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  • Audio CD (26 Jan. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace Records
  • ASIN: B001N5BDUC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,045 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. It's Getting Better - MAMA CASS
  2. Kicks - DEL SHANNON
  3. The Bossa Nova (My Heart Said) - TIPPIE & THE CLOVERS
  4. I'd Be So Good For You - JOANIE SOMMERS
  5. I'm Gonna Be Strong - GENE PITNEY
  6. Where Have You Been (All My Life) - ARTHUR ALEXANDER
  7. Hungry - PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS
  8. Please Don't Wake Me - THE CINDERELLAS
  9. It's A Happening World - THE TOKENS
  10. Chico's Girl - THE GIRLS
  11. I Just Can't Help Believing - BJ THOMAS
  12. Brown Eyed Woman - BILL MEDLEY
  13. Girl, It's Alright Now - BRUCE & TERRY
  14. Glitter And Gold - THE TURTLES
  15. In The Park - THE DRIFTERS
  16. Find Another Fool - THE MARCELS
  17. Remember Me Baby - THE CHIFFONS
  18. Magic Town - THE VOGUES
  19. That's The Boy - DONNA LOREN
  20. The Coldest Night Of The Year - NINO TEMPO & APRIL STEVENS
  21. Where Do I Belong - CALVIN GRAYSON
  22. Let Me Walk With You - THE 2 OF CLUBS
  23. She Is Today - BERGEN WHITE
  24. It's Not Easy - THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS
  25. See That Girl - THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
  26. Make The Woman Love Me - DION

Product Description

* The latest addition to Ace's Songwriters and Producers series spotlights the compositions of husband and wife team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, one of the most revered and successful songwriting teams of the modern era.

* This collection fits in with previous sets devoted to Goffin & King, Jack Nitzsche, Randy Newman, Pomus & Shuman, Brian Wilson, Leiber & Stoller, Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy, Burt Bacharach, Greenwich & Barry and Jackie DeShannon.

* The compositions of Mann & Weil spanned many genres: this hand-picked collection of their very best work includes pop/rock, R&B/soul and girl group tracks.

* The booklet includes a 6,000 word essay, which draws upon interviews with Mann and Weil by noted author Charlotte Greig, detailed track annotation and copious period illustrations.

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Among all (and there are many) the singer songwriters collections that Ace made (I bought them all), this one is the most revealing. At first, this team from the Brill Building didn't seem to fit as well as Barry-Greenwich or Goffin-King to craft punchy, tuneful hits for artists and bands of the era, but when you program the numbers in chronological order (which I usually do with any collection of that kind), you notice that they were beyond that knack, and actually more in the league of David-Bacharach for recording bright and refined songs. Cynthia Weil wrote the lyrics, Barry Mann wrote the music, so you have to salute the latter especially for the wonders he composed over several decades until now. Listen to the songs given here to Mama Cass, Bill Medley, Dion, Bergen White, BJ Thomas, Calvin Grayson, Arthur Alexander, Gene Pitney and you'll get an idea of that high, delightful taste for radiant and soulful music. That isn't denying Cynthia Weil's merits either to put out the right lyrics, mind you. This Ace selection is full of great music and an absolute must have.
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HASH(0xa2394120) out of 5 stars I Can Almost Taste It 9 Nov. 2009
By Lee Armstrong - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great retrospective CD on the music of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil. The engineering is excellent. The tracks are so handsomely remastered that the music sounds vibrant and bursts out of the speakers. Del Shannon's version of "Kicks" rocks, not dissimilar from the hit version by Paul Revere & the Raiders. Gene Pitney's aching vocals on "I'm Gonna Be Strong" are so dramatic along with the operatic arrangement, "When you say it's the end, I'll just hand you a line; I'll smile & say, 'Don't you worry, I'm fine.' And you'll never know, darling after you've kissed me goodbye, how I'll break down & cry." Arthur Alexander's "Where Have You Been" bounced onto my radar screen as a result of this great collection with its 60s soulful feel. Paul Revere & the Raiders' "Hungry" pulses like a rock march with Mark Lindsey's great vocals melting over the words, "I can almost taste it, baby." The Tokens' "It's A Happening World" has that sunny optimism that unfortunately seems dated in our current era but sounds lovely here. Bill Medley's vocals are emotionally laden on the excellent "Brown Eyed Woman," "All of the years, all the hate & the fears have twisted your heart; Now you turn away, you won't trust what I say & it's tearing me apart." The title track was an album track off the first Turtles LP. The Vogues were one of my favorite bands & "Magic Town" details a blue collar struggle to have a dream in a difficult world. The Righteous Brothers' recording of "See That Girl" has those trademark dramatic vocals and a beautiful melody, "It just tears the heart out of me when I see that girl." This is a stellar collection in the excellent Ace Records songwriter series. Wow! Enjoy!
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HASH(0xa2397e10) out of 5 stars Five Stars 19 Feb. 2015
By Theresa I. Gillespie - Published on Amazon.com
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GOOD ITES
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HASH(0xa2397cf0) out of 5 stars Great job ACE! 25 Jun. 2009
By Michael G. Gobin - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great collection. Anyone who is a fan of oldies should check it out. Worth it for Brown Eyed Woman alone.
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