Tommy James & The Shondells Crimson & Clover And Other Hits
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sku: COL 9602
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
A budget-priced 10-track collection of greatest hits from Tommy James & The Shondells. All original recordings.
- 1.Crimson And Clover
- 2.It's Only Love
- 3.Gettin' Together
- 4.Get Out Now
- 5.Sweet Cherry Wine
- 6.Mony Mony
- 7.Come To Me
- 8.Somebody Cares
Personnel: Tommy James (vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Chris Clarke.
Liner Note Author: Steven Chean.
Crimson & Clover, the highest-charting album by Tommy James & the Shondells (it made the Top Ten), marked the arrival of the group's psychedelic style and featured the chart-topping title tune "Crystal Blue Persuasion," which just missed the top of the charts, and the Top 40 hit "Do Something to Me." It's hard to believe that the elegant, eclectic pop recordings of this album were made by the same people who turned in the rockers "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Mony Mony." But James & the Shondells were pop professionals ready and willing to follow the Sgt. Pepper's trend into experimentation, as long as it panned out commercially. Even the most dedicated hack gets lucky, however, and Tommy James was lucky more often than most. "Crimson & Clover" and "Crystal Blue Persuasion" retain a campy appeal ages after the '60s, and if the filler on the album is even sillier now than it was then ("Hello, banana, I am a tangerine," indeed!), it's no less fun. ~ William Ruhlmann
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