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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This 30-song, double-CD set is the 21st century successor to Rhino's 1990-vintage single-disc Tommy James & the Shondells Anthology. The same 27 songs by the group are here in state-of-the-art remastering (not that the older disc was bad, by any means), a few switched in order, and they're augmented by a trio of Tommy James solo sides, "Draggin' the Line," "Nothing to Hide," and "Tighter, Tighter," and new notes by Bill Holdship. From "Hanky Panky" (which hit nationally in 1966) to 1970s "Come to Me," it's all great fun, though with few surprises for longtime fans. For the uninitiated who only know this outfit for a few songs, however, there may be a minor revelation or ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This 30-song, double-CD set is the 21st century successor to Rhino's 1990-vintage single-disc Tommy James & the Shondells Anthology. The same 27 songs by the group are here in state-of-the-art remastering (not that the older disc was bad, by any means), a few switched in order, and they're augmented by a trio of Tommy James solo sides, "Draggin' the Line," "Nothing to Hide," and "Tighter, Tighter," and new notes by Bill Holdship. From "Hanky Panky" (which hit nationally in 1966) to 1970s "Come to Me," it's all great fun, though with few surprises for longtime fans. For the uninitiated who only know this outfit for a few songs, however, there may be a minor revelation or two in the range of material that this group seemed to toss off so cavalierly into the AM radio ether -- from crunchy rock & roll and sugary pop
ock to shimmering psychedelia and sunshine pop, they did it all well, and in about as listener-friendly a fashion as anyone this side of the Beatles. Indeed, this set is another reminder that, like their AM radio rivals Paul Revere & the Raiders, Tommy James and company were underestimated even by a lot of their fans, and certainly by most critics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227411428
  • Catalog Number: 74114
  • Sales rank: 44,042

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hanky Panky (2:53)
  2. 2 Say I Am (What I Am) (2:32)
  3. 3 It's Only Love (2:16)
  4. 4 I Think We're Alone Now (2:10)
  5. 5 I Like the Way (2:42)
  6. 6 Mirage (2:38)
  7. 7 (Baby, Baby) I Can't Take It No More (2:25)
  8. 8 Run, Run, Baby, Run (2:21)
  9. 9 Gettin' Together (2:15)
  10. 10 Real Girl (2:17)
  11. 11 Out of the Blue (2:25)
  12. 12 Love's Closin' in on Me (2:15)
  13. 13 Get out Now (2:13)
  14. 14 One Two Three and I Fell (2:20)
  15. 15 (I'm) Taken (2:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mony Mony (2:53)
  2. 2 Somebody Cares (2:41)
  3. 3 Do Something to Me (2:30)
  4. 4 Crimson and Clover (3:28)
  5. 5 Sugar on Sunday - Tommy James (3:26)
  6. 6 Sweet Cherry Wine (4:26)
  7. 7 Crystal Blue Persuasion (4:05)
  8. 8 Ball of Fire (3:07)
  9. 9 She (2:02)
  10. 10 Loved One (3:40)
  11. 11 Gotta Get Back to You (3:05)
  12. 12 Come to Me (3:14)
  13. 13 Draggin' the Line (2:46)
  14. 14 Nothing to Hide (2:41)
  15. 15 Tighter, Tighter (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tommy James & the Shondells Primary Artist
Tommy James Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Technical Credits
Tommy James & the Shondells Composer
Bobby King Producer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Pete Drake Producer
Bobby Bloom Composer
Peter Anders Composer
Jeff Barry Composer
Ritchie Cordell Composer, Producer
Henry Glover Producer
Eddie Gray Composer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
Jerry Kasenetz Composer
Jeff Katz Composer
Kenny Laguna Producer
Morris Levy Composer
Peter Lucia Composer
Bob Mack Composer, Producer
Norman Marzano Composer
Paul Naumann Composer
Bruce Sudano Composer
Mike Vale Composer
Richard Grasso Composer
Tommy Lee James Producer
Bill Holdship Liner Notes
The Shondels Producer
Tommy James Composer
Dave Schultz Remastering
Woodrow Wilson Composer
Bo Gentry Producer
Sal Trimachi Composer
Charles Norbeck Discographical Annotation
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