Rob Jones ‘Dreamboats & Petticoats: The Golden Years’ features 100 tracks of game-changing rock ‘n’ roll tracks from the 1950s and 1960s. It’s currently flying out of the shops an is No.1 in the UK compilation chart.
DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS‘THE GOLDEN YEARS’Released 2ND November on UMODOrder HereBeach Boys, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Dusty Springfield, The Shadows, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Everly Brothers and many more100 ROCK & ROLL MEGA HITSALL THAT GLITTERS TRULY IS GOLD ON THIS FABULOUS COLLECTIONPERFECT FOR CHRISTMASDreamboats & Petticoats has become one of the biggest compilation brands of all time – and possibly the most important – since it celebrates the birth of modern pop music: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.‘Dreamboats & Petticoats: The Golden Years’ features 4CDs and 100 tracks of game-changing music from the 1950s and 1960s: the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Dusty Springfield, The Shadows, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Gerry and The Pacemakers and The Everly Brothers, who’s opening track, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’ was a monster hit, topping the US Billboard chart in June 1958 and the UK in May, where it spent 7 weeks at No.1.That Everly Brothers song kicks off this 100-strong set – and is one of several 1958 hits celebrating 60 years.In the UK, an unknown Cliff Richard was about to make his move, with debut single, appropriately titled ‘Move It’. Recorded with his backing band the Drifters (soon to become The Shadows), the song was written by Drifters guitarist Ian Samwell, on a Green Line bus! It originally only had one verse (perhaps Samwell had to get off?), which Cliff sang twice. It didn’t affect the chart performance and it went in at No.2 in August 1958. The song has since been credited as being one of the first authentic Rock & Roll songs produced outside the US.Cliff’s band, The Shadows, went on to become the most successful instrumental group in pop history, placing 69 UK charted singles from the 1950s to the 2000s, 35 credited to the Shadows and 34 to Cliff Richard and the Shadows. Two fabulous Shadows instrumentals The Shadows ‘Theme For Young Lovers’ (1964) and ‘Wonderful Land’ (1962) are featured here.So many great songs. So many great stories. Time for one more:Dusty Springfield ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’: Dusty’s most successful single had an unlikely lyrical birth. The song was originally an Italian ballad that Dusty loved – but she wanted to record it with new lyrics written in English. For this, she called on two friends, Vicki Wickham (then producer of Ready Steady Go!) and Simon Napier-Bell (then manager of The Yardbirds and latterly Wham!) to come up with some lines, which they duly did in ‘about an hour’, finishing the verse in the back of a cab on the way to a nightclub! The single went to No.1 in the UK and No.4 in the US – but not before Dusty had recorded 47 different takes until she was happy with her vocals…Dreamboats & Petticoats has now sold nearly 5 million albums across the series. It was the first compilation brand to inspire a hit West End musical of the same name, now seen by 2 million people.Perhaps most importantly, Dreamboats & Petticoats has shone a spotlight back onto the pioneers of pop music: the artists that created the back beat; the four-to-the-floor; the verse-chorus-middle8 and the concept of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Star, inspiring music fans and future musicians and artists for over 60 years.This new collection will bring back truly golden memories of what were and remain Pop Music’s Golden Years. Enjoy.CD1 – DREAMS1 The Everly Brothers – All I Have To Do Is Dream2 Billy Fury – Halfway To Paradise3 Dusty Springfield – You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me4 Gerry and The Pacemakers/How Do You Do It5 Herman’s Hermits – Silhouettes6 Marty Wilde – Donna7 Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love8 Matt Monro – Softly As I leave You9 Bobby Helms – My Special Angel10 Jack Jones – Lollipops And Roses11 The Swinging Blue Jeans – You’re No Good12 Honeybus – I Can’t Let Maggie Go13 Connie Francis – Who’s Sorry Now14 The Shadows – Theme For Young Lovers15 Wayne Fontana – Pamela Pamela16 Joan Baez – There But For Fortune17 Johnny Preston – Running Bear18 The Caravelles – You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry19 Shirley Bassey – Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me20 Bobbie Gentry – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again21 Eric Burden – San Franciscan Nights22 The Troggs – With A Girl Like You23 Jackie DeShannon – Needles and Pins24 The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore25 The Seekers – I’ll Never Find Another YouCD2 – I GET AROUND1 The Beach Boys – I Get Around2 The Hollies – I’m Alive3 The Four Seasons – Let’s Hang On4 The Searchers – When You Walk In The Room5 Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good6 Manfred Mann – Fox On The Run7 Wayne Fontana – Um Um Um Um