Runaway With Del Shannon/Hats off to Del Shannon

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All Music Guide - Donald A. Guarisco
This smartly assembled compilation of two early Del Shannon albums offers a convenient way to collect this material on one disc as well as creating a good thumbnail sketch of this underrated performer's early style. Runaway With Del Shannon is a tentative affair due to hit-and-miss material. Songs like "Misery" ape the style of "Runaway" a little too closely, and a few of the slower numbers slip into mawkish melodrama "The Prom" is the big culprit in this area. However, the album plays well as a whole because Shannon delivers strong vocals throughout and the skillful arrangements and production show a fully developed style that shines even when the songs themselves ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Donald A. Guarisco
This smartly assembled compilation of two early Del Shannon albums offers a convenient way to collect this material on one disc as well as creating a good thumbnail sketch of this underrated performer's early style. Runaway With Del Shannon is a tentative affair due to hit-and-miss material. Songs like "Misery" ape the style of "Runaway" a little too closely, and a few of the slower numbers slip into mawkish melodrama "The Prom" is the big culprit in this area. However, the album plays well as a whole because Shannon delivers strong vocals throughout and the skillful arrangements and production show a fully developed style that shines even when the songs themselves do not. It also offers a few hidden gems that are just as impressive as "Runaway": the best is Shannon's soulful version of "His Latest Flame," which captures the song's heartbroken mood in a much more powerful way than Elvis Presley's better-known version. Hats off to Del Shannon was a U.K. album assembled exclusively from singles material and thus has a greater overall consistency in both songwriting and performance, as Shannon shows off his arresting vocal style and ability to mix rock and pop on a string of classics like "The Swiss Maid," "Hats off to Larry," and "Cry Myself to Sleep." A few of its tracks aren't as sharp as these hits "Don't Gild the Lily, Lily" is undone by its too-clever lyrics, but the majority of the album offers solid early-'60s pop confidently delivered in Shannon's richly emotional style. The package is rounded out by informative liner notes and a trio of worthwhile bonus single mixes: the single versions of "Runaway" and "Hats off to Larry" are of particular merit because they are much punchier than their album counterparts. All in all, Runaway With Del Shannon/Hats off to Del Shannon is a great choice for Shannon fans and worth a spin to anyone with a serious interest in early-'60s pop music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2002
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261203670
  • Catalog Number: 367
  • Sales rank: 126,908

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Misery (2:01)
  2. 2 Day Dreams (2:19)
  3. 3 His Latest Flame (2:22)
  4. 4 The Prom (2:24)
  5. 5 The Search (2:28)
  6. 6 Runaway (2:20)
  7. 7 I Wake Up Crying (2:02)
  8. 8 Wide Wide World (2:02)
  9. 9 I'll Always Love You (2:16)
  10. 10 Lies (2:39)
  11. 11 He Doesn't Care (2:12)
  12. 12 Jody (2:27)
  13. 13 The Swiss Maid (2:08)
  14. 14 Cry Myself to Sleep (2:22)
  15. 15 Ginny in the Mirror (2:13)
  16. 16 You Never Talked About Me (2:15)
  17. 17 Don't Gild the Lily, Lily (2:21)
  18. 18 I Won't Be There (2:02)
  19. 19 Hats Off to Larry (2:04)
  20. 20 The Answer to Everything (2:47)
  21. 21 Hey! Little Girl (2:32)
  22. 22 I'm Gonna Move On (2:49)
  23. 23 I Don't Care Any More (2:52)
  24. 24 So Long Baby (2:05)
  25. 25 Runaway (2:21)
  26. 26 Hats Off to Larry (2:02)
  27. 27 Hey! Little Girl (2:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Del Shannon Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Barry Lazell Liner Notes
Tony Barrow Liner Notes
Harry Balk Producer
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