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  • Audio CD (8 Oct. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace Records
  • ASIN: B000UX43Y6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,430 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. He's in Town - The Tokens
2. Let Me Get Close To You - Skeeter Davis
3. Halfway to Paradise - Tony Orlando
4. The Idol - Bobby Vee
5. The First and Last - The Chiffons
6. Vrand New Man - Richard Wylie
7. Another Night WIth The Boys - The Drifters
8. Heaven Is Being With You - Jackie DeShannon
9. I Didn't Have Any Summer Romance - The Satisfactions
10. Love Eyes - Gerry Goffin
11. Don;t Ever Change - The Crickets
12. I'll Love You For A While - Jill Jackson
13. I Was There - Lenny Welch
14. I Just Can't Say Goodbye - Bobby Rydell
15. I Can't Hear You - Betty Everett
16. Just A Little Girl - Donna Loren
17. You;re Just What I Was Looking For Today - The Everly Brothers
18. Hey Everybody - Ramona King
19. I Can't Make It Alone - P.J. Proby
20. Some of Your Lovin' - The Honey Bees
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Product Description

* Everyone who cares about popular music knows and loves the classic songs of Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Between 1959 and 1967 the couple wrote some of the most enduring hits of all time, including `Will You Love Me Tomorrow', `Take Good Care Of My Baby', `Goin' Back', `The Loco-Motion' and `It Might As Well Rain Until September'. Those songs have been anthologised hundreds of times - maybe thousands. Now it's time to shine the spotlight on other great G & K songs that haven't always received the attention they deserve.

* This collection blends hits and hard-to-find classics, focusing primarily on the latter but also including the original versions of songs that will have many listeners thinking, "I didn't realise they wrote that!"

* Many of these tracks are completely new to CD, and several have never been reissued in any format in 40 years.

* Exquisitely packaged, with notes by Mick Patrick and revered songwriter-musician Al Kooper - who interviewed Gerry Goffin especially for this project - and the inevitable array of pix, label shots and assorted ephemera, this will be a sure fire `must have' for those who have invested in Ace's "Phil's Spectre" and Jack Nitzsche series, and will appeal to anyone whose heart have ever been won by a Goffin-King song, no matter how big of a hit.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Van Scherpenzeel on 17 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Besides all the big hits this wonderful couple wrote in the early part
of the 60's and that form part of the teenage dreams we lived through
by then, they wrote a lot of other beautiful songs that never hit the
charts and whose interpreters were completely unknown. Almost 45 years
later we now know that there were singers like Richard Wylie, The
Satisfactions, Bertell Dache, Jill Jackson, Ramona King, The Honey Bees
and Dee Dee Warwick. As always is the case with ACE, the liner notes
are extensive and inform us about every detail of each song and its
interpreter. There are some real beauties that when you listen to them,
you just don't understand why this song was never a hit. The Chiffons
"The First and Last" is better than any of their biggest hits. The
completely unknown songs by famous artist such as Bobby Vee, Bobby
Rydell, The Drifters, The Crickets, The Righteous Brothers etc. make
you wonder why they never hit the TOP 100. Some of the songs of this
compilation written by Goffin & King have been produced by Phil Spector
and Jack Nitzsche. Is there anything better than this "cocktail" of
super writers and super producers?? The song by P.J. Proby is just
a sample of this explosive encounter! ACE does not only give you MUSIC
with capital letters but they also give you all the information you've
never had or read before. I can't give it 5 stars, however, because
there are some 5 songs that sound like "fillers up". It would have
been a wise idea to reduce this compilation to 20.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 11 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
John Lennon & Paul McCartney wanted to be Goffin & King but soon overtook them.
In fact Carole King had been making records since 1959 when she cut an answer version of Neil Sedaka's Oh Carol-which stands up well in its own right as a piece of cod country music.
Though Carole King would later become a superstar singer in her own right she found herself in the unque position of covering herself when the album Pearls was issued among a series of albums of her newer songs with other lyric writers.Though she was called a singer songwriter technically speaking she wasn't any more than Neil Sedaka or Elton John who interpreted other peoples' words.
A Cd has now been made available from Canada which gathers all her 50s and 60s solo recordings together up to Road to Nowhere from 1967 on her own short lived Tomorrow label/
Collecting Goffin & King and their various collaborations with others means over 1000 singles and album tracks,many hard to find even on CD.
With this collection you get a few of the obvious hits and many rareities.
My own favorite of their songs is Honey & Wine which like so many was well hidden and never realised its full potential so you found it via a few U K recordings -a single on Decca by A Fair Set and LP tracks by the Hollies and Wayne Fontana & the Mindbendres-which told you more about what the A & R manager brought back from the publishers if it was cheap enough and Honey & Wine had failed as a single by cabaret singer Fran Jefferies eventually ending up with the Back Porch Majority who were connected with the New Christy Minstrels.
The song obviously needed the Righteous Brothers.
One of Goffin & King's more throwaway songs was Show me girl-handed to Herman's Hermits as a demo by Carole King.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stuart A Shaw on 9 July 2009
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I bought this only on the strenghth of Gerry Goffin & Carole King's known songwriting ability of other songs not on this set. Being issued by ACE, I was fairly certain I would not be too disappointed. Well, what another great CD. The booklet alone is worth the money, so informative and detailed, the interwoven interviews an added bonus. Then to the actual music, and wow!, there are some absolute crackers on this set. I have a few Animals CD's & LP's, but none had "Don't Bring Me Down", which is a great song. Other real delights (just about everything on this is quite good) are the Chiffons "First and Last" (Why wasn't this a hit?), Betty Everett's "I Can't Hear You" and Bertell Dache's "Love Eyes". If you want an excellent 5 star disc, then this is it. Love it.
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