The Unchained Melody compilation on Jasmine Records

Various - The Unchained Melody: 29 Killer Versions!

JASMINE RECORDS

  • £10.99


Although its theme song, 'Unchained Melody,' sold in its millions and has gone on to become one of the most recorded songs of all time, the 1954 movie from whence it originated, Unchained, was a relatively obscure film-noir about a convict in a medium security prison, the leading role played by American footballer Elroy ‘Crazylegs’ Hirsch, who’d never acted before. 

This unique (and surprisingly varied) compilation presents twenty-nine different versions of ‘Unchained Melody’, across a wide range of musical styles. It includes the four biggest "original" 1954 American hits, by Les Baxter, Al Hibbler, Roy Hamilton and June Valli, as well as Jimmy Young and Liberace’s successful UK cover versions. 

Rock'n'roll is represented via Gene Vincent, Ricky Nelson, Conway Twitty and Duane Eddy; doo-wop by The Teddy Bears, The Fleetwoods and The Blackwells; R&B/soul by Sam Cooke, Tony Middleton, Steve Alaimo, Bobby Day and Gerry Granahan; country by Chet Atkins, Marty Robbins, The Browns and Floyd Cramer; UK-pop by Cliff Richard and Frank Ifield; easy-listening by Mantovani, Pat Boone, Andy Williams and The Lettermen

Also included is the original movie soundtrack clip featuring Todd Duncan, perhaps the most moving rendition of them all. 

 

TRACKLIST: 
  1. Les Baxter & His Chorus & Orchestra - Unchained Melody 
  2. Sam Cooke - Unchained Melody 
  3. Duane Eddy - Unchained Melody 
  4. The Fleetwoods - Unchained Melody 
  5. Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps - Unchained Melody 
  6. Tony Middleton - Unchained Melody 
  7. The Lettermen - Unchained Melody 
  8. Ricky Nelson - Unchained Melody 
  9. Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Unchained Melody 
  10. Gerry Granahan - Unchained Melody 
  11. The Blackwells - Unchained Melody 
  12. Chet Atkins - Unchained Melody 
  13. Roy Hamilton - Unchained Melody 
  14. Bobby Day - Unchained Melody 
  15. Frank Ifield - Unchained Melody 
  16. The Teddy Bears - Unchained Melody 
  17. The Browns - Unchained Melody 
  18. Steve Alaimo - Unchained Melody 
  19. Floyd Cramer - Unchained Melody
  20. Marty Robbins - Unchained Melody 
  21. Conway Twitty - Unchained Melody 
  22. Pat Boone - Unchained Melody 
  23. Liberace - Unchained Melody 
  24. June Valli - Unchained Melody 
  25. Andy Williams - Unchained Melody 
  26. Jimmy Young - Unchained Melody 
  27. Mantovani & His Orchestra - Unchained Melody 
  28. Al Hibbler - Unchained Melody 
  29. Todd Duncan - Unchained Melody [Movie Version] 

 

  • CD housed in jewel case with clear tray  

 

 

 

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