Well, it's a good album if you want to replace your old barely playable vinyl copy of "Groovin'" but .... Well, as a product it's all a bit lacklustre. For instance the intro to "A Girl Like You" is almost lost in a sea of tape hiss, I was able to fix it with software on my PC in just a couple of minutes, so why couldn't the combined technological resources of the mighty Time-Warner Corporation have done that?
11 tracks - at an average 3-ish minutes each - Wow! This CD must be about half full. Why could they not have provided the original Mono versions alongside the stereo versions? There's probably room on the disc and quite a few re-issued Vinyl albums on CD have that feature now
So, if you want to be reunited with their biggest hit (or any other of these tracks) then this may be okay, but dont expect too much in the quality or value department.
9/10 for the original music making - but 2/10 to the lazy music company.
I really enjoyed the C.D. and I have made constant plays already , the group had a very special sound at a time known as the summer of love. Their music is timeless and of course they are highly rated by their peers , as recent as 2001 the brilliant Paul Carrack covered Groovin` to some success and Dusty Springfield & David Cassidy covered How can I be sure at different periods. It is really good to have these songs on C.D. and not have to rely on rolling out the scratchy vinyl from almost 40 years ago.