Mny of the '50s originators struggled to stay afloat on the charts, though they still were a sensation on the concert circuit. Many, many great hits were lost by artists like Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard.
By 1966, the Everlys were considered "Regional" as far as the Charts went.
And that year, this good album was issued, collecting alot of those kinds of things which begged for reconsideration. At least fiur of them are here: the opener, "Leave My Girl Alone", with a foretaste of "The Inner Light" by The Beatles; "(You've Got) The Power Of Love", well, maybe not Top 40 material, but a solid "listener"; we have a huge overseas hit included, the highlight of the album, "The Price Of Love", a storming 4/4 country rocker, which in a way relates to Ike and Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High" - a monster in the U.K., but a minor hit back home. Hearing these numbers and then checking the Billboard or CashBox charts will lend to reflection on the vagaries of the Music Industry. Great songs by great artists in a contemprary, commercial setting and.....nothing!
"The Price Of Love" has perhaps more resonance for England even today, as the Everlys opened their "Comeback" shows for years with this item, which this Reviewer feels may have inspired Elvis Costello to write "Pump It Up" (the rhythm).
"It Only Costs A Dime" is another Don & Phil composition, an exquisite finale tune.