The Shadows' Greatest Hits (Mono / Stereo) (2004 - Remaster)
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The Shadows' Greatest Hits (Mono / Stereo) (2004 - Remaster)

26 April 2004

5.99 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
Man Of Mystery
The Stranger
The Frightened City
The Savage
Peace Pipe
Wonderful Land
Stars Fell On Stockton
Guitar Tango
The Boys
Dance On
Quartermaster's Stores
Apache (2004 Digital Remaster)
Man of Mystery (2004 - Remaster)
The Stranger (2004 Digital Remaster)
F.B.I. (2004 Digital Remaster)
Midnight (2004 Digital Remaster)
The Frightened City (2004 Digital Remaster)
Kon-Tiki (2004 Digital Remaster)
36-24-36 (2004 Digital Remaster)
The Savage (2004 Digital Remaster)
Peace Pipe (2004 Digital Remaster)
Wonderful Land (2004 Digital Remaster)
Stars Fell On Stockton (2004 Digital Remaster)
Guitar Tango (2004 Digital Remaster)
The Boys (2004 Digital Remaster)
Dance On (2004 Digital Remaster)
Quartermaster's Stores (2004 Digital Remaster)

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 Jun 1989
  • Release Date: 12 Jun 1989
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2004 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:16:12
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,483 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE very best of the Shadows 20 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
When I was a very young girl, just 6 or 7 we had a reel to reel tape recorder. We had 2 Beatles, 1 Cliff Richard and 1 Shadows tape and for many years this was the only music I had to listen to and be influenced by. I loved the Shadows the best and to this day true guitar oriented music remains my first love whether hard rock or Johnny Cash. If guitar icons Peter Townend and Jeff Beck rate Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin as their influence and idol then hell who am I to argue?. All the real classic hits are here, both in mono as they would have sounded years ago on the juteboxes in the 60's and in sterio if you prefer. I much prefer mono.

Even after 40 plus years they sound as good as ever. The price blew me away it is a real bargain and anyone who has an appreciation for guitarists should own this CD. Apparently this recording release came about because the Shadows were filming The Young Ones with Cliff Richard and were unavailable for studio recording. Thank you unknown genious at EMI who came up with the idea of releasing a "best of" then, something that just wasn't really done back in the early 60's when these hits were dominating the charts and you had to really sell records to feature in the top 10.

There is real atmospheric and totally emotional music here that will never date or die. I urge anyone any age to invest in this purely instrumental compilation of perfection.
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The one to get... 4 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For around two years from mid 1960 The Shadows delivered some brilliant and timeless music... coupled with, and followed by, a vast amount of distinctly MOR muzak. But, unlike the other incomplete or "do I really want to hear what happened next?" compilations out there this one's the only one that's got all the classics from that heady period: "Apache", "FBI", "Wonderful Land", "The Savage", "The Stranger", "Midnight", "36-24-36", and the breathtakingly beautiful, pure early 60's "Peace Pipe". Perfectly formed examples of a lost world of guitar driven excitement & atmosphere.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic shadows ! 28 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD
back in the 70s i bought "bert weedons guitar greats" then a neighbour
said "forget him,the shadows are much better !" he then put on an LP called
"shadows greatest hits" & i was blown away! a lot of greatest hits albums
have come out , but a lot of this is"raw mono"in hi-fidelity sound.
"wonderful land" & "apache" rumoured to have been wrtten on the top deck
of a bus on an old banjo by jerry lordan ! norrie paramors,"peace pipe"&
"the savage" a rhythm guitarists nightmare to keep up for two odd minutes! but bruce welch sails through it like he has a "bionic" arm !
hank marvin delivers every track with that "cleaness"from that salmon pink stratocaster,like me ,come on hands up who wanted to play like that?
i remember queing to buy a cheap "woolworths" electric guitar & being
shattered because it (or i ) sounded nothing like hank ! enjoy "the shads"
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A LOT OF HITS ARE MISSING 24 Oct 2011
By Christopher W. Brierley TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This CD has 32 tracks,but not 32 different tracks,what it does have is 16 tracks in mono sound,repeated in excellent remastered stereo.I wish it had all their hits in stereo only and ignored the mono versions.I will have to look elsewhere for a stereo compilation with all their top 20 hits (about 25 of them) up to say 1965,their golden era,when I find one I will let you know.

PS These are albums I found with all their hits and more,"50 Golden Greats",a 2 CD set and "The Platinum Collection" a 2CD + DVD set,both have all stereo tracks except for Foot Tapper in mono,as I think there is a slight problem with stereo version,you can always try to download this one stereo track.

