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This review is from: David Gates (The Early Years 1962-1967) (Audio CD)
Just to make clear that this review is for the cd and not the MP3 edition. This is a great cd (73.03mins.) of David Gates early work from 1962 to 67 from 'Rare Rockin' Records'. It comes with a fantastic 32 page colour booklet that has a wealth of pics and label scans along with track by track information. Overall, the sound quality is good - with most tracks taken from the master tapes and some tracks from disc dubs (one or two have a little distortion and sound slightly shallow). Most tracks are in mono and 6 are in stereo (Tracks - 2,3,13,16,29 & 32 are Stereo). As for the quality of music, this never really dips below 7/10 - most are very good with more than a handful of excellent tracks like 'If you ever need me' by Margaret Mandolph, 'I think i'm gonna cry' by Gail Ganley and 'Tell him' by Suzy Wallis. There is no real filler, there's even an unreleased demo by David 'You'll be needin' me'. Great compilation, recommended. 4.5 stars would be more accurate.