Saturday, 19 September 2009

The Treasures - Hold Me Tight

Album: Back to Mono (Abkco,1991) Chart pos: N/A

The song Hold Me Tight from their 1963 album With The Beatles is most probably their weakest song, both Lennon and McCartney have described this song as mere filler. This 1964 this Phil Spector produced single by The Treasures reinvents the song in his trademark reverby Wagnerian doo-wop style creating a lost gem of a song in the process. The song itself rises above the throwaway Beatles composition it covers and becomes a great song in its own right, a pity the single sank without trace on release.

Unfortunately the Back to Mono box set is out of print and is only available to those with deep enough pockets to buy a second hand copy. But is available illegally here, download with caution.

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There Is a reasonably priced Spector compilation availible but unfortunately lacks any rarities (including this song).

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