Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ready Steady Go: The Number One Sixties Album Volume Two


  

First and foremost, here is the TRACK LISTING -

DISC ONE

1. Do You Love Me- The Dave Clark Five
2. Go Now - The Moody Blues
3. I Heard It Through The Grapevine- Marvin Gaye
4. In The Midnight Hour- Wilson Pickett
5. Keep On Running- Spencer Davis Group
6. You Really Got Me - The Kinks
7. Just One Look - The Hollies
8. Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas
9. All I Really Want To Do - The Byrds
10. Happy Together - The Turtles
11. Baby Come Back - The Equals
12. Wonderful World, Beautiful People - Jimmy Cliff
13. Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
14. I Want You - Bob Dylan
15. Baby Please Don't Go - Them
16. Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson
17. Stop! In The Name Of Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes
18. Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison
19. Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
20. The Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann
21. Hole In My Shoe - Traffic
22. I Get Around - The Beach Boys
23. The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
24.  Spanish Harlem - Aretha Franklin
25. With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker

DISC TWO

1. Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday - Stevie Wonder
2. Because - The Dave Clark Five
3. Alfie - Dionne Warwick
4. Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers
5. Raining In My Heart - Buddy Holly
6. When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart - Cliff Richard
7. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
8. Half Way To Paradise - Billy Fury
9. Let The Heartaches Begin - Long John Baldry
10. Green, Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones
11. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
12. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
13. (Sitting on the) Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
14. My Girl - The Temptations
15. Losing You - Dusty Springfield
16. Make It Easy On Yourself - The Walker Brothers
17. Je T'Aime, Moi Non Plus - Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
18. Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
19. Love Is All Around - The Troggs
20. True Love Ways - Peter & Gordon
21. Bring It On Home To Me - The Animals
22. As Usual - Brenda Lee
23. I'm Gonna Be Strong - Gene Pitney
24. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
25. First Of May - The Bee Gees

Now, we all know what great tracks most of these are. Nevertheless, 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. This collection is not quite as good as the first CD in this series (white cover) however, but it ain't half bad.

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.

B+

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