It's My Party!

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Not to be confused with the double-CD compilation of the same title, this five-CD set contains everything that Lesley Gore cut for Mercury Records between 1963 and 1969. Gore's first single, "It's My Party," doesn't resemble the less distinctive songs from that same session; but once she had "It's My Party" down, Gore never looked back. Whether covering standards, helping put neophyte songwriter Marvin Hamlisch on the map, or adding to Carole King and Gerry Goffin's string of successes, Gore and her producers put a special stamp on everything that followed -- her enunciation was as distinctive as the sound of her voice. It's difficult to pick high points from Disc Two, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Not to be confused with the double-CD compilation of the same title, this five-CD set contains everything that Lesley Gore cut for Mercury Records between 1963 and 1969. Gore's first single, "It's My Party," doesn't resemble the less distinctive songs from that same session; but once she had "It's My Party" down, Gore never looked back. Whether covering standards, helping put neophyte songwriter Marvin Hamlisch on the map, or adding to Carole King and Gerry Goffin's string of successes, Gore and her producers put a special stamp on everything that followed -- her enunciation was as distinctive as the sound of her voice. It's difficult to pick high points from Disc Two, the prime of Gore's career, when she was starting to sound like a woman rather than a girl. Disc Three shows her doing more mature songs with a very different, more assertive sound, courtesy of producer Jack Nitzsche. All of the Nitzsche sessions have a peculiarly soulful feel that was new to Gore's output; the Shelby Singleton sessions make up most of the second half of the disc. Alas, Gore did no recording at all in 1966, partly due to her desire to complete her education, and the lapse shows in this set -- when she re-emerged in 1967, she lost a little bit of immediacy, as well as lots of relevance. The material from Disc Four covers this tail end of Gore's commercial career, including her last big hit, "California Nights," as well as a handful of unreleased tracks from the never-issued Magic Colors album. The opening of Disc Five shows Gore moving into a more sophisticated pop-rock mode, close to what Carole King would succeed with a couple of years later. Unfortunately, nobody was listening to Gore by this time, and her performing career came to a halt with the end of the 1960s. The major part of this last disc is given over to Gore's foreign-language recordings of her own hits. The box comes complete with a nicely illustrated and annotated booklet, with an engaging essay that suffers from a few gaps in the narrative of her career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127157423
  • Catalog Number: 15742
  • Sales rank: 96,633

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hello Young Lover (You Ain't Gonna Get My Heart) (2:20)
  2. 2 Something Wonderful (2:48)
  3. 3 It's My Party (2:24)
  4. 4 Danny (2:09)
  5. 5 The Party's Over (2:04)
  6. 6 Judy's Turn to Cry (2:15)
  7. 7 Just Let Me Cry (2:19)
  8. 8 Misty (2:21)
  9. 9 Cry Me a River (2:18)
  10. 10 I Would (2:28)
  11. 11 No More Tears (Left to Cry) (2:26)
  12. 12 Cry and You Cry Alone (2:04)
  13. 13 I Understand (1:56)
  14. 14 Cry (2:10)
