The Diamonds The Best of the Diamonds: The Mercury Years

The Best of the Diamonds: The Mercury Years
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CD Details

  • Released: August 9, 2000
  • Label: Spectrum Audio UK


  • 1.Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • 2.Church Bells May Ring
  • 3.Cool, Cool Baby
  • 4.Ka-Ding-Dong
  • 5.My Judge & My Jury
  • 6.Ev'ry Minute Of The Day
  • 7.Little Darlin'
  • 8.Zip Zip
  • 9.Don't Say Goodbye
  • 10.Words Of Love
  • 11.Dance With Me
  • 12.Daddy Cool
  • 13.Silhouettes
  • 14.The Stroll
  • 15.Walking Along
  • 16.High Sign
  • 17.She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)
  • 18.Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein Or Dracula
  • 19.Oh! Carol
  • 20.Believe Me
  • 21.Chimes In My Heart
  • 22.One Summer Night

Product Description:

The Diamonds: David Somerville (lead vocals); Ted Kowalski, Evan Fisher (tenor vocals); Phil Levitt, Mike Douglas (baritone vocals); Bill Reed, John Felton (bass vocals).
Recorded between 1956 and 1961. Includes liner notes by Dawn Eden.
Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (PolyGram Studios).
Tracks 1-18 are in stereo, tracks 19-22 are in mono.
This budget-priced, 22-track best of collection by '50s and '60s vocal pop group The Diamonds includes "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" and "My Judge And My Jury."
Twenty-two tracks from 1956-61, including most of their hit singles (the 1958 Top 20 entry, "Kathy-O," is oddly missing). "Little Darlin'" and "The Stroll" are quite obviously the class of the bunch, and there's a higher quantity of inferior pop-inclined covers of R&B/rock numbers than you might remember ("Why Do Fools Fall in Love," "Words of Love," "Silhouettes," "The Church Bells May Ring"). It's certainly the collection of choice, though, including a 1959 Australian single that was previously unavailable in the U.S., and the previously unreleased 1961 track "Chimes in My Heart" (written by Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers). ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • UPC: 731455275926
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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