If you like the sounds of the sixties, this is a compilation for you. Having ‘Crystal Blue Persuasion’ on it makes it worth it, if only for that, but there are many very worthy tracks 0n here. I recall first hearing ‘Mony Mony’ years ago, but this compilation has really made me appreciate their work.
For example, ‘Loved One’, is a brilliant composition; well worth the money
No question this is a very good collection of songs from a very talented band. According to legend it may not have happened for Tommy & the lads if a certain D J had not kept playing a lost early song Hanky Panky. Thankfully he did and it did happen in a massive way in the end. My own long time favourite is Mony Mony a uk chart topper from 1968 but every single track is very good. Remember Tiffany in the 1980`s with I Think We`re Alone Now? Well hear the original on this fantastic collection.
This should be part of every serious lover of 60's music collection! From reading the accompanying notes, I never realised how popular they were in the second half of the sixties. It is interesting to read that it was just by chance that they achieved fame.Already, I've played the CD several times over and enjoyed listening to a variety of music styles.
basically,this collection is hit after hit after hit. although tommy james and the shondells never really distanced themselves from the formula they perfected,they need'nt have,as they did it so well. a great collection and an ideal starting place for one of america's best loved bands.
Comprehensive collection and very well produced in general. My favourite tracks are Hanky Panky and I Think We Are Alone Now as well as Mony Mony. In a short period, the Shondells went from sounding like old-style rockers to bubblegum to pyschadelic hippies. The quality of their lesser tracks is high throughout as well because Tommy James is a very capable and convincing performer.