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Original Artists, Hits of '61, Runaway



“Runaway” back to 1961
our 32 instant time-capsules will whisk you back to the second year of the “Swinging Sixties”. All were No.1s in either the British or the American charts, or – as in the case of Elvis Presley’s Are You Lonesome Tonight? and Surrender, The Marcels’ Blue Moon, The Highwaymen’s Michael, Bobby Vee’s Take Good Care Of My Baby, and of course Del Shannon’s Runaway – both. This is an unsurpassable single CD survey of all the year’s biggest hits, as originally performed by the actual artists on those old cherished 45s. The stars of the Rock ’n’ Roll era still featured prominently, but a look at the year’s charts reveals an extraordinary range of ballads, rhythm & blues, instrumentals, folk, jazz, country & western, doo-wop, revivals and out and out pop – all were there as well. Maybe you were there too and, as you listen to Elvis, Don & Phil, Ricky, and the rest, just for 79 nostalgic minutes you can relive those far off days of... is it really half a century ago?

Original Artists, Hits of '61, Runaway


“A good sampling of what was making the charts that year. The usual well annotated linear notes and excellent sound from Retrospective.”- IN TUNE Magazine