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Chartbusters USA: Sunshine Pop CD

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  • Audio CD (29 Jun. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace UK
  • ASIN: B0029F50K4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,336 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

* Ace's popular `Chartbusters USA' series is back, after a short break, with the first of several `themed' volumes highlighting specific aspects of mid-late 60s American Popular music.

* As its name implies, "Sunshine Pop" focuses on the up-tempo, upbeat style of Hot 100 hit as exemplified by the likes of the Mamas and the Papas, the Turtles and the 5th Dimension. It'll be the perfect soundtrack to the `sizzling summer' that weather forecasters are predicting for 2009.

* Despite the fact that many of these records were hits in both the US and the UK, many of them have never been issued on UK CD before - and, in some cases, the single versions used here have never been on CD anywhere in the world before.

* Many of the contributors to "Sunshine Pop" are among the best-known names of their era and, whether they were minor successes or massive smashes, all of the tracks are staples of US Oldies radio.

* As is the case throughout this series, copious sleeve notes and a wealth of label shots and related ephemera enhance a splendid listening experience.

* Get out the sun lounger, pour yourself a Pimms, plug in your IPod and enjoy some instant sunshine courtesy of Ace.

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Another amazing selection from Ace in the series Chartbusters USA, as always with any product from Ace, it's hard to find anything to say against what's on offer here, sound quality is as always first class, the informative booklet crammed full of information which to me, is always vitally important. Let's also not forget the bargain price for such a first class selection. The cd contains a mix of well known hits (Turtles, Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, Lovin' Spoonful), but often with compiliations like this, it's the lesser known tracks that stand out. The Don & The Goodtimes track I Could Be So Good For You, surprisingly, only a number 56 hit, a very commercial sound. The track by The Peppermint Rainbow, Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning Michael, typically of the sound of 1969, and you can almost imagine Tony Blackburn playing this. The under-rated Young Rascals feature with the follow up to Groovin' with A Girl Like You, in my own humble opinion, a better track. The Association feature with Time For Livin', interestingly, a bigger here than in the US. The booklet makes an interesting comment regarding The Mamas & Papas track I Saw Her Again, how many of you like me who have heard and loved this track for years didn't know that there is actually an error by Denny Doherty who starts to sing a little too early, but it's kept on. The track by The Forum, The River Is Wide, much played on Radio Caroline, but sadly not a hit. The family group The Cowsills feature with The Rain, The Park And Other Things. Played on the very early Radio 1, a US number one, but here, nothing. For me, the stand out track on the whole album is by another under rated group in the UK, The Tokens. Adapted from an advert for Clairol shampoo, She Lets Her Hair Down.Read more ›
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I have got all apart from one of the releases in the Chartbusters USA series so far. All have had a great selection of tracks focusing on American hits, most of which did little or nothing in the UK. This release is no exception. This release concentrates on the period 1966-69, and features well produced, feelgood songs with good production and harmonies, brilliant tracks and artists whom I have never previously heard much if anything of e.g. the superbly named Peppermint Rainbow, The Sunshine Company, The Neon Philharmonic.

My own personal favourite on this release is The Tokens "She Let's Her Hair Down" from 1969 which I immediately liked on first listening - great song with good harmonies and interesting key changes.

You can pretty much take for granted that the tracks featured any Ace release have been sourced from the best quality recordings with superb mastering throughout.

My only criticism is that The Lemon Pipers' "Green Tambourine" which is here is duplicated from volume 1 of the series.

Hopefully, there is still a long way to go with this series. I look forward to future releases...
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Excellent compilation, nice mix of obscure and well known tracks. If you like this genre, you need this comp.
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The name Sunshine Pop was to my knowledge first applied in the 90s after the Sunshine Company.And the place to buy it is Sort Of records,a private mail order business in New York which has issued just about everything on CDRs whether the hits or the flops.I sometimes send the owner mp3s and I send about half a dozen by the Sedate Sunshine Colony who he'd never heard of.
Neither had I till I went on Garage Hangover.Recently he put out Florence Warner & the Status Symbol after I sent him some mp3s so I think he must have eventually found it where I did-on Red Telephone.
Which is nothing to do with this CD of 28 tracks which Ace decide fit the name because this area of American music is a pretty broad church and ran alongside the British Invasion to the Bubblegum explosion.It used to be called Good Time Music after the first use of the name by the Lovin' Spoonful but at some stage just became Folk Rock
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Download the album for less than £4 - sounds great. But beware - it's a mistake - you actually get linked to a totally different album.
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