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Del Shannon was, without doubt, one of the most gifted and distinctive of musical talents to emerge in the immediate pre-'British Invasion' era of American Pop. His was a talent that travelled well - indeed, his UK and European fanbase proved far more loyal and his success in those territories of greater longevity than in his native USA. Moreover, he was also much admired by successive generations of musicians, including the likes of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. His songs, more often than not, essayed a bleak world of doomed romance, lovelorn disenchantment and existential gloom. Paradoxically, of course, those themes were frequently juxtaposed to surprisingly upbeat and bright-sounding melodies. This 61 track 2CD set contains an overview of the entirety of Del Shannon's career, from his hits in the early 60s, via his mid-60s recordings with Andrew Loog Oldham and Jimmy Page, to his 80s recordings with Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, and Jeff Lynne. This set features all of Del's UK hits, eight of which reached the Top Ten, including the #1 hit "Runaway", "Hey! Little Girl" and "The Swiss Maid" (both #2 hits), and "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)", which reached #3. Also included are Del's recordings of two Lennon/McCartney songs ("From Me To You" and "A World Without Love"). Del was the first US act to record a Beatles cover version, and later covered the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb". Also included is his song "Sister Isabelle", later covered by Frank Black & Teenage Fanclub for a John Peel session. The booklet features photos and extensive annotation by Alan Robinson.
Del Shannon was, without doubt, one of the most gifted and distinctive of musical talents to emerge in the immediate pre-'British Invasion' era of American Pop. His was a talent that travelled well - indeed, his UK and European fanbase proved far more loyal and his success in those territories of greater longevity than in his native USA. Moreover, he was also much admired by successive generations of musicians, including the likes of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. His songs, more often than not, essayed a bleak world of doomed romance, lovelorn disenchantment and existential gloom. Paradoxically, of course, those themes were frequently juxtaposed to surprisingly upbeat and bright-sounding melodies. This 61 track 2CD set contains an overview of the entirety of Del Shannon's career, from his hits in the early 60s, via his mid-60s recordings with Andrew Loog Oldham and Jimmy Page, to his 80s recordings with Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, and Jeff Lynne. This set features all of Del's UK hits, eight of which reached the Top Ten, including the #1 hit "Runaway", "Hey! Little Girl" and "The Swiss Maid" (both #2 hits), and "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)", which reached #3. Also included are Del's recordings of two Lennon/McCartney songs ("From Me To You" and "A World Without Love"). Del was the first US act to record a Beatles cover version, and later covered the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb". Also included is his song "Sister Isabelle", later covered by Frank Black & Teenage Fanclub for a John Peel session. The booklet features photos and extensive annotation by Alan Robinson.
740155732431
Handy Man: The Best Of (Uk)
Artist: Del Shannon
Format: CD
New: Available online or call for in-store availability $20.99
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DISC: 1

1. Runaway
2. Hats Off To Larry
3. Hey! Little Girl
4. So Long Baby
5. The Answer To Everything
6. He Doesn't Care
7. Wide Wide World
8. His Latest Flame
9. Misery
10. Ginny In The Mirror
11. I Won't Be There
12. Cry Myself To Sleep
13. The Swiss Maid
14. You Never Talked About Me
15. Little Town Flirt
16. Kelly
17. From Me To You
18. World Without Love
19. Two Silhouettes
20. Sue's Gotta Be Mine
21. That's The Way Love Is
22. Two Kinds Of Teardrops
23. Memphis
24. Mary Jane
25. Handy Man
26. I'll Be Lonely Tomorrow
27. Do You Wanna Dance
28. Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)
29. I Go To Pieces
30. Why Don't You Tell Him
31. Needles And Pins
32. Rag Doll
33. Over You
34. Broken Promises
35. Stranger In Town
36. Break Up
37. Move It On Over
38. I Can't Believe My Ears
39. I Wish I Wasn't Me Tonight
40. For A Little While
41. She
42. The Big Hurt
43. Under My Thumb
44. The Letter
45. Show Me
46. Led Along
47. Mind Over Matter
48. Cut And Come Again
49. Runaway '67
50. Thinkin' It Over
51. Gemini
52. Raindrops
53. Sister Isabelle
54. What's A Matter Baby
55. And The Music Plays On
56. Sea Of Love
57. To Love Someone
58. Cheap Love
59. Life Without You
60. Callin' Out My Name
61. Walk Away

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Del Shannon was, without doubt, one of the most gifted and distinctive of musical talents to emerge in the immediate pre-'British Invasion' era of American Pop. His was a talent that travelled well - indeed, his UK and European fanbase proved far more loyal and his success in those territories of greater longevity than in his native USA. Moreover, he was also much admired by successive generations of musicians, including the likes of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. His songs, more often than not, essayed a bleak world of doomed romance, lovelorn disenchantment and existential gloom. Paradoxically, of course, those themes were frequently juxtaposed to surprisingly upbeat and bright-sounding melodies. This 61 track 2CD set contains an overview of the entirety of Del Shannon's career, from his hits in the early 60s, via his mid-60s recordings with Andrew Loog Oldham and Jimmy Page, to his 80s recordings with Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, and Jeff Lynne. This set features all of Del's UK hits, eight of which reached the Top Ten, including the #1 hit "Runaway", "Hey! Little Girl" and "The Swiss Maid" (both #2 hits), and "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)", which reached #3. Also included are Del's recordings of two Lennon/McCartney songs ("From Me To You" and "A World Without Love"). Del was the first US act to record a Beatles cover version, and later covered the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb". Also included is his song "Sister Isabelle", later covered by Frank Black & Teenage Fanclub for a John Peel session. The booklet features photos and extensive annotation by Alan Robinson.


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