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MOVE A LITTLE CLOSER: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1963-1970 3CD SET

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
3
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Available
Release Date:
24-02-2023
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Barcode:
5013929192621
Packaging:
Clamshell
Catalog Number:
CRSEG126T
MOVE A LITTLE CLOSER: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1963-1970 3CD SET
MOVE A LITTLE CLOSER: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1963-1970 3CD SET

Description

  • First-ever complete 3CD anthology of 60s recordings from leading British harmony pop vocalist Tony Rivers.
  • Featuring all of his studio recordings as leader of both The Castaways and Harmony Grass as well as 80 minutes of previously unreleased BBC session recordings from the same timeframe.

While other contenders may have had greater commercial success, Tony Rivers was surely the British harmony pop scene's pivotal figure during the 60s.

As leader of The Castaways, he made a series of superlative singles before finally scoring a hit in 1969 with the irresistible 'Move In A Little Closer Baby' shortly after the band had been relaunched as Harmony Grass.

But follow-up singles failed to repeat the trick, and after the superb album ‘This Is Us’ was ignored, Tony left the band to accept a backroom role in the industry. Meanwhile, he made several pseudonymous singles that were instrumental in his 1975 recruitment as leader of Cliff Richard's vocal harmony trio.

‘Move In A Little Closer’ is the first-ever complete anthology of Tony's exemplary studio work with both The Castaways and Harmony Grass, including a number of tracks that were unreleased at the time, as well as an entire CD's-worth of previously-unissued BBC sessions recorded with both bands.

The definitive 3CD set in a lavish digipak package includes a new 6000 word essay on Tony's early career that contains reminiscences on his associations with managers Brian Epstein and Robert Stigwood and his brushes with rock royalty including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and his prime inspirers The Beach Boys.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE
  3. ROW, ROW, ROW
  4. THE HAPPY SONG
  5. I LOVE THE WAY YOU WALK
  6. I LOVE YOU
  7. LIFE'S TOO SHORT
  8. (DON'T YOU EVER) TELL ON ME
  9. SHE
  10. 'TILL WE GET HOME
  11. COME BACK
  12. WHAT TO DO
  13. COME ON AND LOVE ME TOO
  14. PRETEND
  15. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
  16. LOVE YOU BABY
  17. NOWHERE MAN
  18. GIRL FROM NEW YORK CITY
  19. GIRL DON'T TELL ME
  20. SALT LAKE CITY
  21. GOD ONLY KNOWS
  22. CHARADE
  23. CAN'T MAKE IT WITHOUT YOU BABY
  24. EINER KLEINER MISER MUSIK
  25. GRADUATION DAY
  26. SUMMER DREAMING
  27. THE GRASS WILL SING FOR YOU
  28. MR. SUN
  29. TURN OF THE CENTURY
  30. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE
  31. I CAN GUARANTEE YOU LOVE
  32. PANTOMIME
  33. MOVE IN A LITTLE CLOSER BABY
  34. MY LITTLE GIRL
  35. WHAT A GROOVY DAY
  36. I'VE SEEN TO DREAM
  37. (IT AIN'T NECESSARILY) BYRD AVENUE
  38. CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
  39. GOOD THING
  40. MRS. RICHIE
  41. SUMMER DREAMING
  42. I THINK OF YOU
  43. BALLAD OF MICHAEL
  44. TOM DOOLEY
  45. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN LOVE DIES
  46. HAPPINESSS IS TOY-SHAPED
  47. FIRST TIME LOVING
  48. I REMEMBER
  49. TEACH ME HOW
  50. CECILIA
  51. IT TAKES A LOT OF LOVING
  52. LET MY TEARS FLOW
  53. YOU AND ISUMMER DREAMING
  54. MOVE IN A LITTLE CLOSER BABY
  55. TE LO RICORDI (I Remember, Italian lyrics)
  56. SWINGING ON A STAR
  57. LITTLE DARLIN'
  58. SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE
  59. JEZEBEL
  60. ALL MY LOVING
  61. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
  62. SURF CITY
  63. ROW, ROW, ROW
  64. I LOVE THE WAY YOU WALK
  65. ABILENE
  66. UNCHAIN MY HEART
  67. I LOVE YOU
  68. SHIPWRECK
  69. LIFE'S TOO SHORT
  70. THE FERRIS WHEEL
  71. ROCKIN' ROBIN
  72. LITTLE OLD LADY FROM PASADENA
  73. SHE
  74. 'TILL WE GET HOME
  75. I GET AROUND
  76. WHEN I GROW UP TO BE A MAN
  77. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
  78. I CAN GUARANTEE YOU LOVE
  79. WINDY
  80. A GIRL LIKE YOU
  81. WALK ON BY
  82. FIRST TIME LOVING
  83. BABY YOU COME ROLLIN' ACROSS MY MIND
  84. SUMMER DREAMING
  85. I REMEMBER
  86. MRS. RICHIE
  87. CECILIA
  88. WICHITA LINEMAN
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