Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ready Steady Go: The Number One Sixties Album


  

Firstly, and most importantly, here is the track listing:-

DISC ONE

1. 5-4-3-2-1 - Manfred Mann
2. Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five
3. My Generation - The Who
4. Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
5. For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
6. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
7. You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers
8. Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group
9. Tired Of Waiting For You - The Kinks
10. Baby Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes
11. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - The Walker Brothers
12. All Or Nothing - The Small Faces
13. Wild Thing - The Troggs
14. There's A Kind Of Hush
15. Carrie-Anne - The Hollies
16. The Onion Song - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
17. Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
18. Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
19. I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
20. Respect - Aretha Franklin
21. My Girl - Otis Redding
22. The House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
23. Nights In white Satin - The Moody Blues
24. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
25. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum

DISC TWO

1. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
2. Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops
3. Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
4. Yeh, Yeh - Georgie Fame
5. Shout - Lulu
6. Bend Me, Shape Me - Amen Corner
7. Jesamine - The Casuals
8. There's Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw
9. The Twelfth Of Never - Cliff Richard
10. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You - The Monkees
11. Blackberry Way - The Move
12. Groovin' - The Rascals
13. Catch The Wind - Donovan
14. This Old Heart Of Mine - The Isley Brothers
15. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
16. Israelites - Desmond Dekker
17. You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
18. Concrete And Clay - Unit Four Plus Two
19. Needles And Pins - The Searchers
20. Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa - Gene Pitney
21. I Will - Billy Fury
22. Here Comes The Night - Them
23. It's My Party - Lesley Gore
24. Melting Pot - Blue Mink
25. I've Gotta Get A Message To You - The Bee Gees

Now, we all know what great tracks most of these are, and a very good selection it is too. It is the SOUND that I wish to review here though, as it is simply the best remastering of sixties singles that I have ever heard, far better, for example that "The Best Sixties Album..." series. It contains the best remastering of Procol Harum's "A White Shade Of Pale" that I have heard thus far. Similarly "Blackberry Way", "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" and "Gimme Some Lovin'".

The sound is clear, warm, bassy and in great separated stereo on most tracks. I cannot emphasise enough how good the sound is on these tracks. However, I am a huge fan of bassy remasters, so if you prefer your music trebly and tinny, this is not for you.

Before you ask, yes, these are ALL the original recordings, which sometimes is not the case with sixties material.

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