The Definitive Pop Collection

The Definitive Pop Collection

by Tommy James & the Shondells


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The Definitive Pop Collection

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2006
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227411428
catalogNumber: 74114
Rank: 62198

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy James & the Shondells   Primary Artist
Tommy James   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
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
Shondels   Producer
Tommy James   Composer
Woodrow Wilson   Composer
Bo Gentry   Producer
Sal Trimachi   Composer
Charles Norbeck   Discographical Annotation

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