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Twist And Shout: The Bert Berns Story,  Volume 1: 1960-1964
Twist And Shout: The Bert Berns Story, Volume 1: 1960-1964
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bert Berns is an unknown legend., 25 Feb 2008
Everyone knows all about Van Morrison. Few people know that Van Morrison started his career with "Them" (Irish band). Betcha you don't know that when "Them" and Van Morrison suddenly appeared out of the night sky one week in 1964 it was on the back of an amazing Bert Berns tune: "Here Comes The Night". Bert Berns' great song, his lyrics, Morrison's delivery makes this track a classic. Shame it has not yet been remastered to CD. Meantime, to hear it at its best find it on vinyl disc and play through earphones. Or buy an old Dansette, stick the disc on the autochanger, and hear it as meant. "Here Comes The Night" by "Them" is the ultimate Sixties experience. Get this, you get the decade. xxHerbs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blimey! What a voice..., 21 May 2007
This review is from: Legend (Audio CD)
Blimey! The best Rock voice ever? Okay, I'm biased, always loved "Hold Me" (1965) and I met and photographed PJ for The Independent in autumn 1995 just before the release of "Legend". Hadn't heard "Legend" for years, then I played "Crawling Back" one sunny May evening in the motor...and again and again. In Proby's hands this little Roy Orbison lullabye becomes a tour de force, the power and range of PJ's voice taking the song to heights even the wonderful Big O never reached. He pulls the same trick with late-Elvis covers as well as with original material and it makes you wonder what on earth PJ might have achieved if he'd ever had the courage to take himself seriously. Buy it! Me? Checked-out PJ's website, he's still gigging, mainly up North. Must catch him live. He'll probably be awful...but there won't be another PJ, ever.
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