  15. 15 Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows (1:39)
  16. 16 What Kind of Fool Am I? (1:49)
  17. 17 If That's the Way You Want It (2:27)
  18. 18 She's a Fool (2:11)
  19. 19 I'll Make It up to You (2:17)
  20. 20 The Old Crowd (2:30)
  21. 21 I Struck a Match (2:33)
  22. 22 Consolation Prize (2:05)
  23. 23 Run Bobby Run (2:29)
  24. 24 Young and Foolish (2:48)
  25. 25 Fools Rush In (2:17)
  26. 26 My Foolish Heart (2:39)
  27. 27 That's the Way the Ball Bounces (2:24)
  28. 28 After He Takes Me Home (2:03)
  29. 29 After He Takes Me Home (2:02)
  30. 30 You Don't Own Me (2:34)
  31. 31 You Don't Own Me (2:34)
  32. 32 Time to Go (3:07)
  33. 33 You Name It (2:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 That's the Way Boys Are (2:16)
  2. 2 Boys (2:25)
  3. 3 I'm Coolin', No Foolin' (2:56)
  4. 4 Don't Deny It (2:32)
  5. 5 I Don't Wanna Be a Loser (2:43)
  6. 6 It's Gotta Be You (2:02)
  7. 7 Leave Me Alone (1:47)
  8. 8 Don't Call Me, I'll Call You (2:35)
  9. 9 The Look of Love (2:03)
  10. 10 The Look of Love (2:04)
  11. 11 Wonder Boy (2:19)
  12. 12 Secret Love (2:31)
  13. 13 Maybe I Know (2:38)
  14. 14 Live and Learn (2:28)
  15. 15 Sometimes I Wish I Were a Boy (2:08)
  16. 16 Hey Now (2:19)
  17. 17 I Died Inside (2:53)
  18. 18 Movin' Away (3:17)
  19. 19 It's Just About That Time (3:02)
  20. 20 Little Girl Go Home (2:46)
  21. 21 Say Goodbye (2:17)
  22. 22 You've Come Back (2:18)
  23. 23 I Just Don't Know If I Can (2:27)
  24. 24 That's the Boy (2:54)
  25. 25 What's a Girl Supposed to Do? (2:29)
  26. 26 Before and After (2:27)
  27. 27 I Cannot Hope for Anyone (2:56)
  28. 28 I Don't Care (2:38)
  29. 29 You Didn't Look Around (2:31)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Baby That's Me
  2. 2 No Matter What You Do
  3. 3 Sunshine and Lollipops
  4. 4 What Am I Gonna Do With You?
  5. 5 It's All in the Game
  6. 6 Love, Look Away
  7. 7 Let It Be Me
  8. 8 When Sunny Gets Blue
  9. 9 What Am I Gonna Do With You?
  10. 10 A Girl in Love
  11. 11 Just Another Fool
  12. 12 My Town, My Guy and Me
  13. 13 Let Me Dream
  14. 14 The Things We Did Last Summer
  15. 15 Start the Party Again
  16. 16 I Can Tell
  17. 17 I Won't Love You Anymore (Sorry)
  18. 18 I Just Can't Get Enough of You
  19. 19 Only Last Night
  20. 20 Any Other Girl
  21. 21 I Can Tell
  22. 22 To Know Him Is to Love Him
  23. 23 Young Love
  24. 24 Too Young
  25. 25 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
  26. 26 We Know We're in Love
  27. 27 Yeah Yeah Yeah That Boy of Mine
  28. 28 That's What I'll Do
  29. 29 Lilacs and Violets
  30. 30 Off and Running
  31. 31 Happiness Is Just Around the Corner
Disc 4
  1. 1 Hold Me Tight (2:31)
  2. 2 Cry Like a Baby (2:16)
  3. 3 Treat Me Like a Lady (2:59)
  4. 4 Maybe Now (2:25)
  5. 5 The Bubble Broke (2:59)
  6. 6 California Nights (2:49)
  7. 7 I'm Going out the Same Way I Came In (2:36)
  8. 8 Bad (2:49)
  9. 9 Love Goes on Forever (3:04)
  10. 10 Summer and Sandy (3:00)
  11. 11 I'm Falling Down (3:17)
  12. 12 Brink of Disaster (2:25)
  13. 13 On a Day Like Today (2:30)
  14. 14 Where Can I Go (2:00)
  15. 15 You Sent Me a Silver Bells (2:08)
  16. 16 I'm Falling Down (3:12)
  17. 17 He Won't See the Light (2:26)
  18. 18 Magic Colors (2:41)
  19. 19 How Can I Be Sure (2:56)
  20. 20 To Sir with Love (3:55)
  21. 21 It's a Happening World (2:46)
  22. 22 Small Talk (2:13)
  23. 23 Say What You See (2:59)
  24. 24 He Gives Me Love (La la La) (2:54)
