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Format: CD
Sku: 60062271
UPC: 030206600223
UPC 14: 00030206600223
Release Date: 3/23/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Love My Life Away, (I Wanna) ~ Gene Pitney
2. Every Breath I Take ~ Gene Pitney
3. Town Without Pity ~ Gene Pitney
4. Hello Mary Lou ~ Gene Pitney
5. Liberty Valance, (The Man Who Shot) ~ Gene Pitney
6. Only Love Can Break A Heart ~ Gene Pitney
7. If I Didn't Have A Dime (To Play The Jukebox) ~ Gene Pitney
8. Half Heaven, Half Heartache ~ Gene Pitney
9. Mecca ~ Gene Pitney
10. True Love Never Runs Smooth ~ Gene Pitney
11. Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa ~ Gene Pitney
12. That Girl Belongs To Yesterday ~ Gene Pitney
13. It Hurts To Be In Love ~ Gene Pitney
14. Lips Were Redder On You ~ Gene Pitney
15. I'm Gonna Be Strong ~ Gene Pitney
16. I Must Be Seeing Things ~ Gene Pitney
17. Last Chance To Turn Around ~ Gene Pitney
18. Looking Through The Eyes Of Love ~ Gene Pitney
19. Princess In Rags ~ Gene Pitney
20. Backstage (I'm Lonely) ~ Gene Pitney
21. Nobody Needs Your Love ~ Gene Pitney
22. Just One Smile ~ Gene Pitney
23. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart ~ Gene Pitney
24. She's A Heartbreaker ~ Gene Pitney
25. Yours Until Tomorrow ~ Gene Pitney
The ultimate Gene Pitney Greatest Hits Collection. This 25-song anthology contains every significant Billboard and UK hit by Gene. Includes 16 Top 40 hits, ten top 10 UK hits. Eight page booklet with photos from Gene Pitney's personal collection as well as detailed liner notes.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Producers include: Phil Spector, Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold, Gene Pitney, Stan Kahan.
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Carey E. Mansfield, Steve Massie, Mike Ragogna.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1961 & 1968. Includes liner notes by Mike Ragogna.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Daniel Hersch.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Mike Ragogna.
Muze PNote Recording information: 1962-1970.
Muze PNote Photographer: Gene Pitney.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Alpa; Garry Sherman; Gary Geld; Chuck Sagle; Helen Miller; Howard Greenfield; Teacho Wiltshire; Peter Udell; Burt Bacharach; Charlie Foxx.
Muze PNote This takes the highlights of Varese's earlier More Greatest Hits and Rhino's Anthology and sweats it all down to one scintillating single disc with 25 All-Time Greatest Hits. All of Gene Pitney's biggies are here ("24 Hours to Tulsa," "Town Without Pity," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "It Hurts to Be in Love," "Only Love Can Break a Heart," the original "Hello, Mary Lou"), along with rarities like "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart," and it all stands as a monument to Pitney's enormous talent, both as an emotional purveyor of song and a brilliant arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. With 16 Top 40 hits and another ten Top Ten U.K. hits, this becomes the perfect one-stop-shopping must-have to round up a bunch of great Gene Pitney music. ~ Cub Koda

Artist Overview

With his urgent, keening voice and pathos-ridden songs, Gene Pitney had some huge hits in the early 1960s ("Town Without Pity," "Only Love Can Break a Heart"), all just a little off-kilter and sinister, and was by far the most substantive of the era's teen idols. He was equally successful as a songwriter for other artists, though. Ricky Nelson's "Hello Mary Lou" and the Crystals' "He's a Rebel" bore Pitney's name, as did songs recorded by everyone from Roy Orbison to Nick Cave. Along the way, the eclectic, unpredictable Pitney recorded albums of country music and Italian songs, and even played on an early Rolling Stones session. He died in 2006.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Burt Bacharach
Muze Music Compilations Rock 'n' Roll at 50: A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Rock & Roll: first 50 Years: early 60s
Muze Music Compilations Hairspray
Muze Music Compilations 1961 British Hit Parade Part 1:Januar
Muze Music Compilations 62 British Hit Parade:pt1 Jan-may
Muze Music Compilations 62 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt1 Jan
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits:1962
Muze Music Compilations Anyone Who Had A Heart
Muze Music Compilations Romancing The 60S
Muze Music Compilations Amazing Early 60s Box:88 Hard To Find
Muze Music Compilations Essential Radio Hits Of The 60s

Associated Artists and Works

Jones, George
Orbison, Roy

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/23/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 6002
Music Label Name Label : Var?se Vintage
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00030206600223

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