Um8 Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch – The Legend Of Zanadu9 Leapy Lee – Little Arrows10 Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife11 Kenny Ball Midnight in Moscow12 Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto – The Girl From Ipenema13 Craig Douglas – Only Sixteen14 Brian Hyland – Ginny Come Lately15 Mark Wynter – It’s Almost Tomorrow16 Helen Shapiro – Tell Me What He Said17 The Bachelors – Diane18 Eden Kane – Boys Cry19 The Chiffons – He’s So Fine20 Nat King Cole – Let There Be Love21 Len Barry – 12322 Terry Dene – A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)23 Acker Bilk – Stranger On The Shore24 The Shadows – Wonderful Land25 Keith West – Excerpt From A Teenage OperaCD3 – MOVE IT1 Cliff Richard – Move It2 Buddy Holly – Rave On3 Chuck Berry – Memphis Tennesse4 Little Richard – Tutti Frutti5 Gene Vincent – Pistol Packin’ Mama6 The Big Three – Cavern Stomp7 The Applejacks – Like Dreamers Do8 Marty Wilde – Bad Boy9 Val Doonican – Walk Tall10 Baby Washington – That’s How Heartaches Are Made11 Jerry Lee Lewis – What I’d Say12 Chris Montez There Will Never Be Another You13 Johnny Kidd and The Pirates – I’ll Never Get Over You14 The Allisons – Are You Sure15 Joe Brown – A Picture Of You16 The Kinks – You Really Got Me17 The Small Faces – Watcha Gonna Do About It18 Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’19 The Bachelors – I Believe20 Johnny Burnette – Little Boy Sad21 Brenda Lee – Let’s Jump The Broomstick22 The Chantays – Pipeline23 Johnny and The Hurricanes – Red River Rock24 The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run25 Manfred Mann – The Mighty QuinnCD4 – AT THE HOP1 Danny and the Juniors – At the Hop2 Chris Montez – Let’s Dance3 The Diamonds – Little Darlin’4 The Beach Boys – Dance Dance Dance5 Brian Poole and The Tremeloes – Twist and Shout6 Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames – Yeh Yeh7 Del Shannon – It’s My Feeling8 The Applejacks – Tell Me When9 Martha Reeves And The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run10 Freda Payne – Band Of Gold11 The Isley Brothers – This Old Heart Of Mine12 Bob and Earl – Harlem Shuffle (U)13 Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps – Lotta Lovin’14 Dion & The Belmonts – I Wonder Why15 The Ventures – Perfidia16 Dave Brubeck – Take Five17 The Big Bopper – Chantilly Lace18 The Big Three – Some Other Guy19 Dave Dee Dozy Mick and Titch – Zabadak20 Desmond Dekker and The Aces – The Israelites21 Karl Denver – Wimoweh22 Roger Miller – King Of The Road23 P.J. Proby – Hold Me24 Marty Robbins – El Paso25 Crispian St.Peters – The Pied Piper
‘The Ultimate Classical Collection’ is an accessible introduction to classical music at a festive time of year, running across 3CDs.
A PERFECT INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR THE FESTIVE PERIOD
A GREAT XMAS STOCKING FILLER
‘The Ultimate Classical Collection’ features 60 unforgettable pieces across 3CDs, designed as an accessible introduction to classical music at a festive time of year.The collection begins with Russell Watson and Hayley Westenra’s rendition of ‘Time To Say Goodbye’, first made famous by Andrea Bocelli and surely one of the most recognisable melodies of all time. It’s certainly one of the most successful, having sold in the tens of millions and featured in films including Madagascar 3, Stepbrothers and Ronin, starring Robert DeNiro.There is a mix of contemporary and classic here: Katherine Jenkins sublime version of ‘Jerusalem’ is followed by the unmistakeable tenor of Luciano Pavarotti’s ‘Nessun Dorma!’, which precedes Michael Ball and Alfie Boe’s acclaimed ‘Les Miserables Suite’. Michael Ball was credited as having ‘the finest show voice of his generation’ (The Independent) and Alfie Boe has been described as ‘one of the world’s greatest classical singers’ (British Theatre, 2018).CD2 features many popular classics from film and theatre. John Williams features widely, with The Star Wars Main title, performed with The Boston Pops Orchestra; also ‘Hedwig’s Theme (From “Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone”)’ played by the London Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Greenaway, ‘Hymn To The Fallen’ (From “Saving Private Ryan”) and the Main Theme From “Schindler’s List”.CD3 concentrates on some of the most famous composers: Bach’s ‘Air’ and Handle’s ‘Sinfonia: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’, both performed by the world-famous Stuttgarter Kammerorchester with conductor Karl Münchinger; Tchaikovsky’s ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’; Chopin’s ‘Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2’ and other masterpieces from Strauss, Beethoven, Dvorak and Mozart.A special mention should be made of Elin Manahan Thomas, the Welsh soprano who melted hearts at Harry and Megan’s Royal Wedding, with her sublime rendition of George Frideric Handle’s ‘Eternal Source of Light Divine (Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne)’. Elin is one of several rising stars in the classical world and is a passionate advocate for making classical music – in all its forms – as accessible as possible to as many as possible.The Ultimate Classical Collection seeks to deliver just that: a collection for all music lovers at a festive time of year.Disc: 11. Russell Watson, Hayley Westenra – Time To Say Goodbye2. Katherine Jenkins – Jerusalem3. Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta – “Nessun dorma!”4. Michael Ball, Alfie Boe – Les Miserables Suite5. Andrea Bocelli – Canto Della Terra6. André Rieu, Johann Strauss Orchestra – Can’t Help Falling In Love7. Aled Jones – Pie Jesu8. Il Divo – Hola9. Military Wives, Jon Joseph Kerr – In My Dreams10. Jonas Kaufmann, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Armiliato – “E lucevan le stelle”11. Elin Manahan Thomas, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Harry Christophers Eternal Source of Light Divine (Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne), HWV 7412. Bryn Terfel, London Symphony Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, Neil Martin – Il mio cuore va (Titanic)13. All Angels – Songbird [Album Version]14. Nigel Kennedy, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge – Méditation Religieuse15. Ludovico Einaudi – I Giorni16. Max Richter – Vladimir’s Blues17. Sheku Kanneh Mason – No Woman, No Cry (Arr Cello)18. The Choirboys – Tears in Heaven [Album Version]19. Laura Wright, The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Hein – Benedictus [Album Version]20. Elly Ameling, Dalton Baldwin – Ave Maria, “Ellens Gesang III”, D839Disc: 21. Michael Ball, Alfie Boe – Somewhere (From ‘West Side Story’)2. Royal Scots Dragoon Guards – Amazing Grace [Interlude]3. Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra, Anthony Inglis – The Flower Duet [From “Lakmé”]4. Russell Watson – Nella Fantasia5. The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel – Dance of the Knights6. Bruce Blyth, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Richard Farnes, Stephen Cleobury – Abide With Me7. Music Lab Collective – This Is Me (From “The Greatest Showman”)8. André Rieu – Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet9. The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams – Main Title10. Luciano Pavarotti, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge – “La donna è mobile” [Edit]11. Katherine Jenkins, Philharmonia Orchestra, Nicholas Dodd – Quello che farò (sarà per te) [Album Version]12. Renée Fleming, New York Voices, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine – “Summertime”13. London Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Greenaway – Hedwig’s Theme (From “Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone”)14. Fron Male Voice Choir – Sailing15. Christopher Hogwood – Sarabande (From Barry Lyndon)16. Prague Philharmonia, Nick Ingman – Nuovo Cinema Paradiso17. London Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Greenaway – Hymn To The Fallen (From “Saving Private Ryan”)18. Nicola Benedetti, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits – Main Theme From “Schindler’s List”19. Pascal Rogé – 3. Clair de lune20. Orchestre de Paris, Semyon Bychkov – 5. Les toreadorsDisc: 31. Nicola Benedetti, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton – The Lark Ascending2. Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger – II. Air3. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner – Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto4. The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge – No. 14c Pas de deux: Variation II (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)5. Edith Mathis, Gundula Janowitz, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Karl Böhm – “Sull’aria … Che soave zeffiretto”6. London Festival Orchestra, Stanley Black – Rhapsody In Blue7. Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger – 42. Sinfonia: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba8. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti – Variation 9. Nimrod (Adagio)9. Janine Jansen, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth – 3. Youth (Romance)10. Beaux Arts Trio, Samuel Rhodes, Georg Maximilian Hörtnagel – 2. Andante11. L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet – Boléro, M.8112. Vladimir Ashkenazy – Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.213. Pumeza Matshikiza, Aarhus Symfoniorkester, Tobias Ringborg – “When I am laid in earth”14. Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit – No.9 Finale (Andante)15. Sumi Jo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Georg Solti – “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen”16. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis – 2.Excerpt/Beginning of mvt.2: Largo17. Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy – 2. Allegretto18. Renata Tebaldi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lamberto Gardelli – “Oh! mio babbino caro”19. Marilyn Horne, Wiener Opernchor, Wiener Opernorchester, Henry Lewis – “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle”20. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti – Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)
Christmas is coming: Music for many