2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 June 2012
I quote: "Please, note these tracks have been re-recorded by the original artist or one or more members of the original group, except the tracks* which are the original recordings". Now you know why it is cheap! Amazon, you should clearly state this warning!
The original recordings are ONLY, on CD1: 3. Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl; on CD2: 2. Tequila - Ace Cannon, 7. I Remember (Walking In The Sand) - The Shangri-Las, 8. Beach Baby - The Regents, and 15. The Heat Is On - Gloria Gaynor. So, ONLY 5 ORIGINALS! Okay, a couple are rare tracks; so, maybe, the package is worth buying for some of them? (And the original versions of many of the other tracks can easily be found on other inexpensive CD collections available on Amazon.) Nevertheless, hardly an "Essential Collection", unless you and your guests have 'cloth ears'! Perilously close to misrepresentation, in my opinion. Could do MUCH better.