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Gene Pitney – Gold

Gene Pitney

Gene Pitney – Gold

Gene Pitney

Gene Pitney – Gold

Release information

Release information

Label: Crimson Productions • Format: CD • Date: 03/01/2020 Cat#: CRIMCD654 • Barcode: 654378065422 • Genre: Easy Listening, Pop

Track Listing

  1. Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
  2. Hello Mary Lou
  3. (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance
  4. Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart
  5. If I Didn’t Have A Dime (To Play The Jukebox)
  6. Teardrop By Teardrop
  7. Last Chance To Turn Around
  8. Louisiana Mama
  9. Animal Crackers (In Cellophane Boxes)
  10. (I Wanna) Love My Life Away
  11. Maria Elena
  12. That Girl Belongs To Yesterday
  13. Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
  14. I’m Gonna Be Strong
  15. I’m A Fool To Care (with George Jones)
  16. Backstage
  17. I Should Try To Forget
  18. Billy You’re My Friend
  19. Somewhere In The Country
  20. Dream For Sale
  1. Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart (Marc Almond & Gene Pitney)
  2. Only Love Can Break A Heart
  3. It Hurts To Be In Love
  4. Who Needs It
  5. True Love Never Runs Smooth
  6. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  7. Every Breath I Take
  8. (In The) Cold Light Of Day
  9. Donna Means Heartbreak
  10. Shady Lady
  11. A Chance To Belong
  12. Mr. Moon, Mr Cupid And I
  13. She Lets Her Hair Down (Early In The Morning)
  14. I Must Be Seeing Things
  15. Nobody Needs Your Love
  16. Yours Until Tomorrow
  17. I Laughed So Hard I Cried
  18. My Prayer
  1. Town Without Pity
  2. Mecca
  3. The Great Pretender
  4. Half Heaven – Half Heartache
  5. Nessuno Mi Puo Giudicare
  6. Today’s Teardrops
  7. I’ve Got Five Dollars It’s Saturday Night
  8. Yesterday’s Hero
  9. Princess In Rags
  10. Just One Smile
  11. She’s A Heartbreaker
  12. 24 Sycamore
  13. Tower-Tall
  14. Little Betty Falling Star
  15. Air-Mail Special Delivery
  16. A Street Called Hope
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About this release

Crimson Gold presents Gene Pitney ‘Gold’, the only Gene Pitney compilation you’ll ever need

American singer-songwriter, Gene Pitney, had a career spanning 40 years, achievements include an impressive 11 UK top ten hits and induction into the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Pitney is also known for his writing credits which include the early 60s classics ‘Rubber Ball’ (recorded by Bobby Vee) and ‘Hello Mary Lou’ (recorded by Ricky Nelson)

This definitive 3CD set features 54 tracks spanning Pitney’s entire career – from early hits such as ‘Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa’ to his 1989 UK #1 single ‘Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart’ with Soft Cell frontman, Marc Almond

CD 1 opens with Pitney’s first UK hit single ‘Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa’ which climbed to #5 in October 1963. Other highlights on this disc include ‘Hello Mary Lou’, ‘(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance’ and Pitney’s original version of ‘Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart’.

CD 2 features the hit single ‘Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart’ which Pitney recorded with Soft Cell vocalist, Marc Almond. In January 1989, the single reached #1 in the UK charts where it stayed for an impressive 4 weeks. Also included here is ‘Only Love Can Break A Heart’ which reached #2 in the US charts – only held off from the top spot by the Crystal’s ‘He’s A Rebel’ which Pitney himself had written.

CD 3 rounds off the set with a selection of other classic Gene Pitney tracks including ‘Town Without Pity’, ‘24 Sycamore’ and ‘Mecca’.

Highlights are also available on a 1LP version, pressed on 180g gold-coloured vinyl