It's My Party: The Mercury Anthology

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Fifty-two-track double CD has all the hits and then some. It may seem excessive for those who only want the hits, and some of the selections particularly from the late '60s are weak. But Gore had more worthy B-sides, album cuts, and low-charting singles than most people assume, and there are a good number of those on this collection: "Wonder Boy" a white Martha & the Vandellas cop, "Off and Running" covered by the Mindbenders in the To Sir with Love film, "Look of Love" one of Greenwich-Barry's greatest girl-group-style songs, a cover of Laura Nyro's "Wedding Bell Blues" which lost out on the charts to the Fifth Dimension's version, and interesting little-known ...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Fifty-two-track double CD has all the hits and then some. It may seem excessive for those who only want the hits, and some of the selections particularly from the late '60s are weak. But Gore had more worthy B-sides, album cuts, and low-charting singles than most people assume, and there are a good number of those on this collection: "Wonder Boy" a white Martha & the Vandellas cop, "Off and Running" covered by the Mindbenders in the To Sir with Love film, "Look of Love" one of Greenwich-Barry's greatest girl-group-style songs, a cover of Laura Nyro's "Wedding Bell Blues" which lost out on the charts to the Fifth Dimension's version, and interesting little-known compositions by Goffin-King, Paul Anka, Van McCoy, Marvin Hamlisch, and Lesley herself. Gore covered more territory than the teen self-pity anthems for which she's most remembered, and this anthology, while not enough to make you demand her election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is not nearly as relentlessly lightweight as her detractors would have you imagine. Includes some tracks that were previously unavailable on album, or previously unreleased in the U.S.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/1996
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731453251724
  • Catalog Number: 532517

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hello Young Lover (You Ain't Gonna Get My Heart) (2:18)
  2. 2 It's My Party (2:21)
  3. 3 Judy's Turn to Cry (2:12)
  4. 4 Just Let Me Cry (2:15)
  5. 5 Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows (1:34)
  6. 6 If That's the Way You Want It (2:25)
  7. 7 She's a Fool (2:09)
  8. 8 The Old Crowd (2:27)
  9. 9 Consolation Prize (2:00)
  10. 10 Run Bobby Run (2:26)
  11. 11 That's the Way the Ball Bounces (2:21)
  12. 12 After He Takes Me Home (2:00)
  13. 13 You Don't Own Me (2:31)
  14. 14 That's the Way Boys Are (2:14)
  15. 15 I'm Coollin', No Foolin' (2:52)
  16. 16 I Don't Wanna Be a Loser (2:39)
  17. 17 Don't Call Me, I'll Call You (2:33)
  18. 18 Look of Love (1:57)
  19. 19 Wonder Boy (2:17)
  20. 20 Maybe I Know (2:36)
  21. 21 Sometimes I Wish I Were a Boy (2:03)
  22. 22 Hey Now (2:16)
  23. 23 Movin' Away (3:13)
  24. 24 Little Girl Go Home (2:42)
  25. 25 I Just Don't Know If I Can (2:26)
  26. 26 All of My Life (2:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 What's a Girl Supposed to Do? (2:22)
  2. 2 You Didn't Look Around (2:50)
  3. 3 What Am I Gonna Do with You? (3:11)
  4. 4 My Town, My Guy and Me (2:26)
  5. 5 I Won't Love You Anymore (Sorry) (2:03)
  6. 6 Young Love (2:24)
  7. 7 We Know We're in Love (2:09)
  8. 8 Off and Running (1:52)
  9. 9 Happiness Is Just Around the Corner (2:13)
  10. 10 Treat Me Like a Lady (2:56)
  11. 11 The Bubble Broke (2:55)
  12. 12 California Nights (2:49)
  13. 13 Love Goes on Forever (2:59)
  14. 14 Summer and Sandy (2:53)
  15. 15 Brink of Disaster (2:21)
  16. 16 On a Day Like Today (2:26)
  17. 17 Where Can I Go (1:55)
  18. 18 Magic Colors (2:38)
  19. 19 Small Talk (2:13)
  20. 20 He Gives Me Love (La la La) (2:50)
  21. 21 I Can't Make It Without You (3:05)
  22. 22 Take Good Care (Of My Heart) (2:14)
  23. 23 I'll Be Standing By (2:24)
  24. 24 Ride a Tall White Horse (2:32)
  25. 25 98.6/Lazy Day (2:33)
  26. 26 Wedding Bell Blues (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lesley Gore Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Trade Martin Conductor
Jack Nitzsche Conductor
Herb Bernstein Conductor
Claus Ogerman Conductor
Hutch Davie Conductor
Paul Leka Conductor
Bobby Martin Conductor
Technical Credits
Quincy Jones Producer
Alan Lorber Arranger
Trade Martin Arranger
Jack Nitzsche Arranger
Bob Crewe Producer
Thom Bell Arranger, Contributor
Herb Bernstein Arranger, Producer
Claus Ogerman Arranger
Hutch Davie Arranger
Gamble & Huff Producer
Charles Koppelman Producer
Paul Leka Arranger, Producer
Don Rubin Producer
Shelby Singleton Producer
Steve Douglas Producer
Chris Herles Mastering
Fred Bronson Liner Notes
Bobby Martin Arranger
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