We Want Billy!/Billy

We Want Billy!/Billy

by Billy Fury
     
 
The BGO CD reissue of two 1963 albums, the live We Want Billy! and the studio Billy, presents a pair of unenduring sets. Fury may have been one of the best of the pre-Beatle rockers, but that doesn't make him great. About half of the "concert" date consists of rock & roll oldies like "Sweet Little Sixteen"

Overview

The BGO CD reissue of two 1963 albums, the live We Want Billy! and the studio Billy, presents a pair of unenduring sets. Fury may have been one of the best of the pre-Beatle rockers, but that doesn't make him great. About half of the "concert" date consists of rock & roll oldies like "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Unchain My Heart," sung in a competent sub-Elvis mold (though the Tornados aren't about to make anyone forget Scotty Moore or James Burton). There's also a lengthy medley of many of his early-'60s pop hits, which are better heard in their studio versions. The studio record Billy was Fury's biggest-selling album of the '60s, reaching the British Top Ten. But it wasn't very good, typifying the kind of teen idol fare that rode high on the British charts before Merseybeat. He could rock half decently when given the chance, but most of the numbers are pop ballads, replete with light orchestration and crooning female backup vocals. These records have little more than nostalgic value, and not even that for American listeners, who were never aware of Fury in the first place.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2002
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261202581
catalogNumber:
258
Rank:
87105

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Sweet Little Sixteen
  2. Baby Come On
  3. That's All Right
  4. Wedding Bells
  5. Sticks and Stones
  6. Unchain My Heart
  7. I'm Moving On
  8. Just Because
  9. Halfway to Paradise
  10. I'll Never Find Another You
  11. Once Upon a Dream
  12. Last Night Was Made for Love
  13. Like I've Never Been Gone
  14. When Will You Say 'i Love You'?
  15. We Were Meant for Each Other
  16. How Many Nights, How Many Days
  17. Willow Weep for Me
  18. Bumble Bee
  19. She Cried
  20. Let Me Know
  21. The Chapel on the Hill
  22. Like I've Never Been Gone
  23. A Million Miles from Nowhere
  24. I'll Show You
  25. Our Day Will Come
  26. All My Hopes
  27. One Step from Heaven
  28. One Kiss
  29. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
  30. (Here Am I) Broken Hearted

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Fury   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ivor Raymonde   Musical Direction

Technical Credits

Hank Snow   Composer
LaVern Baker   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Titus Turner   Composer
Hank Jones   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Paul Hampton   Composer
Arthur Bannister   Engineer
Jack Clegg   Engineer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Mort Garson   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Ivor Raymonde   Producer
Roger Dopson   Liner Notes
Mike Smith   Producer
Claude Boone   Composer
Bob Shelton   Composer
Joe Shelton   Composer
Tony Barrow   Liner Notes
Ann Ronell   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Bert Carroll   Composer
Greg Richards   Composer
Freddy James   Composer

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