It's My Party!

It's My Party!

by Lesley GoreLesley Gore

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Not to be confused with the double-CD compilation of the same title, this five-CD set contains everything that Lesley Gore cut for Mercury Records between 1963 and 1969. Gore's first single, "It's My Party," doesn't resemble the less distinctive songs from that same session; but once she had "It's My Party" down, Gore never looked back. Whether covering standards, helping put neophyte songwriter Marvin Hamlisch on the map, or adding to Carole King and Gerry Goffin's string of successes, Gore and her producers put a special stamp on everything that followed -- her enunciation was as distinctive as the sound of her voice. It's difficult to pick high points from Disc Two, the prime of Gore's career, when she was starting to sound like a woman rather than a girl. Disc Three shows her doing more mature songs with a very different, more assertive sound, courtesy of producer Jack Nitzsche. All of the Nitzsche sessions have a peculiarly soulful feel that was new to Gore's output; the Shelby Singleton sessions make up most of the second half of the disc. Alas, Gore did no recording at all in 1966, partly due to her desire to complete her education, and the lapse shows in this set -- when she re-emerged in 1967, she lost a little bit of immediacy, as well as lots of relevance. The material from Disc Four covers this tail end of Gore's commercial career, including her last big hit, "California Nights," as well as a handful of unreleased tracks from the never-issued Magic Colors album. The opening of Disc Five shows Gore moving into a more sophisticated pop-rock mode, close to what Carole King would succeed with a couple of years later. Unfortunately, nobody was listening to Gore by this time, and her performing career came to a halt with the end of the 1960s. The major part of this last disc is given over to Gore's foreign-language recordings of her own hits. The box comes complete with a nicely illustrated and annotated booklet, with an engaging essay that suffers from a few gaps in the narrative of her career.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/1994
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127157423
catalogNumber: 15742
Rank: 81740


Disc 1

  1. Hello Young Lover (You Ain't Gonna Get My Heart)
  2. Something Wonderful
  3. It's My Party
  4. Danny
  5. The Party's Over
  6. Judy's Turn to Cry
  7. Just Let Me Cry
  8. Misty
  9. Cry Me a River
  10. I Would
  11. No More Tears (Left to Cry)
  12. Cry and You Cry Alone
  13. I Understand
  14. Cry
  15. Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows
  16. What Kind of Fool Am I?
  17. If That's the Way You Want It
  18. She's a Fool
  19. I'll Make It up to You
  20. The Old Crowd
  21. I Struck a Match
  22. Consolation Prize
  23. Run Bobby Run
  24. Young and Foolish
  25. Fools Rush In
  26. My Foolish Heart
  27. That's the Way the Ball Bounces
  28. After He Takes Me Home
  29. After He Takes Me Home
  30. You Don't Own Me
  31. You Don't Own Me
  32. Time to Go
  33. You Name It

Disc 2

  1. That's the Way Boys Are
  2. Boys
  3. I'm Coolin', No Foolin'
  4. Don't Deny It
  5. I Don't Wanna Be a Loser
  6. It's Gotta Be You
  7. Leave Me Alone
  8. Don't Call Me, I'll Call You
  9. The Look of Love
  10. The Look of Love
  11. Wonder Boy
  12. Secret Love
  13. Maybe I Know
  14. Live and Learn
  15. Sometimes I Wish I Were a Boy
  16. Hey Now
  17. I Died Inside
  18. Movin' Away
  19. It's Just About That Time
  20. Little Girl Go Home
  21. Say Goodbye
  22. You've Come Back
  23. I Just Don't Know If I Can
  24. That's the Boy
  25. What's a Girl Supposed to Do?
  26. Before and After
  27. I Cannot Hope for Anyone
  28. I Don't Care
  29. You Didn't Look Around

Disc 3

  1. Baby That's Me
  2. No Matter What You Do
  3. Sunshine and Lollipops
  4. What Am I Gonna Do With You?
  5. It's All in the Game
  6. Love, Look Away
  7. Let It Be Me
  8. When Sunny Gets Blue
  9. What Am I Gonna Do With You?
  10. A Girl in Love
  11. Just Another Fool
  12. My Town, My Guy and Me
  13. Let Me Dream
  14. The Things We Did Last Summer
  15. Start the Party Again
  16. I Can Tell
  17. I Won't Love You Anymore (Sorry)
  18. I Just Can't Get Enough of You
  19. Only Last Night
  20. Any Other Girl
  21. I Can Tell
  22. To Know Him Is to Love Him
  23. Young Love
  24. Too Young
  25. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
  26. We Know We're in Love
  27. Yeah Yeah Yeah That Boy of Mine
  28. That's What I'll Do
  29. Lilacs and Violets
  30. Off and Running
  31. Happiness Is Just Around the Corner

