but RETROSPECTIVE shows that they fully deserve it.
Audio Remixers: Eddie Kramer; Gary Kellgren; Vic Briggs.
Liner Note Author: Jim Bessman.
Recording information: Kingsway Recording Studio, London, England (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Mayfair Recording Studio, New York, NY (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Sunset-Highland Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970).
Arrangers: Vic Briggs; Horace Ott; Dave Rowberry.
The Animals: Alan Price (keyboards); Chas Chandler (bass instrument); Eric Burdon, John Steel , Hilton Valentine.
Personnel: Eric Burdon (vocals); John Weider (guitar, violin); Vic Briggs (guitar, piano, vibraphone); Howard H. Scott, Hilton Valentine (guitar); Charles Miller (flute); Royal Scots Guard Pipe And Drum Marching Band (bagpipe, percussion); Lee Oskar (harmonica); Alan Price (piano, organ); Lonnie Jordan, Dave Rowberry (organ); Barry Jenkins (drums, percussion); Harold Brown, John Steel (drums); Thomas R. Allen, Jr. (percussion).
Additional personnel: War.
Gold CDs (2005) Top Seller
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Audio Mixer: John Hendrickson.
Audio Remixers: Roger Young; Robert DeLaGarza.
Arranger: Paul Riser.
Personnel: Karen Carpenter (vocals, drums, background vocals); Tony Peluso (guitar, electric guitar); Ray Parker Jr. (guitar); Bobby Bruce (fiddle); Sheridon Stokes (flute, recorder); Bob Messenger (flute, saxophone, tenor saxophone); David Shostac (flute); Tommy Morgan (harmonica); Tom Scott (recorder, tenor saxophone); James Kanter, Doug Strawn (clarinet); Earl Dumler (oboe, English horn); Jack Nimitz (baritone saxophone); Chuck Findley (trumpet); Buddy Childers (flugelhorn); Tom Hensley (tack piano); Ed Green , Jim W. Gordon, Hal Blaine, Harvey Mason, Sr. , Larrie Londin, Ron Tutt (drums); Gary Coleman, Peter Limonick (percussion); Gregg Smith Singers, Julia Tillman, O.K. Chorale, Carolyn Dennis, Maxine Willard Waters, Carlena Williams (background vocals).
DJ: Tony Peluso.
|Hard To Find 45's on CD, Vol. 6: More 60's Classics CD (2001) Top Seller
Definitive Pye Collection album for sale As the title suggests, Hard to Find 45's on CD, Vol. 6: More Sixties Classics collects more of the decade's pop and rock singles, including Lou Christie's "Lightning Strikes," the Nashville Teens' "Tobacco Road," Dale & Grace's "I'm Leaving It Up to You," and the Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee." Some of the collection's more obscure highlights include the stereo single versions of Miriam Makeba's "Pata Pata" and Lolita's "Sailor (Your Home Is the Sea)," as well as the original mono single version of Four Jacks and a Jill's "Master Jack." Tracks by Dickey Lee, Chris Montez, the Dixiebelles, Millie Small, and Los Bravos complete this fun collection of off-the-beaten-path hits. ~ Heather Phares
Here's another high quality collection of 1960s hits. 17 of the 21 tracks here made the Top 20, and two of these songs are making their U.S. CD debut or are appearing in stereo for the first time. Features the cuts "Lightnin' Strikes," "I'm Leaving It Up
Audio Remixers: Mark Mathews; Tom Daly.
Who's Next CDs (1971)
||Bonus Tracks; Remastered; Deluxe Edition; Digipak
Definitive Pye Collection buy CD music Recorded between 1968 & 1971. Includes liner notes by Pete Townshend, John Atkins, and Chris Charlesworth.
Though Pete Townshend was originally unhappy with WHO'S NEXT, it was quickly welcomed by critics and fans, becoming one of the most celebrated titles in their enduring catalog. His frustrations boiled down to the album being a compromised version of a larger work he'd envisioned, LIFEHOUSE, which proved too unwieldy to be realized. Expanded to a two-disc set with essays by both Townshend and John Atkins, the original nine-song album is expanded with six additional studio tracks.
These include earlier versions of the album's songs and a cover of Holland-Dozier-Holland's "Baby Don't You Do It." Recorded in New York during the spring of 1971 in the midst of a fraying relationship with producer Kit Lambert, the early cuts clearly don't have the sonic breadth and wallop of what the Who achieved back in England later in the year, but are fascinating nonetheless. The second disc was recorded live before an invited audience, and was originally part of the album's grand plan. Mixing new material with covers ("Road Runner;" Mose Allison's "Young Man Blues") and original tunes from their past (the anthem "My Generation"), the band plays with a palpable urgency and fire. This was the Who at the peak of its powers, a status the group would retain as a live act through the '70s.
Includes liner notes by Pete Townshend and John Atkins.
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Producers: The Who, Kit Lambert, Keith Moon.
Reissue producer: Jon Astley.
The Who: Roger Daltrey (vocals); Pete Townshend (guitar, piano, organ, ARP synthesizer, background vocals); John Entwistle (horns, piano, bass, background vocals); Keith Moon (drums, percussion).
Producers: The Who, Glyn Johns, Kit Lambert.
