VARIOUS ARTISTS - The Phil Spector Spectacular

The Phil Spector Spectacular

TITLE The Phil Spector Spectacular
ARTIST Various Artists
LABEL Philles
NUMBER
  • PHLP-100 (mono)
  • SIDE ONE:
  • 1. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers (3:45)
  • 2. Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals (2:37)
  • 3. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah - Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (2:48)
  • 4. Walkin' In the Rain - The Ronettes (3:14)
  • 5. Wait 'Till My Bobby Gets Home - Darlene Love (2:23)
  • 6. Baby I Love You - The Ronettes (2:48)
  • 7. Ebb Tide - The Righteous Brothers (2:48)
  • 8. Da Doo Ron Ron - The Crystals (2:18)
  • 9. Uptown - The Crystals (2:20)
  • SIDE TWO:
  • 10. Be My Baby - The Ronettes (2:38)
  • 11. River Deep Mountain High - Ike and Tina Turner (3:36)
  • 12. Just Once In My Life - The Righteous Brothers (3:55)
  • 13. He's Sure the Boy I Love - The Crystals (2:43)
  • 14. There's No Other Like My Baby - The Crystals (2:28)
  • 15. (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry - Darlene Love (2:44)
  • 16. He's a Rebel - The Crystals (2:31)
  • 17. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers (3:34)
  • 18. Not Too Young to Get Married - Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (2:29)
  • PRODUCED BY: Phil Spector
    COMMENTS:
  • Only a handful of these promotional only compilations were released, even less survive today. This LP was planned as the second issue of Spector's work on Apple, after Phil Spector's Christmas Album, but never materialized. The few that made it out of Spector's hands, his associates', and his family's were released with this letter:

    "Over the years, I've received requests for many of the original single recordings that I produced when I actively ran Philles Records ----- featuring such artists as the Righteous Brothers, the Ronettes, the Crystals, Ike and Tina Turner, Darlene Love, and Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans.

    "Because so many of these recordings are practically impossible to obtain, and because a vast majority of the requests were from people in the field of broadcasting who have been kind enough to ask and who made these records successful in the beginning, I've put together 18 of these best-selling and most requested original recordings on this one album for programming purposes only and not for sale or any other distribution at this time.


    "I would like to thank those of you who still think of these recordings, and should you wish to program any of them, I do hope they bring some pleasure and happy memories to you and your listeners.


    "Warmest personal regards, Phil Spector"

    Of course, only Phil knows if he actually meant those words, as he felt he had been majorly screwed by radio in the past.

  • A copy placed in Good Rockin' Tonight's August 1999 auction sold for somewhere in the four figure range in US dollars.
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