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The Early Years: 1959-1966 Box set

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Product details

  • Audio CD (16 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: PLG UK Catalog
  • ASIN: B00E3S580C
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,524 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Feelin' Fine - The Drifters
  2. Don't Be A Fool (With Love) - The Drifters
  3. Driftin' - The Drifters
  4. Jet Black - The Drifters
  5. Chinchilla - The Drifters
  6. Saturday Dance
  7. Lonesome Fella
  8. Bongo Blues
  9. Apache
  10. Quartermaster's Stores
  11. Man Of Mystery
  12. The Stranger
  13. Mustang
  14. The Theme From 'Shane'
  15. Shotgun
  16. The Theme From 'Giant'
  17. F.B.I. (2013 Remastered Version) [Stereo]
  18. Midnight
  19. The Frightened City
  20. Back Home
  21. Kon-Tiki
  22. 36-24-36
  23. Shadoogie
  24. Blue Star
  25. Nivram
  26. Baby My Heart
  27. See You In My Drums
  28. All My Sorrows
  29. Stand Up And Say That
  30. Gonzales
  31. Find Me A Golden Street
  32. Theme From A Filleted Place

Disc: 2

  1. That's My Desire
  2. My Resistance Is Low
  3. Sleepwalk
  4. Big Boy
  5. The Savage
  6. Peace Pipe
  7. Wonderful Land
  8. Stars Fell On Stockton
  9. Guitar Tango
  10. What A Lovely Tune (Unissued Version)
  11. The Theme from 'The Boys'
  12. The Girls
  13. Sweet Dreams
  14. The Boys (2013 Remastered Version) [Stereo]
  15. The Rumble
  16. The Bandit
  17. Cosy
  18. 1861
  19. Perfidia
  20. Little 'B'
  21. Bo Diddley
  22. South Of The Border
  23. Spring Is Nearly Here
  24. Are They All Like You?
  25. Tales Of A Raggy Tramline
  26. Some Are Lonely
  27. Kinda Cool
  28. Some Are Lonely (French Version) [2013 Remastered Version] [Stereo]
  29. Dance On
  30. All Day

Disc: 3

  1. Foot Tapper (2003 Remastered Version)
  2. Les Girls
  3. Round And Round
  4. Foot Tapper (2013 Remastered Version) [Stereo]
  5. The Breeze And I
  6. Atlantis
  7. I Want You To Want Me
  8. Granada
  9. Adios Muchachos
  10. Valencia
  11. Las Tres Carabelas
  12. Shindig
  13. It's Been A Blue Day
  14. Geronimo
  15. Shazam
  16. Theme For Young Lovers
  17. This Hammer
  18. The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt
  19. It's A Man's World
  20. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  21. Blue Shadows (Stereo)
  22. Fandango
  23. Tonight
  24. That's The Way It Goes
  25. Big 'B'
  26. In The Mood
  27. The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
  28. Dakota
  29. French Dressing (Stereo)
  30. The High And The Mighty
  31. Don't It Make You Feel Good

Disc: 4

  1. Zambesi
  2. Temptation
  3. Walkin'
  4. Rhythm And Greens
  5. Ranka-Chank
  6. The Main Theme From 'Rhythm And Greens'
  7. The Drum Number
  8. The Lute Number
  9. The Miracle
  10. Genie With The Light Brown Lamp
  11. Little Princess
  12. Me Oh My (1992 Remastered Version)
  13. Mary-Anne
  14. Chu Chi
  15. Friends (Instrumental)
  16. Stingray
  17. Alice In Sunderland
  18. Brazil
  19. The Lost City
  20. A Little Bitty Tear
  21. Blue Sky, Blue Sea, Blue Me
  22. Bossa Roo
  23. Five Hundred Miles
  24. Cotton Pickin'
  25. Deep Purple
  26. Santa Ana
  27. The Windjammer
  28. Dean's Theme
  29. Breakthru'
  30. Let It Be Me
  31. National Provincial Samba

Disc: 5

  1. Don't Make My Baby Blue
  2. My Grandfather's Clock
  3. The War Lord
  4. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Arthur
  5. I Met a Girl
  6. Late Night Set
  7. I Only Want To Be With You (1998 Remastered Version)
  8. Fourth Street (1998 Remastered Version)
  9. The Magic Doll (1998 Remastered Version)
  10. Stay Around (1998 Remastered Version)
  11. Maid Marion's Theme (1998 Remastered Version)
  12. Benno-San (1998 Remastered Version)
  13. Don't Stop Now (1998 Remastered Version)
  14. In The Past (1998 Remastered Version)
  15. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) [1998 Remastered Version]
  16. Now That You're Gone (1998 Remastered Version)
  17. One Way To Love (1998 Remastered Version)
  18. Razzmataz (1998 Remastered Version)
  19. A Sigh (Un Sospero) [1998 Remastered Version]
  20. March To Drina (1998 Remastered Version)
  21. A Place In The Sun
  22. Will You Be There?
  23. The Dreams I Dream
  24. Scotch On The Socks
  25. Lady Penelope (Stereo)
  26. The 'Thunderbirds' Theme (Stereo Remix)
  27. Zero X Theme (Stereo Remix)
  28. My Way
  29. Spanish Music (2005 Remastered Version)
  30. Medley: Finders Keepers/My Way/Paella/Fiesta (2005 Remastered Version)
  31. Mustang
  32. The Theme From 'Shane'

