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Definitive Pop Collection album for sale by Everly Brothers was released Sep 12, 2006 on the Rhino (Label) label. This entry in Rhino Records' extra-value double CD best-of series showcases the Everly Brothers' talent and youthful energy, featuring a wide selection of their original hits, including "Bird Dog," "Wake Up, Little Susie," and "Crying in the Rain." The pair's late-1950s and early-'60s success, coming just before the advent of the British Invasion represented perhaps the last time rock & roll music could be seen as innocent, romantic, and devoid of the R&B-inspired eroticism first introduced by Elvis Presley and later by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. ...See Full Description
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||Great Sound, but Skimpy on the Music|
This remastered collection has the best sound quality of any other Everly Bros collection. But 72 minutes total of music, on a 2-CD set?? Come on, now, Rhino.
By Bill (Maple Glen, PA)
Excellent set, it covers most of the hits I remember. I took it on a 5 hour road trip and did not get tired of listening to it.
By Dennis (Harrisburg, SD, USA)
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|CD Universe Part number||7246332|
|Release Date||Sep 12, 2006|
|Producer||Steve Woolard (Compilation)|
|Recording Time||71 minutes|
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Definitive Pop 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.
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New World Record - Expanded Edition CD (1976)
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1976's A NEW WORLD RECORD is both a classic of commercial '70s pop and an archetypal ELO album. From the outer-space synths and rich orchestrations that open the album to Jeff Lynne's meticulous production and Beatlesque melodies, A NEW WORLD RECORD is magnificent ear candy. Both ambitious enough to appeal to "serious" rock fans and ultra-catchy enough to sound terrific on Top 40 radio (the plaintively gorgeous, McCartney-like "Telephone Line" and the anthemic "Livin' Thing" were well-deserved smashes), ELO was one of the few '70s bands whose appeal covered both the FM and AM spectrums. The album even resurrects "Do Ya," a classic single by Lynne's former band, the Move, in a splashy new version.
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Electric Light Orchestra: Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, Richard Tandy, Kelly Groucutt, Mik Kaminski, Hugh McDowell, Melvyn Gale.
Electric Light Orchestra: Mik Kaminski (violin); Richard Tandy (piano, Moog synthesizer); Kelly Groucutt, Hugh McDowell, Melvyn Gale, Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan.
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Recording information: De Lane Lea Studios, London, England; Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
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Definitive Pop Collection buy CD music If all you know about Herman's Hermits is that they had a couple of semi-novelty hits during the British Invasion with "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" and "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am," RETROSPECTIVE aims to set you straight. Part of ABKCO producers Teri Landi and Jody Klein's grand plan to redress the balance of historical perspective on 1960s pop, this collection is a perfect overview of the band initially regarded as a safer version of the Beatles. While amiable, sunny pop is the dominant strain here, there are many tracks that further flesh out the group's profile. A version of Sam Cooke's "(What a) Wonderful World" points up the Hermits' soul leanings. The downright nasty "A Must to Avoid" and the witty, rocking "Museum" would sound right at home on a contemporaneous Beatles album. The Hermits' version of the Kinks' "Dandy" displays hipper tastes than many give Peter Noone and company credit for, and RETROSPECTIVE itself calls out for a 21st-century reappraisal of the band's catalog.
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Recording information: De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios, London, England (??/??/1964-09/27/1969); Kingsway Recording Studio, London, England (??/??/1964-09/27/1969).
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|Hard To Find 45's on CD, Vol. 7: More 60's Classics CD (2001)
Definitive Pop Collection songs Here's a real grab bag of Top 40 hits from 1960 to 1966, some of them indeed very hard to find on CD or even hear on the radio. Some of them are not really not that hard to find on CD, though this disc (like every one in this series) takes pains to present original 45 RPM single versions, often in stereo. It leans toward the innocuous pop side of pop/rock, though within that framework there's a lot of variety and a good amount of quality: slightly soul-influenced pop (Gene McDaniels' "A Hundred Pounds of Clay"), poppy, late doo wop (the Velvets' "Tonight [Could Be the Night]," the Chimes' "Once in a While"), British Invasion pop (Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas' "Bad to Me," the Honeycombs' "Have I the Right," the Seekers' "I'll Never Find Another You," Cilla Black's "You're My World"), celebrity teen idols (Patty Duke's "Don't Just Stand There"), weird foreign one-shots (Kyu Sakamoto's "Sukiyaki"), jazz soul-pop (Nancy Wilson's "[You Don't Know] How Glad I Am"), and more. The dedicated collector might be interested in the items that are really the hardest to find or even heard on oldies radio, despite having been hit records. Those would include Nathaniel Mayer's relatively gutsy 1962 R&B-pop hit "Village of Love"; Mike Clifford's almost unbearably white-bread 1962 ballad "Close to Cathy"; Danny Williams' anodyne "White on White," which somehow made the Top Ten in early 1964 in the midst of the early British Invasion; and Joey Powers' 1963 Top Ten hit "Midnight Mary," a super-light, acoustic-flavored pop/rocker. The best of the obscurities is Verdelle Smith's 1966 number 38 hit "Tar and Cement," which sounds a little like an American pop-country spin on Dusty Springfield and was done (as "La Maison Ou J'ai Grandi") in the mid-'60s by French star Françoise Hardy. ~ Richie Unterberger
21 track collection contains really hard-to-find high-charting hits from the 1960s. 16 tracks made the Top 20, and 5 tracks are making their U.S. CD or stereo debut. All tracks are digitally remastered, and most are in stereo. Features the songs "Sukiyak
Liner Note Author: Greg Adams.
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Definitive Pop Collection album for sale Recorded between 1964 & 1988. Includes liner notes by Stu Hackel.
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