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Time & Charges / Portraits
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 10 February 2016
CONTENT:

“Time & Charges/Portraits” by the Buckinghams, released by Sundazed Records from US in 1999, contains two popular charted albums. I have compiled a detailed song listing (including album and singles label & number, chart position, debut date, plus personal comments)(BB200=Billboard Album Chart; BB=Billboard Hot 100; CB=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW=Record World Singles Chart):

LP “TIME & CHARGES” (Columbia CS 9469)(BB200 58/1967):
01 DON’T YOU CARE (Columbia 4-44053)(a-side)(BB 6/1967; CB 6/1967; RW 5/1967)(February 1967)
02 PITIED BE THE DRAGON HUNTER
03 AND OUR LOVE (Columbia 4-44254)(b-side, August 1967)
04 WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME (Columbia 4-44053)(b-side, February 1967)
05 YOU ARE GONE (Columbia 4-44182)(b-side, May 1967)
06 I’LL BE BACK
07 MERCY, MERCY, MERCY (Columbia 4-44182)(a-side)(BB 5/1967; CB 5/1967; RW 7/1967)(May 1967)
08 REMEMBER
09 THE MARRIED LIFE
10 FOREIGN POLICY (Columbia 4-44378)(b-side, November 1967)
LP “PORTRAITS” (Columbia CS 9598)(BB200 53/1968):
11 C’MON HOME
12 I LOVE ALL OF THE GIRLS
13 WE JUST KNOW
14 WE JUST KNOW (Reprise)
15 INSIDE LOOKING OUT
16 HEY BABY (THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG)(Columbia 4-44254)(a-side)(BB 12/1967; CB 5/1967; RW 9/1967)(August 1967)
17 SUSAN (Columbia 4-44378)(a-side)(BB 11/1967; CB 7/1967; RW 6/1967)(November 1967)
18 THE MAIL
19 BIG BUSINESS ADVISOR
20 HAVE YOU NOTICED YOU’RE ALIVE
21 HAVE YOU NOTICE YOU’RE ALIVE (Reprise)
22 JUST BECAUSE I’VE FALLEN DOWN
23 ANY PLACE IN HERE
24 ANY PLACE IN HERE (Reprise)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 If you are collecting Buckinghams’ albums, these two albums are making their CD debut. There are many hit singles.
2 The sound is very well remastered.
3 There is an 8-page booklet, containing an informative essay by Bill Dahl, plus many picture sleeves. Label & number are included.

NEGATIVE POINT:

1 There are no bonus tracks.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

The Buckinghams is a rock band from Chicago, Illinois, consisting of Dennis Tufano (vocals), Carl Giammarese (guitar), Dennis Miccoli (keyboards), Nick Fortuna (bass) and John Poulos (drums; died of overdose in 1980). Martin Grebb replaced Miccoli in 1967. Tufano and Giammarese recorded as a duo in 1973. The Buckinghams is still actively touring now. If you are interested in more details, they have a fabulous website.

Unfortunately, the other albums by the Buckinghams are either very expensive (“In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow” and “Terra Firma”) or not available (“A Matter of Time”). I hope someday An Album Collection is released. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy these two wonderful albums.
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on 3 October 2014
A very good Group. A bit like The Cowsills and The Happenings
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on 7 June 2014
I chose to buy cos I like the songs hey baby they're playing our song and Susan very much. I thought the other songs should sound more or less the same but boy was I disappointed! The reviews were misleading. Also it's rather expensive, not worth buying. Sorry.
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