Phil Spector: 7-CD Box Set Due Out in October

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PHIL SPECTOR’S ‘WALL OF SOUND’ CELEBRATED ON DELUXE 7-CD BOX SET; SIX PHILLES ALBUMS NEVER OFFICIALLY REISSUED IN THEIR ENTIRETY IN THE CD ERA, AND A NEW B-SIDES CD

The development of Phil Spector‘s magnificent Wall Of Sound productions is given its most expansive display ever on the new box set, Phil Spector Presents The Phillies Album Collection. In a continuing celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Philles Records label (1961-2011), this new box set supersedes all previous collections in its scope.

Gathered together in mini-replica LP sleeves are the first six original Philles albums from 1962-1964 (five by The Crystals, The Ronettes, and Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans, plus the timeless Today’s Hits), and a brand-new CD of Spector’s never-before-collected instrumental B-sides.

Adding to the historical importance of this new box set, is the fact that some of these six original Philles album reproductions have never been officially reissued in their entirety in the CD era. Phil Spector Presents The Phillies Album Collection is a limited-edition box set that is now available for pre-order at www.philspector.com in advance of the October 18 release date through Phil Spector Records/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The box set will also be available through all standard retail outlets.

Arriving on the same date, The Essential Phil Spector is a brand-new 34-song, double-CD collection that lives up to its title as a desert-island gathering of Spector’s work during his peak hit-making years. It starts with his first record of note, the Teddy Bears’ “To Know Him Is to Love Him” (1958), then moves through Spector’s Brill Building productions of 1960-61. The Essential Phil Spector then devotes itself to the litany of 23 hits on the Philles label.

New liner notes are written by two acknowledged authorities on Phil Spector. Domenic Priore, ’60s West Coast rock aficionado, compilation producer, annotator, and author, penned the essay for The Essential Phil Spector. Mick Patrick, a UK-based reissue producer/consultant to Ace Records, one of the foremost authorities on Girl Groups, wrote the essay included on Phil Spector Presents The Phillies Album Collection.

PHIL SPECTOR PRESENTS THE PHILLES ALBUM COLLECTION

CD One – THE CRYSTALS TWIST UPTOWN by The Crystals (Philles PHLP-4000, originally issued 1962)
1. Uptown (A-side, Philles single #102, Hot 100 #13, R&B #18)
2. Another Country – Another World
3. Frankenstein Twist
4. Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby (B-side, Philles single #100)
5. Please Hurt Me
6. There’s No Other Like My Baby (A-side, Philles single #100, Hot 100 #20, R&B #5)
7. On Broadway
8. What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen (B-side, Philles single #102)
9. No One Ever Tells You (B-side, Philles single #105)
10. Gee Whiz Look At His Eyes (Twist)
11. I Love You Eddie (B-side, Philles single #106)

CD Two – HE’S A REBEL by The Crystals (Philles PHLP-4001, originally issued 1963)
1. He’s A Rebel (A-side, Philles single #106, Hot 100 #1, R&B #2)
2. Uptown (A-side, Philles single #102, Hot 100 #13, R&B #18)
3. Another Country – Another World
4. Frankenstein Twist
5. Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby (B-side, Philles single #100)
6. He’s Sure the Boy I Love (A-side, Philles single #109, Hot 100 #11, R&B #18)
7. There’s No Other Like My Baby (A-side, Philles single #100, Hot 100 #20, R&B #5)
8. On Broadway
9. What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen (B-side, Philles single #102)
10. No One Ever Tells You (B-side, Philles single #105)
11. He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss) (A-side, Philles single #105)
12. I Love You Eddie (B-side, Philles single #106)

CD Three – ZIP-A DEE-DOO-DAH by Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (Philles PHLP-4002, originally issued 1963
1. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (A-side, Philles single #107, Hot 100 #8, R&B #7)
2. Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Heart? (A-side, Philles single #110, Hot 100 #38)
3. Let The Good Times Roll
4. My Heart Beat A Little Faster (B-side, Philles single #111)
5. Jimmy Baby
6. Baby (I Love You)
7. White Cliffs Of Dover
8. This Land Is Your Land
9. Dear (Here Comes My Baby)
10. I Shook The World
11. Everything’s Gonna Be All Right
12. Dr. Kaplan’s Office

