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Something to Shout About
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
2008 digitally remastered collection of the Scottish vocalist's early hit-laden years featuring her debut album and more. Since storming the charts at the tender age of 15 with The Isley Brothers' classic 'Shout!', reinven... more »
2008 digitally remastered collection of the Scottish vocalist's early hit-laden years featuring her debut album and more. Since storming the charts at the tender age of 15 with The Isley Brothers' classic 'Shout!', reinvented in a Brenda Lee-like rasp of amazing power, Lulu has been a star. Collaborations with David Bowie, Jennifer Saunders, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Duane Allman, Bert Berns, Take That and the star is always Lulu! Unbelievably, she has charted in five decades. With notes by Brian Hogg, author of All That Ever Mattered, the definitive history of Scottish Rock and Pop, this will be a pretty definitive take on Lulu's first hit-making couple of years. Rev-Ola.
Lulu in her young & rowdy days
gassy goon | 06/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Lulu's early years with Decca, when she was just a teenager, and had so much boundless energy, her exuberance couldn't be contained. She just sang naturally, in that God-given voice. I especially love the rough & rowdy rock & R&B songs like YOU TOUCH ME, I'LL COME RUNNING OVER, TRY TO UNDERSTAND, CHOC ICE, THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME, The Rolling Stones SATISFIED and of course, her raunchy version of The Isley Brothers' SHOUT. Lulu is unleashed & uncontained on these earliest recordings from 1964-1965. And there's plenty of ballads on here too, with exquisite singing & that thunderous , lush orchestration that they did only in the 60's. HERE COMES THE NIGHT , I have read, is the first version of the song, even before Them & Van Morrison. Kudos to Lulu for doing a sublime version of it first. Many, many tracks that are timeless on here. It was just the beginning of her long career, and there's no doubt that she innately had imense talent right from the start."