Disc 4

  1. Hold Me Tight
  2. Cry Like a Baby
  3. Treat Me Like a Lady
  4. Maybe Now
  5. The Bubble Broke
  6. California Nights
  7. I'm Going out the Same Way I Came In
  8. Bad
  9. Love Goes on Forever
  10. Summer and Sandy
  11. I'm Falling Down
  12. Brink of Disaster
  13. On a Day Like Today
  14. Where Can I Go
  15. You Sent Me a Silver Bells
  16. I'm Falling Down
  17. He Won't See the Light
  18. Magic Colors
  19. How Can I Be Sure
  20. To Sir with Love
  21. It's a Happening World
  22. Small Talk
  23. Say What You See
  24. He Gives Me Love (La la La)
  25. Brand New Me
  26. I Can't Make It Without You
  27. Look the Other Way
  28. Take Good Care (Of My Heart)
  29. I'll Be Standing By

Disc 5

  1. Ride a Tall White Horse
  2. 98.6/Lazy Day
  3. Summer Symphony
  4. All Cried Out
  5. One by One
  6. Wedding Bell Blues
  7. Got to Get You into My Life
  8. Goodbye Tony (You Don't Own Me)
  9. Musikant
  10. So Sind Die Boys Allie
  11. Nur du Ganz Allein (It's Gotta Be You)
  12. Hab Ich Das Verdient
  13. Der Erste Tanz
  14. Little Little Liebling
  15. Sieben Girls
  16. Tu T'En Vas
  17. Je Ne Sais Plus
  18. Je N'Ose Pas
  19. Si Ton Coeur le Desire
  20. Je Sais Qu'un Jour
  21. C'Est Trop Tard
  22. Eh! Non
  23. Te Voila
  24. Judy's Turn to Cry
  25. You Don't Own Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lesley Gore   Primary Artist,Vocals
Frank Capp   Percussion,Drums
Don Randi   Piano
Lou Blackburn   Trombone
Lyle Ritz   Bass
Trade Martin   Conductor
Jack Nitzsche   Conductor,Leader
Israel Baker   Violin
Hal Blaine   Drums
Thom Bell   Conductor
Paul Bergstrom   Cello
Herb Bernstein   Conductor
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Nick Bonney   Guitar
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Gary Coleman   Drums
Hutch Davie   Conductor
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello
James Getzoff   Violin
Kelso Herston   Rhythm Guitar
Harry Hyams   Viola
Carol Kaye   Guitar
Jerry Kennedy   Electric Guitar
William Kurash   Violin
Paul Leka   Conductor
Leonard Malarsky   Violin
Jay Migliori   Saxophone
Donald Peake   Guitar
Lou Raderman   Violin
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Jack Shulman   Violin
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Darrel Terwilliger   Violin
Russ Titelman   Guitar
Tibor Zelig   Violin
Mike Melvin   Piano
James R. Horn   Clarinet
Bob Moore   Bass
Joe DeFiore   Viola
Ambrose Russo   Violin
Sidney Sharp   Violin
Melvin Pollan   Bass
Roy Vernon Caton   Trumpet
Seymour Kramer   Violin
Oliver E. "Ollie" Mitchell   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Lesley Gore   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Alan Lorber   Arranger,Liner Notes
Trade Martin   Arranger
Jack Nitzsche   Producer
Kenny Young   Composer
Bob Crewe   Producer
Thom Bell   Arranger
Herb Bernstein   Arranger,Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Betty Comden   Composer
Manny Curtis   Composer
Hutch Davie   Arranger
Pierre Delanoë   Composer
Gamble & Huff   Producer
Michael Gore   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Charles Koppelman   Producer
Paul Leka   Arranger,Producer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Jule Styne   Composer
Dawn Eden   Biographical Information
Simms   Musical Director
George Fischoff   Composer
Steve Douglas   Producer
Tom "Curly" Ruff   Track Mix
Michael Ochs   Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer,Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Mark Barkan   Composer
Tony Powers   Composer
Arthur Resnick   Composer
Carole Joyner   Composer

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