Tommy James & the Shondells

It's a New Vibration: An Ultimate Anthology

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This two-disc, 50-track set (including previously unreleased tracks, singles, album tracks and radio promo spots) is just about everything you'll ever need on this ultra-successful hit making machine of the '60s and early '70s. All their hits are here in pristine sound, as well as shelved album tracks from their first album and others showing a band that grew in creative leaps and bounds within the confines of the pop charts. It's a long way from "Hanky Panky" by the original band in 1963 (also included is the seldom anthologized B-side instrumental, the storming "Thunderbolt") to 1971's "Draggin' the Line," but James' success was largely based on his reinventing the band's sound to keep pace with the changing times, and it's all here to savor. Great notes from Jeff Tamarkin complete this excellent package.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
02:55 Amazon
2
02:07 Amazon
3
02:33 Amazon
4
02:16 Amazon
5
02:10 Amazon
6
02:38 Amazon
7
02:41 Amazon
8
02:15 Amazon
9
02:18 Amazon
10
02:26 Amazon
11
02:15 Amazon
12
02:12 Amazon
13
02:51 Amazon
14
02:20 Amazon
15
02:41 Amazon
16
02:28 Amazon
17
02:29 Amazon
18
03:29 Amazon
19
02:26 Amazon
20
04:29 Amazon
21
02:47 Amazon
22
04:03 Amazon
23
03:06 Amazon
24
02:00 Amazon
25
00:32 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
03:05 Amazon
2
02:35 Amazon
3
03:31 Amazon
4
03:19 Amazon
5
02:45 Amazon
6
02:46 Amazon
7
02:04 Amazon
8
02:41 Amazon
9
02:50 Amazon
10
04:30 Amazon
11
03:34 Amazon
12
02:44 Amazon
13
03:21 Amazon
14
02:49 Amazon
15
02:20 Amazon
16
02:29 Amazon
17
02:01 Amazon
18
02:33 Amazon
19
02:30 Amazon
20
02:35 Amazon
21
02:38 Amazon
22
02:17 Amazon
23
02:30 Amazon
24
01:58 Amazon
25
05:20 Amazon
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