• The SPOTNICKS - Surfin' In Outer Space

THE SPOTNICKS, from Gothenburg, in Sweden, were the first Scandinavian Pop group to become internationally successful, in the early 1960s.

Primarily an Instrumentals' group, they had an unusually ethereal sound and style, courtesy of their front man/founder/lead guitarist, Bo Winberg.

Winberg was an electronics wizard whose experiments with overdubbing and sped-up tapes made them essentially a studio band, as some of their most well-known numbers could not be accurately reproduced live.

This compilation sweeps up everything that they released in 1961-62, featuring their first two LPs, 'The Spotnicks' and 'Out-A-Space - The Spotnicks In London', plus seven bonus tracks.

Includes their UK hits 'Orange Blossom Special', 'The Rocket Man' and 'Hava Nagila'. Also their biggest-ever Swedish hit, 'Amapola'.

The bonus tracks include a pair of rare singles released under pseudonyms, covers of The Shadows' 'Kon-Tiki' (credited to The Feenades) and The Tornados' 'Telstar' (as The Shy Ones).

Several of the bonus tracks and vocal sides featured herein are unavailable elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

1. SPANISH GYPSY DANCE
2. GALLOPING GUITARS
3. SHE SHE LITTLE SHEILA
4. GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY
5. THE OLD SPINNING WHEEL
6. HEY GOOD LOOKING
7. JOHNNY GUITAR
8. GIT IT
9. DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
10. ENDLESS WALK
11. MY BONNIE
12. DEN GAMLA MORALOCKAN (Old Clock At Home)
13. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
14. HAVA NAGILA
15. ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
16. HAPPY HENRIK'S POLKA
17. OL' MAN RIVER
18. NIGHTCAP
19. THE SPOTNICKS' THEME
20. HIGH FLYING SCOTSMAN
21. MOONSHOT
22. THE ROCKET MAN
23. DARK EYES
24. MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME
25. NO YAGA DAGA BLUES
26. THUNDERNEST
27. AMAPOLA
28. I'M GOING HOME (To See My Baby)
29. WHAT'D I SAY
30. HOME ON THE RANGE
31. SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT
32. THE FEENADES - KONTIKI
33. THE FEENADES - THEME FROM LENINGRAD
34. THE SHY ONES - TELSTAR
35. THE SHY ONES - CARRY ME BACK

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date July 14th 2017
UPC Bar Code No 604988 09712 2

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The SPOTNICKS - Surfin' In Outer Space

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