A Lifetime In Music 4CD (Boxed Set)
Marty ~ A Lifetime In Music 4CD 1957-2019 (Boxed Set)
One of the first generation of British rock’n’roll stars, Marty Wilde celebrates his 80th birthday in 2019 with a UK tour and this very personal quartet of discs from across a musical career which spans over six decades.
During the late 1950s, Marty was one of the biggest UK rock 'n' roll stars, with a string of Top 10 hits on Philips Records, on which he was often backed by The Wildcats: Endless Sleep (No.4), Donna (No.3), A Teenager In Love (No.2), Sea Of Love (No.3) and Bad Boy (No.7).
As the Sixties dawned, Marty continued to enjoy chart success while evolving his sound: Johnny Rocco (No.30), The Fight (No.47), Little Girl (No.16), Rubber Ball (No.9), Hide and Seek (No.47), Tomorrow’s Clown (No.33), Jezebel (No.19) and Ever Since You Said Goodbye (No.31).
In the mid-60s, he also recorded as a trio The Wilde Three with wife Joyce (ex-Vernons Girls) and Justin Hayward.
In the late 1960s Marty became a hit songwriter for other artists, while his own performing career continued at pace throughout the 1970s.
This is a unique celebration of Marty’s long and illustrious career.
Discs One and Two are devoted to all of his early A and B sides including all the hits.
Disc Three unveils a hitherto unissued Radio Luxembourg performance from 1959 while Disc Four boasts a whole CD of previously unheard demo recordings handpicked from Marty’s own archive.
Beautifully presented with remastered sound, detailed sleeve-notes and a booklet awash with images from across the years, this set perfectly commemorates the musical legacy of one of Britain’s most enduring talents who was awarded an MBE for his achievements.
Fantastic package with 132 tracks including all the top 40 hits and 55 previously unreleased tracks, with many other tracks making their first ever appearance on CD.