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Peter & Gordon - Greatest Hits [CEMA Special Markets]
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Peter & Gordon - Greatest Hits [CEMA Special Markets]
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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In many respects, this relatively condensed package contains everything you need by the duo that's been called "the Everly Brothers of the British Invasion," including all the American hits--from the four that Paul McCartn...  more »

      
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All Artists: Peter & Gordon
Title: Peter & Gordon - Greatest Hits [CEMA Special Markets]
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Special Products
Release Date: 11/1/1995
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Oldies, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077775739923

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In many respects, this relatively condensed package contains everything you need by the duo that's been called "the Everly Brothers of the British Invasion," including all the American hits--from the four that Paul McCartney wrote for them (you see, Peter Asher's actress sister, Jane, was Macca's steady gal for years) to the Buddy Holly cover, their take on Del Shannon's timeless "I Go to Pieces," and their foray into music-hall schtick via "Lady Godiva" and "Knight in Rusty Armor." Rhino's "best of" has 10 additional tracks--including the duo's self-penned nonhits--but that may be for completists only. --Bill Holdship

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Life's too short
gordon@ruraltel.net | 06/27/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Hey, life is too short to put up with 'duophonic' in the year 2000. I bought a similar Bobby Goldsboro package to get the cool song "Little Things" and, sure enough, it's 'duophonic' (i.e., electronically "enhancing" a mono recording to make it "sound like" stereo. To whose ears? It sounds horrible). There might have been an excuse for such idiotic practices in the 60s when we had cheap stereos and no one really knew better, but those tapes should have been destroyed long ago.Spend the money and get a decent Peter and Gordon package. Unfortunately, Rhino deleted theirs, so your best choice is the See For Miles EP package."
Delightful Mid-Sixties Pop
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 01/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Peter Asher and Gordon Waller hit the jackpot with their first single, "A World Without Love." The song was written by Peter's sister's then-boyfriend Paul McCartney and the song was a No. 1 in both the U.K. and the U.S.Over the next three years, they would place a total of ten songs on the charts, including Del Shannon's "I Go to Pieces" and three other McCartney songs ("Nobody I Know," "I Don't Want To See You Again" and "Woman"--on the last song McCartney uses the pseudonym Bernard Webb).By late-1966 the duo was releasing novelty songs as singles and "Lady Godiva" reaches No. 6 and becomes their fourth million-seller.All of the songs are memorable, and if your not content to have only a couple of these songs which could be found on numerous compilations, this is the album to get. My only complaint is how skimpy the album is and how little thought was given the sequencing. This is a track-by-track chronology of all ten Top 40 songs Peter and Gordon recorded. And at [the price] it's hard to complain, but I would have paid double the price to include some key album tracks. [See For Miles' E.P. Collection excludes a couple of the hits, and Collectables' two-fer series is too much Peter & Gordon and it gets expensive.] RECOMMENDED"
Correction
james | yucaipa, ca | 03/30/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I made a mistake & i want to correct it. I was wrong, these are not original stereo recordings. I recently purchased a stereo system with surround sound & this cd sounds o.k.,but you can tell the difference & it is not true stereo. If you just love the peter & gordon music like i do,then i would recommend this cd.But if you want true stereo recordings,then i would recommend the higher priced cds. The original hits cd contains mono & stereo recordings. My favorite songs are" lady Godiva " & " knight in rusty armour " & " Woman ". Overall you get a good cd for the price.Peter & Gordon are terrific musicians. ( well they were ). Enjoy the music...."