Takes on the Hits

Takes on the Hits

by Tracey Ullman
     
 

This might be slightly inferior to 1991's Best of Tracey Ullman on Rhino, as that compilation had a few more tracks (20 to Takes on the Hits' 17). Each of the anthologies has songs not on the other, but either one will satisfy the basic needs of someone looking for an Ullman overview. Takes on the Hits, most importantly,See more details below

Overview

This might be slightly inferior to 1991's Best of Tracey Ullman on Rhino, as that compilation had a few more tracks (20 to Takes on the Hits' 17). Each of the anthologies has songs not on the other, but either one will satisfy the basic needs of someone looking for an Ullman overview. Takes on the Hits, most importantly, has all five of her British Top 40 hits: "They Don't Know" (which also made the Top Ten stateside), "Break-a-Way," "Move Over Darling," "My Guy," and "Sunglasses." Filling out the picture are various other A-sides and B-sides and cuts from her two 1980s albums, though only one of the songs (the 1983 B-side "Dancing in the Dark") didn't appear on either of those LPs. While she might not have had the greatest voice, and her material and production might have been extremely derivative of 1960s girl group pop, this does have an ebullience that lifts it above the mere novelty or period piece. In fact, it's surprisingly worthwhile, if not as good as quality, genuine 1960s girl group sounds.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/10/2002
Label:
Varese Fontana
UPC:
0030206637625
catalogNumber:
066376

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tracey Ullman   Primary Artist
Kirsty MacColl   Background Vocals
Sapphires   Background Vocals
Steve Bloomfield   Musician
Peter Collins   Background Vocals
Flying Pickets   Background Vocals
Geraint Watkins   Musician
Shirley Lewis   Background Vocals
John Canham   Musician
B.J. Cole   Musician
Richard Edwards   Musician
Kay Garner   Background Vocals
Jakko M. Jakszyk   Musician
Ruby James   Background Vocals
Katie Kissoon   Background Vocals
Dave Land   Musician
Judd Lander   Musician
Roger McKew   Musician
Charlie Morgan   Musician
Jo Partridge   Musician
Gavin Povey   Musician
Andy Richards   Musician
Rosemarie Robinson   Background Vocals
Don Snow   Musician
Miriam Stockley   Background Vocals
Clare Torry   Background Vocals
Wealthy Tarts   Background Vocals
Paul Westwood   Musician
Paul "Wix" Wickens   Musician
Terry Williams   Musician
Chris Wyles   Musician
Joy Yates   Background Vocals
Dinesh   Musician
Graham Edwards   Musician
Doug Taylor   Musician
Robin Bolt   Musician
Fred Percer   Musician
Alison Thomas   Background Vocals
Stewart Curtis   Musician
Mark Nevin   Musician
Margo Buchanan   Background Vocals
Simon Edwards   Musician

Technical Credits

Kirsty MacColl   Producer
Peter Collins   Producer
Terry Melcher   Composer
Deborah Allen   Composer
Rory Michael Bourke   Composer
John Burns   Engineer
Philip Chapman   Engineer
Barry Farmer   Engineer
Phil Harding   Engineer
Julian Mendelsohn   Engineer
George "Shadow" Morton   Composer
Steve O'Donnell   Producer
Gavin Povey   Producer,Engineer
Don Snow   Musical Director
Graham "Suggs" McPherson   Composer
Rafe Van Hoy   Composer
Paul "Wix" Wickens   Musical Director
Bill Pitzonka   Liner Notes,Art Direction
Joe Lubin   Composer
David D.R. Robinson   Producer
Hal Kanter   Composer

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