String of Hits

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String of Hits
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Studio album by
Released1 August 1979 (1979-08-01)
RecordedOctober 1978 and March/June/July 1979
ProducerThe Shadows
The Shadows chronology
String of Hits
Change of Address
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]

String of Hits is the twelfth rock album by British instrumental (and sometimes vocal) group The Shadows, released in 1979 through EMI. The album was certified Platinum on 25 January 1980.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
1."Riders in the Sky"Stan Jones03:58
2."Parisienne Walkways"Phil Lynott, Gary Moore03:34
3."Classical Gas"Mason Williams03:08
4."Theme From The Deer Hunter"Stanley Myers03:28
5."Bridge Over Troubled Water"Paul Simon04:42
6."You're the One That I Want"John Farrar03:05
Disc two
1."Heart of Glass"Debbie Harry, Chris Stein03:39
2."Don't Cry for Me Argentina"Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice03:33
3."Song For Duke"Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett04:02
4."Bright Eyes"Mike Batt03:47
5."Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez" (Theme from the 2nd movement)Joaquín Rodrigo03:30
6."Baker Street"Gerry Rafferty04:55



  • Hank Marvin - Lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch - Rhythm guitar
  • Brian Bennett - Drums and percussion
  • Alan Jones - Bass guitar
  • Dave Lawson - Synthesizers
  • Alan Hawkshaw - Piano on "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "You're The One That I Want"
  • Peter Vince - Engineer
  • Stefan Heller - Assistant Engineer
  • Artwork and Design – Cream
  • Steve Gray - Orchestral accompaniment on "Classical Gas", "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez"
  • Recorded at EMI, Abbey Road Studios, London and The Music Centre, Wembley



Chart (1979) Peak
UK Albums Chart 1[4]
Dutch Album Chart 7[5]


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[6] gold 39,251[6]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b c Thompson, Dave. String of Hits at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Switch "Search By" to title, enter "String of hits" in the search field and hit go". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Shadows, The - String Of Hits at Discogs". Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  4. ^ "The Shadows - String Of Hits". Chart Stats. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "The Shadows - String Of Hits". Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Shadows" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2013-08-28.