Phil Spector - Anthology 59 - 62 12 inch
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This 35-track, 2LP-set from Not Now Records features classic material musical wunderkind Phil Spector wrote and/or produced circa the onset of his career between 1959 and 1962. Coming to prominence in the late-50s, early-60s, Spector became one of the most distinctive producers in the history of popular music. He was hailed in his heyday by Tom Wolfe as the "First Tycoon of Teen." The originator of the famous "Wall of Sound" production technique, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s' girl group sound and clocked in over twenty-five Top 40 hits between 1960 and 1965. In later years he worked with various artists, including Ike and Tina Turner, The Beatles and Ramones with similar success.
Spector produced records for: The Ronettes (“Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You,” “Walking In The Rain”); The Crystals (“He’s A Rebel,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” “Uptown,” “There’s No Other Like My Baby,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Then He Kissed Me”); Ike and Tina Turner (“River Deep-Mountain High”); Curtis Lee (“Pretty Little Angel Eyes,” “Under The Moon Of Love”); The Paris Sisters (“I Love How You Love Me”); Ray Peterson (“Corrine, Corrina”); Darlene Love (“Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home,” “Today I Met The Boy I’m Gonna Marry”); Ben E. King (“Spanish Harlem”); Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans (“Zip A Dee Doo Dah”); The Teddy Bears (“To Know Him Is To Love Him”); The Beatles (Let It Be); George Harrison (All Things Must Pass, “My Sweet Lord”); Ringo Starr (“It Don’t Come Easy”); and John Lennon (“Give Peace A Chance,” “Instant Karma,” Imagine).
As a songwriter Spector has written/co-written: "Spanish Harlem," "You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling," "Be My Baby," "Chapel Of Love," "Then He Kissed Me," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "Baby I Love You," "Walking In The Rain," "River Deep, Mountain High," "I Can Hear Music," "Just Once In My Life" and "To Know Him Is To Love Him." In 1989, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. He won a Grammy Award for producing The Concert For Bangladesh album and won an Academy Award for producing the soundtrack album for The Beatles film, Let It Be.