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The Absolutely Essential Collection [Box set]

The Shadows Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Aug 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Big 3
  • ASIN: B00M7NJWA2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,967 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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Incorrect Spelling 31 Aug 2014
The Shads always produced great music, with or without Cliff Richard. One criticism - "The Quartermaster's Stores" is incorrectly titled. It is actually "Quatermassters Store", a pun on the early sixties TV Sci-fi film series. "Quatermass and the Pit", "The Quatermass Experiment" and "Quatermass 2" - Quatermass was the name of the lead character in these chilling productions. Shame on you, publisher..............!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 Sep 2014
By carol
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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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