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Jack Nitzsche - The Lonely Surfer

Musician: Jack Nitzsche
Album title: The Lonely Surfer
Style: Surf, Lounge
Released: 1963
Country: US
Size MP3 version: 1916 mb
Size APE version: 1722 mb
Size WMA version: 1897 mb
Rating ✫: 4.7
Votes: 131
Genre: Rock / Pop

Jack Nitzsche - The Lonely Surfer mp3 album

Jack Nitzsche - The Lonely Surfer mp3 album


A1 The Lonely Surfer
A2 Puerto Vallarta
A3 Stranger On The Shore
A4 Theme From "Women Of The World"
A5 Old Town
A6 Ebb Tide
B1 Theme From "Mondo Cane" (More)
B2 The Magnificent Seven
B3 Baja
B4 Theme For A Broken Heart
B5 Beyond The Surf
B6 Da Doo Ron Ron


  • Bass – Dave Gates*, Jimmy Bond
  • Drums – Hal Blaine
  • French Horn – Gale Robinson , Bill Hinshaw*
  • Guitar – Bill Pitman, Ray Pohlman, Tommy Tedesco
  • Liner Notes – Phil Spector
  • Percussion – Frankie Capp*
  • Piano – Don Randi, Leon Russell
  • Producer – Jimmy Bowen
  • Strings – The Johnny Vidor Strings
  • Trombone – Harry Betts, Roy Main
  • Trumpet – Roy Caton, Virgil Evans


LP label is the tri-color steamboat---green/pink/gold(yellow).

Liner Notes by Phil Spector

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
R-6101 Jack Nitzsche The Lonely Surfer ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Reprise Records R-6101 US 1963
R9-6101 Jack Nitzsche The Lonely Surfer ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Reprise Records R9-6101 US 1963
R9-6101 Jack Nitzsche The Lonely Surfer ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records R9-6101 Canada 1963
112341 Jack Nitzsche The Lonely Surfer ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Reprise Records 112341 Argentina 1963
R9-6101, RS 6101 Jack Nitzsche The Lonely Surfer ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records R9-6101, RS 6101 US Unknown

More likely if one has Jack Nitzsche even in the studio while one is making a recording, there is a good chance that the record will be a masterpiece. Nitzsche was a brilliant arranger, producer, and on the classic Phil Spector recordings, the producer's right-handed man. It was his arrangements of "He's A Rebel," and "Da Doo Ron Ron" that gave it such magnificent power. "The Lonely Surfer" was Jack's first solo album, of his arrangments of various songs of that time. One can imagine "The Lonely Surfer" as a surf album, but it's surf as if it was arranged by a 19-century Russian composer. The fact is, I never heard such a sad sounding instrumental album before this one. Even an up-tempo "Baja" or "Puerto Vallarta" has a depressing aspect of exotica island music. The depth of feeling is Nitzsche's genius. His version of "Da Doo Ron Ron," and as mentioned, he made the original arrangement, but here he slows it down that it's almost not identifiable. A sharp-suited man on the album cover, yet his eyes expose a certain hesitation or maybe even fear. There is a lot to read on this album, and it is one of my favorite records in my collection. I love all of Nitzsche's solo albums (three all together, then the soundtrack recordings, and of course production/arrangement works) and he gives any work that he's involved in a broad sense of feeling, which is unusual for a pop record of the 1960s. It's almost like he's giving the record a foot-note, giving it more depth or layer of emotion that is not yet settled. A classic Wrecking Crew era record album, but also one that I think is the best of the lot - including the Phil Spector recordings. Nitzsche was the real deal.