THE BOAT THAT ROCKED - Movie Soundtrack

While it's an expensive undertaking to get the rights to use a range of well-known songs like these in a movie to reflect its time period, it does make for a great excuse to get them all on a fat CD collection!
With the exclusion of Duffy, this tremendous double disc collection (from the motion picture comedy soundtrack of a pirate radio station out at sea in the 1960s) deliver three dozen magnificent rock and soul tracks from that era (plus a few other pop favourites). These are also not arbitrary as the theme of the movie compels its use.
For the rockers there are several unforgettable cuts by The Kinks, The Who, as well as The Turtles. You cannot exclude Jimi Hendrix from this time period, nor Cream. Lighter rock sounds come form legends like The Moody Blues, Procol Harum (naturally with Nights In White Satin and A Whiter Shade Of Pale respectively), as well as The Hollies, The Tremeloes, and The Beach Boys. The more soulful sounds come from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, Otis Redding, and The Isley Brothers. Even Herb Alpert's trademark brass gets a spot, and not to forget the timeless David Bowie(!). Dusty Springfield, Cat Stevens, Jeff Beck, The Troggs, Paul Jones, they're all here.
Seeing the movie is not a necessity to get a kick out of this soundtrack, and it's a perfect collection for anyone who lived through that era, or a great introduction to someone tired of modern music's cannibalistic traits of late.

6 / A
- Paul Blom

1 2 3 4 5 6
A - B
- C

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A - Multiple Listening Prospects
B - Deserves Another Spin
C - Once Should Suffice

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