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60 Greatest Hit Songs

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It's no match for Rhino's The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection, but Dutch reissue label Disky's Burt Bacharach's 60 Greatest Hit Songs, also a three-CD box set, makes a useful complement to that definitive compilation. Disky has licensed most of this album's contents from EMI and taken a European slant, so that, for example, Bacharach's first hit as a songwriter, "The Story of My Life," which leads off, is the cover by Michael Holliday that topped the U.K. charts, not the recording by Marty Robbins that made the U.S. Top 20. Sixteen of the tracks are the biggest American hit versions of the songs, including B.J. Thomas' chart-topping "Raindrops Keep Falling ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It's no match for Rhino's The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection, but Dutch reissue label Disky's Burt Bacharach's 60 Greatest Hit Songs, also a three-CD box set, makes a useful complement to that definitive compilation. Disky has licensed most of this album's contents from EMI and taken a European slant, so that, for example, Bacharach's first hit as a songwriter, "The Story of My Life," which leads off, is the cover by Michael Holliday that topped the U.K. charts, not the recording by Marty Robbins that made the U.S. Top 20. Sixteen of the tracks are the biggest American hit versions of the songs, including B.J. Thomas' chart-topping "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," but in another eight cases, the biggest British hit is the one used, such as Sandie Shaw's number one recording of "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" and Cilla Black's of "Anyone Who Had a Heart." Sixteen tracks in the collection are non-hit versions of songs that were U.S. hits, many of them for Bacharach favorite Dionne Warwick, whose absence is striking. (Included in this category is Tom Jones' 1977 re-recording of his 1965 hit "What's New Pussycat?") The remaining 19 songs were not hits at all, which makes their inclusion on an album with the words "Greatest Hit Songs" in the title curious, especially when such Bacharach hits as "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?," "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," and "That's What Friends Are For" are missing. But these are some of the most interesting inclusions, songs that have Bacharach's patented style but are nevertheless unfamiliar. Two songs recorded by the Searchers and a collaboration between the Hollies and Peter Sellers on the movie theme "After the Fox" are standouts, but many of these lost songs are excellent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2002
  • Label: Disky Records
  • UPC: 724356485822
  • Catalog Number: 64858

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney (2:59)
  2. 2 Don't Make Me Over - Tommy Hunt (3:21)
  3. 3 Crazy Times - Gene Vincent (2:12)
  4. 4 Maybe - Roberta Flack (3:19)
  5. 5 The Love of a Boy - Timi Yuro (2:28)
  6. 6 Walk on By - Helen Shapiro (2:52)
  7. 7 It's Love That Really Counts - The Shirelles (2:15)
  8. 8 Reach Out for Me - Nancy Wilson (2:28)
  9. 9 This Empty Place - The Searchers (2:08)
  10. 10 (There Goes) The Forgotten Man - Jimmy Radcliffe (2:55)
  11. 11 Anonymous Phone Call - Frank Ifield (2:21)
  12. 12 Another Tear Falls - Gene McDaniels (2:21)
  13. 13 Lifetime of Lonliness - Jackie DeShannon (2:36)
  14. 14 Live Again - Irma Thomas (2:19)
  15. 15 Me Japanese Boy I Love You - Bobby Goldsboro (2:26)
  16. 16 The Answer to Everything - Del Shannon (2:44)
  17. 17 The Breaking Point - Chuck Jackson (2:22)
  18. 18 Windows and Doors - Jackie DeShannon (2:48)
  19. 19 Wishin' and Hopin' - The Merseybeats (2:39)
  20. 20 Magic Moments - Jula De Palma (2:37)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Story of My Life - Michael Holliday (2:15)
  2. 2 A House Is Not a Home - Shirley Bassey (3:26)
  3. 3 Only Love Can Break a Heart - Gene Pitney (2:49)
  4. 4 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - B.J. Thomas (2:59)
  5. 5 Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird) - Chuck Jackson (3:22)
  6. 6 24 Hours from Tulsa - Gene Pitney (2:59)
  7. 7 (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me - Sandie Shaw (2:40)
  8. 8 What the World Needs Now Is Love - Jackie DeShannon (3:16)
  9. 9 Trains and Boats and Planes - Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas (2:49)
  10. 10 Alfie - Cilla Black (2:39)
  11. 11 The Look of Love - Shirley Bassey (3:07)
  12. 12 Be True to Yourself - Bobby Vee (2:05)
  13. 13 Baby It's You - The Shirelles (2:42)
  14. 14 Everybody's Out of Town - B.J. Thomas (2:44)
  15. 15 I Wake Up Crying - Chuck Jackson (2:17)
  16. 16 Anyone Who Had a Heart - Cilla Black (2:50)
  17. 17 I'll Never Fall in Love Again - Bobbie Gentry (2:53)
  18. 18 (They Long To Be) Close to You - Engelbert Humperdinck (2:42)
  19. 19 This Guy's in Love With You - Al Martino (3:25)
  20. 20 What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones (2:14)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Keep Me in Mind - Alma Cogan (2:31)
  2. 2 Long Ago Tomorrow - B.J. Thomas (3:58)
  3. 3 Make It Easy on Yourself - Cilla Black (3:06)
  4. 4 True Love Never Runs Smooth - Gene Pitney (2:27)
  5. 5 Keep Away from Other Girls - Helen Shapiro (2:25)
  6. 6 Long After Tonight Is All Over - Jimmy Radcliffe (2:40)
  7. 7 My Little Red Book - Manfred Mann (2:27)
  8. 8 Blame It on Me - Peabo Bryson (4:13)
  9. 9 Please Stay - The Drifters (2:11)
  10. 10 After the Fox - Peter Sellers (2:19)
  11. 11 Sandy - The Swinging Blue Jeans (2:31)
  12. 12 If I Never Get to Love You - Timi Yuro (2:32)
  13. 13 Tower of Strength - Gene McDaniels (2:20)
  14. 14 Wives and Lovers - Julie London (2:42)
  15. 15 I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself - Tommy Hunt (2:51)
  16. 16 Magic Potion - The Searchers (2:34)
  17. 17 Come on and Get Me - Jackie DeShannon (2:41)
  18. 18 They Don't Give Medals (To Yesterday's Heroes) - Chuck Jackson (2:24)
  19. 19 You Belong in Someone Else's Arms - David Whitfield (2:07)
  20. 20 Long Day, Short Night - The Shirelles (2:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Burt Bacharach Primary Artist
Frank Ifield Track Performer
Shirley Bassey Track Performer
Julie London Track Performer
Al Martino Track Performer
Peabo Bryson Track Performer
Roberta Flack Track Performer
Bobby Goldsboro Track Performer
The Merseybeats Track Performer
Gene Pitney Track Performer
The Searchers Track Performer
Del Shannon Track Performer
The Shirelles Track Performer
Irma Thomas Track Performer
Bobby Vee Track Performer
Gene Vincent Track Performer
The Hollies Track Performer
Tommy Hunt Track Performer
Engelbert Humperdinck Track Performer
Cilla Black Track Performer
Sandie Shaw Track Performer
The Swinging Blue Jeans Track Performer
Timi Yuro Track Performer
Gene McDaniels Track Performer
Jackie DeShannon Track Performer
Bobbie Gentry Track Performer
Jimmy Radcliffe Track Performer
Peter Sellers Track Performer
B.J. Thomas Track Performer
Alma Cogan Track Performer
Helen Shapiro Track Performer
David Whitfield Track Performer
Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas Track Performer
Jula De Palma Track Performer
Michael Holliday Track Performer
Technical Credits
Burt Bacharach Composer
Hal David Composer
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