The Final Tour

The Final Tour

by The ShadowsThe Shadows


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So long, farewell...the Shadows had been around so long that it felt like they'd go on forever. But their tours had been growing more sporadic as the years piled up behind them and, when 2004 brought the news that they were finally closing the lid on their career, it was difficult not to shed a tear for auld lang's syne. Of course they wouldn't really be gone; almost from the moment the first CD fell off the pressing plant, the Shadows have been subject to one of the most vociferous reissue
emastering campaigns of all. All their absence would really mean was, no more "new" albums to compete with the oldies. Well, almost. There would be one more. Recorded on that final tour, to be spread across both a two-CD package and an excellent DVD, Final Tour is the last word in Shadows finery, a 42-track behemoth that effectively tells the band's entire story, from the early days of omnipotence ("Apache," "Frightened City," "Man of Mystery," through the 1970s renaissance "Let me Be the One," "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Oxygene 5") and most points in between and thereafter. There's even a tip of the hat to the Man Without Whom...a clutch of Cliff Richard hits, "Summer Holiday" and "Bachelor Boy" included, turn up towards the end of the show, to remind us how the Shadows first came into our lives. Beautifully recorded and (needless to say) exquisitely played and arranged, Final Tour is the ultimate greatest-hits collection, played out before an audience that knows every chord. These drawn-out farewell recordings are normally something to avoid at all costs. But this one, like the band that recorded it, is priceless.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2004
Label: Eagle Records
UPC: 0826992004723
catalogNumber: 20047

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   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Jean-Michel Jarre   Composer
Duane Eddy   Composer
Cliff Richard   Composer
Brian Bennett   Composer
John Farrar   Composer
Jet Harris   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Hank Marvin   Composer
Norrie Paramor   Composer
Stan Jones   Composer
Ray Adams   Composer
Mark Knopfler   Composer
Jerry Lordan   Composer
Tony Meehan   Composer
Stanley Myers   Composer
John Rostill   Composer
Ian Samwell   Composer
Michael Warren   Engineer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Bruce Welch   Composer
Tim Rice   Composer
Paul Curtis   Composer
Peter Chester   Composer
Ann Farina   Composer
Georges Liferman   Composer
Michael Carr   Composer
Don Wolf   Composer
Norman Maine   Composer
Elaine Murtagh   Composer
Valerie Murtagh   Composer
Peter Gormley   Composer
Bill Crompton   Composer

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