I've Been Down For So Long (It Looks Like Up To Me)
Down From Dover
Hook And Ladder
Featuring 28 Tracks and Over 75 Minutes of Music, "Greatest Hits 1965-1972: Lightning's Girl" is the Most Comprehensive and Appealing Career Overview to Date of 1960's Pop Sensation Nancy Sinatra. Comes with a Full Color 1... more »6 Page Booklet, Text from the Lady Herself, Striking Photos and Album and EP Sleeve Reproductions.« less
Featuring 28 Tracks and Over 75 Minutes of Music, "Greatest Hits 1965-1972: Lightning's Girl" is the Most Comprehensive and Appealing Career Overview to Date of 1960's Pop Sensation Nancy Sinatra. Comes with a Full Color 16 Page Booklet, Text from the Lady Herself, Striking Photos and Album and EP Sleeve Reproductions.
Five Stars For Content; Three For Mastering
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is easily the most comprehensive single-cd retrospective of Nancy's work to emerge yet, running her full gamut of musical styles. They're all covered: The gleeful verbal spankings of "Boots" and "Sorry 'bout That," the surprisingly bluesy "Friday's Child," the catchy country of "Jackson" and "Hooks and Ladder," and the haunting beauty of "Summer Wine" and "Some Velvet Morning"--both with Lee Hazlewood. The latter of those is the epitome of a haunting, atmospheric, ethereal ballad that roams your head for awhile after you hear it: I loved it when it came out in the winter of 1968, and it still blows me away to this day! I was a bit disappointed, however, in some of the mastering: Particularly during the section highlighting Nancy & Lee's duets, tape hiss is quite noticeable--even between the songs (like someone threw on a second-generation reel-to-reel tape and just let it roll.) An older mix of "Summer Wine" is used, with the vocals all the way to one stereo channel and the song faded out where the old 45 was faded. The far superior mix, also running almost a half-minute longer, can be found on "Fairy Tales & Fantasies." (I had hoped to be able to sell that cd--given that ten of its fifteen tracks are included here--but after hearing the above example and the mediocre mastering on the other N&L tracks, believe I'd be wise to hold onto it.) But hey, don't let me talk you out of buying this cd if you want a great Nancy comp: This far eclipses Rhino's best-of from several years back--which only had 18 tracks while this boasts 26 (with only one stinker in the bunch, "Drummer Man." And certainly, "You Only Live Twice" stands shoulder-to-shoulder with "Goldfinger" as the crown jewels of the Bond movie themes. Finally, the price is quite reasonable for an import with the amount of music contained here. So by all means, buy this cd--but you also might want to get "Fairy Tales & Fantasies" to get the best available sound on the N&L duets."
R. Riis | NY | 09/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"More tracks than the Rhino "Greatest Hits" CD and liner notes by Nancy herself. This is the definitive Nancy Sinatra CD retrospective."
Best compilation of Nancy's music
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 04/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nancy made many excellent records, as this compilation shows. All the essential tracks are here, including These boots are made for walking, an international number one hit, How does that grab you darling and Sugar town. Among Nancy's other solo tracks are a couple of James Bond songs, You only live twice and The last of the secret agents.Nancy also had several big hits via duets with Lee Hazelwood. Did you ever was a British hit, while Summer wine, Jackson and Some velvet morning were American hits. Ladybird was a hit in both countries. Among their other duets, Down from Dover is a cover of an early Dolly Parton song, which Dolly herself re-recorded for her Little sparrow album.Nancy's most famous duet is the one she did with her father, Something stupid. Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman recently revived this song in the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, bringing the song to a whole new generation of listeners.This is a great introduction to her music, but does not display the full range of her talent - for example, she did a superb country album (Country my way) which is not represented on this collection. Even so, if you only ever buy one Nancy Sinatra collection, this is the one to choose."
Her Greatest Hits.
Josh Andrews | El Paso, TX USA | 06/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since her career launched off in 1965, Nancy became a national icon with the release of "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'", one of many songs that mentor Lee Hazlewood was able to formulate. Overshadowed by a very famous close relative (you know who.. here's a hint - his eyes are blue) - Nancy was shown as a one hit wonder who tried to gain success from her father's name. The one hit wonder title, however, is only a misled assumption. This CD captures 26 of Nancy's greatest songs that had been recorded over six years. With her several LP releases, Nancy's popularity spread like how a cold would with the song "Boots" that became a national phenomenom. Songs on this CD contain songs which involve duets with her mentor Lee Hazlewood and dearest father. For me, the highlights of this CD are "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," "Lightning's Girl," "You Only Live Twice," "This Town," "Jackon," "Summer Wine," "Some Velvet Morning," and "100 Years," - Most of which were written by Lee Hazlewood. Nancy and Lee made a great team together - their chemisty was undeniable. Although these songs may be favorites of mine, there are many other songs that are just delightful to listen to.This was released in 2002 - it was about time they finally released a CD which contained all of Nancy's best. But as a big fan of Nancy, I have most of her CDs and there are many great songs that are of absence. Overall, this CD contains many great Nancy Sinatra hits which you may never grow tired of listening to. Nancy Sinatra captures what was the 60s era where great, fun music was out there and more people were being introduced to great music."