Disc: 6

  1. Shotgun
  2. The Theme From 'Giant'
  3. Back Home
  4. The Theme from 'The Boys'
  5. The Girls
  6. Sweet Dreams
  7. Granada
  8. Adios Muchachos
  9. Valencia
  10. Las Tres Carabelas
  11. I Want You To Want Me
  12. It's A Man's World
  13. Chu Chi
  14. Brazil
  15. The Lost City
  16. A Little Bitty Tear
  17. Blue Sky, Blue Sea, Blue Me
  18. Bossa Roo
  19. Five Hundred Miles
  20. Cotton Pickin'
  21. Deep Purple
  22. Santa Ana
  23. The Windjammer
  24. Dean's Theme
  25. Breakthru'
  26. Let It Be Me
  27. National Provincial Samba
  28. My Grandfather's Clock
  29. The Dreams I Dream

Product Description

Product Description

This 6CD collection includes every studio title recorded by the group from their very first efforts in early 1959, right up to the very end of 1966. It features 31 tracks in mono not previously available on CD & 3 tracks which are released in stereo for the very first time.

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By wolfers TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 Sept. 2013
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Great to own this new expanded set incl.Sound of the Shadows in mono for the first time on cd.Great to also have ALL the Thunderbird ep tracks in stereo. This makes a great companion to the A & B sides 4disc set which means that now that the all important period in the Shads career (1959/66) is covered, what with this new set including all the ep, s too.And at a bargain price.I had a mammoth session listening to all 6 discs...LOUD.So ive either annoyed or entertained my neighbours today.Haha.A shame it only came jewel cased instead of boxed like the earlier issue. ..but hey at this price who, s bothered, its the music that matters.Top notch remasters also.
CD Firsts
Thunderbirds tracks all stereo
FBI...orig.newly discovered stereo master take
2 tracks from Dance With in stereo for the first time
Only minor negative ...South Africa (1962)live tracks not included
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By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 Oct. 2013
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Originally released in 1991, this expanded edition boasts considerable extra value - over 30 mono tracks available on CD for the first time as well as a number of stereo tracks previously only available in mono, such as FBI (whose stereo master tape was only rediscovered in 2008).

Containing everything recorded by the group during 1959 - 1966, this means that all of the big hits are present and correct - Apache, Man of Mystery, FBI, Wonderful Land, Dance On, Foot Tapper, Atlantis, amongst many others.

But the major joy of this release is coming across less well-known gems. With 185 tracks across 6 CDs there's plenty to discover - some of their later recordings, such as A Place in the Sun and The Dreams I Dream were new to me and they are quality recordings which show the group in a slightly different light.

The CD comes with a well-illustrated booklet which contains an extensive essay by John Tobler from the original release in 1991. This is then followed by an addendum which lists the additions to the 2013 re-issue. There are also full track credits, which list exactly where each track was sourced from - single, album, ep, etc.

Retailing at around the £12.00 mark for 6 CDs, this is incredible value for money. Housed in a jewel case, it isn't the most lavish looking product from the outside (and the front cover doesn't do it much favours, as it looks rather like a public domain title) but it's the content inside that's important, and The Shadows - The Early Years is a quality package containing everything recorded during the peak years of one the UK's most influential groups.
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I bought this expanded version having bought the original box set many years ago. This new expanded version delivers exactly what it claims on the box. Everything The Shadows recorded from 1859-1966 for Columbia / EMI is present and correct in the best audio quality. Many of the tracks are presented in Stereo for the first time. F.B.I in particular sounds amazing in true Stereo rather than the 'mock' electronically reprocessed 'Stereo' that has been available since their 'Greatest Hits' release of 1963. At this price I would thoroughly recommend this release even to the casual Shadows fan. These are the master recordings from EMI and not just a cheap cash in as many of the now out of copyright releases from bootleg type suppliers are not.
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I grew up listening to The Shadows, and now at 63 I am learning to play guitar, so being able to play along with such wonderful tunes is brilliant.
If you want one Shadows collection, then this is the one to have.
Excellent price, good sleeve notes and comprehensive.
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The Shadows were Britain's greatest group, consummate professionals who not only backed Cliff Richard but also made some of the greatest instrumental recordings ever on their own account. They inspired more than one generation of guitar players and were undoubtedly responsible for the popularity of the Fender Stratocaster guitar in the UK. Shadows material has been re-issued constantly on cassette and CD but often in dribs and drabs, with items missing or transferred to other records,etc. This 6-CD set covers "their complete studio recordings 1959 - 1966." And indeed it does - singles A and B sides, EPs and LPs and Shadows-only tracks from Cliff's recordings, particularly film-related material. This is the first time that all this material has been made available in strict chronological order in one collection and it renders unnecessary at a stroke a whole lot of compilations and reissues, etc. It also covers the golden years of the Shads output, so it's superb music. It's the soundtrack to my life (and many other people's too!) and the price is amazingly low. It's a fully-legal edition, with appropriate royalties paid, as well - nothing bootleg or dodgy about it. Don't know how I managed without it all these years.
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This is a collection of music that brought tears to an old fan's eyes. This catalogue of songs shows the progression, development and experimentation that made the Shads great. It is a worthy replacement for all the early albums. It is worth every cent, penny or whatever currency you use.
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After 2 or 3 years trying to find the original 6 CD box set at a reasonable price... what a surprise to discover a few days ago that it would be soon available in an expanded version and for a ridiculous price ! I ordered it even before it was released ! (and received it very quickly, just 4 days from the UK to France). Almost everything of the legendary group - or let's say everything you need of their beginnings - is gathered in this compact set: great standards as well as more exotic things... A "must have" for any Shadows lover !
A delighted french Shads addict who at last found its treasure.
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