Yesterday Has Gone - The Songs Of Teddy Randazzo Various Artists (Songwriter Series)

£12.92

Genre:
Pop
Label:
Ace Records
Format:
CD
Catalogue Id:
CDTOP 1556

Not before time, Teddy Randazzo joins lauded names such as Randy Newman, Goffin & King, Laura Nyro, Serge Gainsbourg, Bacharach & David, Leonard Cohen and Harry Nilsson in Ace Records’ highly regarded Songwriters series.

Having paid his dues as a recording artist in the 50s and early 60s, by 1964 Randazzo had turned his focus to writing for others. With sumptuously produced classics such as ‘Goin’ Out Of My Head’, ‘I’m On The Outside (Looking In)’, ‘It’s Gonna Take A Miracle’ and ‘Hurt So Bad’ to his name, few would disagree that he became one of the finest American songwriters of his time.

Spanning 1964 to 1979, this collection features 25 of his best compositions, performed by Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Royalettes and Derek Martin – the artists with whom he worked most prolifically – and top-tier names such as Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick, Esther Phillips, Timi Yuro, Billy Fury and Mel Tormé.

The definitive recordings of Randazzo’s songs are invariably the ones he himself produced, and it’s significant that he did so on most of the tracks here. The few exceptions include three superb covers of songs from the Little Anthony & the Imperials catalogue and ‘Buttercup Days’ by the Kane Triplets, a delicious piece of sunshine pop.

Comes with a stylish 24-page booklet packed with colourful memorabilia, rare photos, an introductory essay by Ian Chapman and track commentary by compiler Mick Patrick.

 

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Side 1

  • 01 Preview I'm On The Outside (Looking In) - Little Anthony & The Imperials

  • 02 Preview Can't Stop Running Away - Timi Yuro

  • 03 Preview Baby Are You Puttin' Me On - The Royalettes

  • 04 Preview You Don't Need A Heart - Teddy Randazzo

  • 05 Preview Think Before You Act - Tony Orlando

  • 06 Preview You Better Go - Derek Martin

  • 07 Preview It's Gonna Take A Miracle - The Royalettes

  • 08 Preview Rain In My Heart - Frank Sinatra

  • 09 Preview We're On Our Way - The Vogues

  • 10 Preview Buttercup Days - The Kane Triplets

  • 11 Preview Let Me Dream - Georgia Gibbs

  • 12 Preview Let Me Know When It's Over - Esther Phillips

  • 13 Preview Lonely Girl - Annabelle Fox

  • 14 Preview Better Off Without You - Ritchie Adams

  • 15 Preview I'm Lost Without You - Billy Fury

  • 16 Preview Or Not At All - Jimmy Rice

  • 17 Preview Good For A Lifetime - Al Hibbler

  • 18 Preview Goin' Out Of My Head - Dionne Warwick

  • 19 Preview Better Use Your Head - Mel Tormé

  • 20 Preview I Watched You Slowly Slip Away - Howard Guyton

  • 21 Preview Yesterday Has Gone - Anthony & The Imperials

  • 22 Preview Think Twice Before You Walk Away - Porgy & The Monarchs

  • 23 Preview Hurt So Bad - The Delfonics

  • 24 Preview Love At First Sight - The Stylistics

  • 25 Preview A Million To One - The Manhattans

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