Sunday, July 12, 2020

Wallpaper Of Sound The Songs Of Phil Spector

Because discussions of Phil Spector's musical legacy inevitably skew toward his groundbreaking Wall of Sound production aesthetics, the songs that are the foundation of that Wall tend to get lost in the shuffle -- it's a simple notion, but if Spector's raw materials had been anything but brilliant on their own terms, no measure of studio innovation could have launched them to the top of the charts. Wallpaper of Sound: The Songs of Phil Spector and the Brill Building suggests an alternate universe where Spector had never stepped into the production studio at all and instead plied his craft as a songwriter alongside the likes of Carole King, Doc Pomus, and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil -- the disc's 27 songs are covers of Spector's biggest hits, and it's fascinating to hear how they work minus the sonic majesty of their definitive chart versions. There's nothing here that surpasses the familiar renditions, but nor is there anything that's a travesty -- the more obscure tracks fare best of all, highlighted by the Migil 5's "First Taste of Love," P.P. Arnold's "Born to Be Together," and Peanut's "Home of the Brave."


    1. To know her is to love her / Robb Storme & The whisperers
    2. Spanish harlem / Jimmy Justice 
    3. First Teast Of love / Migil 5
    4. Some Kinda Wonderful/ Johnny Sandon 
    5. I’m Counting on you / Petula Clark
    6. Bless You / Peter London 
    7. I love How you love me / Marie Gordon price
    8. Twist And Shout / Searchers
    9. he Knows I Love him Too Much / Glo Marcari
    10. Ecstasy / Oliver reed
    11. He’ a rebel / Breakaways 
    12. Up on The roof / Jimmy Justice 
    13. Chapel of love / Cadets
    14. Da Doo Ron Ron / Searchers
    15. Here She Comes/ Breakaways
    16. Be My Baby / Searchers 
    17. Goodnight Baby / Searchers 
    18. You baby / Jackie Trent  
    19. You’re lost that loving feeling / Barbra Ann
    20. The coldest night of the year / Twice as much & vashti
    21. Born to be together/ P.P Arnold 
    22. Is this what I get for loving you baby/ Twice as much 
    23. Home of the Brave / peanut 
    24. I’ll take you where the musics playing / Pat Lynch 
    25. Hungry / 5 A.M. Event 
    26. Goin Back / Jackie Trent
    27. River deep Mountain High/ Long John Baldry 


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