LP - Limited Edition 140g Clear Vinyl. Atlantic Records' 75th Anniversary Reissue.
Although Ben E King's name is synonymous with The Drifters, he only actually sang on a dozen tracks with them, most of which were recorded concurrent with the start of his own solo career. This compilation anthologises Ben's solo recordings between 1960-62, presenting his early singles plus a handful of standout album tracks.
All his early hits are here, including the Drifters-like First Taste Of Love, his first million-seller Spanish Harlem, his signature song Stand By Me, the lilting Latin shuffle of Amor, the dramatic, bluesy Here Comes The Night/Young Boy Blues, his Sex'n'Soul double-sider Ecstasy/Yes, the explosive Don't Play That Song, the soulful Too Bad, the haunting I'm Standing By and Goffin & King's Tell Daddy.
Ben E. King’s ‘Don’t Play That Song!’ album is pressed on a single clear LP and is a one time pressing.
This vinyl release is a part of Atlantic Records' 75th Anniversary vinyl collection.
1. Don't Play That Song (You Lied) [Mono]
2. Ecstasy (Mono)
3. On the Horizon (Mono)
4. Show Me the Way (Mono)
5. Here Comes the Night (Mono)
6. First Taste of Love
1. Stand by Me
2. Yes (Mono)
3. Young Boy Blues (Mono)
4. The Hermit of Misty Mountain (Mono)
5. I Promise Love (Mono)
6. Brace Yourself (Mono)