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Lulu - The Complete Recordings

Lulu - Shout (The Complete Decca Recordings 1964-67)
Release Date June 23, 2009 

Although Lulu's mid-'60s Decca recordings have been issued piecemeal on numerous anthologies, somehow no one executed the logical idea of putting them all together on one release until this 42-track, two-CD collection. All of her 1964-1967 sides for the label are included, serving as a comprehensive document to the first three years or so of her recording career. Particularly in the U.S. (where she really wasn't known until the 1967 chart-topper "To Sir with Love," not included here), this period has remained rather obscure, and certainly not as familiar to the general rock fan as her more commercially successful recordings of the late '60s. This is a shame, as this was undoubtedly the era -- in spite of her tender teenage years -- in which she laid down her most soulful, R&B-influenced, and raunchiest recordings by far. The 1964 British hit cover of "Shout!" is of course the most famous of these. But those who dismiss Lulu as a relative lightweight of the British Invasion might be surprised to find quite a few other first-rate combinations of soul and girl group pop here, like "Nothing Left to Do But Cry," "I'll Come Running Over," "After You," "Take Me as I Am," "Can't Hear You No More," and a rip-roaring "Heatwave." The completist nature of this project does mean you get a good number of mediocre songs that wouldn't have made the cut for a more selective single-disc Decca-era best-of. Too, some of the rarer numbers (including both sides of a German-language 45 and numerous non-LP tracks) just aren't in the same league with the more familiar tunes. But with comprehensive liner notes, this is a necessary acquisition for Lulu fans, and a pretty good one for more general British Invasion admirers.

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9 Comments on Old Melodies ...: Lulu - The Complete Recordings

  • Charlie
    on March 04, 2018 | 00:38 Charliesaid :
    "Hi D&J Many thanx from fans in Australia"
  • guszamora
    on May 21, 2021 | 12:04 guszamorasaid :
    "Hi once again. Can you reup this cd too? Thanks, and greetings
    "
  • Josef Kloiber
    on May 23, 2021 | 09:09 Josef Kloibersaid :
    "Thanks !!!"
  • deGallo
    on May 23, 2021 | 19:41 deGallosaid :
    "Marvelous! Thank you."
  • guszamora
    on May 24, 2021 | 14:00 guszamorasaid :
    "Thanks!! and greetings..."
  • rockindoc
    on May 30, 2021 | 02:27 rockindocsaid :
    "Many thanxxx.."
  • Glen S. Ramos
    on June 01, 2021 | 08:16 Glen S. Ramossaid :
    "THANK YOU, FROM LULU'S SENIOR CITIZENS FANS IN THE PHILIPPPINES!
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  • Glen S. Ramos
    on June 01, 2021 | 08:16 Glen S. Ramossaid :
    "THANK YOU
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  • Geraldo Euclides
    on June 02, 2021 | 14:17 Geraldo Euclidessaid :
    "From Rio de Janeiro Brazil; Thank You, It`s very good."

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