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Teardrops: The Very Best of Lee Andrews & the Hearts

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Lee Andrews & the Hearts scored only three hits, "Long Lonely Nights," "Tear Drops," and "Try the Impossible," in 1957-1958, so this collection contains plenty of the group's and solo act Andrews' also-rans along with the successes. Liner notes author Marv Goldberg contributes an affectionate biography that traces the group's career, but doesn't help the consumer determine the sources of the actual recordings contained on the album, which is notable since Andrews & the Hearts re-recorded many of their songs. The sequencing, which jumbles up the chronology, doesn't help an understanding of the group's legacy, either. They recorded in standard doo wop style for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Lee Andrews & the Hearts scored only three hits, "Long Lonely Nights," "Tear Drops," and "Try the Impossible," in 1957-1958, so this collection contains plenty of the group's and solo act Andrews' also-rans along with the successes. Liner notes author Marv Goldberg contributes an affectionate biography that traces the group's career, but doesn't help the consumer determine the sources of the actual recordings contained on the album, which is notable since Andrews & the Hearts re-recorded many of their songs. The sequencing, which jumbles up the chronology, doesn't help an understanding of the group's legacy, either. They recorded in standard doo wop style for the most part, for example, but when Andrews made solo recordings like "Can't Do Without You" in 1968, long after the doo wop era was over, he performed in a style that slavishly copied the Motown sound. Such a track can be jarring when it is preceded and followed by doo wop group recordings. Collectables is to be commended for gathering together nearly an hour's worth of Andrews solo and Andrews & the Hearts recordings, many of which are fine examples of the doo wop style. But the release could have been better assembled and annotated.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2002
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431749821
  • Catalog Number: 7498
  • Sales rank: 112,879

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Long Lonely Nights (2:54)
  2. 2 Glad to Be Here (2:19)
  3. 3 Maybe You'll Be There (2:08)
  4. 4 Cold Gray Dawn (3:26)
  5. 5 Teardrops (2:22)
  6. 6 Bluebird of Happiness (2:37)
  7. 7 The White Cliffs of Dover (3:00)
  8. 8 The Clock (2:34)
  9. 9 Island of Love (2:26)
  10. 10 Lonely Room (2:41)
  11. 11 Little Bird (3:01)
  12. 12 Try the Impossible (3:05)
  13. 13 Abide by the Golden Rule (2:31)
  14. 14 Just Suppose (2:30)
  15. 15 Can't Do Without You (2:26)
  16. 16 Sipping a Cup of Coffee (2:47)
  17. 17 The Bells of St. Mary's (2:05)
  18. 18 Why Do I (2:41)
  19. 19 Quiet as It's Kept (2:31)
  20. 20 Baby Come Back (1:56)
  21. 21 Dearest (2:15)
  22. 22 I've Had It (2:15)
  23. 23 The Fairest (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Andrews & the Hearts Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Roy Bennett Composer
Sid Tepper Composer
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