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Doo Wop Heaven!
on 17 October 2006
In 1977 fro my 12th christmas, mum and dad bought me my first stereo, an alba cassette radio. They also bought me my first album - The Amazing darts, on cassette. needless to say it got played to death, and became a firm favourite. Years later, with a collection of cassettes, vinyl and CD albums in the thousands, it is still a favourite album. but alas, the tape finally bit the dust and I was left with nothing. Then came the darts CD 'the platinum collection'. Fantastic to finally be able to hear darts again, but unfortunately the compilation contained only half of the 20 tracks I wanted.
Now, at last, with the release of this double CD, I finally have all the tracks I loved so much, plus a whole heap of extra material to listen too. Pure heaven. Darts have to be one of the very best bands of any era. Tremendous fun to listen to, but musically brilliant too. With classic and self penned tracks of pure doo wop, rock & roll, & boogie woogie. Superb musicianship, tight harmonies, and above all a sense that they really loved doing what they did. I wish today's pop music had half the sense of enjoyment and less of it's own sense of self importance. If you can listen to this without tapping your toes or singing along, you must have been lobotomised! Buy this, you will not be disappointed.