Anthology 992

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Review Text In the course of eight years, Rhino came out with two separate but very similar Shirelles anthologies. The first was 1986's Anthology: 1959-1964, followed by The Very Best of the Shirelles in 1994. Both are 16-song CDs, and many of the essential hits that were included on Very Best were also found on this CD, including "Tonight's the Night," "Dedicated to the One I Love," "Mama Said," and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (as well as "Boys," "A Thing of the Past," "Soldier Boy," and "Big John"). The main reason Very Best Of has a slight edge over this disc is because of its inclusion of the 1958 doo wop classic "I Met Him on a Sunday (Ronde-Ronde)," which is missing from Anthology. Both CDs, however, are full of gems that would greatly influence countless girl groups. These songs were undeniably seminal, and the late-1950s/early-1960s harmonies of the Shirelles would directly or indirectly influence everyone from the Supremes, the Marvelettes, the Shangri-Las, and Martha & the Vandellas in the 1960s to LaBelle, First Choice, the Three Degrees, and the Pointer Sisters in the 1970s. How many groups who influenced the Go-Gos and Blondie also had an impact on En Vogue? The importance of the Shirelles hits found on this CD cannot be overstated. ~ Alex Henderson

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Dedicated to the One I Love - 2:07
  2. 2. Tonight's the Night - 2:03
  3. 3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - 3:45
  4. 4. Boys - 2:11
  5. 5. Mama Said - 2:13
  6. 6. Thing of the Past - 3:38
  7. 7. What a Sweet Thing That Was - 3:32
  8. 8. Big John - 2:24
  9. 9. Baby It's You - 3:41
  10. 10. Soldier Boy - 3:42
  11. 11. Stop the Music - 2:14
  12. 12. Everybody Loves a Lover - 3:43
  13. 13. Foolish Little Girl - 2:20
  14. 14. Don't Say Goodnight and Mean Goodbye - 3:44
  15. 15. Sha La La - 3:33
  16. 16. Maybe Tonight - 3:07

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