This Best of collection comprises all the British and American hits by Dion & The Belmonts from the golden era of rock 'n' roll. 16 total tracks including 'A Teenager in Love', 'Every Little Thing I Do', 'Don't Pity Me', 'Runaround Sue', 'Lonely Teenager' 'Take Good Care of My Baby' & 'When You Wish Upon a Star' to name a few. EMI Gold. 2005.
Dion & The Belmonts
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I haven't actually heard this disc, so I can't testify as to the sound quality. I will mention that this disc is made by EMI, which owns Laurie Records, the company for whom all of these songs were originally recorded. So I think we can assume that the sound will be of good quality.
I would also like to mention (by way of correcting the previous reviewer) that of the 30 tracks on this disc, 20 made the Bollboard Pop charts. Of those, 12 made the Top 40. Of those, six made the Top Ten. And Runaround Sue went all the way to Number One. (The Wanderer stalled out at number two.) This is the Dion collection that I will buy when I get around to buying one.
If you are only looking to acquire the aforementioned two biggest hits, by all means pick up a various artists compilation. But if you are interested in Dion & the Belmonts this is a very good place to start. It is also important to note that this collection only covers the early Laurie sides (1960-64), and Dion did...
Some of the so called re-masters are in fake stereo (such as Runaround Sue) as are others (Sandy, Lovers Who Wander and a few more). As this is an EMI album, you'd think they'd do better. Warning there is also another Dion & The Belmonts album out there with an identical cover, make sure you know which one it is you are buying. There are a few real stereo track to name just two : Teenager in Love and the Wanderer, plus some in full MONO (Rosalie) I Can't Go On - to name one. I'm still looking for a better product for these tracks.
Fantastic Album for your collection. Truly every song is a "Malt Shop Memory". If you need any collection of Dion & The Belmonts than this is it.
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