Johnny Kidd & the Pirates

The Memorial Album/Your Cheatin' Heart

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This CD combines two U.K. compilations on Johnny Kidd & the Pirates onto one disc, in a pretty handy CD -- Memorial Album was a superb collection of Kidd's best released tracks plus a lost intended album side or two, while Your Cheatin' Heart was a lesser assembly of whatever was left over from that earlier platter; between the two there are a lot of A- and B-sides represented, all bracketed by Kidd's first and last singles. The material overlaps the EMI double-CD set of Kidd's complete output, although the selectivity employed on the two original releases may be to the liking of people just discovering Kidd's work, or who just want a collection of his best released sides -- the annotation is a little sketchier than usual for BGO, especially in dealing with precisely who is playing, but the state-of-the-art sound is impressive and the assembly of the best A- and B-sides may well impress listeners who have never been persuaded of Kidd's worth or importance.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:22
2 2:31
3 2:34
4 3:23
5
2:16
6
2:08
7
2:27
8
2:15
9 2:46
10 3:12
11 1:53
12 3:05
13 2:27
14 2:13
15 2:12
16 2:25
17
3:19
18 1:48
19
2:03
20 3:02
21
3:14
22 1:59
23
2:38
24
2:27
25 4:11
26
2:28
27 2:06
28 2:03
29 2:00
30 2:07
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