Life Story: The Very Best of the Shadows

Life Story: The Very Best of the Shadows

by The ShadowsThe Shadows


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This double-CD set looks generous enough (and it is) and sounds good enough (and it's better than good in the audio department), but it also has a major flaw that listeners should know about -- it does not have any of their classic -'60s or '70s sides. Rather, this CD is drawn from the Shadows' '80s output and beyond, when Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, and Brian Bennett, as the core of the band, were producing the material themselves. There are excellent quality remakes of the band's early-'60s hits, but there's also a lot of material from more recent decades, such as the group's renditions of "Memory" (from Cats), "Crockett's Theme" (from Miami Vice), and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina." The mix is a little more pop-oriented than fans of the group's early history may like, but overall this is a good -- if not complete or comprehensive -- look at the group's complete musical history as a self-contained unit. There is no annotation, alas, and in that aspect of its packaging this does have a somewhat threadbare feel.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2004
Label: Universal Uk
UPC: 0602498178195
catalogNumber: 9817819
Rank: 141480

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shadows   Primary Artist
Brian Bennett   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Hank Marvin   Guitar,Group Member
Mark Griffiths   Bass Guitar
Cliff Hall   Keyboards
Bruce Welch   Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
Alan Rankin Jones   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Jean-Michel Jarre   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Mike Oldfield   Composer
Shadows   Arranger,Producer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Sting   Composer
Jan Hammer   Composer
Joe Meek   Composer
Brian Bennett   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Jet Harris   Composer
Davey Johnstone   Composer
Hank Marvin   Composer
Norrie Paramor   Composer
Anton Karas   Composer
Stuart Hamblen   Composer
Stan Jones   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Ray Adams   Composer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Peter Green   Composer
Mark Knopfler   Composer
Jerry Lordan   Composer
Tony Meehan   Composer
Stanley Myers   Composer
David Paich   Composer
Vangelis   Composer
Jeff Porcaro   Composer
Dick Plant   Engineer
John Rostill   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Peter Vince   Engineer
Bruce Welch   Composer,Producer
Tim Rice   Composer
Trevor Nunn   Composer
T.S. Eliot   Composer
Georges Liferman   Composer
Michael Carr   Composer
Norman Maine   Composer
Elaine Murtagh   Composer
Valerie Murtagh   Composer
Peter Gormley   Composer
Bill Crompton   Composer

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