The Best Of The Dooleys [Clean]
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The Best Of The Dooleys [Clean]

10 Jan 1995

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  Song Title
Wanted [Clean]
The Chosen Few (Album Version) [Clean]
Love Of My LIfe [Clean]
A Rose Has To Die (Single Version) [Clean]
Think I'm Gonna Fall in Love with You [Clean]
Honey I'm Lost (Album Version) [Clean]
Love Patrol [Clean]
Body Language (Album Version) [Clean]
Don't Take It Lyin' Down (Single Version) [Clean]
And I Wish [Clean]
Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know [Clean]
One Kiss Away [Clean]
Stone Walls [Clean]
Hands Across The Sea [Clean]

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  • Original Release Date: 10 Jan 1995
  • Release Date: 10 Jan 1995
  • Label: Epic
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  • Total Length: 44:00
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  • ASIN: B001V7W1YY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,281 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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88 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last 20 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is the CD that some of us have waited years to buy.
Over the last few years pop groups such as Steps, S Club, etc have been formed by record labels, producers, song writers and managers to front their hits. Those groups have been created and moulded into "Hit Machines", they had their time in the limelight then PUBLICLY disbanded.
The Dooleys were a totally different concept. They had been touring clubs and theatres for 7 years before signing to GTO Records with Ben Findon as their song writer and producer.
Before their "over night chart success" their stage act had won them various "Clubland" awards and even seen them tour Russia and Eastern Europe in 1975. Their recording career had began in 1974 when they signed to Alaska Records, they recorded under former Status Quo producer John Schroeder. One of the tracks they recorded was written by Ben Findon and Geoff Wilkins called "Hands Across The Sea". It was the intention that this would be their first single, but a big blow came when they were informed that the song had been entered into that years "Song For Europe" to be sung by Olivia Newton John.
A couple of years later, a couple of members realised that Findon was producing hits for Billy Ocean and set about contacting him, telling the story of their disappointment at not being able to release "Hands Across The Sea".
Findon signed them to GTO and in the summer of 1977 gave them their first hit, the disco orientated "Think I'm Gonna Fall In Love With You" which just missed out on a place in the Top10. "Love Of My Life" charted towards the end of the year, reaching No9.
Sadly, it then took until May 78 before their next release which had been delayed a number of times before release.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars British family group of the seventies 3 Jun 2009
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
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This group comprised three brothers, three sisters, the husband of one of the female Dooleys and an unrelated man. With Jim Dooley providing lead vocals, they had four hits in the British charts but their two biggest hits (Wanted, The chosen few) were with female lead vocals. Actually, despite my having a soft spot for female singers, I prefer the songs with Jim as the lead singer. Of the songs featuring female lead vocals, my favorites (Stone walls, Don't let me be the last to know) were recorded during the period when the hits featured Jim's lead vocals, but they didn't chart and may not have been released as singles.

With Jim as lead singer, the Dooleys only made the British top ten once, with Love of my life - it peaked at nine - by they came close with A rose has to die (my favorite Dooleys song) and Think I'm gonna fall in love with you (their first British hit). Two other singles with Jim as lead singer (Don't take it lying down, Honey I'm lost) gave them minor British hits during their main chart run. Following their two biggest hits (Wanted, The chosen few) , they had three further minor hits with female lead singers (Love patrol, Body language, And I wish) before disappearing from the British charts completely.

The song with the most interesting history on this compilation is Hands across the sea, which was recorded by Olivia Newton-John in 1974, along with five other songs that were voted on as possible Eurovision entries. Eventually, Long live love became the Eurovision entry (and Olivia ended up finishing fourth behind Abba) but all the other tracks appeared on Olivia's album, Long live love. The Dooleys had at one time hoped that Hands across the sea would be their debut single, but once the song had been entered for Eurovision, the plan was abandoned.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a treat! 6 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
Have been waiting for this CD for years. Have been checking with Amazon on and off and last month found what I have been dreaming of! Have had the 12"LP for near on 30 years and so having access to the CD compilation is a real treat. Now I am able to download this music for my car, onto my iPod, everywhere and it's great. Certainly worth the wait. Husband wants to sue for divorce though!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars It's Dooley time !!! 9 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wanted to collect some late 70's music nostalgia ... Bought all the Blondie, ABBA, Roxy Music vinyl and rarities back then but missed out on The Dooleys, Brotherhood of Man etc.. They're not
really my cup of tea but I enjoy listening
to their tunes like Wanted, The Chosen Few and Honey I'm Lost which I have seen recently performed on Top of the Pops 1979 alongside acts like Lena Lovich performing Lucky Number ...
Been watching some clips of them on
U-Tube as well ... What a year in pop 1979 was ....Disco was fading, Punk and
New Wave were progressing and then came the birth of Gary Numan with all his
synth pop allies ... Electro pop and New
Romanticism were to become the benchmark of early 80's Britain and this
is the era I'm most find of with acts like
Human League, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode
and Ultravox coming onto our TV
screens ! ... Dooleys only get a two star rating here as they clearly do not match
the music of my synthpop icons which I
admire with great passion !
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5.0 out of 5 stars great songs 3 Mar 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
the dooleys they made some great songs I had the tape when yhey first came out but it was lost it is great to beable to down load it on amazon cloud player
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST EVER
this brings back so many lovely memories for me when i was 20 yrs old, the songs are so true to me oh! how i wish i could turn the clock back thank you,
Published 14 months ago by classyladyno1
5.0 out of 5 stars takes you back..brill songs
am not afraid to admit 'the dooleys' made some brill song, this cd is a must in you collection..+ i still fancy kathy dooley after 35 years
Published 16 months ago by stevens58
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This CD took me back to the 70's and reminded me of my teenage years. The Dooleys had more hits than I remembered and I love all of them. Read more
Published 17 months ago by caroline
5.0 out of 5 stars brings back memories
I loved the Dooleys and It is amazing just how many of these songs I remembered. Great tunes and words that meant something. It truly brings back my youth.
Published 17 months ago by lynne
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL !!
WONDERFUL !! ...I LOVE their superb musicality, exciting harmonies, the great drum playing ..and both the male and female lead vocals are very good. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mr. M. Burgum
4.0 out of 5 stars Dooleys group
Very pleased with sound quality as a very old group. Delivery quick and contents in good condition. Overall very satisfied with my purchase.
Published on 8 April 2012 by Brogalan
5.0 out of 5 stars Dooleys
Very fast download, good high quality sound and all are the original recordings, can not fault this at all for the money.
Published on 5 April 2012 by Mr. W. R. Scales
5.0 out of 5 stars the best of the dooleys
This cd arrived with a broken cd case(bottom right hand edge)pieces came away in
my hand.however the cd itself was in fine condition. Read more
Published on 2 Nov 2011 by woodpigeon
5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS COMPILATION!!
There's very little that can be added to what everyone else has already said about this amazing group and CD! Read more
Published on 25 Aug 2011 by FAMOUS NAME
5.0 out of 5 stars dooleys greatest hits cd
Absolutely love this cd. Dooleys greatest hits is fab, takes me back all those years ago, great songs, great group and Jim~Dooley, Wow!! Read more
Published on 20 Jun 2011 by suzijay
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