Jack Nitzsche - The Reprise Singles 1963-1965 | RECORD STORE DAY

back to top

RECORD STORE DAY

Thank you for choosing to buy locally from a record store!

The Reprise Singles 1963-1965
Artist: Jack Nitzsche
Format: Vinyl

Details

Label: HKPK
Rel. Date: 04/30/2021
UPC: 8436564939913

Preorder Now

Store Distance Phone Preorder
Loading...

You can explore 3 ways to buy:

Find and visit a Local Record Store and get phone number and directions (call first, there is no guarantee which products may be in stock locally)

Purchase now from a local store that sells online

Purchase digitally now from recordstoreday.com (which serves local record stores)

These Indie stores carry most genres and you may want to also check with them

Store Distance Phone
Loading...

Find a local store

(Please call first)

DISC: 1

1. The Lonely Surfer
2. Song for a Summer Night
3. Rumble
4. Theme for a Broken Heart
5. The Man with a Golden Arm
6. The Last Race
7. Theme from the Long Ships
8. Zapata
9. Night Walker 1
10. Green Grass of Texas 1
11. Señorita from Detroit 1
12. Puerto Vallarta 1
13. African Waltz 1
14. Gringo 1
15. Surf Finger (Originally Unreleased)

More Info:

Best known as the right-hand-man and arranger of producer Phil Spector and for his work with the Rolling Stones or Neil Young, among many others, Bernard Alfred "Jack" Nitzsche also worked extensively in film scores, notably for films such as Performance, The Exorcist and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (in 1983, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for co-writing 'Up Where We Belong').By the early Sixties, Jack Nitzsche was already making a name for himself on the West Coast music scene, especially because of his phenomenal success scoring big hits for Phil Spector. His studio prowess was in such heavy demand that it ultimately led to Nitzsche wanting to branch out on his own. A recording deal as a solo artist with Reprise Records was signed and Nitzsche scored one of the label's first pop hits with his first single, the instrumental "The Lonely Surfer". It spent eight weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 charts, peaking at #39 on September 13, 1963.Now, for the first time ever, all seven of these instrumental Reprise singles, produced by Jimmy Bowen and released under Jack Nitzsche's own name between July 1963 and October 1965 - some of the later ones credited to Nitzsche as a producer - have finally been compiled together for this vinyl LP collection. Among the many highlights on this collection is 'The Last Race', a hot rod go-go rockin' instrumental which Nitzsche had originally composed for Village of the Giants (1965), that found new life again some forty- plus years later when it was used during the opening sequence of Quentin Tarantino's film Death Proof, part of Grindhouse (2007).As a bonus, the originally unreleased 1966 recording "Surf Finger" is included. Originally titled 'The Blow Up', this stunning Cooper/Nitzsche composition showcased their fascination with the Antonioni movie as they wrote it as somewhere between a film theme and a surf record.