Sunday, 3 June 2018

Phil Spector - The Best Of Phil Spector




An essential collection of early 60s rock n roll Heaven.

The classics simply don’t stop. Ronnie Spector’s timeless voice on “Be My Baby” and “Baby I Love You” still sends shivers down my spine and always will. Then there is Darlene Love’s vocal on “He’s A Rebel” and LaLa Brooks on “Da Doo Ron Ron” and “Then He Kissed Me”. The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and "Unchained Melody". The bottom line is that these are simply some of the best pure pop records you will ever hear. Is there a better intro than that on "Baby I Love You" - and when Ronnie's "whoh-oh" comes in, I am almost in tears every time. Just wonderful. One of the best records ever made. Period.

There’s more - “Uptown”, “Not Too Young To Get Married”, “He’s Sure The Boy I Love”, “There’s No Other Like My Baby”, "The Best Part Of Breaking Up" and Ronnie's heartbreaking good vocal performance on “Walking In The Rain”. Ike & Tina Turner's "River Deep Mountain High"

Just perfect 60s teen pop. These songs will last forever.

Oh, and there’s the “wall of sound”.


The link below is to a slightly different album, as this is not available on Deezer. The Righteous Brothers are not on it for some reason.

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