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The 1959 British Hit Parade The B Sides Part 2 Box set


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  • Audio CD (13 Jan. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Acrobat
  • ASIN: B00HEM1PCY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,217 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. You Are In Love (Perry Como) - Perry Como
2. Your Love (Paul Anka) - Paul Anka
3. So Close (Brook Benton) - Brook Benton
4. Smoke Along The Track (Stonewall Jackson) - Stonewall Jackson
5. My Wish Came True (Elvis Presley) - Elvis Presley
See all 24 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Love Of A Lifetime (The Platters) - The Platters
2. Proud Matador (Manuel and his Music of the Mountains) - Manuel and his Music of the Mountains
3. The Quiet Three (Duane Eddy) - Duane Eddy
4. I'm Gone (Ray Peterson) - Ray Peterson
5. Sweet Bird Of Youth (Nat King Cole) - Nat King Cole
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Buckeye (Johnny And The Hurricanes) - Johnny and The Hurricanes
2. My Girl (Floyd Robinson) - Floyd Robinson
3. Boll Weevil Song (Eddie Cochran) - Eddie Cochran
4. I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Some Day (Fats Domino) - Fats Domino
5. All Night Diner (Santo And Johnny) - Santo And Johnny
See all 26 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Symphony (Sammy Turner) - Sammy Turner
2. From Now Until Forever (Adam Faith) - Adam Faith
3. And Kings Came A-Calling (Beverley Sisters) - Beverly Sisters
4. More And More Party Pops Part 2 (Russ Conway) - Russ Conway
5. You're Not Living In Vain (Anne Shelton) - Anne Shelton
See all 26 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Acrobat Musics series of British Hit Parade collections has become an essential annual purchase for a significant number of collectors and enthusiasts who wish to hear and own every record that entered the British record charts during each year. In the last two years, we have presented parallel collections to the main British Hit Parade releases for 1960, 61 and 62 comprising the B sides of all the tracks that appear in the main set. The experiment has proved successful, and many collectors have asked us to work backwards through the years to provide similar sets for other years. This is the next in the series. Part Two includes the original B sides of every record that entered the charts between 1st July and 31st December in chronological order of chart entry, mirroring the tracks on Part Two of the main 1959 British Hit Parade collection, with well over three hours of eclectic and fascinating entertainment. The only exceptions are where the original hit was a double A side, where both sides charted, as a result of which both of the tracks appear in the main Hit Parade collection. It also includes the tracks from Side 2 of EPs which charted. The story of how B sides come to be what they are is a fascinating one and varies greatly from record to record. Some featured songs that were written by either the producer, the artists manager or someone else with sufficient influence to ensure that if the A side were a hit, they would collect 50% of the publishing income from the sales. Others were, of course, complete throwaways, dashed off in the last 10 minutes of a session purely as make-weights. In contrast, some started life as the intended A side, only to be overshadowed as promotion people or radio DJs spotted the potential of the B side. The fascination is that, in most cases, with the passage of time, we will never know the true story, and the tracks will simply stand to be judged on their merits or otherwise. Whatever the case, they will very often provide collectors with a piece of the artists work that they have never heard before, and the majority, we suspect, will never have been available on CD before. The sets as always include our substantial booklets comprising about 10,000 words with commentary on the tracks. We are sure that many purchasers of the main sets will be keen to acquire the B sides to ensure the completeness of their collection.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tony farmer on 13 Feb. 2014
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great to relive the past especially when you used to turn over the record, maybe they were B sides but there is some great music in there
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By Phil Barry on 22 Sept. 2014
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I love the British hit parade collection, I was well pleased with the music. Excellent buy.
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By Smithy on 28 Aug. 2014
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Most enjoyable.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PWGirdler on 25 Feb. 2014
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I have collected all the B-side compilations to match the A-sides I already own. Always listened to both sides unlike many people ands we are now into sides I do not remember
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L Stonier on 13 Feb. 2014
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All of the British Hit Parade series, both 'a' and 'b' sides are fantastic. Listen to your old 45s in clear CD format - you wont be disappointed. Brilliant
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