CD Four – THE CRYSTALS SING THE GREATEST HITS, VOLUME 1 by The Crystals PHLP-4003, originally issued 1963)
1. Da Doo Ron Ron (A-side, Philles single #112, Hot 100 #3, R&B #5)
2. On Broadway
3. He’s A Rebel (A-side, Philles single #106, Hot 100 #1, R&B #2)
4. Hot Pastrami – The Ronettes
5. There’s No Other Like My Baby (A-side, Philles single #100, Hot 100 #20, R&B #5)
6. The Wah Watusi – The Ronettes
7. Mashed Potato Time – The Ronettes
8. He’s Sure the Boy I Love (A-side, Philles single #109, Hot 100 #11, R&B #18)
9. Uptown (A-side, Philles single #102, Hot 100 #13, R&B #18)
10. The Twist – The Ronettes
11. Gee Whiz Look At His Eyes
12. Look In My Eyes

CD Five – PHILLES RECORDS PRESENTS TODAY’S HITS by Various Artists (PHLP-4004, originally issued 1963)
1. Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals (Philles single #115, Hot 100 #6, R&B #8)
2. Da Doo Ron Ron – The Crystals (Philles single #112, Hot 100 #3, R&B #5)
3. Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby – The Crystals (B-side, Philles single #100)
4. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (Philles single #107, Hot 100 #8, R&B #7)
5. Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Heart? – Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (Philles single #110, Hot 100 #38)
6. Not Too Young To Get Married – Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (Philles single #113, Hot 100 #63)
7. Be My Baby – The Ronettes (Philles single #116, Hot 100 #2, R&B #4)
8. Wait Til’ My Bobby Gets Home – Darlene Love (Philles single #114, Hot 100 #26)
9. (Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry – Darlene Love (Philles single #111, Hot 100 #39)
10. My Heart Beat A Little Faster – Darlene Love (B-side, Philles single #111)
11. Puddin’ N’ Tain – The Alley Cats (Philles single #108)

CD Six – PRESENTING THE FABULOUS RONETTES FEATURING VERONICA by The Ronettes (PHLP-4006, originally issued 1964)
1. Walking In The Rain (A-side, Philles single #123, Hot 100 #23, R&B #3)
2. Do I Love You? (A-side, Philles single #121, Hot 100 #34, R&B #11)
3. So Young – Veronica (A-side, Phil Spector Records single #1)
4. (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up (A-side, Philles single #120, Hot 100 #39)
5. I Wonder
6. What’d I Say
7. Be My Baby (A-side, Philles single #116, Hot 100 #2, R&B #4)
8. You Baby
9. Baby, I Love You (A-side, Philles single #118, Hot 100 #24, R&B #6)
10. How Does It Feel? (B-side, Philles single #123)
11. When I Saw You (B-side, Philles single #133)
12. Chapel Of Love

Bonus CD Seven – PHIL’S FLIPSIDES by The Phil Spector Wall of Sound Orchestra
1. Flip And Nitty (B-side, Philles single #107)
2. Walkin’ Along La La La (B-side, Philles single #109)
3. Dr. Kaplan’s Office (B-side, Philles single #110)
4. Git’ It (B-side, Philles single #112)
5. Annette (B-side, Philles single #113)
6. Brother Julius (B-side, Philles single #115)
7. Tedesco And Pitman (B-side, Philles single #116)
8. Nino And Sonny (Big Trouble) (B-side, Philles single #117)
9. Miss Joan And Mister Sam (B-side, Philles single #118)
10. Harry And Milt Meet Hal B (B-side, Philles single #119)
11. Harry (From W. Va.) And Milt (B-side, Philles single #119)
12. Big Red (B-side, Philles single #120)
13. Larry L. (B-side, Phil Spector single #1)
14. Chubby Danny D (B-side, Phil Spector single #2)
15. Bebe And Susu (B-side, Philles single #121)
16. Irving (Jaggered Sixteenths) (B-side, Philles single #122)
17. Torpedo Rock (Surfing Corrido) (from the Phil Spector International album Phil Spector Wall Of Sound, Vol. 5: Rare Masters Vol. 1)

