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Customer Reviews

Some songs are "live"

Some of the songs are actually live recordings, though they are not labelled as such, e.g. "Maybe." These may be the only or best versions, but they should be labelled properly - the version of "Maybe" on the 20th Century Masters album appears to be pulled from the same recording and is also not labelled as "live".

The best release available

I would like to see a complete collection on iTunes, but this is the best release currently available. Real studio release, good quality audio transfers, and a solid list of hits from this groups very short career.


Formed: 1963 in New York, NY

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s

Along with the Shirelles and the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las were among the greatest girl groups; if judged solely on the basis of attitude, they were the greatest of them all. They combined an innocent adolescent charm with more than a hint of darkness, singing about dead bikers, teenage runaways, and doomed love affairs as well as ebullient high-school crushes. These could be delivered with either infectious, handclapping harmonies or melodramatic, almost operatic recitatives that were contrived...
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