Other Sellers on Amazon
The Town I Live In - The EMI Years 1965-1967.
|Price:||£8.00 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details|
|Listen Now with Amazon Music|
The Town I Live In - The EMI Years 1965-1967
|Amazon Music Unlimited|
|New from||Used from|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you’re a seller, Fulfilment by Amazon can help you grow your business. Find out more about the programme.
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
With the purchase of a CD or Vinyl record dispatched from and sold by Amazon, you get 90 days free access to the Amazon Music Unlimited Individual plan. After your purchase, you will receive an email with further information. Terms and Conditions apply. Learn more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
* Hot on the heels of the PYE anthology, POKER are now proud to present Jackie's mythological EMI repertoire from the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Featuring all of the Jackie Lee / Emma Rede Columbia 45s (TRACKS 12 > 19 WERE RECORDED as EMMA REDE) and of course it includes the massive Mod/Soul club favourite `I Gotta Be With You'. There are previously un-issued alternative takes and many songs which have only existed as EMIDISCS...UNTIL NOW! There's even the famous duet performed with (Sir) Cliff Richard `If Our Dreams Came True' from the Cliff Richard & The Shadows 1967 LP "Cinderella".
* And with names such as Ivor Raymonde, Les Reed, Barry Mason, Len Beadle, Barbara Moore, Mike Leander and Johnny Arthey involved, this really is a positive feast of first class 60s Pop, Beat and Soul. With the aural evidence on offer here, it really is astounding that Jackie only ever struck gold with White Horses and Rupert The Bear, especially now that Jackie's recordings are collected by fans of '60s Girl Pop, Beat and Northern Soul.
* As often stated, Jackie was fortunate to work with some very fine arrangers, musicians and composers, but she still seemed to be under-valued and was not really given the opportunities she deserved. This definitive collection of her EMI recordings is highly cherished by her legion of fans and 60s Pop/Beat enthusiasts and the whole package is enhanced with some highly- informative and entertaining notes and a booklet positively bursting with label repro's and memorabilia...
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
It never ceases to puzzle me as to how Cilla Black had so much success with such a third rate voice and the aforementioned ladies couldn't get arrested chartwise.As our American cousins would have it-Go figure!.
As if to confirm Jackie's popularity with other singers, she recorded a duet with Cliff Richard, If our dreams came true, which is included here. In this song, Cliff and Jackie dream (among other things) of going to the races at Royal Ascot and dining with the queen at Windsor castle, which is quite spooky, given that I took delivery of this CD on the first day of Royal Ascot 2009, with the last race of the day being named after Windsor castle. Despite my enthusiasm for Cliff's own music, I don't ever remember hearing this theatrically-styled track before. It might have been included on his duets album but wasn't. It would have certainly been one of the highlights for me had it been included, but maybe a second volume will be released one day.
Aside from the Cliff duet, which is not like anything else here (and not typical of Cliff`s music either), this album is filled entirely with Jackie's solo recordings of twenty magnificent songs, one of which (the brilliant title track) appears in two different versions. The songs are typical of the sixties and cover a variety of sounds and styles including both ballads and up-tempo songs. Conspicuous by their absence are any children's songs, which unexpectedly were to provide success for Jackie later in her career. Many of the songs here are originals, but there are a few covers, mainly of relatively obscure American songs including Your other love (an American top thirty hit for Connie Francis, but definitely not one of Connie's most famous recordings) and When the boys talk about the girls (an American top twenty hit for Valerie Carr).
At one point, EMI tried putting out a single (Just like a man) using the pseudonym Emma Bede, hoping that a change of name would yield the hitherto-elusive hit, but it didn't. The breakthrough only came after Jackie left EMI and recorded for another label, but those recordings are to be the subject of another volume of Jackie`s music, to be released at some yet unspecified date. Meanwhile, this volume and the previously released Pye anthology (End of the rainbow) will provide much pleasure to fans who appreciate high-quality sixties pop music. Fans of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and other female pop singers of the sixties will surely love this compilation, if they give it a listen.