Alive Five-O Greatest Hits Live

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
OK, so they're not the original studio recordings, which are readily available on a multitude of CDs, But this 37-track (including a pair of medleys) double-CD set is still mightily impressive -- these guys make perfection seem so easy that it's almost a philosophically profound experience. This set is derived from a brace of official live recordings done on tour in Japan between 1990 and 2002, a kind of "best-of" their work from 1990 onward, and the producers have very clearly made their choices on more than technical grounds -- there's expressiveness as well as precision throughout the 105 minutes of Alive Five O. The result is a best-of the latter-day Ventures -- which, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
OK, so they're not the original studio recordings, which are readily available on a multitude of CDs, But this 37-track (including a pair of medleys) double-CD set is still mightily impressive -- these guys make perfection seem so easy that it's almost a philosophically profound experience. This set is derived from a brace of official live recordings done on tour in Japan between 1990 and 2002, a kind of "best-of" their work from 1990 onward, and the producers have very clearly made their choices on more than technical grounds -- there's expressiveness as well as precision throughout the 105 minutes of Alive Five O. The result is a best-of the latter-day Ventures -- which, because they they have done little else but perfect the sound they started with at the end of the 1950s, places it only inches (if that), technically and philosophically, from being a best-of the Ventures. Gerry McGee (lead guitar, bass), Nokie Edwards (lead guitar, bass), Don Wilson (rhythm guitar), and Bob Bogle (bass, lead guitar) are everywhere, and the late Mel Taylor is the drummer on the 1990-vintage cuts, while his son Leon Taylor handles the skins on the majority of the tracks. The sound is as flawless as the performances, and the annotation is thorough as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Varese Fontana
  • UPC: 030206666427
  • Catalog Number: 066664
  • Sales rank: 78,054

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Medley: Walk, Don't Run/Perfidia/Lullaby of the Leaves (3:43)
  2. 2 Diamond Head (2:32)
  3. 3 Seaside Story (2:02)
  4. 4 Hokkaido Skies (2:28)
  5. 5 Pipeline (3:12)
  6. 6 Reflections in a Palace Lake (2:03)
  7. 7 Caravan (6:48)
  8. 8 Classical Gas (4:11)
  9. 9 Apache (2:56)
  10. 10 Calhoun Surf (1:43)
  11. 11 Medley: Walk, Don't Run/Rawhide/Shanghai'ed/Torquay/The Work ... (7:06)
  12. 12 The Cruel Sea (2:16)
  13. 13 Telstar (2:30)
  14. 14 Black Sand Beach (2:12)
  15. 15 Let's Go (2:17)
  16. 16 House of the Rising Sun (3:33)
  17. 17 Wipe Out (3:56)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ghost Riders in the Sky (3:17)
  2. 2 Wailin' (1:50)
  3. 3 Maria Elena (1:41)
  4. 4 Yellow Jacket (2:26)
  5. 5 Sleepwalk (2:04)
  6. 6 The McCoy (2:12)
  7. 7 The Ninth Wave (2:24)
  8. 8 Bondolero (2:06)
  9. 9 Magic Night (2:57)
  10. 10 Driving Guitars (2:12)
  11. 11 Hawaii Five-O (2:48)
  12. 12 Manchurian Beat (2:36)
  13. 13 Penetration (2:10)
  14. 14 Bumble Bee Twist (2:30)
  15. 15 Surf Rider (2:21)
  16. 16 Out of Limits (2:01)
  17. 17 Walk, Don't Run '64 (2:28)
  18. 18 Slaughter on 10th Avenue (2:14)
  19. 19 Secret Agent Man (2:58)
  20. 20 Goldfinger (2:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Ventures Primary Artist
Nokie Edwards Guitar, Bass Guitar
Don Wilson Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Bob Bogle Guitar, Bass Guitar
Mel Taylor Percussion, Drums
Gerry McGee Guitar, Bass Guitar
Leon Taylor Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Mac Wiseman Executive Producer
Mason Williams Composer
P.F. Sloan Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Joe Meek Composer
Nokie Edwards Composer
The Surfaris Composer
Stan Jones Composer
Don Wilson Composer
Steve Barri Composer
Bob Bogle Composer
Richard Delvy Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Johnny Durrill Composer
Michael Z. Gordon Composer
Keisuke Kuwata Composer
Jerry Lordan Composer
Mort Stevens Composer
Mel Taylor Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Danny Amis Composer
Gerry McGee Composer
Brian Carman Composer
Ann Farina Composer
Johnny Farina Composer
Santo Farina Composer
Bob Spickard Composer
S.K. Russell Composer
A. Domínguez Composer
Fiona Taylor Executive Producer
David Beard Liner Notes
Danny Hamilton Composer
Uncle J. T. Young Composer
Lanny Duncan Composer
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