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  • Audio CD (7 Feb 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Hallmark
  • ASIN: B0007Q6REK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 137,999 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Teenager In Love
2. Only Sixteen
3. Pretty Blue Eyes
4. Heart Of A Teenage Girl
5. A Hundred Pounds Of Clay (original lyric)
6. Time
7. When My Little Girl Is Smiling
8. Our Favourite Melodies
9. All In The Game
10. Oh Lonesome Me
11. Joanna
12. Dream Lover
13. Everyday
14. You Needed Me
15. Save The Last Dance For Me
16. Both Sides Now
17. Come On Over To My Place
18. The Power Of Love
19. A Hundred Pounds Of Clay (replacement lyric)
20. The Hungry Years

Product Description

In the world of popular music, Terence Perkins is a classic rags to riches story. Terence was working as a milkman on the Isle of Wight, his birthplace, when he entered and won a local talent contest. The prize was an appearance on the television show '6.5 Special' and the resulting exposure earned him a recording contract with Decca, where he was billed as Craig Douglas. After two singles with Decca, neither of which made the charts, Craig signed for Top Rank and, by carefully selecting covers of American repertoire, soon hit the charts. He topped the charts with 'Only Sixteen' when the original by Sam Cooke barely made #23 and recorded eight Top 50 hits in a little over two years with Top Rank. Further hits were secured on Columbia and a return to Decca, and he later recorded for Pye and Fontana. Whilst his chart career may have ended in 1963 with the advent of the Merseybeat boom, his long term career was assured and Craig continues to tour the nostalgia curcuit to this day. This album features re-recordings of all of Craig's hits, including both versions of 'A Hundred Pounds Of Clay'.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 April 2004
Format: Audio CD
Craig was popular during my student years in the U.K.,so I bought this fornostalgic reasons. However, in truth I'd forgotten just what a good singerhe was ! Funny business Show Business,that a fellow with his talent shouldfade into relative obscurity ! Still, here's a chance to relive goodmemories, good songs and good singing...treat yourselves !
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Boreham on 26 Jun 2006
Format: Audio CD
I can only echo fellow reviewer 'Mike the Busman',in stating this CD is a major disapointment,in as much as the tracks are all re-recordings.In fairness,it has to be said Craig's voice has stood the test of time well,but without the Harry Robinson backings that were a feature of many of his hits,they fall well short of the originals.Better to pay a bit more for the EMI recordings,and being sure of what you're getting.All CD's should clearly state if recordings are originals or otherwise.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By nitascattery@yahoo.com on 20 Aug 2000
Format: Audio CD
If you, like me, are stuck in a time warp, and like your music to have lyrics you can understand clearly, and a tune you can sing along to, then you will enjoy listening to some well remembered songs and some not quite so well remembered, but very enjoyable, all the same. Although craig douglas was not the icon, presley was, he made his mark on the music world in the late 50's and early 60's, so much so that the bbc banned the first version of 100lbs of clay. this cd contains both the original and amended versions. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. W. LLOYD on 22 May 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Beware this product if you are after a genuine compilation of original Craig Douglas hits, because this isn't it. Instead, it is a collection of re-recordings which all lack the freshness and distinctiveness of the original 1950s and 1960s recordings. What's more, it appears that in the intervening forty years or so, Mr Douglas (or Mr Perkins to be exact!) has forgotten some of the lyrics of his hits.

Apart from the hits, the disc contains some versions of standards given the Craig Douglas treatment. Inexplicably, Buddy Holly's great number "Everyday", the flip of "Peggy Sue", has its composer described as "unknown". It was of course Buddy himself with alleged input from producer Norman Petty.

If you have recently seen Craig Douglas performing live, this disc would be a good souvenir of the event, but as a record (sorry about the pun) of his great days, it falls flat. If I had known it was not original tracks I would not have bought it.
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