The Very Best of Herman's Hermits [EMI]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
There are so many Herman's Hermits collections out there now -- including at least two prior "Very Best Of's" from 1980 and 2001 -- that judging the relative worth of all but a tiny handful of them is an exercise in futility; assuming that one avoids re-recordings and stays away from old remasterings prior to the late '90s, there's going to be some similarity and overlap. That said, this double-CD set does deserve special attention, owing to the fact that it offers a whopping 56 songs in state of the art sound; encompasses every U.S. and U.K. hit single and its B-side, and augments the collection with a few important album cuts -- and all for about the same price as the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
There are so many Herman's Hermits collections out there now -- including at least two prior "Very Best Of's" from 1980 and 2001 -- that judging the relative worth of all but a tiny handful of them is an exercise in futility; assuming that one avoids re-recordings and stays away from old remasterings prior to the late '90s, there's going to be some similarity and overlap. That said, this double-CD set does deserve special attention, owing to the fact that it offers a whopping 56 songs in state of the art sound; encompasses every U.S. and U.K. hit single and its B-side, and augments the collection with a few important album cuts -- and all for about the same price as the domestic single-CD collection of the group's work from ABKCO Records. Casual fans may appreciate the range and breadth of this set's programming for the slightly edgier sound that creeps into their work on B-sides such as "For Love" or "My Reservation's Been Confirmed," or simply for the startlingly long chain of excellent 45's represented here. Everything for this Very Best of Herman's Hermits was chosen with the assistance of Peter Noone, and backed up with some good notes by Dave McAleer although his fudging on the question of instrumental credits -- that "some" of the recordings have musicians other than the group members playing -- gives one pause. The whole package makes an excellent hits companion to Repertoire's expanded reissues of the group's original albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • UPC: 724347732126
  • Catalog Number: 477321
  • Sales rank: 28,038

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm into Something Good (2:34)
  2. 2 Your Hand in Mine (2:00)
  3. 3 Show Me Girl (2:35)
  4. 4 I Know Why (2:04)
  5. 5 Silhouettes (1:58)
  6. 6 Can't You Hear Your Heartbeat (2:14)
  7. 7 Wonderful World (1:59)
  8. 8 Dream on Dream On (2:03)
  9. 9 Just a Little Bit Better (2:54)
  10. 10 Take Love Give Love (1:53)
  11. 11 A Must to Avoid (1:55)
  12. 12 The Man with the Cigar (2:33)
  13. 13 You Won't Be Leaving (2:21)
  14. 14 Listen People (2:29)
  15. 15 This Door Swings Both Ways (2:08)
  16. 16 For Love (2:46)
  17. 17 No Milk Today (2:53)
  18. 18 My Reservation's Been Confirmed (2:48)
  19. 19 East West (2:00)
  20. 20 What Is Wrong - What Is Right (2:32)
  21. 21 There's a Kind of Hush (2:35)
  22. 22 Gaslite Street (2:29)
  23. 23 Museum (2:41)
  24. 24 Moonshine Man (2:32)
  25. 25 I Can Take or Leave Your Loving (2:32)
  26. 26 Marcel's (1:54)
  27. 27 Sleepy Joe (2:57)
  28. 28 Just One Girl (2:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sunshine Girl (2:37)
  2. 2 Nobody Needs to Know (2:35)
  3. 3 Something Is Happening (3:07)
  4. 4 The Most Beautiful Thing in My Life (1:53)
  5. 5 My Sentimental Friend (3:11)
  6. 6 My Lady (2:42)
  7. 7 Here Comes the Star (3:22)
  8. 8 It's Alright Now (2:27)
  9. 9 Years May Come Years May Go (3:37)
  10. 10 Smile Please (2:41)
  11. 11 Bet Yer Life I Do (2:36)
  12. 12 Searching for the Southern Sun (2:37)
  13. 13 Lady Barbara (3:40)
  14. 14 Don't Just Stand There (3:42)
  15. 15 Oh You Pretty Thing - Peter Noone (3:06)
  16. 16 Leaning on a Lamp Post (2:33)
  17. 17 Hold On! (2:07)
  18. 18 I'm Henry the Eighth I Am (1:51)
  19. 19 The End of the World (2:58)
  20. 20 Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter (2:46)
  21. 21 I Gotta Dream On (2:03)
  22. 22 Dandy (2:00)
  23. 23 Don't Go out into the Rain (2:13)
  24. 24 Heartbeat (2:49)
  25. 25 For Your Love (2:26)
  26. 26 Bus Stop (2:29)
  27. 27 Wings of Love (3:17)
  28. 28 London Look (2:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Herman's Hermits Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Herb Alpert Composer
David Bowie Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
Carole King Composer
John Carter Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Graham Gouldman Composer
Tony Hazzard Composer
Peter Noone Composer
Kenny Young Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Norman Petty Composer
Ray Davies Composer
Noel Gay Composer
Lou Adler Composer
Steve Barri Composer
Jack Fishman Composer
Karl Green Composer
Keith Hopwood Composer
Derek Leckenby Composer
John MacLeod Composer
Frank Slay Composer
Phil Sloan Composer
Geoff Stephens Composer
Don Thomas Composer
T. Wilson Composer
Bobby Montgomery Composer
Les Reed Composer
Harvey Lisberg Composer
Sylvia Dee Composer
Arthur Kent Composer
Estelle Levitt Composer
Bigazzi del Turco Composer
A. King Composer
Dave McAleer Liner Notes
Trevor Peacock Composer
Errol Brown Composer
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  • Posted November 6, 2010

    Great music to cruise to

    I didn't have any of their music on CD. Picked this up at a record convention. Great sound...very clear & I forgot how many hits they had.
    If you're old enough to remember this group & like their music...this has it all & more. You'll be singing along with toes-a-tapping & a smile on your face.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This CD is great in more ways that one. A complete compilation of all of there greatest hits will have those who grew up in their era reminiscing or those who just love the oldies dancing and singing to your favorite tunes. A must for Hermit fans!!

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