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Various Artists, 'Phil Spector Presents the Philles Album Collection'
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Sony Legacy6/10

6. Various Artists, 'Phil Spector Presents the Philles Album Collection'

This is the Wall of Sound at its Top 40 height, 1962-64, and the closest the producer ever came to happy endings: opulent teenage melodramas built around the vocal elation of the Ronettes, Darlene Love and La La Brooks. A disc of instrumental B sides is pure chops – Spector's session cats, the so-called Wrecking Crew, at play.

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