(2010) Golden Years - 1963

Various Artists

... read moreAs with the other titles in the Golden Years series, Golden Years 1963 looks like a decent if overly brief collection of golden oldies but is mostly made up of latter-day re-recordings of the original hits. The artists sound game in most cases, but the sterile musical backing and production ruins...

22′:37″ 10 Songs

1
It's My Party (Re-Recording)
Various Artists
2:14
2
Sugar Shack (Re-Recording)
Various Artists
1:54
3
Deep Purple (Re-Recording)
Various Artists
2:42
4
My Boyfriend's Back (Re-Recording)
Various Artists
2:12
5
Surf City (Re-Recording)
Various Artists
2:28
6
Rhythm Of The Rain (Re-Recording)
Various Artists
2:31
7
Wipe Out (Re-Recording)
Various Artists
2:12
8
What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am)
Various Artists
1:53
9
He's So Fine (Re-Recording)
Various Artists
1:49
10
Since I Fell For You
Various Artists
2:42
Released 18 February 2010, ℗ K-tel

Review

As with the other titles in the Golden Years series, Golden Years 1963 looks like a decent if overly brief collection of golden oldies but is mostly made up of latter-day re-recordings of the original hits. The artists sound game in most cases, but the sterile musical backing and production ruins their efforts. Besides, who would want to hear the remakes of track like Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" or the Chiffons' "He's So Fine" when the originals are so magical? Avoid this disc and the rest of the series as well. ~ Tim Sendra