For Hallmark you should normally see in the small print that 'all solo tracks are by the original artists' - that DONT mean to say that they are the "original recordings though y`all! Even worse, Hallmark does normally say that tracks by 'groups may not contain more than 1 of the original members' - now in a true case involving 'Mott The Hoople', the 'original' member happened to be a guy who was a 'session musician' who played harmonica or summat on just "1 track only"! Also Ian Hunter [Mott`s lead singer] also said that MTH never even recorded half the songs on this particular compilation!!! Can it get worse......Yup! Though mainly on the Soul side y`all; the 'labels' 'Pegasus' & 'Prism' dont let you know that the tracks are ven re-recorded at all! You just find out when you get home & sit down for, what you think might be a good old music session! On the 'Northern' Soul side watch out for anything produced by the once excellent D.J. Ian Levine. He gets ex-Motown, Northern stars way past their prime [or used to..] to re-record their hits to his drum & bass rubbish mainly on his own 'Motor City' label & its absolutely Awful guys!!! [I feel I must add here that a small percentage of people who have followed some of these stars all their life will still like them under Levine - thats devotion I suppose - but we`re not talkin Diana Ross y`all!] So watch out for the cheapies & always keep your receipt: HALLMARK/K-TEL/PEGASUS/PRISM/MOTOR CITY OR ANYTHING PRODUCED BY IAN LEVINE ON THE SOUL-SIDE! Take Care Y`All......
This album was very disappointing.It is sung by a band who do no justice to such iconic music.I would rate this as a poor purchase on my part!!!! I really cant rate this album poorly enough, and wish i had never bought it! This music should be left to the original masters such as Madness and the Specials.
This has got to be the worst ska and reggae cd i have ever had the misfortune to buy! right from the start you can tell what a load of rubbish this is and it does'nt get any better as the songs go on ! so do yourself a favor and DONT BUY THIS !
I can understand people being disappointed that these are not original recordings, but it is pretty clear on the cover. Plus it's on Hallmark, and less than  quid at the time of writing. 'The Moonstompers' is written across the top of the artwork, and it also says 'Moonstompers -(Artist)' in the text. Couldn't be much clearer really.....!