Retrospective 1963-1974

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Before this, there had not been a new Righteous Brothers compilation since 1990, when Verve issued the single disc, 12-track The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody in the wake of Rhino's excellent, exhaustive 1989 double-disc, 32-track set Anthology 1962-1974. The 2005 compilation Retrospective falls between those two extremes. While not digging as deep as Anthology, it contains all 12 songs on The Very Best Of and adds another eight cuts, including Bill Medley's 1968 solo single "Brown Eyed Woman." Although the disc might have been better served by a strict chronological sequencing -- after opening with "Unchained Melody," it jumps all over ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Before this, there had not been a new Righteous Brothers compilation since 1990, when Verve issued the single disc, 12-track The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody in the wake of Rhino's excellent, exhaustive 1989 double-disc, 32-track set Anthology 1962-1974. The 2005 compilation Retrospective falls between those two extremes. While not digging as deep as Anthology, it contains all 12 songs on The Very Best Of and adds another eight cuts, including Bill Medley's 1968 solo single "Brown Eyed Woman." Although the disc might have been better served by a strict chronological sequencing -- after opening with "Unchained Melody," it jumps all over the place -- this nevertheless contains all of the big hits, all in great sound, and has enough of their lesser-known material to illustrate that the Righteous Brothers were more than just the pair who sang such oldies staples as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," "You're My Soul and Inspiration" and "Little Latin Lupe Lu." Anthology remains the definitive word on the duo, but for listeners who don't want an exhaustive collection or shell out the money for that out-of-print collection yet want a little bit more than the hits, this is the perfect choice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Abkco
  • UPC: 018771923527
  • Catalog Number: 92352
  • Sales rank: 9,232

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Righteous Brothers Primary Artist
Don Ralke Conductor
Nick DeCaro Conductor
Bill Baker [5] Conductor
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Carole King Composer
Don Ralke Arranger
Bill Medley Composer, Producer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Barry Mann Composer, Producer
Jack Nitzsche Arranger
Gene Page Arranger
Dewey Terry Composer
Bobby Hatfield Composer, Producer
Robert Maxwell Composer
Alan O'Day Composer
Phil Spector Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Jim Bessman Liner Notes, Essay
William Best Composer
Garry Bonner Composer
Perry Botkin Jr. Arranger
Bruce Botnick Engineer
Nick DeCaro Arranger
Alan Gordon Composer
Don "Sugarcane" Harris Composer
Iris Keitel Art Direction
Walter Kent Composer
Dennis Lambert Producer
Larry Levine Engineer
Jim Lockert Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Alex North Composer
Michael Omartian Arranger
Brian Potter Producer
John Richards Composer
Steve Rosenthal Archives Coordinator
Stan Ross Engineer
Carl Sigman Composer
John Stevenson Composer
Deek Watson Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Joseph Wissert Producer
Hy Zaret Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Ralph Valentin Engineer
Jody Klein Reissue Producer
Lenne Allik Concept
Nat Burton Composer
Maria Papazahariou Production Director, Session Research
Teri Landi Reissue Producer, Audio Production, Session Research
Janessa Gursky Assistant Art Director
Richard Mullan Composer
Bill Baker [5] Arranger
Jody H. Klein Audio Production
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