The Best Of Terry Dene
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||Mystery Train||Terry Dene||3:43||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Like A Baby||Terry Dene||2:51||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||So Long||Terry Dene||3:00||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Paralysed||Terry Dene||2:17||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation||Terry Dene||3:12||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Mess Of Blues||Terry Dene||3:16||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Start Movin'||Terry Dene||2:54||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Market Place||Terry Dene||2:17||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||This Is The Night||Terry Dene||1:54||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Lorna In The Long Black Dress||Terry Dene||2:55||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Com'in And Be Loved - Remix 2005||Terry Dene||2:28||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Rip It Up||Terry Dene||2:31||£0.79||View In iTunes|
The Best Of
Rated by Terry himself possibly the best album he ever released, this CD features a selection of his favourite tracks. It will also be noted that Paralysed, Mess Of Blues, Lorna and Rip it Up were recorded at Rock City Studios with the backing by Danny Laine’s band.
Please read below Terry’s personal comments on each track:
1. Mystery Train
Faster than the original, with the melancholic sound of an harmonica and of a locomotive coming down the track, I recorded this piece in North London with Lucia in 2005. The mixing desk had previously belonged to the Eurythmics. Andy Goodchild on drums and Tom Anderson at lead guitar, it did exceed my expectations!
2. Like A Baby
A live recording of the 80s, I recorded this track the first time for Oriel Records in 1961 and I like this version because of its bluesy feel and its ‘live’ sound.
3. So Long
I recorded this track in 2007 with Lucia in Lewisham. Although I wrote the music and lyrics several years ago. It has never been released before, and is of course one of my favourites. I hope my fan like it. On lead guitar my friend and debutante Charlotte Brown, (Charlie Brown for friends) then only 20. Go Charlie!
Recorded at Rock City Studios, this ha been the opening song on most of my shows, going back to the 50s. Backing by Danny Lane’s band.
5. White Sport Coat
By that time I was into real raunchy rock’n’roll, but Dick Rowe wanted me to have my own image and gabe me this country ballad. I was not really keen on it, but to my surprise it sold on close to half a million records in 1957 and one of my greatest hits. This track therefore is a must!
6. Mess Of Blues
Also recorded at Rock City Studios, with A R Man, Hurricane Smith and the backing by Danny Lane’s band. Style; funky blues.
7. Start Movin’
Original Decca recording, reached no 14 in the top 20. One of my biggest sellers and one of my fan’s favourites of the time (including Lucia’s).
8. Market Place
With its ‘walking talking’ sound and its catchy lyrics, this track to me has an evergreen feel and one which I have always included on my act throughout the years. The backing was arranged by Malcom Lockier, Roy Plumber on lead guitar and Eric Kershaw on rhythm (Martin’s Kershaw’s father, for those who remember him).
9. This Is The Night
Also original Decca recording, with a great blasting sax sound. this track depicts the live ‘dance hall’ feel of the late 50s. Although it was never in the top 20, many people believed that it should have been, including me
10. Lorna (In the Long Black Dress)
Even though perhaps the lyrics were not exactly the ones i would have chosen, the backing was as vibrant as I wanted my music to be and not only did I thoroughly enjoyed performing this track, I wished I had had more like these in the first 6 months of my career.
11. Com’n and Be Loved
From my film, the golden Disc, this track saw in 1957 the beginning of my ‘acting career’ .... ! It was so much fun doing it (both the song and the film) and it was one of the first real appreciated ‘rock’n’roll’ records. This is a much heavier version than the original and it reminds me of what Cliff Richard could have been if he had had this backing!
12. Rip It Up
Finally a rip-roaring version of this track, with a blasting sax solo! So put on your dancing shoes, your 50s gear and get out on that floor and remind us how it used to be to ‘dance the night away’!
Stay alive and keep rocking.
Born: 20 December 1938 in London, England
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s
Top Albums and Songs by Terry Dene
||A White Sport Coat||True Fifties||2:24||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||A White Sport Coat||Dreamboats and Petticoats||2:25||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Stairway of Love||True 50's love||1:58||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||A White Sports Coat||Great British Rock 'n' Roll - Just About As Good As It Gets!, Vol. 2||2:26||£0.59||View In iTunes|
||A White Sports Coat||The British Rock 'n Roll Story||2:26||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||A White Sports Coat (and a Pink Carnation)||The Very Best of Terry Dene||2:26||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||A White Sport Coat & a Pink Carnation||1957 British Hit Parade Vol 6 Pt 1||2:24||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||CleanStart Movin'||UK Top Twenty: August 1957||2:51||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Start Movin'||'50s Rock n' Roll from London||2:54||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||C'm In & Be Loved||The Very Best of Terry Dene||2:03||£0.79||View In iTunes|