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Classic Rock: The Shadows – All the Best

11/03/2020

The Shadows are a British instrumental rock group, and were Cliff Richard’s backing band from 1958 to 1968, (though they have collaborated again on numerous reunion tours). The Shadows have placed 69 UK charted singles from the 1950s to the 2000s, 35 credited to the Shadows and 34 to Cliff Richard and the Shadows. The group, who were in the forefront of the UK beat-group boom, were the first backing band to emerge as stars. As pioneers of the four-member instrumental format, the band consisted of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums. Their range covers pop, rock, surf rock and ballads with a jazz influence. The core members are Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett. Along with the Fender guitar, another cornerstone of the Shadows sound was the Vox amplifier. The Shadows, with Cliff Richard, dominated British popular music in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the years before the Beatles. The Shadows’ number one hits included “Apache”, “Wonderful Land”, “Dance On!” and “Foot Tapper”. Although they lost ground in the late ’60s, the band had a second success from the late ’70s. The Shadows are the third most successful act in the UK singles chart, behind Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard. The Shadows and Cliff Richard & the Shadows each have had four No. 1 selling EPs.

 

TRACKLIST 01- Apache 00:11 02- Driftin` 03:05 03- Lonesome Fella 05:40 04- Back Home 08:15 05- Don’t Be a Fool (With Love) 10:58 06- FBI 13:13 07- Feelin’ Fine 15:34 08- Guitar Tango 17:34 09- Jet Black 20:34 10- Kon Tiki 23:02 11- Man of Mystery 24:59 12- Midnight 27:01 13- Peace Pipe 29:39 14- Quartermaster´s stores 31:52 15- Saturday Dance 34:16 16- Stars Fells On Stockton 36:02 17- The Frightened City 38:18 18- The Savage 40:43 19- The stranger 43:07 20- Wonderful Land 45:52

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