The Shadows

50 Golden Greats

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This double-disc, 50-track collection of the Shadows can only be recommended to avid collectors. After breaking off with singer Cliff Richard (they were his backing band), the Shadows chalked up numerous instrumental hits in the early '60s, including "Apache," "Man of Mystery," and "Kon-Tiki." They became the British equivalent of the Ventures. While the first disc is more than satisfying, the second disc takes a quick nosedive and consists mainly of filler along the lines of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Theme from The Deer Hunter," "Nights in White Satin," and "Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto de Aranjuez." With the exception of Shadows fanatics, 50 Golden Greats would have been a much better value cut in half. By the way, the artwork for this set is absolutely hideous, especially coming from a huge corporation like EMI.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:56 Spotify
2 2:02 Spotify
3 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:21 Spotify
5 2:30 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:22 Spotify
7 1:54 Spotify
8 2:24 Spotify
9 2:25 Spotify
10 2:09 Spotify
11 2:48 Spotify
12 3:00 Spotify
13 2:35 Spotify
14 2:22 Spotify
15 2:34 Spotify
16 2:47 Spotify
17 2:18 Spotify
18 2:20 Spotify
19 2:38 Spotify
20 2:13 Spotify
21 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
22
3:12 Spotify
23 3:20 Spotify
24 5:01 Spotify
25 2:46 Spotify
26 2:22 Spotify
27 2:39 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:25 Spotify
2 2:28 Spotify
3 2:12 Spotify
4 2:16
5 2:20 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:15 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:15 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:15 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
10 5:25 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:45 Spotify
12 2:50 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:34 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:26 Amazon
15 3:27 Spotify
16 3:38 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:41 Spotify
18 3:31 Spotify
19 3:16 Spotify
20 4:26 Spotify
21 5:00 Spotify
22 3:33
23 3:57 Spotify
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