Producers: Quincy Jones, Bob Crewe.
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Includes liner notes by Tony Sachs.
Digitally remastered by Elliott Federman (SAJE Sound, New York, New York).
Recording information: 05/11/1963-02/04/1967.
The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lesley Gore gathers a dozen of Gore's hits, including the two-part soap opera of "It's My Party" and "Judy's Turn to Cry," the sweeping, melodramatic "You Don't Own Me," and lighthearted "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows." Though it's nowhere near as extensive as collections like It's My Party: The Mercury Anthology or Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows: The Best of Lesley Gore, The Millennium Collection does include slightly obscure tracks such as "The Look of Love," "My Town, My Guy and Me," and "California Nights," her last Top 20 hit from 1967. A good collection for casual fans, even at just 12 songs long, The Millennium Collection showcases Gore's distinctive and surprisingly versatile sound. ~ Heather Phares