Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sings Just for You / World Wide Winners
Genres: Pop, Rock
"Ship True Love Goodbye"
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! This song is not on any other compilation i have seen. Killer teen song. Rest of the cd is good also, no other voice like Gene Pitney"
Typical Gene albums full of quality
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first of the albums making up this twofer was built around his American top 20 hit, Mecca, and appears to be made up of entirely original material, including Aladdin's lamp and Mr Moon Mr Cupid and I, both of which he wrote himself. If any of the others are covers, they are so obscure that I don't recognise them, although Not responsible was subsequently covered by Britain's Helen Shapiro, the teenage hit-maker who eventually became a fine jazz singer. Most of the songs here are generally upbeat in outlook, including the ballads. I particularly like Cornflower blue and Time and the river.The second half of this twofer is actually a compilation of his best songs up to that time, including Only love can break a heart, Town without pity and The man who shot Liberty Valance. It also includes Gene's own version of Hello Mary Lou, which he wrote but which Ricky Nelson had a worldwide hit with. It was not the only song Gene wrote that became a hit for others - among other examples are He's a rebel (Crystals) and Rubber ball (Bobby Vee). The German version of Town without pity is included as a bonus track.This is a fine collection of Gene's early sixties music. It is part of a long series of twofers released by British label Sequel. They also released a double-CD of his best music and that is a great starter for anybody unfamiliar with his music. For Gene Pitney fans, the first half of this twofer is particularly interesting."