Best Gene Pitney collection...sonically?..... I'm and "old fart". I have tried a few Gene Pitney collections on cd, and they all suck compared to the LPs..sonically.

Have any of you had luck with finding one that sounded good rather than thin and shrill?

I'll be taking my milk and heading for bed now....
It isn't very pretty what a CD without pity can do.
i'm pretty sure a 'bear family' import cd box exsists. pitney was a genius. his recordings were mixed for radio play. the bear family boxes generally have a more 'full' sound.
I always thought "Town Without Pity" had real creepy vibe to it. Then I saw the movie. Eeew!
one of my Gene Pitney, LP's which I feel and hear that stands out most sonically from the rest is kind of rare, and my favorite called Blue Gene, on musicor records ms 3006. Good Luck (ps I find lots of rare and hard to find lp's on ebay and usually real cheap in excellent condition)
Gene Pitney trivia: The Crystals biggest hit "He’s a Rebel" was written by Pitney and produced by Phil Spector. Although she was not a Crystals member, Darlene Love actually sang the lead vocal on the recording. Bobby Vee's worldwide hit "Rubber Ball", was written by Pitney but under his Mother's maiden name, "Orlowski". Ricky Nelson's best-loved recording of "Hello Mary Lou", was also written by Pitney. Pitney's own recording of "That Girl Belongs to Yesterday", was written by Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was their first song to chart in America. At Italy's San Remo Festival, twice Pitney received second place awards, the highest position awarded to a non-Italian artist in the history of the festival. His recording of "Nessuno Mi Puo Giudicare" went on to become a giant European hit. Pitney's recording of "Every Breath I Take" is one of the earliest and best examples of the heralded "Wall of Sound" production. The song was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and produced by Phil Spector.
I was lucky enough to see Pitney at Summerfest in Milwaukee a few years ago....his hair may be white...but he sounded as good as ever.

The early Musicor albums are almost as good, sonically, as the Paramount Roy Obrison recordings.
Sequel Records/Castle released a number of cd 2/fers in 1996 on import cd. While there wasn't a greatest hits cd all the hits were scattered over the cds. The sound is very listenable but not audiophile quality. I don't know if they are still in print but they are worth finding for any Gene Pitney fan. I also saw Gene Pitney live but it was 1964 on Dick Clark's Calvacade of Stars in upstate New York.