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THE MAGIC TOUCH,
This review is from: Born to Be With You/Street Heart (Audio CD)
Spector is best known - and rightly so - for his collaborations with early sixties girl groups, as well as with acts like Ike and Tina Turner and the Righteous Brothers. Crystals songs 'Then he kissed me' and 'Da do ron ron', and the Ronettes' 'Be my baby' are all part of the great rock lineage which continued on through to the great Springsteen albums of the 70s. But this is as good as anything Spector did back then. I recall hearing the title track about five years ago and being overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and richness of it. It remains one of my all-time favourite songs and the rest of the album doesn't fall far short of the openers' greatness, while 'Queen of 59' is a belter too. There are many albums that are categorised as 'must have' or 'critically acclaimed' - this is one of them and it justifies the hype.