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The TjB compilation that never existed.

Harry

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Herb Alpert & The TjB got entries in the GREATEST HITS series, the FOURSIDER series, and the CLASSICS series. But by the time of the split away from Universal, there was never a 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection entry.

Just for fun, a while ago, I assembled my own fantasy entry in the series. I decided on a series-standard 12-track disc, and I grabbed a good representative track, one each, from the first twelve albums (LONELY BULL through THE BRASS ARE COMIN', no Christmas). Then I looked for some seldom-used pictures and came up with this artwork:

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Just a "what might have been" thought exercise.
 
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rockdoctor

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I looked at a lot of those 20Th Century Masters one day. They were all essentially just a reworking of greatest hits compilations and most had only ten songs.
I would have though that the series should have delved deep and put at least 20 songs on the cd's to showcase wider ranges of each artist.
 

Harry

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Yeah, the merits of the 20th Century Masters compilations are few and far between. All of the ones I've acquired seem to have nice, bright mastering. Those who don't like bright mastering probably hate them for that reason. As a marketing concept, they often served as samplers of an artists work on a label, not very comprehensive ones at that, given the limited number of tracks. Some had an OK selection of tracks, but they also didn't give away the store for the inexpensive cost.
 

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Herb Alpert & The TjB got entries in the GREATEST HITS series, the FOURSIDER series, and the CLASSICS series. But by the time of the split away from Universal, there was never a 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection entry.

Just for fun, a while ago, I assembled my own fantasy entry in the series. I decided on a series-standard 12-track disc, and I grabbed a good representative track, one each, from the first twelve albums (LONELY BULL through THE BRASS ARE COMIN', no Christmas). Then I looked for some seldom-used pictures and came up with this artwork:

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Just a "what might have been" thought exercise.
Damn! You are very creative, Harry. Great job.
 

bob knack

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Herb always did a lot of Broadway and movie music. I thought a compilation of those might be nice. Hello Dolly, Mame, Cabaret, Gotta Lotta Livin' To Do, If I Were a Rich Man, Casino Royal, Green Leaves Of Summer, Talk To The Animals, I'm Grown Accustomed To Her Face etc. Titled: The Brass Tread The Boards?
 

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Great song selection, although I would have picked "The Sea is my Soil" (or possibly "Marjorine") over "Zazueira."

Going Places would be the toughest choice for me to pick a favorite from. I'd have to choose from at least five or six songs on that album!
 

Harry

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When I compiled that track list, I went with what was arguably the biggest "hit" on WARM without adding another vocal. My personal preference would have been "The Sea Is My Soil" too, but these compilations always find a way to disappoint.
 

Bobberman

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When I compiled that track list, I went with what was arguably the biggest "hit" on WARM without adding another vocal. My personal preference would have been "The Sea Is My Soil" too, but these compilations always find a way to disappoint.
its kind of fun to create these fantasy compilations it in a way it gives us the power of determining what we think are the best rather than what a company thinks I however agree most compilations tend to leave Much to be desired 99.99% of the time
 

Moritat

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Most greatest hits compilations released by labels fall between so-so and lousy. The only way to have a compilation that you know you'll really like is to put it together yourself.
 

Rudy

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Most greatest hits compilations released by labels fall between so-so and lousy. The only way to have a compilation that you know you'll really like is to put it together yourself.
And they often throw on one or two unreleased tracks or b-sides in order to sell it to those who already own all the music.
 

JOv2

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And they often throw on one or two unreleased tracks or b-sides in order to sell it to those who already own all the music.
Am not sure where that marketing game started, but to this day I don't have Slip Slidin' Away -- the only Paul Simon song he released I don't have (aside from the Capeman rubbish). It, along with its B-side (Stranded In A Limousine) were the enticement to buy his Greatest hits, Etc. LP back in 1977. It was never subsequently issued as a CD bonus selection.
 

Rudy

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The earliest Best Of I can think of with non-album tracks was The Best of Earth Wind & Fire Vol. 1. The hit "September" and the non-album "Love Music" appeared on that set, and the latter tune has surfaced only a couple of times as a B-side on some non-US singles, and maybe only in one or two other compilations. It was probably more a case of rounding up the stray tunes for the Best-Of than in the CD era, when it was standard practice every few years for artists to churn out compilation after compilation and throw new unreleased tracks or B-sides on them.
 
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