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The Best of Little Anthony & the Imperials [EMI]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Unlike the collection of the same name on Rhino, EMI's Best of Little Anthony & the Imperials focuses solely on their mid- to late-'60s recordings for Veep and United Artists. That means you don't get any doo wop, but slickly arranged pop/soul that sometimes borders on easy listening, featuring string charts and Little Anthony's choked vocals which could bring to mind an effeminate Johnny Mathis. The best and biggest of these cuts are also on the Rhino comp "I'm on the Outside Looking In," "Goin' Out of My Head," "Hurt So Bad", which gets the edge for its wider chronology. This is a satisfactory alternative, though, for those who prefer the Imperials' later ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Unlike the collection of the same name on Rhino, EMI's Best of Little Anthony & the Imperials focuses solely on their mid- to late-'60s recordings for Veep and United Artists. That means you don't get any doo wop, but slickly arranged pop/soul that sometimes borders on easy listening, featuring string charts and Little Anthony's choked vocals which could bring to mind an effeminate Johnny Mathis. The best and biggest of these cuts are also on the Rhino comp "I'm on the Outside Looking In," "Goin' Out of My Head," "Hurt So Bad", which gets the edge for its wider chronology. This is a satisfactory alternative, though, for those who prefer the Imperials' later phase, or want a more extensive sampler of their '60s stuff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/28/1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724383820825
  • Catalog Number: 38208
  • Sales rank: 54,951

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Little Anthony & the Imperials Primary Artist
Little Anthony Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Jimmy Henderson Composer
Teddy Randazzo Arranger, Composer, Producer
Thom Bell Arranger, Producer
Dr. George Butler Producer
Ron Furmanek Remastering
Bruce Harris Executive Producer
Bobby Hart Composer
Peter Hook Composer
Clyde Otis Composer
Horace Ott Arranger
Mark Paul Composer
Vargus Pike Composer
Kevin Reeves Remastering
Steve Kolanjian Liner Notes
Stephen Morris Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Bob Skaff Producer
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Henry Marquez Art Direction
LuAnn Graffeo Art Direction
Bob Weinstein Composer
Reid Whitburn Chart Information
Sydney Robin Composer
Bobby Wilding Composer
Bertha Scott Composer
Marshall Paul Composer
Victoria Pike Composer
Sid Robin Composer
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