Girl Talk [Bonus Tracks]

Girl Talk [Bonus Tracks]

by Lesley GoreLesley Gore


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Girl Talk, like all Lesley Gore's early albums, had a few hits surrounded by songs that were somewhat less memorable and sometimes extremely less memorable. But it was also higher in quality than many would surmise, though inconsistent. The highlights, though, were the big hits, which were both mighty fine: "Maybe I Know," her last real classically girl group-flavored smash, and the very credible Phil Spector-esque "Look of Love." There were a couple of very low-charting songs that had their nifty points: "Hey Now" saw Gore getting more into bluesy soul than she'd ever gotten before, while "Sometimes I Wish I Were a Boy" had lyrics guaranteed to appeal to lovers of camp for decades to come. Beyond those obvious tracks of note, "Wonder Boy" was a good blue-eyed soul ripoff of Martha & the Vandellas' "Heat Wave" groove, and "Little Girl Go Home" an effective downbeat piece whose arrangement had a despondent drama in the "You Don't Own Me" mold. Beyond that, the drop-off in quality was sharper, though the filler was acceptable late girl group-style stuff, and better than the filler on her earliest albums. There was also one of Gore's infrequent own compositions, "I Died Inside," a fair number that fit in well with the more lovelorn facets of the Gore gestalt. The very best of these songs are on the better and lengthier Gore best-ofs, but on its own it's actually a reasonable LP, and certainly one of her better ones.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667057929
catalogNumber: 1124115
Rank: 35609

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lesley Gore   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Lesley Gore   Composer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Mike Post   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger,Composer
Teddy Randazzo   Arranger
Jeff Barry   Composer
Billy Carl   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
John Madara   Composer
Larry Marks   Composer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Russ Titelman   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Dick St. John   Composer
Sidney Wyche   Composer
Edna Lewis   Composer
Gloria Shayne   Composer
Steve Donroy   Composer
Jeffrey Davis   Composer
Sheila Burgel   Liner Notes
Giovanni Meccia   Composer
Nola York   Composer
Len Praverman   Composer
John Gluck   Composer
David White   Composer
Curtis Mann   Composer
Sonny Gordon   Composer
James Steward   Composer
Enrico Ciacci   Composer
Guenther Heigel   Composer
Glen Stuart   Composer

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