Create account Log in

The Very Best of Jackie DeShannon


Download links and information about The Very Best of Jackie DeShannon by Jackie DeShannon. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 27:41 minutes.

Artist: Jackie DeShannon
Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 10
Duration: 27:41
Buy on iTunes $9.99


No. Title Length
1. Put a Little Love In Your Heart 2:36
2. I Can Make It With You (Edit) 2:28
3. Needles and Pins 2:40
4. Brighton Hill 2:18
5. The Weight 3:02
6. What the World Needs Now Is Love 3:08
7. Come Stay With Me 3:05
8. Holly Would 3:07
9. Love Will Find a Way 2:39
10. When You Walk In the Room 2:38



Jackie DeShannon was one of the rare people (especially for the '60s) who could not only sing and score hits, but write them too — and for a woman that was almost unheard of. Both "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" and "When You Walk in the Room" scored not only for her but other artists, while she herself had a big hit with "Needles and Pins" by Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono, which, in a different version by the Searchers, heralded the start of the first jangle pop movement. Excellent as her covers are — her "What the World Needs Now" is a classic — it's her original work that's most illuminating, whether it's the idyllic "Brighton Hill" or the glowingly hippie-ish "Holly Would" and "Love Will Find a Way"; part of the fun is dating the songs by their lyrics. But that would dismiss her singing ability, which was superb, lending gravitas to "The Weight" and bringing a curiously mannered rasp (which works) to "When You Walk in the Room" over a budget-priced Spector-wannabe arrangement. And while the album's somewhat skimpy, with ten tracks coming in at less than 30 minutes, there's no denying the pop history that runs all through it.