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Format: CD
Sku: 63949150
UPC: 030206663723
UPC 14: 00030206663723
Release Date: 3/1/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Mony Mony - Tommy James & The Shondells ~ Various Artists
2. Kind Of A Drag - The Buckinghams ~ Various Artists
3. Backfield In Motion - Mel & Tim ~ Various Artists
4. Get Together - The Youngbloods ~ Various Artists
5. Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In - The 5th Dimension ~ Various Artists
6. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - The Casinos ~ Various Artists
7. Horse, The - Cliff Nobles & Company ~ Various Artists
8. Spooky - Classics IV ~ Various Artists
9. Hooked On A Feeling - B.J. Thomas ~ Various Artists
10. Love (Can Make You Happy) - Mercy ~ Various Artists
11. Gimme Little Sign - Brenton Wood ~ Various Artists
12. Little Woman - Bobby Sherman ~ Various Artists
13. Happy Together - The Turtles ~ Various Artists
14. If I Were A Carpenter - Bobby Darin ~ Various Artists
15. Western Union - The Five Americans ~ Various Artists
16. Sugartown - Nancy Sinatra ~ Various Artists
17. Expressway To Your Heart - The Soul Survivors ~ Various Artists
18. Soulful Strut - Young-Holt Unlimited ~ Various Artists
19. Skinny Legs And All - Joe Tex ~ Various Artists
20. Groovin' - The Young Rascals ~ Various Artists
21. Color Him Father - The Winstons ~ Various Artists
22. Time Of The Season - The Zombies ~ Various Artists
23. Sugar, Sugar - The Archies ~ Various Artists
24. Venus - Shocking Blue ~ Various Artists
25. You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat & Tears ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Muze PNote To most observers, the title of Varese's The Late '60s: 25 Top 10 Hits installment of their ongoing Rock & Roll: The First 50 Years series would suggest that the 2005 collection would be filled with trippy psychedelia and acid rock. After all, the late '60s were when rock got heavy and serious, both in sound and sentiment, so it would only make sense that a compilation chronicling that time would also be heavy and serious. However, the late '60s were also the time of light, swinging, cheerfully trippy sunshine pop, bubblegum, pop-soul, and folk-pop, and those are the sounds that hit the charts, so it makes sense that this disc concentrates on this area. The closest this comes to psychedelia is the Youngbloods' "Get Together," the Turtles' "Happy Together" and the Zombies' "Time of the Season," with most of this concentrating on mainstream pop from the likes of Tommy James, Bobby Darin, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bobby Sherman, and the Buckinghams. There's a surprisingly heavy dose of soul -- including Joe Tex's funky "Skinny Legs and All," the Soul Survivors' hard-hitting "Expressway to Your Heart," and Brenton Wood's "Gimme Little Sign," which is as perfect as music gets -- and is not only a welcome balance to the breezy sunshine pop and lite MOR here, but it helps draw a greater picture of the era. Most of the songs here are quite familiar and easy to find on other collections -- the exceptions are Mercy's "Love (Can Make You Happy)," which rarely shows up anywhere, and "Gimme Little Sign," which isn't on nearly as many comps as it should be -- but this is a well-selected, highly enjoyable set regardless. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Cary E. Mansfield (Compilation); Steve Massie (Compilation)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/01/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 066 637
Music Label Name Label : Var?se Sarabande (USA)
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 : 00030206663723

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