- Audio Cassette (1 Dec. 1995)
- Format: Import
- Label: Sony Special Product
- ASIN: B000002YAL
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
Archies [CASSETTE] Import
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The other minor hits by the Archies would be "Bang-Shang-A-Lang" (#22), "Feelin' So Good (S.k.o.o.b.y-D.o.o)" (#53), "Sunshine" (#57), and "Who's Your Baby?" (#40). Notice that the six singles that charted are the first six cuts on the album, so do not be surprised when this collection starts off strong and then by the time you get to the end of the album the flavor has gone out of it (what other metaphor would you suggest?). All of these songs fit the same mold, which means a catchy melody and meaningless lyrics about love. It would be easy to dismiss all bubblegum music as ear candy, but "Sugar, Sugar" sold six million copies.Read more ›
Naturally it started track one of 12 with Sugar Sugar, ok so far so good clearly the ORIGINAL recording and on it went by track 12 im still waiting for a re-recording, didn't happen! I read the inside inlay which says only Track One i.e. Sugar Sugar is a re-recording!
Confused? so was I! I should add at this point I have spent 40 years in the music business and have made 28 records and been a radio presenter, so modestly I think I know a re-recording from an original! So to sum up as far as im concerned this is 12 original tracks (tpt 31.05 mins) for 90p. IF track one IS a re-recording then its time I was taken off to the home for old musicians gone deaf!
I wouldn't normally be bothered to write this much, but i'd hate you to miss a bargain and be misinformed! If anyone else buys this and disagrees with me i'd be delighted to hear your thoughts. In the meantime enjoy.................................
The best thing overall about this CD is in the sound quality. It sounds as if the folks down at Repertoire really took interest in the release and cleaned up the tracks to give them a more pristine sound. Most of the Archies' comps so far have been very low in quality with some sounding like they were lifted straight from the vinyl, complete with pops and crackles. This also features an attractive cover, which actually features the Archie gang; some of the other comps have not.
Another good thing is the selection of the 24 tracks. This CD features the songs "Justine", "Truck Driver", "Who's Gonna Love Me", and "Archie's Party" which up to this point had never been released on CD. This may be the closest thing we will get to an Archies box set, but I am still hoping!
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not a lot to say about this really its a cd of the archies and as such will appeal to those of a certain agePublished on 30 Nov. 2013 by D. R. Kearley
I can not find a thing I don't like about this cd sound quality ok plays with no problems and my grand daughter just loves it.Published on 20 Jun. 2013 by Paul Martin Lewis
Aunque es un grupo inexistente, siempre me gustó de joven la canción Sugar, Sugar, que admás fué muy popular. Read morePublished on 8 Feb. 2013 by Ernesto Tomás Collado
..some tracks are re-recordings, always a disappointing fine print to discover. If I'd pick this up in a shop, I would've put it back down again, tout suite. Read morePublished on 11 July 2011 by Billy Hopkinson
When The Monkees sacked music supremo Don Kirshner in 1967 over the battle for creative control, his next endeavor was a group that could never get such delusions of grandeur. Read morePublished on 22 Jan. 2007 by M. E. Price