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The Best Of The Fortunes

12 April 2007 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 12 April 2007
  • Label: K-Tel
  • Copyright: 1983 K-Tel
  • Total Length: 15:49
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  • ASIN: B001N7IT3E
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,383 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By robert eccles on 22 Feb 2014
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I chose the album have all ways liked the lead singers voice.And mostly there hit songs just loved it and the memories
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Crawford on 16 Dec 2013
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Recently went to a sixties concert where the Fortunes were part of the line up. I bought this and a couple of other sixties albums to remind me of the concert,which was really good. Also to bring back long forgotten memories !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By paulc on 28 Oct 2013
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If you are buying this product you know what you are going to get. Classic tracks , with good quality sound , a must for all fans
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Nov 2000
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An interesting CD which contains two previously unreleased tracks (Fire Brigade and Gasoline Alley Bred) and a few others that have only just become available on the "Singles" and "Storm in a Teacup" CDs.
Well worth owning as long as you don't mind the usual repetitions of their more well known tracks from this period.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
fine album of hits by The Fortunes--even if it is a bit brief 17 Jun 2008
By Matthew G. Sherwin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Very Best of the Fortunes (1967-1972) highlights some of the best work by this very, very talented group. The Fortunes could take a tune and make it sound like the most beautiful of symphonies; and that's grand. The quality of the sound is excellent and I really like that artwork, too.

"The Idol" starts the CD off with The Fortunes singing and playing this tune with lots of feeling; The Fortunes sing very well and they harmonize to perfection! That electric guitar work enhances the musical arrangement and the other instruments combine to form a melody that fits in well with the lyrics sung by this group. Great! "Fire Brigade" has a late 60s rock and roll flavor to it that also smacks of pop music from back in the day. The Fortunes handle complicated tempo and key changes like the pros they always were; and this impresses me greatly. I love it! There's also "Lifetime Of Love;" this very pretty torch song moves me with its beauty and I always enjoy hearing this tune from The Fortunes. It's also clearly a major highlight of this album; and that's excellent.

"That Same Old Feeling" has that 60's rock/pop flavor to it and The Fortunes perform this really well. The percussion sounds great and the beat is very catchy. "That Same Old Feeling" really makes me smile and I predict that you're going to like this tune as well. It's an excellent tune. "Whether You Like It Or Not" is really a great hit from The Fortunes; they sound wonderful on this track and they perform this to perfection--and beyond! The key modulations create a moving melody and the lyrics are very well written. The Fortunes could really turn out a song that made you pay attention!

"Here Come That Rainy Day Feeling Again" is my very favorite tune from The Fortunes; and I believe that it's the best song on the entire album. "Here Come That Rainy Day Feeling Again" stuns me with its natural beauty and The Fortunes never skip a beat--nor do they sing a superfluous note! "Here Come That Rainy Day Feeling Again" shows what The Fortunes could do when all the stars were aligned just right in the heavens to make them shine their very best. In addition, "Freedom Come, Freedom Go" has a folk rock flavor to it and the percussion helps to mark the beat very nicely. "Freedom Come, Freedom Go" is easily another major highlight of this album.

"Four And Twenty Hours (Seven Days Of Every Week I Love You)" has a very sweet melody and this love song is clearly a major hit for The Fortunes. This love song is timeless and it sounds every bit as good today as they day they first released it. The CD closes well with The Fortunes performing "Wait Until September;" "Wait Until September" is terrific and it leaves you wanting more. "Wait Until September" tells of a young man who's planning and working hard to enjoy life with his one true love.

The Fortunes made just about every song they ever sang a masterpiece; and this CD proves it. I highly recommend this CD for fans of this genre of music.
19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Original Fortunes for not a fortune 30 Dec 2001
By Zub - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Many Fortunes compilation CD's have come and gone. Much of what is still or currently available is b-a-d, often dodgy rerecordings hoisted upon the unsuspecting buying public by companies trying to make a fast buck who have no interest in offering genuine product.

Fortunately (pun intended) this compilation from the small but potent Taragon label presents a collection of original hits from the Fortunes' revival in the early 70's. By necessity, the title, "Very Best Of..." is qualified with "(1967-1972)", indicating that this collection does not capture the earlier "You've Got Your Troubles"-era recordings. Included here are their three top-100 charting singles, some album cuts and some tunes that were big chart successes in the U.K. but failed register in the U.S. Many of their recordings were compositions by the prolific songwriting team of Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway who contributed many hits to several British artists during that time.

As has come to be expected from Taragon, sound quality is top-notch with all tracks except "The Idol" in stereo and having been taken from session masters or original stereo mixdown tapes. Liner notes include a relatively brief but informative one-page musical backround on the group focused on the period covered by the CD. This piece represents a condensed but excellent treatment of this group's later period recordings, one of the few quality ones currently available in the marketplace. Earlier recordings from their "You've Got Your Troubles" era were available on a quality import compilation that has since been deleted. Had this Taragon piece gone back for those sides, it would have garnered it a five-star rating.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The Best Fortunes CD in Release! 19 April 2007
By gassy goon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD contains the ORIGINAL late 60's/early 70's recordings by The Fortunes. This group is very underrated, and has some great harmony vocals & superb pop music as one of it's strengths. I only really knew the group for the couple of big hits they had in the US, namely " HERE COMES THAT RAINY DAY FEELING AGAIN " , and the earlier " YOU'VE GOT YOUR TROUBLES ". This CD has the great songs they recorded for Capitol & United Arists. I was very pleased to discover more great songs that I had never heard on the radio, but should have been US hits.

" FREEDOM COME, FREEDOM GO " is a reggae inflected tune, wuth a very catch chorus, and did make the Top 100 in the US, and Top 10 in the UK. It is a marvelous departure for the group. " THAT SAME OLD FEELING " is another Top 100 hit here that is very catchy also. " WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT " is really great too. 2 of the biggest surprises are the first 2 tracks. " THE IDOL " is a real rocker about life on the road as a pop idol , penned by 2 of band & is such a great over-looked rock song that it's a crime it wasn't a hit. It boasts glistening harmonies & a tight band sound. It rates up there with a Hollies song, it is that good. If this song was a hit, we may have heard more rock songs out of the band. " FIRE BRIGADE " also is a rocker, originally by The Move, and is another tune that diverges from the pop sound of the hits.

You can't go wrong with this collection. 12 great , timeless songs you will be humming & singing along to. Definitely , the best assembled CD on The Fortunes , with a short bio & a few photos inside. Beware of all the re-recordings on other CD's. These are the ORIGINAL RECORDINGS , and they sound great.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
MP3 version is k-tel re-recordings 12 Feb 2012
By Amy Hughes - Published on Amazon.com
The MP3 version is k-tel. They are all re-recordings. Amazon has attached them to the wrong CD. The MP3 tracks are not the same as the CD. Buy the CD with the picture of the band on the cover, if you can find it, and not the k-tel version with the cheesy 3-d lettering on the cover.
Remakes 16 May 2014
By Robert B. Cline - Published on Amazon.com
These are K-Tel remakes! I grew up listening to the originals (and I have them)! Try "British Invasion Gold" for 'You've Got Your Troubles' - "Latar Som Testat Men Inte Kom In" for 'Here It Comes Again' - and "Lost Hits of the 70's" for "Here Comes that Rainy Day Feelin' Again' ! I hate remakes :)
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