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Wes Montgomery: Greatest Hits

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Download links and information about Wes Montgomery: Greatest Hits by Wes Montgomery. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Latin, Pop genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:09:47 minutes.

Artist: Wes Montgomery
Release date: 1987
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Latin, Pop
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:09:47
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. California Nights 2:32
2. Windy 2:22
3. Switchin' 4:22
4. I Say a Little Prayer for You 3:16
5. Yesterday 3:26
6. Pata Pata 6:32
7. Wind Song 2:22
8. Butterfly 3:29
9. Georgia On My Mind 2:46
10. Hello, Young Lovers 2:18
11. Fly Me to the Moon 2:52
12. Road Song 3:53
13. A Day In the Life 5:46
14. Down Here On the Ground 3:39
15. When a Man Loves a Woman 2:55
16. Eleanor Rigby 3:07
17. Where Have All the Flowers Gone? 3:09
18. Know It All (Quem Diz Que Sabe) 2:59
19. My Favorite Things 3:08
20. Scarborough Fair / Canticle 4:54

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Originally released as a 10-song LP in 1970 and expanded to 20 songs in 1987, Greatest Hits covers Wes Montgomery’s partnership with A&M records, which took place during the last year of his life. Primarily a commercial enterprise, A&M was obviously after more of the lush pop confections that had made Montgomery a success at Verve in the mid-'60s. “California Nights,” “Windy” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” deliver on that expectation, but Wes had other tricks up his sleeve. His final year of recording found him honing the impeccable melodies of songs like “Yesterday,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Eleanor Rigby” but also exploring darker themes. His reading of Lennon-McCartney’s “A Day In the Life” is a career performance that articulates despair and unrest with the same clarity the guitarist typically applied to buoyant pop melodies. Those who think Montgomery turned to fluff during this period should check out his rendition of “My Favorite Things,” an affirmation of his searing technique. More poignantly, “Georgia On My Mind” stands as a last lament for an old soul who passed on when he was far too young.