Mondo Music and Play-Tone, in collaboration with Sony Music and 20th Century Studios, are proud to present the first-ever vinyl release of the THAT THING YOU DO! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
The long and winding road to make this record a reality is finally over, and we thank you for standing by us while put a bow on it. The record features all the songs you love from the movie, highlighted of course by multiple versions of Adam Schlesinger’s Academy Awards®-nominated title track. We miss you so much, Adam.
In addition to exclusive variants for retail and our friends at Enjoy The Ride, we’re excited to offer a Mondo exclusive splatter variant at our webstore. (They also look great in black, have I told you that?) And each record includes a bonus 7-inch replica of The Wonders’ first single.
THAT THING YOU DO! will be available to pre-order Wednesday, 12 NOON CT at The Record Shop.
THAT THING YOU DO – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK LP + 7-INCH
THE WONDERS’ single hit song “That Thing You Do!” peaked at Number 2 on the charts in August of 1964. Recorded in five takes in a church in Erie, Pennsylvania two months earlier, the record unmistakably captures the raw, springing power of a band that could have gone places. “That Thing” and it’s B-Side “All My Only Dreams,” recorded in one take the same night, became the fastest rising record in the history of Play-Tone label because the combination of James Mattingly’s lead vocal and rhythm guitar, Lenny Haise’s spirited guitar solo, a steady bass line, and the solid heartbeat of Guy Patterson’s drums make a record far better than it should have been. This happens sometimes.
The surprising talent of The Wonders was just as evident live as it is on this, the band’s only record. As last minute additions to the Play-Tone Galaxy of Stars, The Wonders thrilled crowds throughout the mid-west with a set of songs that grew by, literally, public demand. With the then state-of- the-art Clavius K-135 Portable Recording system (with Quad Yoshikawa Microphones and a Floating Element Carbonite Tape) two other songs by The Wonders were recorded live during an afternoon show at the Illinois State Fair in late July 1964. Along with other records from the period and from the Play-Tone Stable of Artists, they have been digitally re-mixed, re-mastered and augmented especially for the vinyl you now hold.
“Dance With Me Tonight” features Lenny Haise on Lead Vocal, a step up from his usual duties of background and harmony. Listen for the new Rickenbacker twelve string, the much improved T.B. Player on Fender Jazz Bass, and Guy Patterson’s ferocious percussion.
“Little Wild One” opened the set, with James Mattingly covering the Theodore Truman hit from the summer before.
Included is an added bonus - the very last performance of The Wonders and their signature song, taken from the live broadcast of the Hollywood Television Showcase. From the City of Broadcasting in Santa Monica, California, this cut has Scott “Wolfman” Pell sitting in for T. B. Player on bass.
Mr. A.M. White
President, Play-Tone Media Entertainment
New York City, New York
THAT THING YOU DO – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP + 7-Inch. Packaging Design by Mo Shafeek. Pressed on 140 Gram Mondo Exclusive Splatter Vinyl. Also Available on 140 Gram Black Vinyl. Includes 12 Page Booklet with Never Before Seen Photos and Bonus 7-Inch Featuring "That Thing You Do" / "All My Only Dreams." Ships Worldwide. Estimated Shipping October 2023. $40.
- "Lovin' You Lots And Lots" - The Norm Wooster Singers
- "That Thing You Do!" - The Wonders
- "Little Wild One" - The Wonders
- "Dance With Me Tonight" - The Wonders
- "All My Only Dreams" - The Wonders
- "I Need You (That Thing You Do)" - The Wonders
- "She Knows It" - The Heardsman
- "Mr. Downtown" - Freddy Fredrickson
- "Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart" - The Chantrellines
- "Voyage Around The Moon" - The Saturn 5
- "My World Is Over" - Diane Dane
- "Drive Faster" - The Vicksburgs
- "Shrimp Shack" - Cap'n Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters
- "Time To Blow" - Del Paxton
- "That Thing You Do! (Live At The Hollywood Television Showcase)" - The Wonders