Finally you can try "Complete Singles:As & Bs: 1959-1980",which is overkill for me,again Foot Tapper is mono,as are the very early "before they were famous" tracks,which exist only in mono.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Shadows 8 Oct 2009
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
I've always liked The Shadows and this brought back all those evocative memories of my teens and twenties. An excellent album of all the hits. For some reason when I downloaded this I got all the tracks twice. Not quite sure why! No real problem. A really enjoyable album
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have Sold A Zillion Copies By Now! 17 Aug 2008
Format:Audio CD
If there is a world parallel to this one where The Shadows did not exist, then the Top 40 Charts, even for NOW, would sound completely different. The Shadows, Hank Marvin and the Fender Stratocaster guitar were brought together by Fate and Destiny to create some of the most fantastic music of all time, and its influence upon us as human beings is one heck of a legacy to be proud of. Here you have The Best Of everything they ever did; THEIR GREATEST HITS, and as far as guitar instrumental music goes, there is NOTHING greater!
On this one CD you have everything you need from The Shadows amazing career, the music which inspired generations on down the line to learn to play guitar, and often it had to "be a red one, just like Hank Marvin plays" or nothing at all.
Not one person walking this Planet Earth can fail to be unmoved by the sound of 'Apache,' or indeed any of the other superb tracks on this Original Best Of The Shadows album. Accept no substitute, this is it, the one you need bar none! Click Now! It MUST be done!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Shadows 16 May 2013
Format:Audio CD
I have owned this greatest hits collection for almost 40 years on vinyl and have done my very best to wear it out! This cd has the original tracks plus the "B" side of "Apache", "Quatermasster`s stores", and yes, i`ve spelt it correctly! The title was a spoof on the then popular sci-fi tv series "Quatermass". There are mono and stereo versions of all the tracks for the purists. There is a perception these days, fostered by historical revisionists, that British pop music started with the Beatles and serious guitar playing started with Eric Clapton. However, if you were to ask Messrs. Clapton, Townshend, Green, May, Page, Neil Young etc., all guitar heroes in their own right, who influenced them, then Hank Marvin is usually near the top of their list. It surprises people when they find out that The Shadows and Cliff are, together and separately, one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced. The Shadows started life as The Drifters, Cliff Richard`s backing group in the late 1950`s and changed their name in 1959. Few people realise how genuinely innovative they were in that era, Hank Marvin was the first guitarist in the UK to play a Fender Stratocaster (purchased and imported by Cliff), Jet Harris was one of the first in the UK to play a Fender precision Bass Guitar (most groups then used upright double basses), and together with Tony Meehan on drums and Bruce Welch on Rhythm Guitar they carved out a unique sound. Hank fashioned an almost-Hawaiian guitar sound with innovative use of the Stat`s tremelo arm and various echo units (he,in fact, popularised both of these), the band got the guitar amplifier manufacturer Vox to make a bigger amp, the legendary AC30, so that they could be heard over screaming fans. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories.
I know most of these tracks from my childhood. It's great being able to hear them twice over without having to change the cd.
Published 4 days ago by A Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars A real great blast from the past
This one brought back some memories for me. It's amazing how many hits they had. Not the greatest quality music or musicianship. Read more
Published 14 days ago by goldenears
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite
Timeless tracks from Hank and the boys. I still have the vinyl LP which I acquired in the 1960s!
Having the CD has allowed me to listen to this joyful music on my iPod and in... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Tom Powys
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
This CD was very good value for money with a speedy arrival. I play this a lot. I like Shadow's music and my Rabbit does too
Published 1 month ago by Mel
5.0 out of 5 stars shadows group
I have always liked the shadows my vynel records are a bit jaded now I will start restocking my collection on CD , thank you I am pleased with my purchase
Published 2 months ago by gj
3.0 out of 5 stars Shads at their best? Slightly misleading title!
A good selection of the boys' hits but I'm pretty sure they've slipped in a few "B" sides to fill it up at the expense of one or two later hits. Read more
Published 2 months ago by B. M. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalga at its greatest with this c.d.
A great reminder of past memories, I still have the long playing record.I would recommend this c.d to all of the same age as myself.
Peter L.
Published 5 months ago by Christine Lawton
5.0 out of 5 stars Shadows cd
There's not much to say, really, I bought this to replace an old vinyl lp that has seen better days.
Published 6 months ago by Mr. E. Bray
5.0 out of 5 stars superb
Grew up listening to the shadows being played by my mum. Hank is one of the best guitarists ever chill out tunes.
Published 7 months ago by Buzz
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the shadows
Excellent, replaces my well worn 33rpm LP and brings me into the digital world !
Definitely the best collection of Shadow hits
Published 7 months ago by Andrew
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