on 20 March 2007
This Cd plays like a dream. Surf, soul, protest songs and pop nestle side by side to create a 75 minute wonder of American hits from years gone by.
The ever impressive Van Morrison's 'Brown eyed Girl' leads onto gems such as The Left Banke's much loved and often covered 'Walk Away Renee', The gorgeous Shangri-la's finger clickin' melody 'Walkin' in the Sand' evokes the sound of the sixties perfectly. Whilst Bob Lind's 'Elusive Butterfly' is at once whimsical and over earnest but sits alongside the other tunes as a wonderful reminder of pop from a golden age.
This CD makes you wish that you were driving around California in a convertible during the late sixties. And you can just about summon the feeling purely from the music, even if you live in Surrey and have never been there!
A jukebox joy.