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Born To Rock & Roll - The Greatest Hits

Born To Rock & Roll - The Greatest Hits

5 Mar 2007

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  • Original Release Date: 5 Mar 2007
  • Release Date: 5 Mar 2007
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Universal Music TV, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 1:07:12
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  • ASIN: B001KBVZPW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,890 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Edwards on 13 Mar 2007
Format: Audio CD
For those of you who remember Marty Wilde in his late 50's-early 60's prime this will prove a timely reminder of what a fine vocalist this UK rock pioneer was ... and very much still is.

This superb 25-track compilation is to celebrate Marty's 50 years in music and naturally includes all the classic hits like Endless Sleep, Donna, Teenager In Love and Sea Of Love. His finest two singles, the 1961 self-penned Orbison-like Tomorrow's Clown and 1962 Peter Gunn-like driving, rocking revival of Jezebel are standouts along with his two original compositions which hit the US Top 50 (no mean feat in those days) Bad Boy (1959) and Abergavenny (1968).

There are incomparable atmospheric deliveries on Danny and Johnny Rocco; more Wilde originals,the beautiful Jesamine (a No2 hit for the Casuals in 1968) and You'll Never Be So Wrong (an 80's favourite with daughter Kim and Hot Chocolate); and Marty's own take on rock 'n' roll classics like Little Sister, It's Been Nice, It's Late, Apron Strings and the ballad Dream Lover.

Who can forget the Wilde cameo styling of Bill Parsons' rockabilly All American Boy, Marty's sensitive interpretation of By The Time I Get To Phoenix or his hit version of the catchy Little Girl. His two duets with his daughters, I'm Leaving It All Up To You (with Roxanne Wilde) and newly-recorded Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (with Kim Wilde) are brilliant.

This collection of vintage Wilde favourites, plus newer material seals his status as the greatest British vocalist to emerge from the rock 'n' roll era and still a crowd pulling performer today as his 50th Anniversary UK tour in April-May 2007 will prove.

In the words of this album's closing anthem, Born To Rock and Roll, this UK icon certainly was.

This album is sheer class and a must-have ... no question.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By LucieB on 6 Mar 2008
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This Marty Wilde album is absolutely tremendous. His Wildcats are just superb. Marty's voice is still as lovely as I remember from all those years ago when he sang gorgeous songs like Donna, Sea of Love, Rubber Ball and Bad Boy.

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I love all of the songs on here and the album brings back so many memories. Go and buy it now and see what you're missing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 5 Jun 2014
Format: Audio CD
'Marty's' career was launched in 1957 after being spotted playing at the 'Condor Club' by
impresario 'Larry Parnes' who already had acts such as 'Billy Fury' and 'Dickie Pride' under
his wing, of course 'Marty's' stage name was changed from 'Reg Patterson' to 'Marty Wilde'
(Real name - 'Reginald Leonard Smith')
He first hit the U.K Top 30 in 1958 withy what remains perhaps my favourite number of his,
'Endless Sleep' (Chart '4') which was followed up in 59' with the song 'Donna' (Chart '3')
This was to be his best year in Chart terms with songs like 'A Teenager in Love' (Chart '2')
'Sea of Love' (Chart '3') and 'Bad Boy' (Chart '7') well, four Top Ten Hits in 1959 was at
least equal to many of the leading lights of the day.
Many if not most of 'Marty's' Hit material was 'covers' of American Rock/Pop artists releases,
however he certainly got the attention of the record-buying public in the U.K
Other Chart successes for 'Marty' included - 'Johnny Rocco' (Chart '30' 1960) 'Little Girl'
(Chart '16' 1960) 'Rubber Ball' (Chart '9' 1961) - I remember him chasing 'Bobby Vee' up
the Chart with that one, 'Bobby's version reached the number '2' slot......also in 61' he
Charted with 'Tomorrow's Clown' (Chart '33') in 62' 'Jezebel' (Chart '19') and 'Ever Since
You Said Goodbye' (Chart '31') all his hits are on this 50th Anniversary Album.
'Marty' did have really good vocal ability, certainly fitted into the Music-Scene of those times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tony.K. on 31 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
this cd is a gem everythin Marty did is on here the classic Donna nd teenager inlove rubber ball all usa cover versons but Mrty made them his own nd forgettin Tomorrows Clown, even a duet with Daughter Kim. Great value for the money the production and qality full marks highly recommended a must listen to it every day in the car neva get bored with it
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Marty is currently on tour as I write this, no tribute idols here, this is the real deal, a true legend of the early "Rock & Roll" late 50s & early 60s, this CD is his complete celebration of 50 years in the business as of 7 years back, he is now aged 75 & still touring, one of the tracks on this CD is the song "Jesamine" the Casuals had a big hit with it in the 60s, Marty Wilde penned this song, anyone over 60 should treat themselves to this CD & also the DVD with a 2 hour live show, the DVD features the late Jet Harris, Justin Hayward, The Shadows, & both his daughters Kim & Roxanne, great memories from the legend that is Marty Wilde, with his friends & family.
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