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The Shadows are a British pop group with a total of 69 UK hit-charted singles: 35 as 'The Shadows' and 34 as 'Cliff Richard and The Shadows', from the 1950s to the 2000s.

The Shadows were also successful in the British EP charts that were compiled by several different publications during the 1960s based on sales statistics from a limited number of retailers around the ... Read more in Amazon's The Shadows Store

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  • Audio CD (31 July 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00004U9MR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,361 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen13. Don't Cry For Me Argentina 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Theme From 'The Deer Hunter' (Cavatina) 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen18. Going Home 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Albatross 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Nights In White Satin 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. A Whiter Shade Of Pale 5:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Imagine/Woman (Medley) 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
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The guitar-driven instrumental outfit the Shadows (formerly British popster Cliff Richards backing band) had lots of twangy hits, including "Apache," "Mustang," and "Geronimo." Those tunes, and 47 others, are included on this excellent anthology.

UK collection of all the greats from one of the world's foremost instrumental groups. Also known for their work with vocalist Cliff Richard, The Shadows remain the most influential instrumental combo in the history of British Rock 'N' Roll. Their early work inspired four lads from Liverpool named John, Paul, George and Ringo, who then took the world by storm, thus making The Shadows partially responsible for modern Rock as we know it! Released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their hit, 'Apache', this compilation features all their chart successes including their instrumental interpretations of 'Nights In White Satin', 'Whiter Shade Of Pale', 'Thunderbirds Theme' and 'God Only Knows'.

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By D. P. Cox on 3 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
I bought this a while back from Woollies of all places before they went bust. I took it straight back after one listen through. To me some of the tracks don't seem to be originals. In particular, one of my all time favourite classic Shadows tracks 'Wonderful Land' doesn't have those great Norrie Paromor-arranged strings in the background which really make that record. I don't know what's going on with this compilation. The Shadows are one of the all time great British bands and the record company has to get any record release right. I'd go for one of the other compilations listed on Amazon. For example, The Shadows Greatest Hits (and possibly the 20 Golden Greats which seems to be better than/different to 50 Golden Greats though I couldn't swear to it). All I'd say is choose carefully before you buy.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Austin on 2 Oct 2008
Format: Audio CD
What a great opportunity to provide all of the best guitar instrumentals on just one compilation. I looked forward to this cd with real anticipation. This should be the cd that stays in my car. But it doesn't. The songs are there but they are all sanitised ("digitally re-mastered") and not for the better. Most of the tracks lame and weak in comparison to the originals. The mono tracks have been turned into stereo but manage to sound either muffled or ethereal. A very disappointing effort that is consigned to the back of the shelf. I suppose a reasonable buy for a real Shads novice but better to go for the "At Their Very Best" compilation which rather than just digitally altering the original songs, sees the Shads recording the hits again. Whilst losing some of the original rawness, "At Their Very Best" gives the songs in their glory but with modern digital recording.
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Lee Beng Swee on 12 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
Wonderful compilation on a double disc album of their greatest hits, BUT..

Having compared with earlier 20 Golden Greats compilation, EMI certainly screwed up on Disc 1. Did some random track comparison and found disappointing flaws.

Track 1: Apache: Over bloomed with less definition.

Track 15: Foot Tapper: Sounds in mono whereas its wide stereo in the earlier compilation album.

Track 19: Theme for Young lovers. Glitch at the start with double note and channels are switched.

Disc 1 is certainly flawed. The guys at EMI should have paid more attention to the quality.

Am disappointed with this compilation. EMI should recall and replace this double disc set.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Brian on 16 Jun 2009
Format: Audio CD
If you haven't already heard any of The Shadows' material and you want an overview, then this is for you. If, like me, you have some stuff on vinyl from the early years, plus material from the latter part of their catalogue, then this is for you. Particularly if you want to try to learn to play some of it and need constant repetition of the track(s) without any fear of wearing out/ damaging the vinyl.

What is the stuff like? Well, for many oldies, like me, this is where it all began. You have lead, rhythm and bass guitars, drums, and mostly instrumental "tunes", all played by consummate musicians, inspiring us to want to play guitar. And it all still works, if you ask me. It inspired me back in the very early 1960s, when I was a pre-teenager, listening to the BBC Light Programme, and you were lucky to get any music that was worth listening to, and delights me now. Have a listen, budding guitarists of this generation, too. Try to play it as well as they did. I dare you...
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 7 Feb 2004
Format: Audio CD
In the early sixties, instrumental hits were a regular feature of the pop charts in Britain and America. There were several great instrumental artists around. America had Duane Eddy, Floyd Cramer, B Bumble and the Stingers and the Ventures, to name a few. Britain had the Shadows and the Tornados. While the Tornados were very successful at the time, most notably with Telstar, the Shadows remained successful for the rest of the century.
The Shadows were also Cliff Richard's backing band and played on most of his hits in the fifties and sixties. Like Cliff, they made little impact in America but any Americans who enjoy the Ventures and Duane Eddy ought to give the Shadows a listen.
This compilation has all their big UK instrumental hits of the sixties and seventies including Apache, Man of mystery, FBI, Wonderful land, Dance on, Foot tapper and Don't cry for me Argentina. They also experimenting by doing a few vocal tracks and some of those are included here, among them being Mary Anne (a UK top ten hit), Don't make my blue, I met a girl, Dreams I dream and Let me be the one (their 1975 Eurovision song – like so many other Brits, they came second). The vocal tracks are good but it is their instrumental skills on which their reputation is built.
Most of their big hits came early in their career. In the eighties and nineties, they gave up worrying about hits and contented themselves with making albums of cover versions. A few covers selected from these albums round off this excellent collection. Among them is Albatross, an early Fleetwood Mac tune that always sounded very like a Shadows track, so it was an obvious tune for them to cover.
The Shadows, like most pop groups, has had its share of line-up changes.
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