British Are Coming

The British Are Coming

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Though there seems to be an ever-expanding number of British Invasion compilations, The British Are Coming, Vol. 1 manages to be one of the most fun and eclectic collections of the style. While the album features two of the Kinks' biggest hits, "You Really Got Me" and "A Well Respected Man," as well as Donovan

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Though there seems to be an ever-expanding number of British Invasion compilations, The British Are Coming, Vol. 1 manages to be one of the most fun and eclectic collections of the style. While the album features two of the Kinks' biggest hits, "You Really Got Me" and "A Well Respected Man," as well as Donovan's "Catch the Wind" and "Colours," most of the album is devoted to lesser-known singles and artists, such as the Sorrows' "Take a Heart," Marmalade's "Reflections of My Life," and the Rockin' Berries' "He's in Town." The Tremeloes' "Silence Is Golden," the Foundations' "Baby Now That I've Found You," and David Bowie's early single "I Dig Everything" are some of the album's other highlights. With its balance of hits and more obscure songs, The British Are Coming, Vol. 1 is a good collection for anyone interested in digging deeper into the British Invasion sound.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2001
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768452220
catalogNumber:
84522

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Track Performer
Donovan   Track Performer
Kinks   Track Performer
Searchers   Track Performer
Tornados   Track Performer
Marmalade   Track Performer
Alan Price   Track Performer
Rockin' Berries   Track Performer
Sorrows   Track Performer
Status Quo   Track Performer
Mungo Jerry   Track Performer
Ivy League   Track Performer
Tremeloes   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bob Crewe   Composer
Miki Dallon   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Billy Stewart   Composer

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The British Are Coming 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a Kinks album and my search produced this box set - I took a look at it and thought that I would give it a try as I didnt have alot of British Invasion Music but had always wanted to give it a try and add the best of it to my collection some day. I was NOT dissappointed! - I feel like an expert on the British Invasion period now - It has informational booklets with pics of all the bands included not in the least to say that the music is incrediable. I was yet to be born when alot of this happened but it was all laid out for me perfectly so I could understand the whole era. I went online to get one for my dad for Christmas. He had most of the stuff on vinyl but I got one so he could listen to it in the car. A great deal!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of my FAVORITE albums under Barnes and Noble music! I looooooooooove these British bands. Some of my favorite songs were "Here Comes My Baby", "You Really Got Me Now", "Needles and Pins" and "How do You do It?" I'm only 14 but I love each and every song on here! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This 3 CD box set has so many great songs by so many great artists you cant go wrong! This was an amazing time that changed the face of music as we knew it and the box set not oly gives you the music it also gives you the stories behind the era and the bands. Great pics of the bands as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the only compliation you need if you enjoy any of the British Invasion period! Really well put together and there are nice bios and pics on all the bands and the era the tracks were realeased. A must buy