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The Very Best Of Helen Shapiro CD

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  • Audio CD (2 May 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0007ZAZE4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,980 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Walkin' Back To Happiness 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Tell Me What He Said 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Beyond The Sea (La Mer) 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Will You Love Me Tomorrow 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Basin Street Blues 3:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Daddy Couldn't Get Me One Of Those 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. He Knows How To Love Me 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. It Might As Well Rain Until September 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen14. Queen For Tonight 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. My Guy 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen18. When I'm With You 1:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen20. It's So Funny I Could Cry 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Listen  3. Are You Lonesome Tonight 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. It's My Party 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You Don't Know 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Walk On By 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Lipstick On Your Collar 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Was Only Kidding 2:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Look Who It Is 2:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sometime Yesterday 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Shop Around 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Walking In My Dreams 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. A Teenager In Love 2:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Move Over Darling 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Walked Right In (With My Eyes Wide Open) 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Tomorrow Is Another Day 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Cry My Heart Out 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Ole Father Time 1:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Marvellous Lie 2:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Fever 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 13 Aug 2005
Format: Audio CD
Helen eventually became a jazz singer of some repute but she is mostly remembered for her early sixties pop music, which she recorded as a teenager. Her first four UK hits were also her biggest, with two of them (You don't know, Walking back to happiness) going all the way to number one and the other two (Don't treat me like a child, Tell me what he said) making the top three. After that, she had just one more top ten hit (Little Miss Lonely) and six minor hits, ending with a cover of Fever (Peggy Lee). This collection contains all of Helen's UK hits including the minor hits.
Most of the other tracks here are covers of songs made famous by others, although it is worth noting that Helen was the first singer to record It's my party, the song that eventually became Lesley Gore's biggest hit. A cover of a blues oldie (Basin street blues) offers a clue to Helen's later career as a jazz singer.
The remaining songs include covers of Lipstick on your collar (Connie Francis), Will you love me tomorrow (Shirelles), Teenager in love (Dion and the Belmonts), Are you lonesome tonight (Elvis Presley), Beyond the sea (Bobby Darin), It might as well rain until September (Carole King), Move over darling (Doris Day), Please Mr Postman (Marvelettes), Shop around (Miracles), Walk on by (Dionne Warwick), My guy (Mary Wells) and It's in his kiss (Betty Everett - this song was later a hit for Linda Lewis in the seventies and Cher in the eighties).
Of course, many compilations of Helen's music have been released before, often containing her own hits and a selection of other famous songs, but this double-CD also includes several obscure songs such asWhen I'm with you, I was only kidding, You won't come home and the intriguingly titled Daddy couldn't get me one of those, just to name a few.
This is an outstanding collection of Helen's music. If you enjoy early sixties pop music by such singers as Lesley Gore, Brenda Lee and Connie Francis, you ought to give Helen's music a listen.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By on 22 Feb 2002
Format: Audio CD
An excellent sampler of much of Helen's best 60's POP stuff. There is a strong representation of the "Yeah Yeah" chorus recordings - Walking Back...; Lets Talk....; Shop Around etc - which, while seriously dated, are important in enabling you to appreciate her development as a singer.
I sometimes wonder what some of that early stuff would sound like if given a more sympathetic arrangement.
e.g.Cry My Heart Out or Look Who It Is could be a real revelation.
That glorious intonation and perfect pitch really come into their own with Ballads such as the superb You Don't Know;Sometime Yesterday; Little Miss Lonely and I Apologise.
The Pieces de Resistance remain I Wish I'd Never Loved You and It's So Funny I Could Cry.
They tore my heart out as a teenager and they still do.
Mind you at the other end of the scale the incredibly provocative rendition of the old Peggy Lee classic Fever was the start of more than a few teenage fantasies and still makes the hairs on the back of my neck tingle.
I've only recently rediscovered Ms Shapiro and am rapidly building a collection of her CD's.
Anyone who wants to "test the water" before doing the same would do well to use this CD as a starting point.
This badly under exposed singer continues to record really good stuff. She is still only in her 50's, still looks great and still has the purest voice around.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. B. Ager on 13 May 2005
Format: Audio CD
Although child and teenage stars in entertainment were nothing new even in 1961 Helen Shapiro scored something of a first in the UK by having three top ten singles, two of them No 1s, before she left school at the age of 15. Possessed even then of a voice with a full and mature range, which could go down surprisingly low, she had a string of six top ten hits, and six more slightly less successful, before the beat groups came along and swept away all before them. All those hits, most of them specially written and arranged for her, are scattered about on this collection. Close your eyes, cast your memory back 44 years and picture the girl in the party frock with the bee-hive hair style on ITV's Sunday Night At The London Palladium singing "Walking Back To Happiness".
Before her chart fame she had sung blues and trad jazz in her brother's band, and her versatility in those and other fields is amply illustrated on the other tracks here. Whether its old standards (Move Over Darling, Fever, Basin Street Blues), Motown numbers (Please Mr Postman, My Guy), girl group songs (a shoopless It's In His Kiss and probably the first recording of It's My Party), or even Elvis (Are You Lonesome Tonight?) Helen did them full justice and stamped her own style and phrasing on them.
The recordings cover her four years with EMI's Columbia label and producer Norrie Paramor, from 1961 to 1965. Surprisingly, only about a quarter of them are in stereo, and not necessarily the latest ones, but they do sound reasonably clean and fresh.
After her chart fame Helen returned to her blues and jazz repertoire, to much critical acclaim, teaming up with Humphrey Lyttleton, and still records and performs successfully in that genre to this day. This 40 track, 100 minute collection provides a great showcase of her all round talent at the time of her pop successes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joe Sampson on 25 Oct 2005
Format: Audio CD
This compilation includes all Helen's UK hits as well as all the B sides of the hits as well as some songs which were not hits. What this compilation contains is two songs which are missing from all other compilations, namely "No Trespassing" and "Not Responsible". While these songs did not chart in the UK they both were top 10 hits in Australia.
Helen is a very capable tuneful pleasant singer
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