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'Runaway With Del Shannon'
Tracklist: Misery, Day Dreams, His Latest Flame, The Prom, The Search, Runaway, I Wake Up Crying, Wide Wide World, I'll Always Love You, Lies, He Doesn't Care, Jody
One of the rarest early stereo rock-a-billy albums in existence.
There weren't too many really good rock & roll albums released in America (or anywhere else) in 1961, and considering that Runaway With Del Shannon was slapped together to take advantage of the single "Runaway"'s number one chart position, it comes off amazingly well. A handful of cuts off of this album, including "Lies" and "Jody," frequently end up on anthologies of Shannon's work, but there is a bit more here to appreciate. The opening track, "Misery," is a catchy Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman number that shows off Shannon in the same pained, romantic mode as "Runaway," and "Day Dreams" and "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" are similarly successful, though the latter song fared far better a few months later in the hands of Elvis Presley. Some of the rest is a good deal less appealing, especially when Shannon tries straight romantic crooning, as on "The Search" or "I'll Always Love You." "I Wake up Crying" and especially "Wide Wide World" are successful album tracks, and the latter, at a somewhat quicker tempo, might even have made a good single. The stereo version of the album (and the accompanying master) was considered lost for many years and goes for large amounts of money.
(REVIEW REPRINTED COURTESY OF BRUCE EDER, ALL MUSIC GUIDE /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
Oringinal 'True Stereo' black 'Big Top' label with silver print with small 'Stereo' banner on the label, 12-1303
"Bell Sound" is stamped in the trail off (dead wax) on both sides.
Made in US
Record: NM (Both labels are pristine, there are hardly any signs of ever being played. Not graded MINT only because I cannot verify that this record is actually unplayed)
Cover: EX+ (Thick cardboard cover is really in amazing shape)
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Note: + or - may be used to indicate slight variations in quality within each rating.
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