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First-ever complete 3CD anthology of 60s recordings from leading British harmony pop vocalist Tony Rivers. Featuring all of his studio recordings as leader of both The Castaways and Harmony Grass as well as 80 minutes of previously unreleased BBC session recordings from the same timeframe. While other contenders may have had greater commercial success, Tony Rivers was surely the British harmony pop scene's pivotal figure during the 60s. As leader of The Castaways, he made a series of superlative singles before finally scoring a hit in 1969 with the irresistible 'Move In A Little Closer Baby' shortly after the band had been relaunched as Harmony Grass. But follow-up singles failed to repeat the trick, and after the superb album 'This Is Us' was ignored, Tony left the band to accept a backroom role in the industry. Meanwhile, he made several pseudonymous singles that were instrumental in his 1975 recruitment as leader of Cliff Richard's vocal harmony trio. 'Move In A Little Closer' is the first-ever complete anthology of Tony's exemplary studio work with both The Castaways and Harmony Grass, including a number of tracks that were unreleased at the time, as well as an entire CD's-worth of previously-unissued BBC sessions recorded with both bands. The definitive 3CD set in a lavish digipak package includes a new 6000 word essay on Tony's early career that contains reminiscences on his associations with managers Brian Epstein and Robert Stigwood and his brushes with rock royalty including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and his prime inspirers The Beach Boys
First-ever complete 3CD anthology of 60s recordings from leading British harmony pop vocalist Tony Rivers. Featuring all of his studio recordings as leader of both The Castaways and Harmony Grass as well as 80 minutes of previously unreleased BBC session recordings from the same timeframe. While other contenders may have had greater commercial success, Tony Rivers was surely the British harmony pop scene's pivotal figure during the 60s. As leader of The Castaways, he made a series of superlative singles before finally scoring a hit in 1969 with the irresistible 'Move In A Little Closer Baby' shortly after the band had been relaunched as Harmony Grass. But follow-up singles failed to repeat the trick, and after the superb album 'This Is Us' was ignored, Tony left the band to accept a backroom role in the industry. Meanwhile, he made several pseudonymous singles that were instrumental in his 1975 recruitment as leader of Cliff Richard's vocal harmony trio. 'Move In A Little Closer' is the first-ever complete anthology of Tony's exemplary studio work with both The Castaways and Harmony Grass, including a number of tracks that were unreleased at the time, as well as an entire CD's-worth of previously-unissued BBC sessions recorded with both bands. The definitive 3CD set in a lavish digipak package includes a new 6000 word essay on Tony's early career that contains reminiscences on his associations with managers Brian Epstein and Robert Stigwood and his brushes with rock royalty including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and his prime inspirers The Beach Boys
5013929192621

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 03/03/2023
UPC: 5013929192621

Move A Little Closer: Complete Recordings 1963-70
Artist: Tony Rivers
Format: CD
New: Not Available
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Shake, Shake, Shake
2. Row, Row, Row
3. The Happy Song
4. I Love the Way You Walk
5. I Love You
6. Life's Too Short
7. (Don't You Ever) Tell on Me
8. She
9. 'Till We Get Home
10. Come Back
11. What to Do
12. Come on and Love Me Too
13. Pretend
14. Baby What You Want Me to Do
15. Love You Baby
16. Nowhere Man
17. Girl from New York City
18. Girl Don't Tell Me
19. Salt Lake City
20. God Only Knows
21. Charade
22. Can't Make It Without You Baby
23. Einer Kleiner Miser Musik
24. Graduation Day
25. Summer Dreaming
26. The Grass Will Sing for You
27. Mr. Sun
28. Turn of the Century
29. For Once in My Life
30. I Can Guarantee You Love
31. Pantomime
32. Move in a Little Closer Baby
33. My Little Girl
34. What a Groovy Day
35. I've Seen to Dream
36. (It Ain't Necessarily) Byrd Avenue
37. Chattanooga Choo Choo
38. Good Thing
39. Mrs. Richie
40. Summer Dreaming
41. I Think of You
42. Ballad of Michael
43. Tom Dooley
44. What Do You Do When Love Dies
45. Happinesss Is Toy-Shaped
46. First Time Loving
47. I Remember
48. Teach Me How
49. Cecilia
50. It Takes a Lot of Loving
51. Let My Tears Flow
52. You and Isummer Dreaming
53. Move in a Little Closer Baby
54. Te Lo Ricordi (I Remember, Italian Lyrics)
55. Swinging on a Star
56. Little Darlin'
57. Shake, Shake, Shake
58. Jezebel
59. All My Loving
60. Roll Over Beethoven
61. Surf City
62. Row, Row, Row
63. I Love the Way You Walk
64. Abilene
65. Unchain My Heart
66. I Love You
67. Shipwreck
68. Life's Too Short
69. The Ferris Wheel
70. Rockin' Robin
71. Little Old Lady from Pasadena
72. She
73. 'Till We Get Home
74. I Get Around
75. When I Grow Up to Be a Man
76. Baby What You Want Me to Do
77. I Can Guarantee You Love
78. Windy
79. A Girl Like You
80. Harmony Grass
81. Walk on By
82. First Time Loving
83. Baby You Come Rollin' Across My Mind
84. Summer Dreaming
85. I Remember
86. Mrs. Richie
87. Cecilia
88. Wichita Lineman

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First-ever complete 3CD anthology of 60s recordings from leading British harmony pop vocalist Tony Rivers. Featuring all of his studio recordings as leader of both The Castaways and Harmony Grass as well as 80 minutes of previously unreleased BBC session recordings from the same timeframe. While other contenders may have had greater commercial success, Tony Rivers was surely the British harmony pop scene's pivotal figure during the 60s. As leader of The Castaways, he made a series of superlative singles before finally scoring a hit in 1969 with the irresistible 'Move In A Little Closer Baby' shortly after the band had been relaunched as Harmony Grass. But follow-up singles failed to repeat the trick, and after the superb album 'This Is Us' was ignored, Tony left the band to accept a backroom role in the industry. Meanwhile, he made several pseudonymous singles that were instrumental in his 1975 recruitment as leader of Cliff Richard's vocal harmony trio. 'Move In A Little Closer' is the first-ever complete anthology of Tony's exemplary studio work with both The Castaways and Harmony Grass, including a number of tracks that were unreleased at the time, as well as an entire CD's-worth of previously-unissued BBC sessions recorded with both bands. The definitive 3CD set in a lavish digipak package includes a new 6000 word essay on Tony's early career that contains reminiscences on his associations with managers Brian Epstein and Robert Stigwood and his brushes with rock royalty including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and his prime inspirers The Beach Boys


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