Your Music Library
  MP3 Basket
The Shadows' Greatest Hits (Mono / Stereo) (2004 - Remaster)

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

26 Apr 2004

£6.69 (VAT included if applicable)

Buy the CD album for £7.54 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sàrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Or
Buy CD Album £7.54 Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
More Options
  • Sample this album Title - Artist (sample)
1
30
2:55
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
2
30
2:03
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
3
30
2:43
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
4
30
2:23
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
5
30
2:32
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
6
30
2:23
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
7
30
1:56
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
8
30
1:44
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
9
30
2:24
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
10
30
2:13
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
11
30
2:05
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
12
30
2:16
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
13
30
3:00
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
14
30
2:34
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
15
30
2:25
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
16
30
2:27
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
17
30
2:57
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
18
30
2:03
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
19
30
2:44
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
20
30
2:22
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
21
30
2:33
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
22
30
2:25
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
23
30
1:55
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
24
30
1:44
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
25
30
2:25
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
26
30
2:14
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
27
30
2:06
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
28
30
2:19
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
29
30
3:02
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
30
30
2:34
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
31
30
2:24
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket
32
30
2:22
Play in Library Buy: £0.99 In MP3 Basket View MP3 Basket

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
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:16:12
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001KQVPGQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,291 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. J. Baker on 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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By nicjaytee on 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.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By jack firestorm "jazz " on 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"
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Christopher W. Brierley TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 Oct 2011
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.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By salopian on 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 ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category