  25. 25 Brand New Me (2:40)
  26. 26 I Can't Make It Without You (3:00)
  27. 27 Look the Other Way (2:21)
  28. 28 Take Good Care (Of My Heart) (2:13)
  29. 29 I'll Be Standing By (2:23)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Ride a Tall White Horse (2:35)
  2. 2 98.6/Lazy Day (2:35)
  3. 3 Summer Symphony (2:56)
  4. 4 All Cried Out (2:30)
  5. 5 One by One (3:07)
  6. 6 Wedding Bell Blues (2:40)
  7. 7 Got to Get You into My Life (2:33)
  8. 8 Goodbye Tony (You Don't Own Me) (2:29)
  9. 9 Musikant (3:07)
  10. 10 So Sind Die Boys Allie (2:13)
  11. 11 Nur du Ganz Allein (It's Gotta Be You) (2:01)
  12. 12 Hab Ich Das Verdient (2:40)
  13. 13 Der Erste Tanz (2:40)
  14. 14 Little Little Liebling (2:08)
  15. 15 Sieben Girls (2:31)
  16. 16 Tu T'En Vas (3:08)
  17. 17 Je Ne Sais Plus (2:34)
  18. 18 Je N'Ose Pas (2:28)
  19. 19 Si Ton Coeur le Desire (2:31)
  20. 20 Je Sais Qu'un Jour (2:30)
  21. 21 C'Est Trop Tard (2:08)
  22. 22 Eh! Non (2:12)
  23. 23 Te Voila (2:16)
  24. 24 Judy's Turn to Cry (2:13)
  25. 25 You Don't Own Me (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lesley Gore Primary Artist, Vocals
Frank Capp Percussion, Drums
Don Randi Piano
Lou Blackburn Trombone
Lyle Ritz Bass
Trade Martin Conductor
Jack Nitzsche Conductor, Leader
Israel Baker Violin
Hal Blaine Drums
Thom Bell Conductor
Paul Bergstrom Cello
Herb Bernstein Conductor
Harry Bluestone Violin
Nick Bonney Guitar
Claus Ogerman Conductor
Gary Coleman Drums
Hutch Davie Conductor
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
James Getzoff Violin
Kelso Herston Rhythm Guitar
Harry Hyams Viola
Carol Kaye Guitar
Jerry Kennedy Electric Guitar
William Kurash Violin
Paul Leka Conductor
Leonard Malarsky Violin
Jay Migliori Saxophone
Donald Peake Guitar
Lou Raderman Violin
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Jack Shulman Violin
Marshall Sosson Violin
Darrel Terwilliger Violin
Russ Titelman Guitar
Tibor Zelig Violin
Mike Melvin Piano
James R. Horn Clarinet
Bob Moore Bass
Joe DeFiore Viola
Ambrose Russo Violin
Sidney Sharp Violin
Melvin Pollan Bass
Roy Vernon Caton Trumpet
Seymour Kramer Violin
Oliver E. "Ollie" Mitchell Trumpet
Technical Credits
Lesley Gore Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Erroll Garner Composer
Quincy Jones Producer
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
Alan Lorber Arranger, Liner Notes
Trade Martin Arranger
Jack Nitzsche Producer
Kenny Young Composer
Bob Crewe Producer
Thom Bell Arranger
Herb Bernstein Arranger, Producer
Johnny Burke Composer
Claus Ogerman Arranger
Betty Comden Composer
Manny Curtis Composer
Hutch Davie Arranger
Pierre Delanoé Composer
Gamble & Huff Producer
Michael Gore Composer
Adolph Green Composer
Charles Koppelman Producer
Paul Leka Arranger, Producer
Shelby Singleton Producer
Jule Styne Composer
Dawn Eden Biographical Information
Al Simms Musical Director
George Fischoff Composer
Steve Douglas Producer
Tom "Curly" Ruff Track Mix
Michael Ochs Illustrations
Duncan Cowell Mastering
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Producer, Reissue Producer, Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop Artwork
Gerd Weiler Artwork
Mark Barkan Composer
Tony Powers Composer
Arthur Resnick Composer
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    lesley gore rules

    A must for all lesley gore fans, nothing else can compare

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