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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 24, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Castle Us
  • ASIN: B00006J3SZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #640,199 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It was one of the best buys of the year, so far!
Martijn13Maart1970
More than you need really - I felt distinctly light-headed after listening to the whole lot in one session.
n3_biker
Among the instrumental tracks there are plenty of original cuts as well as a few covers.
Peter Durward Harris

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nasedo on August 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
My first exposure to The Tornados was their international hit "Telstar".

When my copy of the single started to wear out (the B side "Jungle Fever" is a great tune BTW), I started hunting for a better one. I ran across one of their old LP's that contained "Telstar" and was surprised at all of the other good music on it.

So, when I ran across this CD, I took a chance on it. It certainly did not disappoint me! The music is fantastic and around 30 tracks are just awesome.

Their cover versions of "The Breeze and I" (has real heavy bass guitar backbeat, probably enough to satisfy any bass head), "Stomping Through the Rye", and "Exodus" (with a rock beat) are truly inspired. Plus, there is a great amount of original material, "Shakedown", "Ridin' the Wind", "Love and Fury", "Robot", etc.

The style of music is varied ranging from a synthesized sound (remember, this was back in the early 60's) to rock versions of honky tonk and arcade. The CD even contains some really good vocals ("Ready Teddy", "The Fortune Teller", "No More You and Me" are good examples). Two of the songs sound like they could have been released in the 80's or the present.

The Tornados are definitely an underrated group. Though I am a fan of The Ventures and Duane Eddy, The Tornados outshine them both.

To sum it up, this album offers a LOT of creative and good music. I highly recommend it, and if you like rock instrumentals, it is a must!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By n3_biker on July 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The liner notes claim that his double CD contains the entire recorded output of the group - 64 tracks! More than you need really - I felt distinctly light-headed after listening to the whole lot in one session. I loved their sound back then - Telstar was electrifying, and I played the hit singles Globetrotter, The Ice Cream Man, Robot, Dragonfly to death, as well as the ones that failed, inexplicably, to make the charts, like Hot Pot and Monte Carlo. Then there were the gorgeous B-sides and album tracks like Blue, Blue, Blue Beat, Chasing Moonbeams and Red Roses and A Sky of Blue, the haunting Love and Fury and the wonderful Ridin' The Wind [the US and UK versions both here].

But how does it all stand up today? The defining thing about all these numbers is that they have proper tunes - melodies that you can hum, and I think this is what makes them still listenable [though maybe not all in one go]. The Tornados' sound was original and unique. Anyone coming to these tracks for the first time will probably find them trite and corny, and it must be said that several sound like afterthoughts and that a few are just downright naff. The recordings [made in Joe Meek's bathroom by the sound of them] were not even state of the art in the early 60s, but the CDs make the best of them, faithfully recreating the raw sounds, minus the pops and scratches that blighted my 45s and LPs.

Tornados' fans - forget all the other compilations and go for it!! An absolute bargain.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 18, 2004
Format: Audio CD
My first exposure to The Tornados was their international hit "Telstar".
When my copy of the single started to wear out (the B side "Jungle Fever" is a great tune BTW), I started hunting for a better one. I ran across one of their albums that contained "Telstar" and was surprised at all of the other good music on it.
So, when I ran across this CD, I took a chance on it. It certainly did not disappoint me! The music is fantastic and around 30 tracks are just awesome.
Their cover versions of "The Breeze and I" (has real heavy bass guitar backbeat, probably enough to satisfy any bass head), "Stomping Through the Rye", and "Exodus" (with a rock beat) are truly inspired. Plus, there is a great amount of original material, "Shakedown", "Ridin' the Wind", "Love and Fury", "Robot", etc.
The style of music is varied ranging from a synthesized sound to a rock version of honky tonk and arcade. The CD even contains some really good vocals ("Ready Teddy" and "The Fortune Teller" are two good examples). Two of the songs sound like they could have been released in the 80's or the present.
The Tornados are definately an underrated group. Though I am a fan of The Ventures and Duane Eddy, The Tornados outshine them both.
To sum it up, if you like good music, I highly recommend this album. If you like rock instrumentals, it is a must!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on December 9, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Record producer Joe Meek had plenty of success in the early sixties, but none of artists became consistent hit-makers. In this, the Tornados were typical. They had one huge international hit that went all the way to number one in Britain and America, but while they had other hits including one that made the top five in Britain, they are only really remembered for one track, which is of course Telstar.

Like the communications satellite that provided the inspiration and the record`s title, Telstar was an experimental recording. It sounded like no other record had previously sounded and that was no doubt the reason for its huge success. The pioneering Telstar satellite had a short working life although it apparently still orbit's the earth and was an important part of the evolution of satellite technology. Some other, much more modern, satellites carry the Telstar name. Similarly, the Tornados made only limited impact after their early success with Telstar, but Joe Meek's experimental recordings were an important part of the evolution of pop and rock music.

The other big UK hit, Globetrotter, sounds a bit like the backing music for Venus in blue jeans, which had been an American hit for Jimmy Clanton and a UK hit for Mark Wynter only a few months previously. The title track to this anthology, Ridin' the wind, might have been a better choice as a follow-up than Globetrotter. The American record label obviously thought so as they added storm effects to the track and released it as their follow-up. Both the UK and USA versions of this track are featured here, along with the other UK hits for the Tornados (Robot, Ice cream man, Dragonfly), plus B-sides, singles that didn`t chart and album tracks.
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