THE ESSENTIAL PHIL SPECTOR

CD One
1. To Know Him Is to Love Him – The Teddy Bears (1958, Dore single #503, Hot 100 #1, R&B #10)
2. Corrine, Corrina – Ray Peterson (1960, Dunes single #2002, Hot 100 #9)
3. Spanish Harlem – Ben E. King (1960, Atco single #6185, Hot 100 #10, R&B #15)
4. Pretty Little Angel Eyes – Curtis Lee (1961, Dunes single #2007, Hot 100 #7)
5. Every Breath I Take – Gene Pitney (1961, Musicor single #1011, Hot 100 #42)
6. I Love How You Love Me – The Paris Sisters (1961, Gregmark single #6, Hot 100 #5)
7. There’s No Other Like My Baby – The Crystals (1961, Philles single #100, Hot 100 #20, R&B #5)
8. Uptown – The Crystals (1962, Philles single #102, Hot 100 #13, R&B #18)
9. He’s A Rebel – The Crystals (1962, Philles single #106, Hot 100 #1, R&B #2)
10. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (1962, Philles single #107, Hot 100 #8, R&B #7)
11. Puddin’ N’ Tain – The Alley Cats (1962, Philles single #108)
12. He’s Sure the Boy I Love – The Crystals (1962, Philles single #109, Hot 100 #11, R&B #18)
13. Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Heart? – Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (1962, Philles single #110, Hot 100 #38)
14. (Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry – Darlene Love (1963, Philles single #111, Hot 100 #39)
15. Da Doo Ron Ron – The Crystals (1963, Philles single #112, Hot 100 #3, R&B #5)
16. Not Too Young To Get Married – Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans (1963, Philles single #113, Hot 100 #63)
17. Wait Til’ My Bobby Gets Home – Darlene Love (1963, Philles single #114, Hot 100 #26)

CD Two
1. Be My Baby – The Ronettes (1963, Philles single #116, Hot 100 #2, R&B #4)
2. Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals (1963, Philles single #115, Hot 100 #6, R&B #8)
3. A Fine, Fine Boy – Darlene Love (1963, Philles single #117, Hot 100 #53, R&B #29)
4. Baby, I Love You – The Ronettes (1963, Philles single #118, Hot 100 #24, R&B #6)
5. (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up – The Ronettes (1964, Philles single #120, Hot 100 #39)
6. Hold Me Tight – The Treasures featuring Pete Anders (1964, Shirley single # 500)
7. Stumble And Fall – Darlene Love (1964, Philles single #123)
8. When I Saw You –The Ronettes (1964, Philles single #133)
9. Do I Love You? – The Ronettes (1964, Philles single #121, Hot 100 #34, R&B #11)
10. Walking In The Rain – The Ronettes (1964, Philles single #123, Hot 100 #23, R&B #3)
11. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – The Righteous Brothers (1964, Philles single #124, Hot 100 #1, R&B #2)
12. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers (1965, Philles single # 129, Hot 100 #4, R&B # 6)
13. Ebb Tide – The Righteous Brothers (1965, Philles single # 130, Hot 100 #5, R&B #13)
14. This Could Be The Night – The Modern Folk Quartet (1965, not originally issued – first released on the ABKCO Records box set, Back To Mono)
15. Paradise – The Ronettes (1965, from the Phil Spector International album Phil Spector Wall Of Sound, Vol. 5: Rare Masters Vol. 1)
16. River Deep, Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner (1966, Philles single #131, Hot 100 #88)
17. Black Pearl – Sonny Charles and the Checkmates LTD. (1969, A&M single #1053, Hot 100 #13, R&B #8)