Title - 'Their Greatest Hits' [Clear Vinyl] (Abcko)
Artist - Herman's Hermits
Released for the first time ever (and in a limited capacity) on 180 Gram Clear Vinyl, Herman's Hermits' Their Greatest Hits give us just what it says on the label.
Herman's Hermits came along in the 1960's, back when A.M. radios and very primitive stereos were in vogue. All of us who grew up in the 60's and liked rock 'n' roll instantly knew this group was going to be a big part of the music scene of that time - and for a time to come thereafter, of course.
We were still in school, summer vacations, beaches, muscle cars, young love, and so our young ages were very important to a teenager. It seemed like every song Herman's Hermits put out was a hit single, and was always in the Top 40. If you were part of those days you owe yourself the opportunity to return back to those days, with artists from the 60's, but with bands like Herman's Hermits, in general.
And so in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion, ABKCO Records have just released this incredible clear vinyl edition of Their Greatest Hits. This, along with The Animals' The Best of The Animals are now both the newest additions to ABKCO’s Clearly Classic series. A series which saw the release of six clear vinyl Rolling Stones titles over the last few years:
- Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971
- Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
- Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
- Rolling Stones – 12 x 5
- Rolling Stones – Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!
- Rolling Stones – Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)
“I am really excited,” Peter Noone commented, “that my group Herman’s Hermits are now part of ABKCO’s Clearly Classic series with the release of the original recordings of our greatest hits on high quality, clear vinyl. I know our fans will appreciate hearing our music the way it was when we recorded it.”
Herman's Hermits had a style that got one to toe-tapping, clapping and more, and this collection of the group's original hits are just the ones to get you to do just that. Part of the famed British invasion, which mainly began with The Beatles, the Hermits had a bevy of great hit songs - my favorite being found in this collection re: 'I'm Into Something Good.'
As noted above, both releases are pressed on 180 gram vinyl and come with original art. Lacquers were cut by Carl Rowatti at Trutone Mastering from high resolution audio sources mastered at Gateway Mastering.
Clear Vinyl LP Purchase Link