Righteous Brothers: The Definitive Collection
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||Little Latin Lupe Lu (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||2:13||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||My Babe (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||2:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Georgia On My Mind||The Righteous Brothers||2:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Koko Joe (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||2:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||You Can Have Her (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||2:44||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Justine (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||2:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||3:43||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Just Once In My Life (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||3:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||See That Girl||The Righteous Brothers||3:10||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Unchained Melody||The Righteous Brothers||3:37||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hung On You (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||3:20||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ebb Tide (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||2:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||(You're My) Soul and Inspiration||The Righteous Brothers||3:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||He (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||2:59||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||He Will Break Your Heart (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||2:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Go Ahead and Cry (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||2:31||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||On This Side of Goodbye (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||3:04||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Melancholy Music Man (Single Version)||The Righteous Brothers||2:36||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hang Ups (Single Version)||Bobby Hatfield||2:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Brown Eyed Woman (Single Version)||Bill Medley||3:17||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Rock and Roll Heaven||The Righteous Brothers||3:31||$1.29||View In iTunes|
The intention of the Universal Music Group compilation series called The Definitive Collection is to occupy the price point in between its more expensive two-CD Gold series and its budget-priced 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series. It is, thus, aimed at the fan who wants a reasonably complete single-disc anthology of a particular artist's hits. In that sense, the Righteous Brothers' edition of the series is a good example. The duo reached Billboard magazine's Hot 100 21 times between 1963 and 1974, and 17 of those chart entries are contained on this album. (The most notable exceptions are the two follow-ups to the novelty comeback hit "Rock and Roll Heaven," "Give It to the People" and "Dream On," which UMG didn't choose to license from EMI.) Also included are a couple of LP tracks and a solo track each by Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. All have been digitally remastered and are in excellent sound. The chronological sequencing tells the Righteous Brothers' story musically, starting with the heavily R&B-influenced early tracks from Moonglow Records, including a version of "Georgia on My Mind" on which Medley sounds just like Ray Charles, and the frantic "Justine," which might as well be by the Isley Brothers. When producer Phil Spector takes the singers to his Philles label, he embeds them in his Wall of Sound for the melodramatic ballad productions that gave them their biggest hits, starting with "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'." On their own on MGM's Verve Records subsidiary and on the parent label, they effectively re-create that sound together and separately. Coming six years after the end of their heyday, "Rock and Roll Heaven" makes for a cartoonish coda to the hit-making years of 1963-1968, but it was a big hit and merits inclusion for that reason (and no other).
Stop Album only offerings
This is the only origional version of Rock and Roll Heaven I have seen on iTunes. Why isn't it offered as a single? Price it at 1.29 if you have to but stop the Album only offerings.
Righteous Bros - the denfinitive collection
You have to be kidding not to be offering Rock & Roll Heaven by itself. Its the only song that been missing from their collection of worth while songs. Now you want me to buy the whole album to get it? No thanks, I'll wait till you come to your senses. If you want to sell some music, list it by the song.
Rock and Roll Heaven IS available!!
Just click it guys!! The wait is over!!
Formed: 1962 in Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s