Wade In The Water: The Best Of
 
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Wade In The Water: The Best Of

16 May 2011 | Format: MP3

£11.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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2:53
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2:47
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2:03
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3:04
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2:34
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2:32
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2:11
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2:21
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2:18
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2:26
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2:19
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2:47
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2:36
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2:32
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2:35
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2:11
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3:35
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2:39
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2:31
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2:53
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2:23
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2:19
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2:11


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 May 2011
  • Release Date: 16 May 2011
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 1:05:54
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  • ASIN: B004ZO7GHC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 225,341 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Maknight on 15 May 2011
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I first heard of Ian & The Zodiacs from two of the Past & Present Compilations, with Tracks "No Money, No Honey" and "Come Along Girl", so when this album flashed up in my recomendations from Amazon, it went into my wish list, until last week i eventually bought it. No other recomendations to persuade me otherwise so I went for it.

And I am glad I did. All of the tracks from the sixties beat era and taken from their Star LP releases of the time, Star Club 7, Just Listen to Ian & the Zodiacs, and Locomotive!

The opening track alone is worth the money, a freakbeat version of Wade in the Water, a good start to the CD. Track 2 "As You Used To Do" is typical British Beat track,but still a good track, considering this band were one of the longest running bands in Liverpool at the time its a wonder why they get mised off most comps. Track 3 is an excellant version of Smokies "Going to a go go" and so the album continues to mix beat, R&B and soul for 26 songs.

The stand out tracks for me are the title track, Going To a Go Go, Why Cant It Be Me, Respect, The In Crowd and I Need You. There are a few beat ballads here but the good tracks outweigh those. This is a good selection of tracks, even some of the covers like "Any Day Now" or " Baby I Need Your Loving" which starts of with a bit of organ and you think oh this sounds good!! There are other tracks i have since found on the web which could have been included like "It Aint Neccasarily So" "See Saw" or the Clasic "Soulful Dress" or maybe their cover of "Cool Jerk".

Whether its Sixties Beat, Rhythm & Blues or Sixties general , then this is better than some of the options available from those genres. Well worth the money and very impressed with this purchase.

As with most of RPM ouputs the booklet is very informative and well presented. Five stars.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By bluescat on 23 Jun 2011
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This cd is Great if you like the 1960's British Invasion.They tend to do great cover versions of r&b,soul,and motown songs in their own style.I really like the raw sounding rthyms and beats of this type of music.They are a very tight sounding band with great harmonies.They are amongst one of my favourite British bands from the 1960's that were more popular in Germany and America than they were in England,due to their records and live touring being better promoted over there.Maybe they should do a volume 2 of this band as there are more songs to put onto another cd.I wish that they would put all of the Locomotive lps tracks out and the song titled "All of Me" as well as the Beatles cover songs.This is a great cd and a very welcome release.Highly Recommended!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By le Wex on 4 April 2012
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First of all - it's nice to have a compilation of Ian & the Zodiacs on CD at long last.
I have some reservations, though. The compilers have chosen to pick 'the best' (always a matter of opinion) of what was obtainable. This means that no LP is offered in its entirety and single tracks are picked rather willie-nillie. That's not very gentile towards any collector - and it certainly makes a pig's breakfast out of any sequel to be considered for release in the future.
Furthermore, the tracks are not presented cronologically and we are not given any clues as to their origin.

Many years ago, I stumbled upon a copy (in mono) of The American Philips LP. My guess is, that this one is identical to the 'Show 7' LP (as indeed the front cover photos) but again - no information about this. John Reed has authored a very good essay about the band, but I don't like his tendency to name some singles or LP's 'better' than others. The listener should be allowed to decide for himself.

- and why in the whole world does RPM follow suit on the silly trend of NOT informing us of stereo/mono ?

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jiri Hosek on 14 Mar 2013
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Absolutely brilliant beat group from Liverpool. I did not know any song by Ian and the Zodiacs before I have bought this collection but now I can say, that this group is the second best group of the 1960s from Liverpool after the Beatles. I can even say, that the songs by Ian and the Zodiacs made in 1963 and 1964 sound better than most songs made by the Beatles at the same time. But later when the music had changed Ian and the Zodiacs were not able to catch the changes and lost the way and chance to get on the top. Very underrated group!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. W. Whitehall on 28 Feb 2013
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Bought this CD as I new Ian and his group they were a Top Liverpool Band in The 60s.
Some great memories and as this CD will prove to all Merseybeat Fans.
And the sound quality is Brilliant.
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