Playlist: The Very Best of Ronnie Spector

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Ronnie Spector may not have been the best vocalist to emerge from Phil Spector's stable of stars in the '60s, but no one else sounded quite as passionate and convincing as they sang his pocket-sized symphonies of teenage love and angst. (Phil himself was impressed enough that he married her.) Ronnie's hits with the Ronettes were easily her best-known work, but long after the group parted ways and she split with Phil Spector, she remained a great rock & roll singer capable of making outstanding records. Playlist: The Very Best of Ronnie Spector is a 14-track collection that leads off with nine classic tunes from the Ronettes -- among them the incredible "Be My Baby," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Ronnie Spector may not have been the best vocalist to emerge from Phil Spector's stable of stars in the '60s, but no one else sounded quite as passionate and convincing as they sang his pocket-sized symphonies of teenage love and angst. (Phil himself was impressed enough that he married her.) Ronnie's hits with the Ronettes were easily her best-known work, but long after the group parted ways and she split with Phil Spector, she remained a great rock & roll singer capable of making outstanding records. Playlist: The Very Best of Ronnie Spector is a 14-track collection that leads off with nine classic tunes from the Ronettes -- among them the incredible "Be My Baby," "Walkin' in the Rain," and "Baby, I Love You" -- before moving on to some lesser-known collectors' items from her solo years, including "Try Some, Buy Some" (written for Ronnie by George Harrison), "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" (a cover of the Billy Joel hit featuring backing by Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band), and a striking version of Johnny Thunders' "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory," with background vocals from Joey Ramone. Running through 14 songs in 47 minutes, Playlist: The Very Best of Ronnie Spector is a long way from the career-inclusive anthology this rock & roll survivor and force of nature deserves, but at the very least, it offers some examples of the great records Ronnie made after her days with the Ronettes, and despite being skimpy, this is a highly enjoyable collection, and the last five tracks will be an eye opener for people who think Ronnie folded her tent when the girl group era ended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/2014
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 888430207127
  • Catalog Number: 88843020712
  • Sales rank: 33,303

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 He Did It - The Ronettes (2:28)
  2. 2 So Young - The Ronettes (2:36)
  3. 3 You Baby - The Ronettes (2:55)
  4. 4 Baby, I Love You - The Ronettes (2:51)
  5. 5 Do I Love You? - The Ronettes (2:56)
  6. 6 Walking In The Rain - The Ronettes (3:16)
  7. 7 The (Best Part Of) Waking Up - The Ronettes (3:04)
  8. 8 Be My Baby - The Ronettes (2:41)
  9. 9 I Can Hear Music - The Ronettes (3:17)
  10. 10 Try Some, Buy Some (4:12)
  11. 11 Say Goodbye to Hollywood - The E Street Band (3:12)
  12. 12 Love on a Rooftop (5:00)
  13. 13 You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory (3:56)
  14. 14 All I Want (4:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ronnie Spector Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Harrison Composer, Producer
Billy Joel Composer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Desmond Child Composer, Producer
Barry Mann Composer
Ronnie Spector Photo Courtesy
Phil Spector Composer, Producer
Peter Andreoli Composer
Jeff Barry Composer, Producer
Jackie DeShannon Composer
Joey Ramone Producer
Daniel Rey Producer
Sharon Sheeley Composer
Johnny Thunders Composer
Diane Warren Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Miami Steve Arranger, Producer
Holly George-Warren Liner Notes
Amy Rigby Composer
James Kriegsmann Cover Photo
Rob Carter Art Direction
Vince Poncia Jr. Composer
Stu Phillips Producer
Larry Lapidus Back Cover Photo
William "Prez" Tyus Composer
Jonathan Greenfield Photo Courtesy
Art Charles Photo Courtesy
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