Last updated 27 May 2021 - Updated items in red
You've Lost That Lovin Feelin 2012 Universal Music UICY-75147
Just Once In My Life 2012 Universal Music UICY-75148
Back To Back 2012 Universal Music UICY-75149
The three Philles albums by the Righteous Brothers are now available
on the newly developed Super High Material CD format, which can be played
on any CD player.
A major feature of the set is that the albums are in both stereo and mono, so included are the alternate mono/stereo versions of "The Angels Listened In" and "Summertime".
Admittedly they are a bit pricey because of the format and the cost of postage from Japan plus there is some static noise from the master tapes on a couple of the tracks on the "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin" album but for any serious Righteous Brothers collector, they simply are a 'must have' item for their collection.
The Righteous Brothers Greatest
Hits by Phil Spector - 1981 Verve 18MM 0585 Japan
At first glance this very rare 1981 Japanese vinyl album might appear to be the very familiar Righteous Brothers classic "Greatest Hits" album, originally issued in 1967 and reissued many times since then.
However, on this 1981 Japanese issue, the track listing has been changed to include B sides of the Righteous Brothers Philles singles not originally included on the Greatest Hits album, "There's A Woman" "The Blues" and "She's Mine All Mine" plus two Bill Medley solos from the Philles "Back To Back" album, "Without A Doubt" and "Loving You".
Even though the title has been extended to be the "Righteous Brothers Greatest Hits BY PHIL SPECTOR", as the changes have been made using the identical styling and original typeface, a casual viewing of the album cover can result in it being overlooked.
The back cover utilizes the original layout of the Righteous Brothers 1969 "Greatest Hits Vol.2" album, including the two photos of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield.
You've Lost That Lovin Feelin
Just Once In My Life
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Hung On You
Without A Doubt
White Cliffs Of Dover
She's Mine All Mine
There's A Woman
In the UK the follow up to "You've Lost
That Lovin Feelin", "Just Once In My Life"/"The Blues", was released
in April 1965 on London American HL9962 and then rather abruptly withdrawn
by Decca. It was a controversial decision at the time, one of the reasons
given in the music press at the time was "technical reasons", which
could amount to anything.
It has been well documented that demonstration copies of the single were released before the withdrawal. Since then several had been in circulation, though very rare.
No regular copies of this release were thought to have existed but in the past few years copies have surfaced.
In June 1966, just over a year after the initial release, "Just Once In My Life"/"The Blues" was finally released by Decca on London American HL10066. There are no differences between the recordings of either issue.
Some mis-informed record sellers are trying to sell the London American HL10066 issue by claiming it is the withdrawn issue, something to be aware of before buying or bidding on the item.