A regular vocalist on ABC-TV’s Shindig!, and cast member of American International Pictures’ Beach Party series, DONNA LOREN was a recording artist for Capitol Records in the mid-’60s, cutting one classic soundtrack LP: Beach Blanket Bingo. But there’s so much more to the story.
These Are The Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings reveals Donna to be an extraordinary vocalist creating Spectorian-like wonder with some of the finest talent in Hollywood during the golden era of pop. Participants include Wrecking Crew members as well as legendary producers DAVID AXELROD, STEVE DOUGLAS, and arrangers JACK NITZSCHE, BILLY STRANGE, and H.B. BARNUM. Even the BEAU BRUMMELS appear on a track (‘It’s Gotta Be’), along with GLEN CAMPBELL.
In addition to her album – presented from the original MONO masters for the first time on CD – all 5 of her original Capitol singles circa 1964–1965, are also here. Rounding out the collection are 8 previously unreleased tracks that will leave you baffled as to why they were left in the can!
The deluxe, full-color booklet also includes rare, unpublished photos and extensive liner notes penned by three-time Grammy nominee Sheryl Farber that feature the participation of Donna herself. Mastered by Alan Brownstein FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!
1. JUST A LITTLE GIRL (Mono 45)
2. WOMAN IN LOVE
3. IT’S GOTTA BE (Previously Unreleased)
4. CALL ME (Mono 45)
5. SO, DO THE ZONK (Mono 45)
6. YOU CAN’T LOSE SOMETHING YOU NEVER HAD (Prev. Unreleased)
7. THEY’RE JEALOUS OF ME (Previously Unreleased)
8. THAT’S THE BOY
9. MY WAY (Previously Unreleased)
10. HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH (Previously Unreleased)
11. GOOD THINGS (Previously Unreleased)
12. SMOKEY JOE’S (Mono 45)
13. PLAY LITTLE MUSIC BOX, PLAY (Mono 45)
14. LEAVE HIM TO ME (Previously Unreleased)
15. TEN GOOD REASONS (Mono 45)
16. NINETY DAY GUARANTEE (Mono 45)
17. I BELIEVE (Mono 45)
18. BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES (Mono 45)
19. DROP THE DRIP (Previously Unreleased)
20. CYCLE SET
21. I THINK, YOU THINK
22. IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I CRY
23. THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES
24. I'LL NEVER CHANGE HIM
25. FLY BOY
26. NEW LOVE
27. I AM MY IDEAL
28. BEACH BLANKET BINGO
IMPORTED BY: NOW SOUNDS/CHERRY RED RECORDS