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5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds from the Deep
This is the first of a 2 volume comp of White Whale recordings mainly obscurities which never saw the light of day in the U K.
Though the Turtles were the biggest hitmakers they are not included for the simple reason that there's plenty of Turtles material elsewhere.
Their other big hitmakers were Nino & April.
There's plenty of surprises here-Lyme & Cybele...
Published on 28 Feb. 2011 by Richard

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3.0 out of 5 stars No Turtles?
White Whale is one of those record labels you may have heard of because of one artist - they had huge successes with hits put out by the misunderstood Turtles.
As I have really enjoyed exploring their back catalogue, which is full of surprises, escpecially the Turtle Soup LP, I had hoped that this new compiliation would unearth some other psych-pop gems. I'm not sure...
Published on 25 Mar. 2004


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3.0 out of 5 stars No Turtles?, 25 Mar. 2004
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This review is from: In The Garden: The White Whale Story (Audio CD)
White Whale is one of those record labels you may have heard of because of one artist - they had huge successes with hits put out by the misunderstood Turtles.
As I have really enjoyed exploring their back catalogue, which is full of surprises, escpecially the Turtle Soup LP, I had hoped that this new compiliation would unearth some other psych-pop gems. I'm not sure it has.
There are many artists following similar blue-prints; gentle harmonies, electric folk-rock and lush arrangements, but this album features too many sacharine sweet sentiments and not enough moments to grab you by the goolies. The first track is catchy, but some of the others just sound dated, and you wonder who was giving these the green light.
Fans of true soft-pop will no doubt lap this up - Jimmy Webb, Carpenters etc, but don't expect too many Happy Togethers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds from the Deep, 28 Feb. 2011
This review is from: In The Garden: The White Whale Story (Audio CD)
This is the first of a 2 volume comp of White Whale recordings mainly obscurities which never saw the light of day in the U K.
Though the Turtles were the biggest hitmakers they are not included for the simple reason that there's plenty of Turtles material elsewhere.
Their other big hitmakers were Nino & April.
There's plenty of surprises here-Lyme & Cybele included an early Warren Zevon and the Freddie Allen version of We've Only Just Begun is actually the original of the song made famous by the Carpenters, and some of the first songs written by Paul Williams,Roger Nicholls and Randy Newman
There's a nice fold out booklet crammed with info included on both volumes
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