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His Wondrous Story: Complete Collection
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2008 collection of the pre-fab British Rock 'N' Roll star's singles released to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of his untimely death. Billy Fury was an early British Rock sensation. He equaled the Beatles' record of 24 hits in the '60s and spent 332 weeks on the charts without a chart topping single or album. His biggest hits include 'Jealousy' (#2 in Sept '61), 'Halfway to Paradise' (#3 in May '61) and 'Last Night Was Made for Love' (#3 in May '62). 29 tracks total. UMTV.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5.59 x 5 x 0.39 inches; 3.53 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Universal Uk
- Original Release Date : 2008
- Date First Available : January 6, 2008
- Label : Universal Uk
- ASIN : B0011GDJ2S
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #364,563 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Hannah Tandy and Chris Eley compiled these choicest selections caringly, with Eley again as in 1998 contributing authoritative booklet notes. The digital transfers are direct from Decca’s Hampstead vaults and very clean, and this remains by far the best, most concise, single-disc Billy Fury compilation on the market, authorized and facilitated by the singer’s estate and memorial fund (which do not benefit from the shabbier Fury knockoffs and bootlegs). These 29 sides are wondrous throughout, and Anglophiles will find themselves playing this set—especially the four knockout-punch concluding tracks—even more regularly than the awkwardly sequenced anniversary anthology. Billy remains, down the decades, a wondrously gifted talent and superior recordmaker, comparable to his American counterpart and contemporary Eddie Cochran.
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in the late 50's.
'Billy' did have a very commercial vocal ability which brought him quite a
loyal following among the music fans of the day, leading to a run of twenty
six Top 40 hits between 1959 -1965.
The first of his 45's I purchased was way back in 62' that was 'Last Night
was Made For Love'
I did have a CD or two of his, however when glancing at this CD I began
to realize that there were several of his well known releases I just didn't
have, so I have added this to my music collection.
He really did have an impressive run in the U.K charts between the six
year period mentioned, though he never quite topped the chart, of his Twenty
Six Top 40 entries nineteen were in fact Top 20 successes, and Ten of those
peaked in the Top 10 those being - 'Colette' (Chart 9 '1959) 'Halfway To
Paradise' (Chart 3 '1961') 'Jealousy' (Chart 2 '1961') 'I'll Never Find Another
You' (Chart 5 '1961) 'Last Night Was Made For Love' (Chart 4 '1962) 'Once
Upon A Dream' (Chart 7 '1962') 'Like I've Never Been Gone' (Chart 3 '1963')
'When Will you say I Love You' (Chart 3 '1963') 'In Summer' (Chart 5 '1963')
'It's Only Make Believe' (Which of course was a late fifties hit for 'Conway
Twitty) (Chart 10 '1964') and 'In Thoughts of You' (Chart 9 '1965) though he
continued to have a couple of lower order hits after 1965, he never repeated
his success of earlier times, though he did continue writing songs into the
Sadly after years of struggling with illness 'Billy Fury' died January 28th 1983
he was only 42 years of age.
This album is a great reflection of his well known songs and does include all
the Top 10 hits I've mentioned along with several more of his Chart entries.
makes me smile. Jealousy starts off the album in style & ends with Forget Him. Enjoying discovering Billy's music.