Boxing up Philles Records

By Chris M. Junior

It’s going to be big — just like the legendary producer’s “Wall of Sound” that defined the hits released on the label he started with Lester Sill.

“Phil Spector Presents the Philles Album Collection” — featuring six Philles albums from 1962-64 never officially reissued in their entirety during the CD era, plus a CD of instrumental B-sides — arrives Oct. 18 from Phil Spector Records/Legacy.

 

The albums from 1962-64 are:

1. The Crystals — “The Crystals Twist Uptown”

2. The Crystals — “He’s a Rebel”

3. Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans — “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”

4. The Crystals — “The Crystals Sing the Greatest Hits, Volume I”

5. Various Artists — “Philles Records Presents Today’s Hits”

6. The Ronettes — “Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica”

The boxed set can be preordered now through www.philspector.com.

Also due on Oct. 18 is the two-disc “The Essential Phil Spector,” featuring songs by the aforementioned artists, as well as The Righteous Brothers, Darlene Love and Ike & Tina Turner.

 

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