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411 DION - KICKIN' CHILD CD

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(Norton 411 CD) DION - KICKIN' CHILD The lost 1965 Columbia album arrives- 52 years later! Here it is on compact disc with all of Dion's  blueswailin', folk-blazin', rock n' stormin' monsters, track after track after track. Cut in '65 with producer Tom Wilson on all but three tracks, this album was slated, then shelved, for reasons that come to light in Scott Kempner's illuminating liners. Whoever's got the crown, label it DIMUCCI and express it to Dion, with love. Absolutely ESSENTIAL. Also available on vinyl LP and pick up the 45 RPM vinyl single (non-LP b-side)!

Kickin' Child / Now / My Love / I Can't Help Wonder Where I'm Bound / Wake Up Baby / Time In My Heart For You / Tomorrow Won't Bring the Rain / Baby, I'm in the Mood For You / Two Ton Feather/ Knowing I Won't Go Back There / Farewell / All I Want To Do Is Live My Life / You Move Me Babe / It's All Over Now Baby Blue / So Much Younger  

 

Also order Norton 45-196 (non-LP flipside) 

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read about"Kickin' Child" in Billboard

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  1. Review "Kickin' Child"

    Posted by Peggy Mellick on 12th Jun 2017

    We really enjoyed the songs and also the pamphlet with the history.

  2. an icons new cd

    Posted by Steve Pilacik on 6th Jun 2017

    Dion Dimucci has been singing for many years. Whether Religious,Doo Wop or the Blues. Not sure how many thousand songs he has written but always great when I can find new songs Dion sings. Although these are fro the Colombia era they are welcome. A voice like Dions well is from heaven. Totally enjoyed this CD

  3. Surprisingly Good, Passionate Folk-Rock Turn by Dion!

    Posted by Frank M. Young on 5th Jun 2017

    I was attracted to the story behind "Kickin' Child," which is catnip for music fiends--major league rock n' roller's 1965 album stuck in the vault for half a century!

    '65 was the year of commercial folk-rock, and everyone rode that streetcar in an attempt to be with-it and modern.

    Dion, like the Everly Brothers, moved with the times, and his abilities as a singer and writer didn't stagnate. He embraces this jingle-jangle genre with all his heart and soul, and sings the hell out of these 15 songs. He is invested in this material, and his passion brings this music to life 52 years after it was recorded.

    With several strong originals, which range from up-tempo pieces to pensive ballads, and a small brace of thoughtful covers (including what I think is a Mort Shuman song, "All I Want To Do is Live My Life"), there's not a dull moment on the disc.

    Tom Wilson's first-rate production is beautifully realized on this disc. The clarity of the recordings is striking. Dion's singing and material will grow on you, and some of these songs are little hidden classics. I'm grateful to Norton Records for bringing this fascinating piece of musical history into the light of day.

    It's great that Dion is alive and well, and can take pride in the emergence of these recordings after so many decades.

  4. Surprisingly Good, Passionate Folk-Rock Turn by Dion!

    Posted by Frank M. Young on 5th Jun 2017

    I was attracted to the story behind "Kickin' Child," which is catnip for music fiends--major league rock n' roller's 1965 album stuck in the vault for half a century!

    '65 was the year of commercial folk-rock, and everyone rode that streetcar in an attempt to be with-it and modern.

    Dion, like the Everly Brothers, moved with the times, and his abilities as a singer and writer didn't stagnate. He embraces this jingle-jangle genre with all his heart and soul, and sings the hell out of these 15 songs. He is invested in this material, and his passion brings this music to life 52 years after it was recorded.

    With several strong originals, which range from up-tempo pieces to pensive ballads, and a small brace of thoughtful covers (including what I think is a Mort Shuman song, "All I Want To Do is Live My Life"), there's not a dull moment on the disc.

    Tom Wilson's first-rate production is beautifully realized on this disc. The clarity of the recordings is striking. Dion's singing and material will grow on you, and some of these songs are little hidden classics. I'm grateful to Norton Records for bringing this fascinating piece of musical history into the light of day.

    It's great that Dion is alive and well, and can take pride in the emergence of these recordings after so many decades.

  5. DION: Back From the Past

    Posted by Hank " Graesy Crowbar" Binger on 30th May 2017

    So glad Dion found and released this "LOST COLUMBIA 1965" album. And thank you Norton Records. The songs all have Dion's wailing vocals and he sounds so young ( he was young, ha ). A 60s folk feel throughout with some great harmonies ( Everly Brothers feel ). My favorite tracks are the Tom Paxton "I can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound " ( very BYRDS ) and the great "Time In My Heart For You" with "goosebump" harmony throughout. It is so good to go back and I highly recommend this album. Al Kooper organ and a tight Wanderers band ( love ya Carlo ) adds so much. The liner notes are excellent and really tell the story. The tambourine can get annoying but they always do. DION IS BACK and I AM SO GRATEFUL. Columbia eat your heart out !

  6. Dion-Enough Said!

    Posted by Unknown on 29th May 2017

    The "new" release of Dion's music from 1965 is a true treat for fans of his. This is classic Dion at his best.

  7. GREAT MUSIC

    Posted by Bill on 29th May 2017

    Great music from Dion - where has it been all these years?

  8. For the Dion completist

    Posted by Lex M on 23rd May 2017

    Interesting. Understand why Columbia took a pass. Would say this is for the Dion completist rather than the casual fan.

  9. 1965 Dion Album

    Posted by Tony Roeder on 16th May 2017

    I probably have every Dion album from early on to latest.
    I have always been a fan. My favorite is the 1972 Reunion album at Madison Square Garden. I have so many favorite individuals songs.
    This album is just so-so to me. I am glad I bought it, but nothing seems to stand out so that I will replay it over many times - (like the song "In Susan's Eyes" for instance.)
    I have been to a number of live concerts of his over the years and would never miss a chance to see more.
    So the bottom line for me is 1965 was more of a "redefining myself" year for him.
    Dion, you are my all-time favorite vocalist.

  10. Awesome!!!

    Posted by George Moran on 2nd May 2017

    Dion, is one of the best of Rock N' Roll of the past and present.He is a power of example to fans,friends,and family.I hope Norton continues to sell Dion's music."Kickin Child" is a great album,and we are glad it was released after all these years.Thanks for helping get this album out to the fans.

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