20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Righteous Brothers

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Righteous Brothers

by The Righteous BrothersThe Righteous Brothers
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Although they had a handful of solid hits like 1963's "Little Latin Lupe Lu," 1964's "Koko Jo," and 1966's "(You're My) Soul & Inspiration," the Righteous Brothers will always be remembered for the masterful "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" from 1964. Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (who also wrote "(You're My) Soul & Inspiration") and produced by Phil Spector in his trademark Wall of Sound style, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" sets an ominous and emotionally ravished tone from its opening line ("You never close your eyes...) and then builds on even more powerfully from there. Far from being another of Spector's brilliantly crafted teen symphonies, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" is instead a thoroughly adult one, and the desperation that builds in Bill Medley's lead vocal (and is echoed by Bobby Hatfield's impassioned call and response interjections) comes from a man who truly understands what has been lost and is facing the darkest night of his very soul. It is a phenomenal record, and the centerpiece of any album it is on, including this one, which collects the Righteous Brothers' essential '60s recordings (as well as their 1974 reunion hit "Rock and Roll Heaven"). There are deeper and better compilations out there, but the bottom-line sides are here, including "Little Latin Lupe Lu," "Koko Joe" (in the rarely anthologized original single version), "(You're My) Soul & Inspiration," "Unchained Melody," "White Cliffs of Dover," and, of course, the classic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2006
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0602517018105
catalogNumber: 000714602
Rank: 55390

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Righteous Brothers   Primary Artist
Michael Patterson   Conductor
Bill Baker   Conductor

Technical Credits

Bill Medley   Composer,Producer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger
Gene Page   Arranger
Robert Maxwell   Composer
Alan O'Day   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer,Producer
Perry Botkin   Arranger
Walter Kent   Composer
Dennis Lambert   Producer
Alex North   Composer
Michael Omartian   Arranger
Brian Potter   Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
John Stevenson   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Jack Richards   Composer
Nat Burton   Composer
Dave Thompson   Liner Notes
Bill Baker   Arranger
Richard Mullan   Composer
Andrea Canter   Song Clearance
Ryan Nill   Photo Coordination

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