Pet Sounds: The RPM Records 10th Anniversary Sampler

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Label samplers really have primary value to the label, rather than to consumers, serving as a promotional survey of sorts that might give interested parties an idea of the range of sounds issued by a company. It would be a strange person indeed that would make a compilation tape of the 25 tracks on this CD, which are unified primarily by their chronological era: every song save Polly Browne's 1978 disco tune "Angel" is from 1960-1970. It's odd to jump from an early-'60s P.J. Proby obscurity to an excerpt of John Kennedy's speech just prior to his assassination, then to fierce British R&B by the Syndicats, fey femme-sung mid-'60s Brit-pop, psychedelia by Tomorrow,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Label samplers really have primary value to the label, rather than to consumers, serving as a promotional survey of sorts that might give interested parties an idea of the range of sounds issued by a company. It would be a strange person indeed that would make a compilation tape of the 25 tracks on this CD, which are unified primarily by their chronological era: every song save Polly Browne's 1978 disco tune "Angel" is from 1960-1970. It's odd to jump from an early-'60s P.J. Proby obscurity to an excerpt of John Kennedy's speech just prior to his assassination, then to fierce British R&B by the Syndicats, fey femme-sung mid-'60s Brit-pop, psychedelia by Tomorrow, soundtrack music from Les Reed, MOR pop from Paul Jones, folk-rock from Tim Rose, and so forth. Still, RPM is a good label for off-the-usual-track reissues of recordings from (usually) the 1960s, and there are a good number of good songs here for the curious, like the Syndicats' cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Howlin' for My Baby" (with a young Steve Howe); Tomorrow's radio version of "Revolution" (again with a pre-Yes Steve Howe); Rings & Things' swinging pop-psycher "Strange Things Are Happening"; the Untamed's mod-soul shake "Gimme Gimme Some Shade"; and Les Reed's soul-jazz-MOR soundtrack classic "Theme From Girl on a Motorcycle." Probably the best item here not to appear on many other comps is Frazer Hines' "Time Traveller," an odd psychedelic mix of early Donovan and Bo Diddley.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2001
  • Label: Rpm Records Uk
  • EAN: 5013929500129
  • Catalog Number: 2001
  • Sales rank: 117,509

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Dreams - Dave Sampson (2:40)
  2. 2 Other Side of Town @@PJ Proby (2:47)
  3. 3 Texas Address - John F. Kennedy (1:43)
  4. 4 If You Gotta Pick a Baby - Glenda Collins (2:00)
  5. 5 As Long as You're Happy - Samantha Jones (2:25)
  6. 6 Golden Lights - Twinkle (2:32)
  7. 7 Howlin' for My Baby - The Syndicats (2:51)
  8. 8 That's How Strong My Love Is - The In Crowd (2:08)
  9. 9 A Touch of Velet a String of Brass @@Mood Mosaic (3:18)
  10. 10 So Fine - The Tee Set (2:49)
  11. 11 Summer Dreaming - Tony Rivers & the Castaways (1:49)
  12. 12 Dandy - The Rockin' Vickers (2:06)
  13. 13 Gimme Gimme Some Shade @@Untamed (2:08)
  14. 14 Revolution - Tomorrow (3:57)
  15. 15 Grocer Jack's Dream (from a Teenage Opera) - Mark Wirtz (3:32)
  16. 16 Mr. Second Class - The Spencer Davis Group (3:14)
  17. 17 Time Traveller - Frazer Hines (2:33)
  18. 18 Strange Things Are Happening @@Rings And Things (2:27)
  19. 19 Theme from Girl on a Motorcycle @@Reed, Les And Orchestra (3:28)
  20. 20 Wednesday's Child (The Quiller Memorandum) @@Hurst, Mike Orchestra (2:10)
  21. 21 Do You Remember? - Bodast (3:31)
  22. 22 Shake a Hand - Paul Jones (3:57)
  23. 23 I Know These Two People - Tim Rose (3:27)
  24. 24 Mrs. Ritchie - Harmony Grass (3:45)
  25. 25 Angel - Polly Brown (3:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bodast Track Performer
Polly Brown Track Performer
Tim Rose Track Performer
The Tee Set Track Performer
Mark Wirtz Track Performer
Glenda Collins Track Performer
The Rockin' Vickers Track Performer
The Syndicats Track Performer
Dave Sampson Track Performer
Harmony Grass Track Performer
Samantha Jones Track Performer
Frazer Hines Track Performer
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Howlin' Wolf Composer
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