If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then during the 60s, Phil Spector was one heavily-flattered guy! As this second installment in the Phil's Spectre series shows, the Spector "wall of sound" technique was so popular in 60s pop that it was often copied in a range of genres, on a range of labels, by a range of producers that included Alan Lorber, Smokey Robinson, Jerry Fuller, Abner Specter, Al Kooper, Jack Nitzsche, and many others. The collection nicely dips into a variety of rock, pop, vocal, and soul tunes from the mid 60s – all of which show a marked Spector influence – and which together make for a really gorgeous batch of well-crafted 60s tunes, whether or not you even care about the Phil Spector connection! The package also includes a song-by-song set of notes – often with commentary by the original producer – and a list of 24 titles that includes "Don
't You Be Ashamed" by Joe South, "Break Down & Cry
" by Kane & Abel, "Gee What A Boy" by The Vontastics, "One Block From Heaven" by Mary Wells, "Nite Owl" by The Righteous Brothers, "I Do" by The Beach Boys
, "Be My Man" by Suzy Wallis, "Bring It All Down" by The Satisfactions, "No Room To Cry
" by Dobie Gray, and "Dreamin Of You" by Noreen Cocoran.