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Ready for the most remarkable flood of high-profile stereo debuts this year (or any year)? Hit Parade Records presents perhaps their finest CD collection yet, and its overflowing with sonic surprises you never expected to hear in stereo.
From the most iconic drum beat in pop music (the fabulous Be My Baby intro) to the instantly recognizable opening chords of Louie Louie and You Really Got Me (both here in stereo for the first time), this album contains more important pop music history than any CD youll likely ever own.
Our hats are off to the three sound engineers who found and perfected the best sources, meticulously compared them to the original singles and produced in every case the absolute finest sounding versions of these quintessential sixties masterpieces. Were confident that youll find the extraordinary purity of the sound surpasses whatever you thought was the best youd heard before!
Of course, the star attractions here are the amazing 18 Stereo Debuts that read like a whos who of 60s pop & rock: The Loco-Motion, Hey! Baby, Hey Paula, Little Children, As Tears Go By and even two great instrumentals, the sultry sax of Harlem Nocturne and the glorious stereo twang and cattle calls of (Ghost) Riders in the Sky. But we dont mean to forget The Honeycombs foot-stomper Have I The Right? or the thundering drum/guitar/organ intro from California Sun. Youve just never heard them like this!
Special mention to the rare super-wide stereo version of Dawn (Go Away) and the heavenly harmonies of The Dixie Cups on Chapel Of Love, at last complete with all their vocal overdubs. Theres more, a lot more, so check out the track list and listen to the sound samples below.
Simply put, all the songs on this incredible collection sound better than when they were new, better than you remember them, the best theyll ever be! Hearing is believing!
Please note: These are only the true, original hit versions a guarantee you never get from download services like iTunes and Spotify. Includes a 12-page booklet with complete song-by-song annotation and liner notes by Greg Adams.
– NINE #1 HITS! ALL 30 SONGS IN STEREO! 77 MINUTES OF MUSIC! –
|play||1.||U.S. STEREO DEBUTBE MY BABY||The Ronettes||#2||8/63|
|play||2.||NEW STEREO MIXHES SO FINE||The Chiffons||#1||2/63|
|play||3.||STEREO 45 MIX DEBUTCHAPEL OF LOVE||The Dixie Cups||#1||5/64|
|play||4.||STEREO DEBUT*THE LOCO-MOTION||Little Eva||#1||6/62|
|play||5.||STEREO DEBUT*HEY PAULA||Paul & Paula||#1||12/62|
|play||6.||STEREO DEBUT*HEY! BABY||Bruce Channel||#1||1/62|
|play||7.||STEREO DEBUT*CALIFORNIA SUN||The Rivieras||#5||1/64|
|play||8.||STEREO DEBUT*LOUIE LOUIE||The Kingsmen||#2||11/63|
|play||9.||STEREO DEBUT*YOU REALLY GOT ME||The Kinks||#7||9/64|
|play||10.||STEREO 45 MIX DEBUTSHES NOT THERE||The Zombies||#2||10/64|
|play||11.||STEREO DEBUT*HAVE I THE RIGHT?||The Honeycombs||#5||9/64|
|play||12.||STEREO DEBUT*LITTLE CHILDREN||Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas||#7||4/64|
|play||13.||STEREO DEBUT*AS TEARS GO BY||Marianne Faithfull||#22||11/64|
|play||14.||U.S. STEREO DEBUTDAWN (Go Away)||The 4 Seasons||#3||2/64|
|play||15.||HIT THE ROAD JACK||Ray Charles||#1||9/61|
|play||16.||STEREO DEBUTLIMBO ROCK||Chubby Checker||#2||9/62|
|play||17.||RARE STEREOEL WATUSI||Ray Barretto||#17||4/63|
|play||18.||STEREO DEBUTUPTOWN||The Crystals||#13||3/62|
|play||19.||STEREO DEBUT*HARLEM NOCTURNE||The Viscounts||#52||12/59|
|play||20.||STEREO DEBUT*(Ghost) RIDERS IN THE SKY||The Ramrods||#30||1/61|
|play||22.||WALK RIGHT IN||The Rooftop Singers||#1||1/63|
|play||23.||PUFF (The Magic Dragon)||Peter, Paul & Mary||#2||3/63|
|play||24.||THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA||Getz/Gilberto||#5||6/64|
|play||25.||U.S. STEREO DEBUTYEH, YEH||Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames||#21||12/64|
|play||26.||DANKE SCHOEN||Wayne Newton||#13||7/63|
|play||27.||ITS UP TO YOU||Rick Nelson||#6||12/62|
|play||28.||RARE ON CDWHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM (Original Version)||Jackie DeShannon||#99||1/64|
|play||29.||STEREO 45 EDIT DEBUTA CHANGE IS GONNA COME||Sam Cooke||#31||12/64|
|play||30.||RUNNING SCARED||Roy Orbison||#1||4/61|
|*This track is presented in Digitally Extracted Stereo (DES), a technological advance that uses the original mono recording to produce an authentic stereo listening experience. Click here for more details|
Chart positions taken from Joel Whitburns Record Research series of Billboard chart books.