Retrospective 1963-1974

Retrospective 1963-1974

by The Righteous BrothersThe Righteous Brothers


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Before this, there had not been a new Righteous Brothers compilation since 1990, when Verve issued the single disc, 12-track The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody in the wake of Rhino's excellent, exhaustive 1989 double-disc, 32-track set Anthology 1962-1974. The 2005 compilation Retrospective falls between those two extremes. While not digging as deep as Anthology, it contains all 12 songs on The Very Best Of and adds another eight cuts, including Bill Medley's 1968 solo single "Brown Eyed Woman." Although the disc might have been better served by a strict chronological sequencing -- after opening with "Unchained Melody," it jumps all over the place -- this nevertheless contains all of the big hits, all in great sound, and has enough of their lesser-known material to illustrate that the Righteous Brothers were more than just the pair who sang such oldies staples as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" and "Little Latin Lupe Lu." Anthology remains the definitive word on the duo, but for listeners who don't want an exhaustive collection (or shell out the money for that out-of-print collection) yet want a little bit more than the hits, this is the perfect choice.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2005
Label: Abkco
UPC: 0018771923527
catalogNumber: 92352
Rank: 1911

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Righteous Brothers   Primary Artist
Don Ralke   Conductor
Nick DeCaro   Conductor
Bill Baker [5]   Conductor

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Don Ralke   Arranger
Bill Medley   Composer,Producer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer,Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger
Gene Page   Arranger
Dewey Terry   Composer
Bobby Hatfield   Composer,Producer
Robert Maxwell   Composer
Alan O'Day   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jim Bessman   Liner Notes,Essay
William Best   Composer
Garry Bonner   Composer
Perry Botkin   Arranger
Bruce Botnick   Engineer
Nick DeCaro   Arranger
Alan Gordon   Composer
Don "Sugarcane" Harris   Composer
Iris Keitel   Art Direction
Walter Kent   Composer
Dennis Lambert   Producer
Larry Levine   Engineer
Jim Lockert   Engineer
Alex North   Composer
Michael Omartian   Arranger
Brian Potter   Producer
John Richards   Composer
Steve Rosenthal   Archives Coordinator
Stan Ross   Engineer
Carl Sigman   Composer
John Stevenson   Composer
Deek Watson   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Ralph Valentin   Engineer
Lenne Allik   Concept
Nat Burton   Composer
Maria Papazahariou   Production Director,Session Research
Teri Landi   Reissue Producer,Audio Production,Session Research
Janessa Gursky   Assistant Art Director
Richard Mullan   Composer
Bill Baker [5]   Arranger
Jody H. Klein   Reissue Producer,Audio Production

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