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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Billy Fury With The Tornados - "The Sound Of Fury Radio Luxembourg Sessions"

Billy Fury With The Tornados – The Sound Of Fury Radio Luxembourg Sessions
2 x CD, Compilation, UK, 2005
Castle Music

For hopeless fans only! The sound quality is dodgy at best, but nevertheless important document on Billy Fury's life with the Joe Meek's favorite instrumental band The Tornados. They backed the golden suit one in the early 1960's and really the best album to hear is We Want Billy, which is a pretty good live album. But beyond the sound quality, the selection of songs here are top-notch. “Don't Leave Me This Way” is a classic Fury tune, but he also does covers of Elvis' “Paralyzed” and “I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone” on disc 2 which focuses on demos and early acetates.

Disc one is from Radio Luxembourg and its a combination of his hits with cool covers such as Hank Snow's “I'm Moving On.” And there is a strong Elvis overtures on this package, which makes sense because he was seen as Liverpool's answer to Preseley. So for the fanatics only.