The Very Best Of [180g Vinyl LP]

Artist: The Platters
Format: LP
Bar-code: 5060397601988
Cat No: CATLP198


In the 1950s, American vocal group the Platters was the only
major act to appeal to teenagers and their parents in equal
measure. They had planned it that way or, at least, their Manager,
Buck Ram, did. When he was asked about their popularity, he
didn’t say “they’re going to be bigger than Elvis”, he said,
“they’re going to be bigger than Louis Armstrong!”. The Platters
introduced us to the Soul ballad although it wasn’t known as such
in the 50s. Their influence lives on in the work of others, and
Michael Jackson’s She’s Out of My Life and the Stylistics’ You
Make Me Feel Brand New might never have been recorded if it
wasn’t for the Platters. Bryan Ferry revived Smoke Gets In Your
Eyes and Freddie Mercury, The Great Pretender. None have
bettered the originals, with even the Rock group the Pretenders taking
their name from a Platters’ single.

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Side One

1. Only You (And You Alone)
2. The Great Pretender
3. Harbor Lights
4. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
5. My Prayer
6. Twilight Time
7. I’m Sorry
8. Remember When
9. You’ll Never Never Know

Side Two

1. Wish It Were Me
2. (You’ve Got) That Magic Touch
3. It Isn’t Right
4. He’s Mine
5. Enchanted
6. To Each His Own
7. One In A Million
8. Sixteen Tons
9. Only You (And You Alone) (Alt. Ver.)