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5.0 out of 5 stars Star Studded,
This review is from: Once Upon A Star (Audio CD)When this was released in 1975 The Rollers were at the top of their game and i'm pretty sure that their first album was still selling and high up in the charts. There is only one hit on this album but they could have released at least half a dozen of the tracks as singles, which is exactly what would would happen today. Anyway this album is a step up from 'Rollin' which was another 5 star album.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bright 70s Pop,
This review is from: Once Upon A Star (Audio CD)I had this album on a pre-recorded cassette back in 1975 when it was first released. The Rollers were at their peak back then and the tracks on this album captured their raw energy and captivated their fans. Stand-out tracks on this album include "Bye Bye Baby" (a #1 smash single), "Let's Go", "Keep On Dancing", "My Teenage Heart" and "Rock And Roll Honeymoon". These songs in particular present what the Rollers were all about at this point in their career - good time, let's have fun, boppy pop. At the same time, the recording demonstrates that the guys were seriously good musicians and could write credible music.
The bonus tracks also make this collection worthwhile. "All Of Me Loves All Of You" was a huge hit for the Rollers in '74 that never appeared on an album. It's also extremely interesting to hear their rendition of "The Bump" which was later a huge hit for the band Kenny; and the earlier "hit" 1971 version of "Keep On Dancing" with the Roller's original lead singer.
I'm sure die-hard Roller fans will have already purchased this CD. For anyone else curious enough to know what the fuss about the Rollers was (is?) all about, "Once Upon A Star" with these bonus tracks is an excellent starting point. Buy it!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roll On, Boys,
This review is from: Once Upon A Star (Audio CD)U.S. audiences hadn't heard of the BCR until "Saturday Night" was released as a single late in 1975. They appeared via satellite from the U.K. on a live TV show announcing they would be in the U.S. the next week. After that it was fan-demonium! When they arrived in New York it turned into a riot. Rollermania hit the U.S. like a tsunami, leaving all other teen-idols in their wake. Once Upon A Star is by far their greatest achievement, and still holds up today. Pure pop at it's simplest and finest. Not a clinker in the bunch.
5.0 out of 5 stars Cd,
This review is from: Once Upon A Star (Audio CD)It was great to listen to these songs again and it sounds great. Arrived in great condition with disc and case intact.
i love it.
5.0 out of 5 stars once upon a star,
This review is from: Once Upon A Star (Audio CD)the wife loved this CD. It brought back good memories. One of my better purchases and well recommended to others
5.0 out of 5 stars cd,
This review is from: Once Upon A Star (Audio CD)Good old cd. Well worth the money. Will buy again as the need arises. Not many places you can get all the old cd's
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once upon a star,
This review is from: Once Upon A Star (Audio CD)This album is a must for all Rollers fans everywhere, if you feel a little bit shy about playing the CD after all these years do it in the privacy of your car and step back several decades to when the Rollers ruled the charts.
I prefer Rollin but this album is only just behind it in the stakes of entertainment value....... bet you sing along with it if you buy it.....I do.
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