Chuck Berry's Golden Hits is the tenth studio album by Chuck Berry, released in 1967 by Mercury Records, his first for that label. It consists of new recordings of songs he had recorded for Chess Records and one new song. The re-recordings were performed with faster tempos and recorded in stereo. All songs written by Chuck Berry.
Anyone spotting this album beware. It is not a compilation of hits, but consists of all-"new" (mid-'60s) recordings by Chuck Berry of his classic Chess hits for his then-new label, Mercury, with one new song added. The re-recordings wouldn't be a problem, except that Berry and whoever produced this record decided to update his sound, not only mixing it in stereo but also replacing the upright bass on the original hits with much flashier electric bass (played by Forrest Frierson) that screws up the solid rhythm section that's essential for any of this material to work.
20 Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions).
I got the LP "Chuck Berry's Golden Hits" (Mercury SR-61103) as a teenager in 1973. I noticed that the songs didn't sound the same on radio as on record, but I put this down to the flaws of my tiny transistor radio and cheap stereo (which, for example, turned Paul McCartney's bass on Beatles' records into a pleasant rumble). I don't know how I explained the difference between "Golden Hits" and Berry's songs in "American Graffiti," but I'm sure I had a theory. For years, I thought Mercury was Berry's original label
Chuck Berry: все альбомы, включая Blue Feeling, The Chess Box, The Best of Chuck Berry и другие. 1957 Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks. 2012 Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks.