Turn Me Loose!: The Very Best of Fabian

Turn Me Loose!: The Very Best Of Fabian


Fabian Forte was manufactured into being a teen idol with a whole slew of hit singles in 1959 and 1960 by manager and Chancellor Records owner Bob Marcucci, who banked that Forte's good looks would carry him further than the fact that the kid couldn't sing a lick. Marcucci's shrewd assessment proved right, and by handing Fabian over to veteran songwriters like Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, electronically altering Fabian's pitch-challenged singing, and turning up the instrumentation to make sure those vocals weren't the main sonic focus, Marcucci guided Fabian to the top of the charts with songs like "Tiger," "Turn Me Loose," "Hound Dog Man," and "I'm a Man." In retrospect, at least from a business standpoint, it was all pretty innovative, and the star-making template that Marcucci helped create is still much in use today. But what of the music Fabian made? Well, it holds up better than one would think, even if any number of drunken barroom singers could probably handle a melody better than Fabian could. A good song is a good song, and at least Fabian doesn't get too much in the way on these tracks. Which means this isn't an awful collection at all; in fact, it's kind of endearing. And everything anyone would ever need by Fabian is here. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431629826
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Track listings

  • 1. Turn Me Loose
  • 2. Shivers
  • 3. Tiger
  • 4. I'm In Love
  • 5. Hound Dog Man
  • 6. Lily Lou
  • 7. I'm A Man
  • 8. Be My Steady Date
  • 9. Come On And Get Me
  • 10. Hypnotized
  • 11. Got The Feeling
  • 12. Stop Thief!
  • 13. This Friendly World
  • 14. Mighty Cold (To A Warm Warm Heart)
  • 15. String Along
  • 16. Strollin' In The Sunshine Springtime
  • 17. About This Thing Called Love
  • 18. Tomorrow
  • 19. Kissin' And Twistin'
  • 20. Hold On
  • 21. Grapevine
  • 22. Love That I'm Giving To You
  • 23. Girl Like You, A
  • 24. Tongue Tied
  • 25. Wild Party
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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