Playlist: The Very Best of Ronnie Spector

Playlist: The Very Best of Ronnie Spector

by Ronnie Spector



Ronnie Spector may not have been the best vocalist to emerge from Phil Spector's stable of stars in the '60s, but no one else sounded quite as passionate and convincing as they sang his pocket-sized symphonies of teenage love and angst. (Phil himself was impressed enough that he married her.) Ronnie's hits with the Ronettes were easily her best-known work, but long after the group parted ways and she split with Phil Spector, she remained a great rock & roll singer capable of making outstanding records. Playlist: The Very Best of Ronnie Spector is a 14-track collection that leads off with nine classic tunes from the Ronettes -- among them the incredible "Be My Baby," "Walkin' in the Rain," and "Baby, I Love You" -- before moving on to some lesser-known collectors' items from her solo years, including "Try Some, Buy Some" (written for Ronnie by George Harrison), "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" (a cover of the Billy Joel hit featuring backing by Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band), and a striking version of Johnny Thunders' "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory," with background vocals from Joey Ramone. Running through 14 songs in 47 minutes, Playlist: The Very Best of Ronnie Spector is a long way from the career-inclusive anthology this rock & roll survivor and force of nature deserves, but at the very least, it offers some examples of the great records Ronnie made after her days with the Ronettes, and despite being skimpy, this is a highly enjoyable collection, and the last five tracks will be an eye opener for people who think Ronnie folded her tent when the girl group era ended.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/21/2014
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0888430207127
catalogNumber: 88843020712

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ronnie Spector   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Harrison   Composer,Producer
Billy Joel   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Desmond Child   Composer,Producer
Barry Mann   Composer
Ronnie Spector   Photo Courtesy
Phil Spector   Composer,Producer
Peter Andreoli   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer,Producer
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Joey Ramone   Producer
Daniel Rey   Producer
Sharon Sheeley   Composer
Johnny Thunders   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Miami Steve   Arranger,Producer
Holly George-Warren   Liner Notes
Amy Rigby   Composer
James Kriegsmann   Cover Photo
Rob Carter   Art Direction
Vince Poncia   Composer
Stu Phillips   Producer
Larry Lapidus   Back Cover Photo
William "Prez" Tyus   Composer
Jonathan Greenfield   Photo Courtesy
Art Charles   Photo Courtesy

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