Personnel: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar, piano, ARP synthesizer); John Entwistle (vocals, brass, piano); Roger Daltrey (vocals); Dave Arbus (violin); Nicky Hopkins (piano); Keith Moon (drums, percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Jon Astley.
Audio Remixers: Jon Astley; Andy MacPherson.
Liner Note Authors: Chris Charlesworth; John Atkins; Pete Townshend; Andy Neill.
Recording information: Olympic (03/17/1971-06/??/1971); Record Plant, NY (03/17/1971-06/??/1971); Stargroves (03/17/1971-06/??/1971); Young Vic Theatre, South London (03/17/1971-06/??/1971).
Photographers: Ethan Russell; Chris Walter; Graham Hughes; Barry Plummer; Chris Morphet.
The Who: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar, piano, organ, ARP synthesizer); John Entwistle (vocals, brass, piano, bass); Keith Moon (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Leslie West (guitar); Nicky Hopkins (piano).
Additional personnel: Leslie West (guitar); Dave Arbus (violin); Nicky Hopkins (piano); Al Kooper (organ).
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It Ain't Easy CD (1971) Top Seller
Definitive Pye Collection songs It Ain't Easy features a British blues/rock lineup befitting the man behind the Long John Baldry moniker. This album returns Baldry to a decidedly edgier and hipper audience, with a literal cast of all-stars on some of the more adventurous material he had covered to date. This is no doubt due, at least in part, to the involvement of rock superstars Rod Stewart and Elton John. (In fact, John confesses to have taken the last name in his stage moniker from Baldry's first.) Among their contributions to the project, Stewart and Elton divided the production tasks -- each taking a side of the original album. Immediately, Baldry sheds the MOR blue-eyed pop soul image. The backing band on Stewart's side include fellow Face and future Rolling Stone, Ron Wood, on electric guitar and acoustic guitarist Sam Mitchell, who appeared on many of Stewart's early-'70s solo albums. His contributions to this side are numerous, including an especially potent solo on Leadbelly's "Black Girl." This authentic duet featuring Maggie Bell on co-lead vocals is a definite return to the Mississippi Delta for the song which is also known as the bluegrass standard "In the Pines." Other highlights from Stewart's sector include the humorous and self-biographical leadoff track "Conditional Discharge," which is paired with the full-tilt boogie of "Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock & Roll." Arguably the oddest cover version on this album is also among the best; "Morning Morning" from head Fug Tuli Kupferberg is given new and surprisingly fresh life by Baldry. Highlights from Elton John's side include Randy Newman's "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield," which would have fit perfectly on John's Tumbleweed Connection album. Additionally, "Rock Me When He's Gone" was actually recorded by John, although his version remained unissued until the 1992 odds and sods compilation Rare Masters. ~ Lindsay Planer
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1971 album from the late, great British bluesman including bonus tracks. It Ain't Easy returns Baldry to a decidedly edgier and hipper audience, with a cast of all-stars on some of the more adventurous material he had covered to date. This is no doubt due, at least in part, to the involvement of superstars Rod Stewart and Elton John. Among their contributions to the project, Stewart and Elton divided the production tasks -- each taking a side of the original album. Immediately, Baldry sheds the MOR blue-eyed Pop Soul image. The backing band on Stewart's side include fellow Face and future Rolling Stone, Ron Wood, on electric guitar and acoustic guitarist and Sam Mitchell, who appeared on many of Stewart's early '70s solo albums. Features Baldry's biggest hit 'Don't Try To Lay No Boogie-Woogie On The King Of Rock 'n' Roll'. Highlights from Elton John's side include Randy Newman's 'Let's Burn Down the Cornfield', which would have fit perfectly on John's Tumbleweed Connection album. Warner. 2005.
Liner Note Author: Sid Griffin.
Author: Long John Baldry.
Personnel: Long John Baldry (vocals, 12-string guitar); Sam Mitchell (guitar, slide guitar, dobro); Caleb Quaye (guitar, organ); Alan Skidmore (tenor saxophone); Elton John (piano, organ); Ian Armitt (piano); Roger Pope (drums); Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike, Tony Burrows, Tony Hazzard, Kay Garner (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Dan Hersch.
Gold CDs (2005)
Definitive Pye Collection album for sale At two discs and 40 songs in length, Gold easily bests 2001's Magic or 2002's Definitive Collection. The compilation covers all phases of Olivia Newton-John's career, from her early years of country-tinged AM pop to her time in the pop spotlight with Grease and Xanadu and all the way to her more recent adult contemporary works with Diane Warren, Babyface, and Elton John. Though die-hard fans might find a favorite omitted, this is only a slight misstep and chances are they already own it on one of the other greatest-hits collections. There have been countless Olivia Newton-John greatest-hits compilations and anthologies, but nothing ever this sprawling and thorough in scope. This is the only release casual fans will ever need, and a fantastic starting point to discover a career rich in pop music treasures. ~ Rob Theakston
Photographers: Herb Ritts; Claude Mougin; Pamela Springsteen; Patrick Lichfield; Jeff Dunas; Michelle Day; Bob Stone.
Arrangers: Bruce Welch; John Farrar.
Personnel: Olivia Newton-John (vocals); John Travolta, Babyface (vocals); Electric Light Orchestra.
Liner Note Author: Paul Grein.
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