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Dakota Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered

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Product details

  • Audio CD (19 Mar. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rock Candy
  • ASIN: B00751K0D4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 265,070 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. If It Takes All Night [Explicit] 4:49£0.89  Buy MP3 
  2. Crazy for Your Love 3:36£0.89  Buy MP3 
  3. Possession 3:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
  4. You Can't Live Without It 3:35£0.89  Buy MP3 
  5. One Step 4:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
  6. Lady 3:27£0.89  Buy MP3 
  7. Restless 4:29£0.89  Buy MP3 
  8. Crazy Love 4:09£0.89  Buy MP3 
  9. It Gets Easier 4:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
10. The Higher You Rise (Bonus Track) 3:36£0.89  Buy MP3 
11. Give Love Another Try (Bonus Track) 3:24£0.89  Buy MP3 

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Special Limited Deluxe Collector s Edition / 1st Time on CD / Two bonus tracks / Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology / 16 page full colour booklet 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, memorabilia & rare photos IN THE WORLD of melodic rock it s never about the size of your fan base or the number of records that you ve sold, it s about the quality of your music. Take a band like Dakota for instance, a group that registered barely a blip when they were active but have gone on to accumulate a mountain of praise that belies slender sales figures. Formed by the duo of Jerry Hludzik and Bill Kelly - both former members of early seventies rock act the Buoys who scored a huge million seller with the hit single Timothy - they signed a production deal with Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine and recorded an album for Epic Records as the Jerry-Kelly Band before switching to the Columbia label, this time going under the rather rockier handle of Dakota. Previously the band had operated with a more refined style but this time around they came out all guns blazing, sporting an AOR coat of armour and brandishing a much heavier, almost quasi pomp rock sound that invited comparison to the likes of Toto, Le Roux, Trillion and Styx. That they were great songwriters was an added bonus, making tracks such as If It Takes All Night , Crazy Love and Restless sound like hit singles in the making; a truly superlative slice of period perfect AOR.

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By Simon D. Jones on 18 Jan. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Another issue from James Plummer's illicit Radioactive Records.

Alas Amazon's track listing is incorrect.

Issued in 1976 this has 8 tracks:
1. Lovely Lady
2. Lonely Wind
3. Walkin' The Dog
4. Hey Boy
5. Roll
6. I've Been Told Before
7. Back to the Country
8. Dakota Jim

Of these 1,2, and 4 are the better of the bunch. Originally released on the infamous Tiger Lily label, the self-titled album by the melodic country-rock outfit Dakota is one of the most charming of '70s West Coast style albums. Wait a second, 'infamous' Tiger Lily label? Well, so they say, Tiger Lily was a tax scam label run by the head of Roulette, Morris Levy. Whatever the rumour, the label had taste including this hitherto overlooked gem. Reflective songs dominate, each one short and bittersweet. There's a hint of Neil Young, particularly in the vocals, but these guys can really play too. Whether tugging at the ol' heartstrings or setting those toes a-tapping, Dakota will take you on a West Coast ride worth remembering, and you can almost smell the jasmine in the air.
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By Mark Jones on 18 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Lets cut to the chase. Dakotas first album is a mix of the excellently produced soaring harmonics of Bostons first two albums and Styx more AOR moments and was released in 1980. If that floats your boat you will enjoy this.
You also might want to consider buying this from a market place seller on the itsaboutmusic.com reissue label, its a bit cheaper than Rockcandys effort and sounds just as good.
Rockcandy are releasing some interesting stuff but do not give value for money. Its difficult to see how they can justify charging so much for rocks back pages when BGO can reissue two and three album packages for less than the price of a single Rock Candy cd, and they are 24 bit remastered with extensive essays previously unseen pictures and oh yer a slipcase. Difference is they dont' make a song and dance about it.
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Format: Audio CD
The other review Amazon have posted on the uk website is for a completely different album. This Dakota Specialise in Melodic hard rock / AOR. I picked this up a couple of years ago on the Renaissance label,it briefly went up in price and has now reappeared on a side label of Renaissance, itsaboutmusic.com. The sound quality is excellent, originally coming out in 1980 the closest comparison i can come up with is the classic sound of Bostons first two albums with a hint of Styx's more AOR moments.
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Dakota 23 Dec. 2010
By Rochman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
How these guys never made it huge is beyond me . Their first 2 albums are just classic with not a bad song on either. If you like good driving melodic rock these guys were the best. Saw them a few times back in the 70's . This album or the Jerry Kelly Band album are great.
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DAKOTA 2 Feb. 2010
By Marypat Martarano - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
as former members of the Buoys they just keep getting better as time goes on u need to add more CDs from this group this CD is better than the Buoys CD also brings back found memories
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