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The Four Preps Collection 1956-62 (2CD)

The Four Preps Collection 1956-62 (2CD)

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The Four Preps were a vocal quartet who came together at Hollywood High in the 1950s and won a talent contest that secured them a contract with Capitol Records in 1956.

They are best-known internationally for their 1958 hit composition Big Man, featuring the piano of their long-time arranger/conductor Lincoln Mayorga. Reaching No.3 in the US and hitting No.2 in the UK No.2, the track remains a landmark classic of the era. Prior to Big Man, the collective had enjoyed success in the US with the No.2 single 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) and went on to have hits in the 1960s, exploiting their deft vocal harmonies and notable songwriting talents.

Featuring A- and B-sides of their Capitol singles during these years, this 2CD compilation includes tracks from their albums The Four Preps, The Things We Did Last Summer and Dancing And Dreaming. It features 12 of their 13 career Top 100 entries which they achieved during these years, including their Top 20 hits Down By The Station and More Money For You And Me.

The Four Preps were one of the most unusual and distinctive groups of the post rock ’n’ roll era, and this substantial collection provides an enjoyable showcase for their talents.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Dreamy Eyes The Four Preps
2 Fools Will Be Fools The Four Preps
3 Moonstruck In Madrid The Four Preps
4 I Cried A Million Tears The Four Preps
5 Falling Star The Four Preps
6 Where Wuz You The Four Preps
7 Promise Me Baby The Four Preps
8 Again 'N' Again 'N' Again The Four Preps
9 Band Of Angels The Four Preps
10 How About That The Four Preps
11 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) The Four Preps
12 It's You The Four Preps
13 Big Man The Four Preps
14 Stop Baby The Four Preps
15 Lazy Summer Night The Four Preps
16 Summertime Lies The Four Preps
17 Cinderella The Four Preps
18 Gidget The Four Preps
19 She Was Five And He Was Ten The Four Preps
20 The Riddle Of Love The Four Preps
21 Big Surprise The Four Preps
22 Try My Arms The Four Preps
23 I Ain't Never The Four Preps
24 Memories, Memories The Four Preps
25 Down By The Station The Four Preps
26 Listen Honey (I'll Be Home) The Four Preps
27 Got A Girl The Four Preps
28 (Wait Till You) Hear It From Me The Four Preps
29 Sentimental Kid The Four Preps
30 Madelina The Four Preps
31 Kaw-Liga The Four Preps
32 The Sand And The Sea The Four Preps
Disc 2:
Track Title Artist
1 I've A'ready Started In The Four Preps
2 Balboa The Four Preps
3 Calcutta The Four Preps
4 Gone Are The Days The Four Preps
5 Dream Boy, Dream The Four Preps
6 Grounded The Four Preps
7 More Money For You And Me (Medley) The Four Preps
8 Swing Down Chariot The Four Preps
9 Once Around The Block The Four Preps
10 The Seine The Four Preps
11 The Big Draft (Medley) The Four Preps
12 Suzy Cocroach The Four Preps
13 Good Night Sweetheart The Four Preps
14 Alice The Four Preps
15 Humble Pie The Four Preps
16 Too Young For Love The Four Preps
17 The Things We Did Last Summer The Four Preps
18 Memories Are Made Of This The Four Preps
19 White Silver Sands The Four Preps
20 Heart And Soul The Four Preps
21 Love Letters In The Sand The Four Preps
22 Avalon The Four Preps
23 All I Have To Do Is Dream The Four Preps
24 Lonesome Town The Four Preps
25 A Certain Smile The Four Preps
26 I'll Be Around The Four Preps
27 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes The Four Preps
28 Someday ( You'll Want Me To Want You) The Four Preps
  • Artist:
    The Four Preps
  • EAN:
    824046336929
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    February 2021
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3369
  • Weight:
    0.1kg