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The Complete Releases 1959-62

The Shadows
Styles: Pop, Rock 'n' roll
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3268
The Shadows occupy a unique niche in British pop as by far the most successful and long-lasting guitar instrumental band, rivalling US counterparts The Ventures in global popularity. The Shadows initially came to prominence as the backing band for British rock ’n’ roll star Cliff Richard, initially known as The Drifters, but changing their name to The Shadows to avoid confusion with the American R&B vocal group. They had made their first records in their own right as The Drifters, but their breakthrough came as The Shadows with their landmark debut hit “Apache” in 1960. Duane Eddy had provided a bridgehead in the sub-genre of guitar instrumental hits, and The Shadows rapidly developed their own highly distinctive sound and style in this market, their UK profile enabling them to eclipse the primary US competitors in the guitar instrumental arena, The Ventures. They racked up a string of over 30 hits during the next two decades, including five UK No. 1s, and compilation albums of their hits have sold millions of copies around the world. This great-value 61-track 2-CD set comprises just about every record they released in the UK as The Drifters or The Shadows during the first five years of their recording career from their debut in 1958 through to the end of 1962, including the A & B sides of their singles during that era, plus all the tracks from EPs and the tracks from their first two LPs “The Shadows” and “Out Of The Shadows”. It features their nine Top 10 hits from these years, including the No. 1s “Apache”, “Kon-Tiki”, “Wonderful Land” and “Dance On”. It’s a great showcase their talent and versatility, with their album tracks exploring a range of musical styles, and an evocative memento of a highly individual and memorable strand of British pop, which inspired thousands of youngsters to start playing guitar themselves.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Feelin' Fine The Drifters
2 Don't Be A Fool (With Love) The Drifters
3 Jet Black The Drifters
4 Driftin' The Drifters
5 Lonesome Fella The Shadows
6 Saturday Dance The Shadows
7 Apache The Shadows
8 Quatermasster's Stores The Shadows
9 Man Of Mystery The Shadows
10 The Stranger The Shadows
11 Fbi The Shadows
12 Midnight The Shadows
13 The Frightened City The Shadows
14 Back Home The Shadows
15 Kon-Tiki The Shadows
16 36-24-36 The Shadows
17 The Savage The Shadows
18 Peace Pipe The Shadows
19 Wonderful Land The Shadows
20 Stars Fell On Stockton The Shadows
21 Guitar Tango The Shadows
22 What A Lovely Tune The Shadows
23 Dance On! The Shadows
24 All Day The Shadows
25 Chinchilla The Drifters
26 Bongo Blues The Shadows
27 Mustang The Shadows
28 Theme From 'Shane' The Shadows
29 Shotgun The Shadows
30 Theme From Giant The Shadows
31 Theme From 'The Boys The Shadows
32 The Girls The Shadows
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Sweet Dreams The Shadows
2 The Boys The Shadows
3 Shadoogie The Shadows
4 Blue Star The Shadows
37 Nivram The Shadows
38 Baby My Heart The Shadows
39 See You In My Drums The Shadows
40 All My Sorrows The Shadows
41 Stand Up And Say That The Shadows
42 Gonzales The Shadows
43 Find Me A Golden Street The Shadows
44 Theme From A Filleted Place The Shadows
45 That's My Desire The Shadows
46 My Resistance Is Low The Shadows
47 Sleepwalk The Shadows
48 Big Boy The Shadows
49 The Rumble The Shadows
50 The Bandit  The Shadows
51 Cosy The Shadows
52 1861 The Shadows
53 Perfidia The Shadows
54 Little B The Shadows
55 Bo Diddley  The Shadows
56 South Of The Border The Shadows
57 Spring Is Nearly Here The Shadows
58 Are They All Like You? The Shadows
59 Tales Of A Raggy Tramline The Shadows
60 Some Are Lonely The Shadows
61 Kinda Cool The Shadows
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