VA – The British Beat: Best of the ’60s (2007)

Artist: VA
Title: The British Beat: Best of the ’60s
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: Shout Factory
Genre: Beat
Quality: MP3 320 Kbps
Total Time: 2:39:47
Total Size: 371 Mb


CD 1:
01. The Troggs – Wild Thing
02. The Swinging Blue Jeans – Hippy Hippy Shake
03. Los Bravos – Black Is Black
04. Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual
05. Dusty Springfield – I Only Want To Be with You
06. The Silkie – You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
07. The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine
08. The Mindbenders – A Groovy Kind Of Love
09. Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas – Bad To Me
10. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders – Game Of Love
11. Unit 4+2 – Concrete And Clay
12. Dusty Springfield – Wishin’ And Hopin’
13. The Fortunes – You’ve Got Your Troubles
14. Chad & Jeremy – A Summer Song
15. The Troggs – Love is All Around
16. The Seekers – I’ll Never Find Another You
17. Gerry & the Pacemakers – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
18. Dusty Springfield – The Look Of Love
19. The Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin

01. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
02. The Zombies – She’s Not There
03. The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’
04. Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy Diddy
05. Donovan – Mellow Yellow
06. The Foundations – Baby, Now that I Found You
07. The Zombies – Tell Her No
08. Donovan – Sunshine Superman
09. The Kinks – All Day and All Of The Night
10. The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind
11. The Searchers – Needles And Pins
12. Gerry & The Pacemakers – How Do You Do It
13. The Searchers – Love Potion Number Nine
14. Peter & Gordon – A World Without Love
15. The Hollies – Carrie-Anne
16. The Tornados – Telstar
17. Dusty Springfield – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
18. Jonathan King – Everyone’s Gone To The Moon
19. Donovan – Catch The Wind

01. The Zombies – Time Of The Season
02. The Yardbirds – For Your Love
03. The Tremeloes – Here Comes My Baby
04. Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
05. The Hollies – Bus Stop
06. The Spencer Davis Group – I’m A Man
07. The Foundations – Build Me Up, Buttercup
08. Petula Clark – Downtown
09. The Seekers – Georgy Girl
10. Tom Jones – What’s New Pussycat
11. The Tremeloes – Silence Is Golden
12. Gerry & The Pacemakers – Ferry Cross The Mersey
13. Petula Clark – I Know A Place
14. Lulu – to Sir With Love
15. The Small Faces – Itchycoo Park
16. New Vaudville Band – Winchester Cathedral
17. Sandie Shaw – (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me
18. The Walker Brothers – Make It Easy On Yourself
19. Peter & Gordon – Woman

Shout! Factory's triple-disc set The British Beat: Best of the '60s was released in conjunction with the 2007 PBS documentary of the same name and, like the show, this compilation is targeted at a general audience, so collectors shouldn't be surprised that there's hardly anything unfamiliar here. Indeed, the strength of this 57-track set is that it serves up many of the basics of the British Invasion. Of course, it doesn't have such heavy-hitters as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Who — they never show up on sets like this — but this is a well-chosen, very entertaining set that draws a pretty accurate portrait of '60s British pop through cuts by the Kinks, the Zombies, Donovan, Manfred Mann, the Searchers, the Tornados, the Hollies, Peter & Gordon, Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Yardbirds, the Tremeloes, Spencer Davis Group, Petula Clark, Lulu, Small Faces, Sandie Shaw, the Troggs, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, the Walker Brothers, and the Easybeats (who technically may be Australian but they fit). No, this doesn't have every great British Invasion song, but it does have 57 of them and anybody looking to get a crash course in one of the greatest eras of pop music should certainly use this as a primer.

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