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The Absolutely Essential Collection Box set

32 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (25 Aug. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Big 3
  • ASIN: B00M7NJWA2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,183 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Apache
2. Feelin' Fine (As The Drifters)
3. Don't Be A Fool (With Love)
4. Jet Black (AS The Drifters)
5. Driftin' (As The Drifters)
6. Chinchilla (As The Drifters)
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Kon-Tiki
2. Shadoogie
3. Blue Star
4. Nivram
5. 36-24-36
6. Baby My Heart
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Wonderful Land
2. The Theme From 'The Boys'
3. The Girls
4. Sweet Dreams
5. The Boys
6. The Rumble
See all 20 tracks on this disc

Product Description

60 timeless classic tracks from the UKs premier instrumental group featuring such hits as Apache, Wonderful Land, F.B.I and Kon-Tiki.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By STEVIE on 25 Sept. 2014
With a title like 'The Absolutely Essential...', you'd expect just that -- the be all and end all of recordings made by The Shadows, but today's market is generally flooded with the likes of this 'put together and re-issued cheaply' triple CD pack, often called a boxed set. There's glaring omissions of course, and if they took out those dreadful attempts at vocals (sorry Shads fans, but I never did like their singing!), and put those missing instrumentals in their place, perhaps even adding a 4th CD, then this effort would be more worthy of its title. Nonetheless it is still represents a fair sample of most of their hit singles, both A and B sides, with a good smattering of early LP tracks too, the ones before they waned a bit, had changes in personnel and finally left EMI's Columbia label to join Polydor. So do I detect that the outfit that put this out only had the pick of what was declared 'out of copyright'? Its nice if you want a bit of nostalgia, but not one for the keen, knowledgeable collector who will have no doubt got all these in their original form anyway.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By carol on 1 Sept. 2014
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very happy with this purchase. have brought for my partner as he is a massive shads fan 10/10
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. G. Parker on 20 Oct. 2014
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Nice clear unmuffled recordings. Great tracks.
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This is a much better than usual Shadows compilation, and covers the hits and work that should be heard, plus some other less well known tracks well worthy of exposure, such as 'Shotgun.'
Why these compilations persist with some of the early recordings such as Driftin' and Feelin' Fine is beyond me, as they are totally unrepresentative of the later excellent Shadows work that shows why they were the most talented and greatest instrumental group of all time.
Good value for money..
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By clanline on 21 Nov. 2014
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I HAVE LISTENED TO THE SHADOWS CD A NUMBER OF TIMES AND REALLY ENJOYED IT I THINK IT WAS MONEY WELL SPENT AND RECOMMEND THE CD TO ANY ONE CONSIDERING BUYING IT FOR THEMSELVES OR AS A PRESENT
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Astronomer on 20 Feb. 2015
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There are a lot of good tracks here, from the early days of The Shadows, many from before the departure of Jet Harris and Tony Meehan. Recommended for any Shadows fan.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By barry webb on 17 Oct. 2014
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got all there stuff great as always
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mohamed Mahmoud on 23 Sept. 2014
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Amust for the shadows fan
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