TWILIGHTS (364/03)

The Way They Played: Best Of 1965-1969 RVCD-364/03

Remastered Edition

If The Easybeats were Australia’s musical equivalent of The Rolling Stones then comparisons between THE TWILIGHTS and The Hollies, The Who and The Small Faces are more than valid. From tough Mod/R&B through to superior pop-psych, The Twilights proved they were not only skilled musicians but excellent songwriters in their own right. The Way They Played: Best Of 1965-1969 is an absolutely essential Australian compilation gathering all their hits, key album tracks, rare B-sides and more into one definitive package. The Twilights were master interpreters, seen as Australia’s “very own Beatles”. This superlative, 28-track collection delivers the absolute crème de la crème of Australia’s ‘60s music, the equal of anything produced in America and the UK at the time.

With (soon to be) Little River Band’s singer Glenn Shorrock on lead vocals, their early hits included definitive versions of the Velvelettes’ ‘Needle in a Haystack’, Larry Williams’ ‘Bad Boy’ and the Hollies’ ‘What’s Wrong with the Way I Live’. Ace songwriter / guitarist Terry Britten stepped forward with his own world class compositions including ‘9.50’, ‘Cathy Come Home’ and ‘The Way They Play’. Recording in London’s Abbey Road studios in 1967 the band quickly moved onto another level. Listening to these tracks some 45+ years later they remain near-perfect examples of psych-pop with stunning harmonies and exquisite production values. This unique collection is rounded out by Britten’s masterful 1969 solo single ‘2,000 Weeks’ / ‘Bargain Day’, showing clear echoes of what George Harrison was doing at the time. Britten went on to write international chart topping hits for Tina Turner and Cliff Richard among others. With superb remastered audio quality, 28 tracks and color booklet with detailed liner notes.

TRACK LISTING
1. IF SHE FINDS OUT
2. IT’S DARK
3. BAD BOY
4. BABY LET ME TAKE YOU HOME
5. SORRY, SHE’S MINE
6. JOHN HARDY
7. I’M NOT TALKING
8. NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK
9. I WON’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT HER
10. YES I WILL
11. YOU GOT SOUL
12. WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WAY I LIVE
13. 9.50
14. CATHY COME HOME
15. YOUNG GIRL
16. TIME AND MOTION STUDY MAN
17. THE WAY THEY PLAY
18. ALWAYS
19. ONCE UPON A TWILIGHT
20. WHAT A SILLY THING TO DO
21. PATERNOSTA ROW
22. COMIN’ ON DOWN
23. LOTUS
24. BESSEMAE
25. MR. NICE
26. TELL ME GOODBYE
27. 2,000 WEEKS – Terry Britten
28. BARGAIN DAY – Terry Britten

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