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Honey & Wine: Another Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection [CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace Records
  • ASIN: B001SZ28F6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,159 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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During the decade that bridged the first flowering of rock'n'roll and the rise of self-sufficient writer-performers such as Bob Dylan and the Beatles, the record charts were dominated by artists who, in the main, did not write their own material. At this time an exciting crop of talented young songwriters began to emerge.

Over the last couple of years Ace have built up an impressive series of songwriter-based compilations focusing on the work of Burt Bacharach, Jackie DeShannon, Randy Newman and the Leiber & Stoller, Pomus & Shuman, Greenwich & Barry, Mann & Weil and Goffin & King teams.

"Honey & Wine" is Ace Records' second foray into the songbook of Gerry Goffin and Carole King, one of the most lauded songwriting partnerships of all-time. As with the earlier volume, the set includes familiar hits such as Maxine Brown's `Oh No Not My Baby', the Drifters' `Up On The Roof' and Gene McDaniels' `Point Of No Return', overlooked gems (Chuck Jackson's `I Need You', Jan & Dean's `The Best Friend I Ever Had' and `I Happen To Love You' by the Myddle Class, to name just three and new-to-CD rarities `Stage Door' by Peter James, `They're Jealous Of Me' by Connie Stevens and Carolyn Daye's `A Long Way To Be Happy'.

Compilation and notes by Mick Patrick and Tony Rounce

Volume One still available: CDCHD 1170

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CD =Another Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection=

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars classic (mainly) US pop/soul 3 May 2009
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This is the second ACE Volume of Carol King and Gerry Goffin's work and a part of the label's remarkable series on songwriters that has included Mann and Weill, Randy Newman and Jackie DeShannon.

It follows what has evolved into an established and wonderful formula.

A handful of well known, oustanding hits, some unreleased or obscure and unheard gems, and some unexpected and illuminative alternatives to well known tracks.

The CD features some particularly enjoyable soul sides, with tracks from Ben E King, perhaps the best interpreter of their material, Chuck Jackson and Freddie Scott from the boys, Maxine Brown, the Shirelles and a new (to me) release of a classic soul ballad by Tammie Montgomery (soon to be Terrell) from the girls. Thios is not to take away any credit from some fine pop sides from Gene Pitney, ther Turtles and Marianne Faithfull.

As always the sleeve notes are detailed and well researched, with references to how the tracks made their way from demo to symphony, and the sound is excellent.

Keep it going ACE, Van McCoy next?
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2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment 16 Mar 2009
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
The 2 stars is not for the songs but for the compilation.
Talk about lost opportunities-the original and far superior version of Honey & Wine is by the Back Porch Majority and a Hollies version is rather pointless-it wasn't even the first version issued in the UK-that was by A Fair Set.
Its not too far a stretch to figure out the song having failed for both the BPM and Glenn Yarborough was sent to England with a British group in mind where it was covered both by the Hollies and Wayne Fontana in both cases as an album track.Obviouly Goffin/King realised that British Beat was selling wordwide which is why Herman's Hermits Show Me Girl had no other known version
Virtually everything here is already on release many times on Ace's own CDs but it should have been made clear on the credits that the Rising Sons is NOT the Amy group who made You're my girl-but is Taj Mahal's Rising Sons
The Rising Sons are the real mystery-there is no info I can find on the Internet other than the Amy listing which gives 2 Rising Sons singles as You're My Girl and Try To Be A Man issued here on Stateside as both A sides on one single with the only other recording as by Tony Gallo & the Risings Sons on Swan issued on a Kent CD called The Northern Soul of Swan.
Having aready issued a version of You're My Girl by the Tokens on the Something Good CD the song was revived in the 70s by Randy & the Rainbows.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Honey & Wine 30 April 2009
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The second selection of songs by Goffin and King. I grade number one with six stars. Big salute to ACE Records for this type of selections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling Clarity 24 Sep 2009
By Lee Armstrong - Published on Amazon.com
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First & foremost, this collection is amazing for the exquisite remastering on these tracks. I have five different places in my music collection with The Drifters' recording of "Up on the Roof." The clarity here is amazing with the little tinkles on the triangle so vibrant and clear. The engineering on this disc is SO superior that it almost reinvents these recordings. Bertell Dache's "Not Just Tomorrow But Always" mirrors the melody of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" with Carole King's original backing vocals published here for the first time. Gene Pitney opens the set with the delightful "Every Breath I Take" complete with Phil Spector's masterful production. The strings virtually sizzle out of the speakers. I have Maxine Brown's recording of Carole's classic "Oh No, Not My Baby" in two other places. This remastered version is amazing with the vocal nuances and lovely string flourishes so bright & cheerful. Bobby Vee's "Go Away Little Girl" recorded in 1962 has such a dramatic tension with a guy torn between biology & morality. The Hollies recorded the title track of this collection that boasts those classic harmonies of the early Hollies' catalog, with this sweltering version sizzling splendidly from the speakers. Jackie DeShannon's version of Carole's "Child of Mine" that was recorded for her Capitol album "Songs" was left in the can, according to the liner notes. DeShannon nails this lovely song that is an incredible version. Nancy Wilson sounds like a Dinah Washington devotee on her wonderful version of Carole's "Writer" era "No Easy Way Down," with the percussion sounding gorgeous on this remastered version. This collection is essential listening for those who appreciate Carole King and Gerry Goffin's songcraft. Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars iMui bueno! 17 April 2013
By Peter R - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent continuation to this series. Ace Records' collections are invariable good, and this CD is no exception to the rule.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Carole King Coming To Cleveland in July 31 May 2010
By Dahmia - Published on Amazon.com
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Tapestry is still my all time favorite albumn and I finally broke down and bought the cd of it. I know it was the all time best selling albumn for a female artist for many years and still should be in my opinion. We have the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame here in Cleveland and during an education evening (which is free even if you aren't a member - just have to RSVP) this was one of the books mentioned. In preparation to fully appreciate and enjoy the upcoming "Trupador" Concert starting Carole King and James Taylor I just had to get it. Appreciate you getting it to me quickly!
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