- Audio CD (14 Oct. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 4
- Format: Box set
- Label: Acrobat
- ASIN: B00F93ESTW
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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The 1960 British Hit Parade The B Sides pt. 3 Box set
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Acrobat Musics series of British Hit Parade collections has become an essential annual purchase for a significant number of collectors and enthusiasts who wish to hear and own every record that entered the British record charts during each year. In the last two years, in other words for our 1961 and 1962 collections, we have presented parallel collections to the main British Hit Parade releases comprising the B sides of all the tracks that appear in the main set. The experiment has proved successful, and many collectors have asked us to work backwards through the years to provide similar sets for other years. This is the next in the series. Part Three includes the original B sides of every record that entered the charts between 8th Sept. and 31st Dec. in chronological order of chart entry, mirroring the tracks on Part Three of the main 1960 British Hit Parade collection, with nearly four hours of eclectic and fascinating entertainment. The only exceptions are where the original hit was a double A side, where both sides charted, as a result of which both of the tracks appear in the main Hit Parade collection. The story of how B sides come to be what they are is a fascinating one and varies greatly from record to record. Some featured songs that were written by either the producer, the artists manager or someone else with sufficient influence to ensure that if the A side were a hit, they would collect 50% of the publishing income from the sales. Others were, of course, complete throwaways, dashed off in the last 10 minutes of a session purely as make-weights. In contrast, some started life as the intended A side, only to be overshadowed as promotion people or radio DJs spotted the potential of the B side. The fascination is that, in most cases, with the passage of time, we will never know the true story, and the tracks will simply stand to be judged on their merits or otherwise. Whatever the case, they will very often provide collectors with a piece of the artists work that they have never heard before, and the majority, we suspect, will never have been available on CD before. The sets as always include our substantial booklets comprising about 10,000 words with commentary on the tracks. We are sure that many purchasers of the main sets will be keen to acquire the B sides to ensure the completeness of their collection.
Top Customer Reviews
started building our 'Vinyl' collections, in previous reviews I've
mentioned, because we were just starting-out, we did play both 'A' and
'B' tracks on our 45's.
Many of the numbers on board will no doubt be a stranger to us as we play
the 4 CD 'B-Side compilation, however there are, and will be some very
familiar sounds from the many favourite artists of the day.
Looking at the play-list therw are so many names that those of us that
'lived' the era will; know for sure.
Some of the greats on disc one...'Freddie Cannon'...'The Drifter's'...
'The Crickets'...'Ricky Nelson'...'Cliff'...'Bobby Darin'...'Nat King Cole'
and..'The Everly's'...an example of the great artists of the day...on disc
two...'Elvis'...'Frank Ifield'...'Perry Como'...'Marty Wilde'...'Billy Fury'
'Gene Vincent'...and...'Chet Atkins'...again just a few of the names we all
remember....on disc three...'Connie Francis'...'Joe Brown and the Bruvvers'
'Lonnie Donegan'...'Shirley Bassey'...Paul Anka'...and...'Frank Sinatra'...
on disc four....'Neil Sadaka'...'Michael Holliday'...'Johnny Preston'...
'Duane Eddy'...'John Barry and his Orchestra'...'Alma Cogan'...and...'Eddie
Cochran'........names many will surely remember.
As you play this compilation, if like myself you were just starting-out back
then, you'll recognise quite a few numbers on board, obviously you'll pick up
on...'Cliff' --'Don't be Mad at Me'...'Johnny Mathis' --'The Story of our Love'
'Emile Ford' --'That Lucky old Sun'...'Anthony Newley' --'Girls were made to
Love and Kiss'...'The Everly's' --'Since You Broke my Heart'...'Frank Ifield'
--'Nobody Else But You'...'Billy Fury'..Read more ›