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You Won't Forget Me: The Complete Liberty Singles Volume 1

Jackie DeShannon Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Nov 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ace Records
  • ASIN: B002OBO47S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,955 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Teach Me
2. Lonely Girl
3. Heaven Is Being With You
4. Think About You
5. Wish I Could Find A Boy (Just Like You)
6. I Won't Turn You Down
7. Ain'}t That Love
8. Baby (When Ya Kiss Me)
9. The Prince
10. That's What Boys Are Made Of
11. I'll Drown In My Tears
12. Just Like In The Movies
13. Guess Who
14. You Won't Forget Me
15. I Don't Think So Much Of Myself Now
16. Faded Love
17. Dancing Silhouettes
18. Needles And Pins
19. Did He Call Today, Mama?
20. Little Yellow Roses
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* Everyone at Ace loves Jackie DeShannon, the woman for whom the term singer-songwriter could have been invented. Last year Ace released "Break-A-Way", a collection of her compositions performed by everyone from Brenda Lee, Bobby Vee and P.J. Proby to Irma Thomas, Wynona Carr and the Byrds.

* But no-one could interpret her songs better than Jackie herself, and here on the first of three volumes Ace turn their attention to her own singles, many of which have never been released on CD before.

* Spanning the years 1960-1963, "You Won't Forget Me" comprises the A- and B-sides of her first dozen Liberty 45s, all presented in their glorious original mono mixes. Highlights include Jackie's stunning original versions of `Needles And Pins' and `When You Walk In The Room', both of which were successfully covered by the Searchers, helping spark the folk-rock movement.

* Working with producers and arrangers of the calibre of Snuff Garrett, Clyde Otis, Dick Glasser and Jack Nitzsche, she recorded in a variety of other styles that ranged from folk (`500 Miles') and R&B (`I'll Drown In My Own Tears') to country (`Faded Love') and gospel (`Oh, Sweet Chariot'), but the stand-out songs are those Jackie penned herself, frequently with co-writer Sharon Sheeley.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential 26 Mar 2010
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Ace finally did what every Jackie De Shannon fan was expecting: a full anthology of the lady's singles, with the original sound! It's better than anything done before regarding her incredible body of work, despite the wonderful reissues done on RPM as well (and I have them all!). Can't wait for the next volumes, but am surely not disappointed with this one. It's priceless to hear these early years, it's like digging the history of pop music, coming from the age of rock'n'roll. I don't think there have been better sounding versions of "Needles & Pins" and "When You Walk in the Room", and by "better" I don't mean "clean", but exactly like the way the singles sounded then. There's a seductive thing about the early, artisanal age of the recording industry that we'll never find again.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice to have but not wholly essential 15 Dec 2009
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It never rains but it pours! After many years of nearly zero releases on CD of her old recordings (apart from endless regurgitations of greatest hits and the occasional Raven compilation release from Australia), the availability of Jackie DeShannon's many album releases from the 1960s and 1970s are now pretty constant it seems.

This latest release from ACE is a good example yet again of that label's different and unique approach. They have already released an excellent CD (Break-A-Way 1961-67) of the lady's compositions as sung by others in their famous songwriter's series. This is the first attempt I know to capture all Jackie's 45 rpm Liberty releases (including some cancelled releases) in one CD series, with a further two volumes promised to follow. This first volume here covers the period 1960 to 1965, its 26 tracks reflecting both the times from the pop early 60s through her better known initial hits (especially as covered later by the Searchers) and releases off her 1963 initial LP. The vast majority of the releases were not big hits and sadly it is clear that a mix of song choices and variable as opposed to poor production values are largely to blame. The pictures included with the very well documented up to the usual ACE standard booklet reflect that the promoting of her as a blonde bimbo compared with the lady's mature approach to music and choice of songs made her one suspects not easy to button hole for US radio stations in that pre Beatles era. At times sounding more like Brenda Lee and other female singers of that early period, it is really only with the Jack Nitzsche productions (especially the last 8 tracks including "Needles & pins" and "When you walk in the room") that the greatness that was to come starts to be revealed.

