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That Thing You Do! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

That Thing You Do! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Mondo Music | CAT #: MOND-135

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KEY FEATURES

  • Composed by Various Artists
  • Artwork by Mo Shafeek
  • 140 Gram Red Vinyl
  • Housed in a Gatefold Jacket
  • Bonus 7" Vinyl
  • Manufactured in Czech Republic

DETAILS

ARTIST: Various Artists
LABEL: Mondo Music
CAT NO: MOND-135
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GENRE / STYLE:

  • Pop
  • American Pop
  • Dream Pop

RELEASE DESCRIPTION

THE WONDERS’ single hit song “That Thing You Do!” peaked at Number 2 on the charts in August of 1964. Recorded in five takes in a church in Erie, Pennsylvania two months earlier, the record unmistakably captures the raw, springing power of a band that could have gone places. “That Thing” and its B-Side “All My Only Dreams,” recorded in one take the same night, became the fastest rising record in the history of Play-Tone label because the combination of James Mattingly’s lead vocal and rhythm guitar, Lenny Haise’s spirited guitar solo, a steady bass line, and the solid heartbeat of Guy Patterson’s drums make a record far better than it should have been. This happens sometimes.

The surprising talent of The Wonders was just as evident live as it is on this, the band’s only record. As last minute additions to the Play-Tone Galaxy of Stars, The Wonders thrilled crowds throughout the mid-west with a set of songs that grew by, literally, public demand. With the then state-of-the-art Clavius K-135 Portable Recording system (with Quad Yoshikawa Microphones and a Floating Element Carbonite Tape) two other songs by The Wonders were recorded live during an afternoon show at the Illinois State Fair in late July 1964. Along with other records from the period and from the Play-Tone Stable of Artists, they have been digitally re-mixed, re-mastered, and augmented especially for the vinyl you now hold.

“Dance With Me Tonight” features Lenny Haise on Lead Vocal, a step up from his usual duties of background and harmony. Listen for the new Rickenbacker twelve string, the much improved T.B. Player on Fender Jazz Bass, and Guy Patterson’s ferocious percussion.

“Little Wild One” opened the set, with James Mattingly covering the Theodore Truman hit from the summer before.

Included is an added bonus – the very last performance of The Wonders and their signature song, taken from the live broadcast of the Hollywood Television Showcase. From the City of Broadcasting in Santa Monica, California, this cut has Scott “Wolfman” Pell sitting in for T. B. Player on bass.

Enjoy,

Mr. A.M. White
President, Play-Tone Media Entertainment
New York City, New York

TRACKLIST

1. Lovin' You Lots And Lots - The Norm Wooster Singers
2. That Thing You Do! - The Wonders
3. Little Wild One - The Wonders
4. Dance With Me Tonight - The Wonders
5. All My Only Dreams - The Wonders
6. I Need You (That Thing You Do) - The Wonders
7. She Knows It - The Heardsman
8. Mr. Downtown - Freddy Fredrickson
9. Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart - The Chantrellines
10. Voyage Around The Moon - The Saturn 5
11. My World Is Over - Diane Dane
12. Drive Faster - The Vicksburgs
13. Shrimp Shack - Cap'n Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters
14. Time To Blow - Del Paxton
15. That Thing You Do! (Live At The Hollywood Television Showcase) - The Wonders

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