8-CD box (LP-size) with 12-page hardcover book, 226 tracks. Playing time approx. 570 mns.
One of the greatest and most original rock 'n' roll stars of the early 1960s, Del Shannon was also one of the few to not only triumph in the face of the British Invasion, but grow artistically and professionally. He is lauded now as the godfather of Power Pop. His astonishing vocal range combined with Max Crook’s Musitron made one of the most unique and easily identifiable sounds in all popular music. In addition,
Del Shannon wrote several of the era’s classics, exploring themes that would recur in his work: loss, alienation, and abandonment.
This is the first-ever definitive Del Shannon retrospective and features all his recordings from his golden decade, 1960-1970, including unforgettable hits like Runaway, Hats Off To Larry, So Long Baby,
Little Town Flirt, Two Kinds Of Teardrops, Handy Man, Do You Wanna Dance, Keep Searchin', Stranger In Town, and the first American cover version of a Beatles song, From Me To You. Here are all of
Del Shannon’s recordings for Bigtop, Ber-Lee, Amy, Liberty, and ABC-Dunhill. Many unissued sides are included in the six CDs of studio recordings. In addition, there are two CDs of rare demos.
This collection also includes many rare and previously unpublished photos from Del Shannon’s family collection, together with the first full-length biography of Shannon by Brian Young.