Gene Pitney

The Best of Gene Pitney [Laserlight]

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Possessing an innate yearning in his delivery, Gene Pitney was irresistible to many. His honey tenor was unusual for white pop/rock artists of the '60s -- most, with some exceptions, sung in either a heavier voice or a nondescript second tenor that producers enhanced in the studio with echo and reverb. Pitney, however, was a natural, and what you heard is what he wailed. This ten-song CD is merely a taster for the budget conscious; better compilations giving a more thorough overview are available but you'll pay more than the five bucks that this one will cost you. The Best Of contains his classics "Town Without Pity," "24 Hours From Tulsa," and "Last Chance to Turn Around," which could have been titled Last Station to Brooklyn.

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