Title - 'The Very Best of Phil Spector 61-66' (Legacy)
Artist - Phil Spector
Born Harvey Philip Spector, he claimed his fame as an American former record producer and songwriter. The originator of the "Wall of Sound" production technique, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s girl group sound and produced over 25 Top 40 hits between 1960 and 1965 alone.
And as much as this grouping of songs is never going to shine the brightest, fullest of lights on his time in that era, this collection of Wall of Sound highlights from 1961-1966 is a massive testimony to the genius of Phil Spector.
Indeed, after his initial success, Spector later worked with artists including Ike and Tina Turner, John Lennon, George Harrison, and the Ramones with similar acclaim.
1. He's A Rebel
2. Da Doo Ron Ron
3. Be My Baby
4. Then He Kissed Me
5. (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
6. Baby, I Love You
7. He's Sure The Boy I Love
9. Wait Til' My Bobby Gets Home
10. Walking In The Rain
12. Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts?
13. Do I Love You?
14. A Fine, Fine Boy
15. There's No Other Like My Baby
16. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
17. (The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up
18. Not Too Young To Get Married
19. River Deep, Mountain High
But, please be aware that as much as this is a nice collection to get on one CD, the most comprehensive one remains the vinyl-only Phil Spector's Greatest Hits, from 1977 on Warner/Spector.