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  • Audio CD (6 Aug. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music Club
  • ASIN: B000007327
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Simon Smith & His Amazing
2. Jarrow Song
3. I Put A Spell On You
4. Angel Eyes
5. Just For You
6. In Times Like These
7. Too Many People
8. Tickle Me
9. House That Jack Built
10. Don't Stop The Carnival
11. Barefootin'
12. Falling In Love Again
13. Shame
14. Cherie
15. Hi Lilli Hi Lo
16. Baby Of Mine
17. Slow Down
18. If I Could

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 7 Mar. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Alan is best remembered for the classics he recorded with the Animals, most notably House of the rousing sun, but he made plenty of great music after quitting the Animals and going solo. One of the reasons he quit the Animals was that he didn't like the extensive touring, so he did less of that as a solo singer - this may be why his solo records met with only limited success in America, where he had one minor hit (I put a spell on you) but was otherwise ignored.
After leaving the Animals, Alan had four UK top ten hits and three other hits that nearly made the UK top ten, one of which (Rosetta - a duet with Georgie Fame) is omitted from this set. The remarkable aspect of Alan's solo hits is their variety. I put a spell on you (a cover of a Screaming Jay Hawkins song) is a bluesy song that could so easily have been recorded by the Animals. By contrast, Don't stop the carnival (a cover of a Sonny Rollins song) is a calypso-flavored song, while Hi Lilli hi lo is a cover of a song from a fifties musical (Lilli). Simon Smith and his amazing dancing bear (written by Randy Newman) is another great song.
Alan sometimes wrote his own material and two of his UK top ten hits were with his own songs. One was The house that Jack built, but the other is perhaps the most famous of Alan's solo hits even though it wasn't the biggest of his hits. It is, of course, Jarrow song, an anthem for the people of Newcastle. Alan also had a minor hit with a superb ballad, Just for you. It deserved to be a much bigger hit but by the time of its release (1978), Alan was no longer fashionable.
This compilation contains the best of Alan's post-Animals music except Rosetta, which you can find on a Georgie Fame compilation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By EdWard on 12 Aug. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Bought this for The Jarrow Song--but this is a good all round C.D .A good buy -great value
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Thompson on 8 April 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The disc satisfies the need for the best vocals produced by this artist - wiude range of tunes etc.
Serrvice from Ameriucan suppliers was top class
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frances Taylor on 1 Oct. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Always loved Alan Price
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Best of the solo recordings of ex-Animal 7 Mar. 2005
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Alan is best remembered for the classics he recorded with the Animals, most notably House of the rousing sun, but he made plenty of great music after quitting the Animals and going solo. One of the reasons he quit the Animals was that he didn't like the extensive touring, so he did less of that as a solo singer - this may be why his solo records met with only limited success in America, where he had one minor hit (I put a spell on you) but was otherwise ignored.

After leaving the Animals, Alan had four UK top ten hits and three other hits that nearly made the UK top ten, one of which (Rosetta - a duet with Georgie Fame) is omitted from this set. The remarkable aspect of Alan's solo hits is their variety. I put a spell on you (a cover of a Screaming Jay Hawkins song) is a bluesy song that could so easily have been recorded by the Animals. By contrast, Don't stop the carnival (a cover of a Sonny Rollins song) is a calypso-flavored song, while Hi Lilli hi lo is a cover of a song from a fifties musical (Lilli). Simon Smith and his amazing dancing bear (written by Randy Newman) is another great song.

Alan sometimes wrote his own material and two of his UK top ten hits were with his own songs. One was The house that Jack built, but the other is perhaps the most famous of Alan's solo hits even though it wasn't the biggest of his hits. It is, of course, Jarrow song, an anthem for the people of Newcastle. Alan also had a minor hit with a superb ballad, Just for you. It deserved to be a much bigger hit but by the time of its release (1978), Alan was no longer fashionable.

This compilation contains the best of Alan's post-Animals music except Rosetta, which you can find on a Georgie Fame compilation.
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