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Normie Rowe & The Playboys - It Ain’t Necessarily So, But It Is…

Aztec Records / Aztec Music

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music


Track Listing

    1. She Used To Be Mine
    2. It Ain't Necessarily So
    3. Lindy Lou
    4. Everything's Alright
    5. I (Who Have Nothing)
    6. Let Me Tell You
    7. That's Why I Cry
    8. Shakin' All Over
    9. I Confess
    10. Gonna Leave This Town
    11. I Just Don't Understand

Bonus Tracks:
Live at Festival Hall

    1. Everything's Alright
    2. Shakin' All Over
    3. I (Who Have Nothing)
    4. I Just Don't Understand


  1. Coca-Cola Jingle


The first time on CD for Normie’s first two albums. Released just four months apart, these albums (and the resultant singles & E.P.’s) would make 18 year old Rowe the biggest pop star in Australia. Ably backed by The Playboys, these two albums are remarkably consistent collections of pop / beat / soul and rock & roll - all delivered by one of our most charismatic and distinctive voices.

Features the hit singles ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ and ‘I (Who Have Nothing)’. Also includes the searing version of ‘Shakin’All Over’ that would later be coupled with ‘Que Sera, Sera’ (from Normie’s second album Normie Rowe Á Go-Go) and become the biggest Australian hit single of the 1960’s. 5 bonus tracks, including four rare live tracks and a Coke jingle!

Package Contents

Re-mastered by Gil Matthews. Packaged in a deluxe 6 panel digi-pak with a lots of bonus tracks (many previously unreleased), rare photos and liner notes by noted writer Ed Nimmervoll.


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