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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The earlier EMI Billy J. Kramer collection At Abbey Road 1963-1966 is actually better than this 29-song collection, in that it contains some fascinating studio outtakes and ranges well beyond the hits, into some real obscurities. But this disc is probably easier to find, and it does touch all of the essential bases and quite a few more -- indeed, this probably has more songs than casual fans especially in the U.S. ever thought Kramer recorded, and there's also more rock & roll here than many people will associate with him, as most of his hits tended to be in a pop
ock vein. And it's all in excellent sound, as well. And there's even one ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The earlier EMI Billy J. Kramer collection At Abbey Road 1963-1966 is actually better than this 29-song collection, in that it contains some fascinating studio outtakes and ranges well beyond the hits, into some real obscurities. But this disc is probably easier to find, and it does touch all of the essential bases and quite a few more -- indeed, this probably has more songs than casual fans especially in the U.S. ever thought Kramer recorded, and there's also more rock & roll here than many people will associate with him, as most of his hits tended to be in a pop
ock vein. And it's all in excellent sound, as well. And there's even one track representing Kramer's backing band, the Dakotas, working on their own, though it is the most obvious one that could possibly have been chosen, "The Cruel Sea." The annotation is reasonably thorough as well, and it makes for a diverting hour or so of midtempo early/mid-'60s Merseybeat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/2005
  • Label: Emi Gold Imports
  • UPC: 094631197420
  • Catalog Number: 3119742
  • Sales rank: 34,502

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'll Keep You Satisfied - Billy J. Kramer (2:07)
  2. 2 Do You Want to Know a Secret - Billy J. Kramer (2:03)
  3. 3 Call Your Name - Billy J. Kramer (2:01)
  4. 4 Sneakin' Around - Billy J. Kramer (2:44)
  5. 5 Second to None - Billy J. Kramer (2:22)
  6. 6 Bad to Me - Billy J. Kramer (2:21)
  7. 7 The Cruel Sea - Billy J. Kramer (2:15)
  8. 8 Magic Carpet - Billy J. Kramer (1:55)
  9. 9 Oyen - Billy J. Kramer (2:13)
  10. 10 I'll Be on My Way - Billy J. Kramer (1:42)
  11. 11 Sugar Babe - Billy J. Kramer (2:45)
  12. 12 It's Up to You - Billy J. Kramer (2:49)
  13. 13 Little Children - Billy J. Kramer (2:47)
  14. 14 From a Window - Billy J. Kramer (1:59)
  15. 15 It's a Mad Mad World - Billy J. Kramer (2:10)
  16. 16 Neon City - Billy J. Kramer (2:53)
  17. 17 Trains and Boats and Planes - Billy J. Kramer (2:49)
  18. 18 It's Gotta Last Forever - Billy J. Kramer (2:28)
  19. 19 That's the Way I Feel - Billy J. Kramer (2:46)
  20. 20 I'll Be Doggone - Billy J. Kramer (2:58)
  21. 21 We're Doing Fine - Billy J. Kramer (2:34)
  22. 22 Forgive Me - Billy J. Kramer (2:17)
  23. 23 The Millionaire - Billy J. Kramer (2:43)
  24. 24 Humdinger - Billy J. Kramer (1:48)
  25. 25 My Girl Josephine - Billy J. Kramer (1:59)
  26. 26 Take My Hand - Billy J. Kramer (2:48)
  27. 27 San Diego - Billy J. Kramer (2:48)
  28. 28 Ships That Pass in the Night - Billy J. Kramer (3:15)
  29. 29 You Can't Live on Memories - Billy J. Kramer (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas Primary Artist
Billy J. Kramer Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Billy J. Kramer Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Ray Bryant Composer
Ronnie Scott Composer
Jerry Fuller Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Terry Britten Composer
Hal David Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Kenny Lynch Composer
Robin McDonald Composer
John McFarland Composer
William Robinson Composer
Mike Maxfield Composer
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Tony Macaulay Composer
Clive Westlake Composer
Dave McAleer Liner Notes
Bill Giant Composer
Warren Moore Composer
J. M. Robinson Composer
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