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Learn more about Hal Lifson's 1966!:

Format: CD
Sku: 60597308
UPC: 030206646221
UPC 14: 00030206646221
Release Date: 11/13/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra ~ Various Artists
2. Lies - The Knickerbockers ~ Various Artists
3. Batman - (Main Title) ~ Various Artists
4. Our Man Flint - (Main Theme) ~ Various Artists
5. Magic Town - The Vogues ~ Various Artists
6. Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) - Swingin' Medallions ~ Various Artists
7. Big T.N.T. Show, The - (Commercial) ~ Various Artists
8. Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees ~ Various Artists
9. Secret Agent Man - The Ventures ~ Various Artists
10. Dating Game, The ~ Various Artists
11. Cool Jerk - The Capitols ~ Various Artists
12. If I Were A Carpenter - Bobby Darin ~ Various Artists
13. Who Am I? - Petula Clark ~ Various Artists
14. Newlywed Game, The ~ Various Artists
15. Shapes Of Things - The Yardbirds ~ Various Artists
16. Great Shakes - The Yardbirds (Commercial) ~ Various Artists
17. Time Tunnel - (Main Title) ~ Various Artists
18. You Baby - The Turtles ~ Various Artists
19. All Strung Out - Nino Tempo/April Stevens ~ Various Artists
20. Dark Shadows Commercial ~ Various Artists
21. Psychotic Reaction - Count Five ~ Various Artists
22. Star Trek Main Title And Closing Theme - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Fred Steiner ~ Various Artists
23. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys ~ Various Artists
 

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Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This is the accompanying CD to the book 1966! THE COOLEST YEAR IN POP CULTURE HISTORY by Hal Lifson.
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Cary E. Mansfield, Hal Lifson.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Hal Lifson.
Muze PNote This is part of Varese Sarabande's "Vintage" series.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Hal Lifson.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Andrew "Mike" Terry; Fred Steiner; Billy Strange.
Muze PNote Hal Lifson, one-time DJ for legendary KRLA in Los Angeles in the late '90s, has written a book, Hal Lifson's 1966, in which he takes a look at the culture and music of the year he calls the "coolest year in pop culture history." This disc is an audio document of that year. It includes radio commercials (the Yardbirds shilling for Great Shakes, a promo for the TNT show); themes to television shows like Batman, Star Trek, and The Newlywed Game; themes from movies like Our Man Flint and Time Tunnel; lots of cool memorabilia in the booklet; and great music. From the frat rock of "Double Shot of My Baby's Love" by the Swingin' Medallions to the insane garage rock of "Psychotic Reaction" to the ultra-pop of "You Baby" by the Turtles, America was rocking in 1966. (Britain was too, though not as much, since only the Yardbirds' "Shapes of Things" and the decidedly non-rocking "Who Am I?" by Petula Clark are included here). Along with some of the more obscure tracks, Lifson adds some of 1966's biggest hits, like "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys and "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra. The problem with a disc chosen by a personality, even one as relatively unknown as Lifson, is that you are at the whim of their often-narrow tastes. The obvious limitation of this disc is that, with the exception of the Capitols' "Cool Jerk," this disc is as white as Wonderbread. Where is Otis Redding? Where is Motown? 1966 was a huge year for them, with Stevie Wonder's "Up Tight (Everything's Alright)," the Temptations' "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep," and the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On," to name just three. And while complaints are being registered, why the bland folk-rock of Bobby Darin's "If I Were a Carpenter" and not the Byrds' earth-shattering "8 Miles High"? Could it be licensing problems or just poor choices? Despite these strong concerns, the tracks that are here make for a fun hour of listening, and Lifson has a point that 1966 was an amazing year for music. It is just too bad that his choices present such a blinkered vision. ~ Tim Sendra

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/29/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 066462
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 : 00030206646221

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