Tommy James & the Shondells

It's a New Vibration: An Ultimate Anthology

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It's a New Vibration: An Ultimate Anthology Review

by Cub Koda

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
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:55 Amazon
2
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:07 Amazon
3
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:33 Amazon
4
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:16 Amazon
5
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:10 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 02:38 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 02:41 Amazon
8
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:15 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 02:18 Amazon
10
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:26 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 02:15 Amazon
12
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:12 Amazon
13
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:51 Amazon
14
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:20 Amazon
15
Tommy James & the Shondells 02:41 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 02:28 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 02:29 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 03:29 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 02:26 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 04:29 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 02:47 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 04:03 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 03:06 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 02:00 Amazon
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Tommy James & the Shondells 00:32 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

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