In total, a release for Jackie DeShannon completists and one suspects the really great and memorable stuff will come on the next two releases in this series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forever music 9 Jun 2010
By Richard
Though Jackie de Shannon is named as a singer songwriter she was as much an interpreter.Technically she was a country singer who wrote a few songs with others.By the time of her first single in the U K-the title song of this CD-she had not only cut many singles for Liberty but had been on other labels under other names.This was in 1962 which tied in with her connection to the British Invasion and the fact that Metric Music were sending over acetates of songs by her and Randy Newman (an early co writer).In other words Jackie de Shannon ignored by the song pluggers and the BBC was discovered by the British especially the Searchers who recorded 3 songs and ended up outselling her originals.The Beatles requested Jackie de Shannon for an opening act at Shea Stadium,an event her record company cashed in on by issuing an LP of previous singles-Breakin' it up on the Beatles Tour (which gave the singer an instant Beatles collectable-which Liberty U K passed up on)
Her first LP issued in the U K was one of folk songs at a time before Dylan had gone electric and with all this mass attention she was brought over here to record with the Charles Blackwell Ork.
However there were no actual hit singles either here or in the States but she was a Shindig regular.By the time this CD ends there have been no hits but others in the U K were recording her songs-Olivia Newton John with Till you say you'll be mine,Philipa Lewis with Just like in the movies & Marianne Faithful's Come and stay with me come to mind.
It makes Jackie de Shannon a female equivalent of Harry Nillson in the sense that others had hits with her own songs and the artist scored their later Top 10 hits with other peoples' songs.
For Jackie de Shannon it went on into the 80s when Kim Carnes hit with Bette Davis Eyes.Which proves that there's plenty of potential hits around without so many becoming singer songwriters
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit & Miss 26 Dec 2009
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As a Jackie DeShannon music fan, I bought this cd to fill a few gaps of early material I didn't have. Included are all the A's & B sides on Liberty Records from 1960 - 63. The sound quality is great and the cd comes with a fantastic 20 page colour booklet. Overall, I found some of the early tracks slighty diappointing, alittle hit and miss. However, there are some outstanding tracks on this cd as well - 'Heaven is being with you', 'You won't forget me', many of the better songs coming from 1963. Overall, hit and miss (but looking forward to volumes 2 & 3).
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a talent! 14 Nov 2010
By CH22 - Published on Amazon.com
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If Jackie DeShannon had only recorded these 26 singles on the Liberty label and had never released her famous Burt Bacharach cover "What the World Needs Now is Love," she would still be one of my favorite vocalists and songwriters. Everything here is very good and much of it is exceptional. There are terrific ballads ("You Won't Forget Me," "Heaven is Being with You"), playful rockers ("Lonely Girl" and "Baby (When Ya Kiss Me)"), an excellent Ray Charles cover ("Ain't That Love"), and an outstanding song written for Jackie by a young Randy Newman, "Did He Call Today, Mama?" Two traditional songs, "500 Miles" and "Oh, Sweet Chariot" (expertly arranged by Jackie), and one contemporary song, "Little Yellow Roses," add a touch of folk and gospel, both areas where she excels. "Needles and Pins" and "When You Walk in the Room," the great folk-influenced pop singles, should be familiar to everyone. The gorgeously wistful pop ballad "I Won't Turn You Down" and the catchy "The Prince" should have been No. 1 hits while the breezy "Just Like in the Movies" (written with her talented songwriting partner Sharon Sheeley) is pure charm. The production values are high, with some lively orchestrations. The liner notes are very interesting.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me a fan of Jackie DeShannon! 22 Dec 2009
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I knew she was one of the great singers of the 1960's, but I had no idea until I bought this CD, mainly to get "Needles and Pins" and "When you Walk in the Room", but I found a lot of the other songs slowly but surely growing on me. I can listen to this CD almost every morning on my computer at work and enjoy it every time.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Start Here, When it comes to Jackie! 7 July 2011
By R Wyatt - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're looking for 1 Jackie DeShannon disc to buy, then this is it! You'll be surprised if you've never heard her. This gives you a very good idea of her pop/rock girl group sound from before 1965. The one track I fell in love with was "I won't turn you down", which I preceded to listen to some 20 times in a row. Ace had room for more songs on here, and I wish they would have put them on. They said earlier tracks were from a different time period, but one wouldn't mind having them on here- being there was room. Packaging is great as usual, nice 20 page booklet. If you like this, which I'm sure you will if you're into this pop/rock sound, then check these discs out by Jackie also: 1) Breakin'it up on the Beatles tour!; 2) Don't turn your back on me/This is Jackie DeShannon; 3)Are you ready for this?; 4) and Jackie De Shannon- The Definitive Collection. The last being the best over all greatest hits package I've heard, you won't be disappointed. Jackie had a great feel for her early material, and she wrote a lot of her own songs at a time when women just didn't do that kind of thing. Definitely gave her a leg up, and what a nice pair she has on this cover!
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