Shangri-Las-65!

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
By the time that their sole long-player Shangri-Las-'65 hit the streets, the Queens, NY-based girl group had already made a sizable dent in the pop charts with the death rock anthem "Leader of the Pack," the equally angst-riddled teenage musical soap opera "Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)," and the no-nonsense "Give Him a Great Big Kiss." The latter being forever branded with the sassy spoken "When I say I'm in love, you best believe I'm in love L-U-V!" introduction. The Shangri-Las consisted of two sets of siblings: twins Marge Ganser and Mary Anne Ganser as well as Mary Weiss and Elizabeth Weiss. It was under the guidance and influence of producer Shadow Morton that the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
By the time that their sole long-player Shangri-Las-'65 hit the streets, the Queens, NY-based girl group had already made a sizable dent in the pop charts with the death rock anthem "Leader of the Pack," the equally angst-riddled teenage musical soap opera "Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)," and the no-nonsense "Give Him a Great Big Kiss." The latter being forever branded with the sassy spoken "When I say I'm in love, you best believe I'm in love L-U-V!" introduction. The Shangri-Las consisted of two sets of siblings: twins Marge Ganser and Mary Anne Ganser as well as Mary Weiss and Elizabeth Weiss. It was under the guidance and influence of producer Shadow Morton that the young ladies gained access to the legendary Brill Building hitmakers Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. They supply nearly half of the dozen sides on this album. Primary among them are the catchy minor-chord "Out in the Streets" and -- perhaps trying to evoke the impact of "Leader of the Pack" -- the partially narrated "Give Us Your Blessing." Morton's unmistakable production values can be heard here at their most constructive. They capture the richness of a Phil Spector recording with a "theater of the mind" sonic realism, courtesy of Morton's affinity for sound effects. From the Kirshner/Nevins stable of talent came the soon-to-be Monkees composers Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart. Before their connection with the pre-fabs, they offered the upbeat standout "Dum Dum Ditty" to the Shangri-Las. Other deep cut classics include the Motown-influenced rocker "Right Now and Not Later" and the funky James Brown groove that permeates the Morton-penned "Sophisticated Boom Boom."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2012
  • Label: Hi Horse Records
  • UPC: 725543344014
  • Catalog Number: 104

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Right Now and Not Later
  2. 2 Never Again
  3. 3 Give Us Your Blessings
  4. 4 Sophisticated Boom Boom
  5. 5 I'm Blue
  6. 6 Heaven Only Knows
  7. 7 The Train from Kansas City
  8. 8 Out in the Streets
  9. 9 What's a Girl Supposed to Do?
  10. 10 The Dum Dum Ditty
  11. 11 You Cheated, You Lied
  12. 12 Boy
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Shangri-Las Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Jeff Barry Producer
Tommy Boyce Composer
Artie Butler Arranger
Vinny Gormann Composer
Bobby Hart Composer
Levon Helm Composer
Tony Michaels Composer
George "Shadow" Morton Composer, Producer
Robert Mosely Composer
Kenneth Hollon Composer
Don Burch Composer
Ronald Moseley Producer
Robert Bateman Composer, Producer
Steve Venet Composer
Larry Martire Composer
Robert Racano Composer
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