The Essential Phil Spector

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Producer Phil Spector's famed and innovative Wall of Sound recording techniques, which consisted of massed instruments, close-quarter ensemble recording, symphonic structure, and, above all, good songs (most of which Spector wrote or co-wrote) sung by vital artists, influenced, in one way or another, every pop producer who followed him. This two-disc set collects Spector's most essential and enduring productions, including classics like the Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron," the Ronettes' marvelous "Be My Baby," the emotionally epic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers, and the majestic "River Deep, Mountain High" by Ike & Tina Turner, among others, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Producer Phil Spector's famed and innovative Wall of Sound recording techniques, which consisted of massed instruments, close-quarter ensemble recording, symphonic structure, and, above all, good songs (most of which Spector wrote or co-wrote) sung by vital artists, influenced, in one way or another, every pop producer who followed him. This two-disc set collects Spector's most essential and enduring productions, including classics like the Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron," the Ronettes' marvelous "Be My Baby," the emotionally epic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers, and the majestic "River Deep, Mountain High" by Ike & Tina Turner, among others, making this indeed the essential Phil Spector. The cornerstones are all here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2011
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886978642226
  • Catalog Number: 786422
  • Sales rank: 22,094

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 To Know Him is To Love Him - Teddy Bears (2:24)
  2. 2 Corrine, Corrina - Ray Peterson (2:41)
  3. 3 Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King (2:55)
  4. 4 Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee (2:48)
  5. 5 Every Breath I Take - Gene Pitney (2:45)
  6. 6 I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters (2:07)
  7. 7 There's No Other Like My Baby - The Crystals (2:31)
  8. 8 Uptown - The Crystals (2:22)
  9. 9 He's a Rebel - The Crystals (2:32)
  10. 10 Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah - Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans (2:51)
  11. 11 Puddin' N' Tain - Alley Cats (2:49)
  12. 12 He's Sure the Boy I Love - The Crystals (2:46)
  13. 13 Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Heart? - Darlene Love (2:50)
  14. 14 (Today I Met) the Boy I'm Gonna Marry - Darlene Love (2:48)
  15. 15 Da Doo Ron Ron - The Crystals (2:21)
  16. 16 Not Too Young To Get Married - Darlene Love (2:30)
  17. 17 Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home - Darlene Love (2:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Be My Baby - The Ronettes (2:42)
  2. 2 Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals (2:40)
  3. 3 A Fine, Fine Boy - Darlene Love (2:48)
  4. 4 Baby, I Love You - The Ronettes (2:52)
  5. 5 (the Best Part of) Breakin' Up - The Ronettes (3:06)
  6. 6 Hold Me Tight - Pete Anders (3:01)
  7. 7 Stumble and Fall - Darlene Love (2:24)
  8. 8 When I Saw You - The Ronettes (2:44)
  9. 9 Do I Love You? - The Ronettes (2:57)
  10. 10 Walking In the Rain - The Ronettes (3:17)
  11. 11 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers (3:44)
  12. 12 Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers (3:37)
  13. 13 Ebb Tide - The Righteous Brothers (2:51)
  14. 14 This Could Be the Night - Modern Folk Quartet (2:44)
  15. 15 Paradise - The Ronettes (3:40)
  16. 16 River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner (3:37)
  17. 17 I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine - The Ronettes (3:50)
  18. 18 Black Pearl - Sonny Charles & The Checkmates, Ltd. (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phil Spector Primary Artist
The Halos Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Carole King Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Harry Nilsson Composer
Gene Pitney Composer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer, Producer
Barry Mann Composer
Jack Nitzsche Arranger
Gene Page Arranger
Robert Maxwell Composer
Phil Spector Arranger, Composer, Producer
Curtis Lee Composer
Peter Andreoli Composer
Stan Applebaum Arranger
Jeff Barry Composer
Perry Botkin Jr. Arranger, Composer
Tommy Boyce Composer
Arnold Goland Arranger
Bones Howe Engineer
Hank Levine Arranger
Irwin Levine Composer
Larry Levine Engineer
Bill MacMeeken Engineer
Robert Mersey Arranger
Alex North Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Phil Ramone Engineer
Stan Ross Engineer
Carl Sigman Composer
Mike Stoller Producer
Cynthia Weil Composer
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Toni Wine Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Hy Zaret Composer
Ralph Valentin Engineer
Gil Garfield Composer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Ray Gilbert Composer
Brice Coefield Composer
Gary Pipkin Composer
Domenic Priore Liner Notes
Leroy Bates Composer
Tony Powers Composer
Larry Kolber Composer
Jeff Gilligan Art Direction
Vince Poncia Jr. Composer
Vincent Poncia Composer
Alan Lorder Arranger
Bo Chapman Composer
Alanzo Willis Composer
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