Gene Pitney

Hits & Misses

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Just what the title implies, this Bear Family collection features a nice overview of the highs and lows from Pitney's lengthy career. Gathering up his earliest non-hit sides (some recording under different pseudonyms) along with some of his biggest hits, this provides us with a picture of an artist in development and eventually hitting his hitmaking stride. Along the way you're treated to the original demos of "Hello, Mary Lou" and "Today's Teardrops," early duet sides as Jamie and Janie, a German sung version of "Town Without Pity," and other early rarities. A fascinating collection done up with usual Bear Family quality. A good one to add to any basic greatest hits collection.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:58
2 3:00
3 2:56
4 2:16
5 1:57
6 1:48
7 2:22
8 2:31
9 1:55
10 2:47
11 2:22
12 2:28
13 2:20
14 2:34
15 2:46
16 2:53
17 2:53
18
2:36
19
1:59
20
2:29
21
2:05
22
2:27
23
2:34
24
2:28
25
2:39
26
2:57
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