Best of Reparata and the Delrons

Best of Reparata and the Delrons

by Reparata & the Delrons
     
 

There have been Reparata & the Delrons compilations before this 2005 release with the bootleg Magical Musical History Tour being the most thorough. This 30-track anthology, however, has the considerable advantage of being an authorized production with correspondingly superior fidelity, as well as a 16-page booklet of historical liner notes with rare photos andSee more details below

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There have been Reparata & the Delrons compilations before this 2005 release with the bootleg Magical Musical History Tour being the most thorough. This 30-track anthology, however, has the considerable advantage of being an authorized production with correspondingly superior fidelity, as well as a 16-page booklet of historical liner notes with rare photos and comments from Reparata herself. As with every artist where you can't fit everything onto a single CD, there's room for argument on the track selection; one of their better cuts ("Summer Laughter") is missing, and there are a few unimaginative covers of girl group tunes that were hits for other acts. Still, it does include the songs everyone would agree need to be on a best-of ("Whenever a Teenager Cries," "Captain of Your Ship," "I'm Nobody's Baby Now"), as well as a few rarities credited to Reparata alone (and one to the Delrons alone). It still doesn't make an argument for them being among the best girl groups; the material's not always that strong, and the style's often derivative, whether of the Dixie Cups, the Shangri-Las, or other artists and trends. If nothing else, however, it's an impressive feat of cross-licensing, drawing from more than a half-dozen labels. And it does include some tracks that are definitely above average girl group goodies, like the Phil Spector-esque production of Jeff Barry's "I'm Nobody's Baby Now" and the moody, slightly psychedelic-influenced late-'60s obscurities "Saturday Night Didn't Happen" and "Weather Forecast."

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2005
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667013321
catalogNumber:
1066
Rank:
61512

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Tracks

  1. Boys and Girls
  2. Captain of Your Ship
  3. Whenever a Teenage Cries
  4. Tommy
  5. The Kind of Trouble That I Love
  6. It's Waiting There for You
  7. Panic
  8. Look in My Diary
  9. Do Wah Diddy
  10. I Have a Boyfriend
  11. I'm Nobody's Baby Now
  12. Take a Look Around You
  13. Mama's Little Girl
  14. I Can Hear the Rain
  15. The Boy I Love
  16. In My Diary
  17. He's My Guy (And I Love Him So)
  18. Bye Bye Baby
  19. I Found My Place
  20. Loneliest Girl in Town
  21. I Can Tell
  22. (Do You) Remember When
  23. Leave Us Alone
  24. He's the Greatest
  25. Weather Forecast
  26. (We're Gonna) Hold the Night
  27. Saturday Didn't Happen
  28. Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Heart?
  29. Shoes
  30. [Untitled Track]

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Reparata & the Delrons   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Ernie Maresca   Composer
Bob Crewe   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Ted Daryll   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Harry Lookofsky   Composer
Steve Jerome   Producer
Tony Michaels   Composer
Wayne Wadhams   Composer
Artie Kornfeld   Composer
Eddie Reeves   Composer
Mary "Reparata" Aiese   Composer
Layng Martine   Composer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Mick Patrick   Annotation,Essay
Michael Lookofsky   Composer
Lou Stallman   Composer
Tony Powers   Composer

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