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Album Review

A better-than-average collection of the girls' biggest hits, featuring a couple of off-the-wall selections in the distorted, demo-sounding "It's Easier to Cry" and bonus "Millennium Remixes" of "Give Him a Great Big Kiss" and "Leader of the Pack."

Customer Reviews


like the originals but the remixed ones are totally wrong, they shouldn't be there

shangri las

Just head these girls again, after 40 years...Mary had such a voice that could easily rival todays singers....where did the time go?


These are 18 of my favorites from these gals! What a group - no wonder they are still so well-known!


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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