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The Very Best of Herb Alpert [Import]

Herb AlpertAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 30, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal Import
  • ASIN: B000006TIL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,053 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
2. A Taste Of Honey
3. Tijuana Taxi
4. Spainsh Flea
5. Zorba The Greek
6. What Now My Love
7. Casino Royale
8. This Guy's In Love With You
9. Without Her
10. Jerusalem
11. Rise
12. Rotation
13. Keep Your Eye On Me
14. Diamonds
15. Jump Street

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15-track collection released on A&M Records/Universal. Includes, 'This Guys in Love with You', 'Without Her', 'Casino Royale', 'Tijuana Taxi', 'Spanish Flea' and many more. 1992.

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Best Indeed! April 10, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This contains a lot of the hits that Herb Alpert had with the Tijuana Brass, as well as his solo career. What's interesting about the solo hits are the mixes that are on this compilation. Most of them are of the 45 rpm nature, rather than the full length versions. And the final two songs on here - "Diamonds" and "Jump Street" - are different remixes than the album or the single versions. While they are interesting to hear, they just don't stack up to the album versions. There is a nice photo collage of Herb's career in the booklet, which is also worthwhile.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great career retrospective of a legendary talent. July 9, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Our friends in Canada bring us this 15 track set that encompasses highlights of Herb Alpert's illustrious career 1962-1991. Many of the usual Alpert compilation cuts are here but there are a few surprises toward the end of the disc as several "not-yet-available-on-CD-in-America" versions of songs are featured. There are long forgotten single edits of "Rise", "Rotation" and "Keep Your Eye On Me" and rare remixed versions of "Diamonds" and "Jump Street", the latter featuring a vocal by Yvonne De La Vega. The sound quality is great and the fold out photo collage is nice. All in all, a first class collection of hits from a classy artist.
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Amateurish editing July 27, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD because I couldn't find a release of Alpert's album 'Rise' on CD. Well, the songs from the original Rise album are not the original versions. The song 'Rise' is cut down with about a minute, and the bad thing is you can hear where the cut was made, it's not done very well. Then for no seemingly logic reason at all the song 'Rotation' is faded in the end. I don't know why on earth they did that, only to save about 30 seconds from the original running time??? I was very irritated from this. Then the three last songs are really just crap. 'This guy's in love with you' is a very nice tune though. But I'd rather buy a dedicated Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass best-of-CD instead of this, and then I WANT A RE-RELEASE OF THE ORIGINAL RISE ALBUM ON CD...PLEASE! It seems to have gone out of print, which is understandable but no excuse for not printing up more copies. Also the price of this cd is ridiculously high and not justified. Sorry but I simply cannot recommend it.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not his greatest hits, but... April 21, 2004
Format:Audio CD
The playlist here is extremely selective and certainly doesn't contain all of Alpert's best music. But what is here is wonderful music and will bring back may memories if you're over 40 and introduce you to a brand new world if you've never sampled it. It's a mystery why Herb Alpert's magnificent music is sadly dismissed today. He was innovative, talented and his music is such fun to listen to. For anyone who grew up in the 60's he brings back as many memories as the Beatles (if that's possible). This collection is a good introduction, but it does omit many of the best Alpert classics, such as the trippy "Zorba the Greek." The musical quality is better than on other Alpert retrospective discs and the remastering has improved the vocal on "This Guy's in Love with You." Herb never sounded better! It's amazing how well these recordings have held up over the years, they don't sound dated or syrupy in the least.
I recommend this if you're new to Alpert or you want to update the sound quality on your old vinyl recordings. Though there are several glaring omissions in this collection, it will give you a basis on which to expand your Alpert horizons.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass had 26 Billboard Pop Hot 100 hits and Herb added another 14 as a solo singer between 1962 and 1987. Most crossed over to the Adult Contemporary (AC) charts, where he added another 12 which did not make the Hot 100, in addition to seven more that made only the R&B charts. That's a lot of hit singles for the man who also holds the record for being the ONLY artist to have a # 1 Hot 100 with both a vocal [This Guy's In Love With You in 1968], and an instrumental [Rise in 1979].

So, when you see someone putting out a 15-track compilation blaring "The Very Best Of" you might reasonably expect to see the top 15 in terms of his hits. Not even close, although it starts off great with The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro), his first hit which made it to # 6 Hot 100 late in 1962 billed to The Tijuana Brass Featuring Herb Alpert, followed by A Taste Of Honey which reached # 1 AC/# 7 in the fall of 1965 as by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.

Zorba The Greek [# 2 AC/# 11 Hot 100 in January 1966] is another of the very best of Herb and the TJB, as are Tijuana Taxi [Zorba's flipside and a # 9 AC/# 38 Hot 100 on its own], What Now My Love/Spanish Flea [# 2 AC/# 24 Hot 100 and #4 AC/# 27 Hot 100 respectively in May 1966], and Casino Royale [# 1 AC/# 27 Hot 100 in May 1967].

But then, by that reckoning, what about The Work Song [2 AC/# 18 Hot 100 in August 1966], Flamingo [# 5 AC/# 28 Hot 100 in October 1966], Mame [# 2 AC/# 19 Hot 100 in December 1966], The Happening [# 4 AC/# 32 Hot 100 in August 1967], and A-Banda [# 1 AC/# 35 Hot 100 in October 1967]? Two of these were better hits than the four mentioned, and all were ahead of Tijuana Taxi in terms of chart positions.

The same applies to several of his solo efforts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant Memories Galore
This music was what my parents listened to and danced together with us kids watching in the 60's. Pleasant memories.
Published 10 days ago by Charles B. Fulton
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love all the 4 Herb Albert CD that I bought ...
I just love all the 4 Herb Albert CD that I bought from Amazon. The reminded me of the many good times I had when I was young dancing to records with Herb Albert. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Annie Barber
1.0 out of 5 stars Had to return...
Given that I saw Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass live when in my 20's, I really looked forward to this CD. However, I had to return it due to damage upon arrival. Read more
Published 2 months ago by ClassyLassy
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite songs thriugh the years.
I love to listen to The Lonely Bull and Rise over and over. This is a great CD. I love it!
Published 2 months ago by Rose K. Rumney
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT TOO MANY GOOD SONGS
We ordered this CD because I wanted to hear, "This Guy's in Love W/You", but the rest of it was too noisy for us.
Published 3 months ago by PARG
5.0 out of 5 stars It`s just the Best
Just as above it`s the Best I love listening to this album it`s classy. the CD arrived just before time, it was in excellent condition. Thank you.
Published 3 months ago by Ian Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Great
Super great music and has a sound that can never be replaced and should be enjoyed by all. A must for any collection
Published 5 months ago by Bruce V.
5.0 out of 5 stars takes you back to Herb alperts heydey
classic contemporary music is good anytime. this album does just that! you will enjoy it this uplifting mix of old and new Alpert music.
Published 9 months ago by Reality tourist
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
Love herb Alpert. Wonderful CD of all his greatest hits. Thank you. I will be ordering again soon. Thank you.
Published 9 months ago by Lynne Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I love the trumpet and the beat of his music. My favorite is "The Rise". His music gives me energy.
Published 12 months ago by Sadonie Kirby
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