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Absolutely The Best Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (26 Jun 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Fuel Records
  • ASIN: B00005J73V
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 275,956 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Everything's Archie (Archie's Theme)0:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Get On The Line 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bicycles, Roller Skates & You 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bang-Shang-A-Lang 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Feelin' So Good (S.K.O.O.B.Y.-D.O.O.) 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Truck Driver 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Melody Hill 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Who's Your Baby? 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sugar, Sugar 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Who's Gonna Love Me? 1:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Jingle, Jangle 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Inside-Out, Upside-Down 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Sugar & Spice 2:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Sunshine 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. This Is Love 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Archie's Party 2:10£0.99  Buy MP3 

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By alan diaper on 21 Aug 2014
Format: Audio CD
It was very good
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely the Best CD! 4 Nov 2002
By Laura Pinto - Published on
Format: Audio CD
"Absolutely the Best" may be a bit of a misnomer for this excellent Archies compilation. In order to qualify as 'absolutely the best' of the Archies, a CD would easily need more than twice as many tracks than are offered as this one. However, if we the consumers are forced to make do with only 16 Archies songs, these are 16 good songs to make do with!
If you're a babyboomer like I am, the very first track will instantly transport you back to September 1968, when The Archie Show premiered on Saturday-morning CBS-TV. Apart from a Television's Greatest Hits CD I own, "Absolutely the Best" is the only compact disc to feature the television version of "Archie's Theme (Everything's Archie)," complete with the tambourine brought forward to coincide with Betty's closeups and lead singer Ron Dante's enthusiastic "C'mon, let's go with the Archie Show" at song's end. This version differs from that released on the self-titled Archies debut LP, and it's so good hearing it again in its original form. Fifteen more great tracks follow, including the group's first single, "Bang Shang a-Lang;" their fourth attempt, "Jingle Jangle," which earned a second gold record; and of course the million-selling third single, "Sugar, Sugar." Cuts from all five Archies studio albums are represented on "Absolutely." The artwork is excellent, as are the liner notes, giving credit where credit is due (Ron is mentioned often, as are music supervisor Don Kirshner and composer/producer Jeff Barry), and the orange CD is a nod to the Calendar/Kirshner label on which the original recordings were issued.
For those of you not familiar with The Archies, take it from me ... this is true rock and roll, not kiddie stuff. Ron Dante did a terrific job as the voice of the group; his beautiful voice has a nearly limitless range as well as a rainbow of color (the man can shift vocal styles as effortlessly as the automatic trannie on a Caddy), and his tight overdubbed harmonies with himself showcase his flawless ear. And the songs are good, too!
If you want a taste of what the Archies would sound like today, grab a copy of Ron Dante's solo CD "Favorites" while you're here.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
World's greatest rock'n'pop group 2 Jan 2003
By Doc Savage - Published on
Format: Audio CD
What do you have when you put redheaded loverman Archie Andrews on guitar, rascally scoundrel Reggie Mantle on funky bass, and rhythmic eating machine Jughead Jones on drums? Man, you get one outtasite band! These kids were only 17, but they were absolute masters of their instruments. Just listen to the bassline of "Jingle Jangle" for Reggie's brilliance! Or the rhythm track of "Sugar Sugar"--Jughead is in the groove, baby! And man, what sweet guitar Archie plays on the wonderful "Melody Hill." These cats cannot be beat! If you want a self-contained hit machine, these are your boys! The only thing I don't get is why they always put cartoons on their album covers! Weird!
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Overall, the best Archies CD 9 Nov 2001
By Zub - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Over the years, the market has been flooded with more than its share of Archies compilation CD's, most of which have been marginal or just plain miserable. This effort by Fuel 2000 is among the few high-quality Archies CD's to come along. Most notably, along with a selection of album cuts and TV-series related tunes, it contains every single to make the top-100 charts, a claim few other Archies compilation CD's can make.

For a reasonably priced piece, the production is top-notch. Sound quality is respectable and far better than most other Archies CD's. All the tracks except 1 and 8 are in stereo. The eight-page liner notes booklet contains five pages of detailed and interesting musical background on the studio group behind the name. Overall, if you're looking for an Archies collection, this deserves front-runner status on your list.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The Archies are's just this release that's less.. 26 May 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I love the Archies music. I bought this CD thinking I would get the same perfect quality I did when I bought THE ARCHIES: The Best Of, released by Cult Records, but nope, I didn't. Many of the songs are the same but the songs on this release were not remastered and in fact, the songs are actually worse in audio than originally recorded. What happened here? Some of the songs actually max out and make your speakers sound like they can't take the sound. I recommend buying THE ARCHIES: The Best Of, if you want a perfect, remastered version of THE ARCHIES.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Bubblegum at its' best! - Awesome sound quality! :-) 20 Dec 2003
By Blind man Wayne - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
'Absolutely the Best of the Archies' is far and away the best sounding Archies compilation out there. When compared to even the RKO releases, there is simply no comparison. The audio is warm and full with amazing detail simply inaudible on any other Archies CDs. If Varese Sarabande would release more of the Archies catalogue, the world would be a better place. This compilation is a well-rounded mix of sunshine-pop sure to make you feel like a kid again. Varese Sarabande consistently produces wonderful-sounding CDs and it's obvious that they really love and care about the music they reissue. Please support their efforts and buy this CD. You won't be disappointed. [...]
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