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Many NOT Original Hits!!! Careful!
on 26 October 2013
Well, you can't always trust past experience. This "Pure 70's" 4 CD set looks like a a great compilation, AND it'S a Sony release. How can one go wrong? Well, the sound is really good...HOWEVER, many non-originals...and some (like Barry Manilow's "Mandy" ) are cut short! ( He doesn't get to croon that final "...and I need YOU!"..). A sad day and a sobering day to NOT be able to trust reliable pedigrees like Sony. In the past, all Sony products I've owned have been legit. Not this one! My advice? If you want Original hits, avoid ALL 4 CD sets in this "Pure" series. Ironic title, eh? At about 5£, it's enjoyable enough listening, that I may simply accept it for what it is...good sounding alternate takes. I marvel, though at how they manage to find so many "nearly right-on" versions...it seems that'd be harder than just using originals! Hey, some of the tracks do sound original (and I believe they are), and the others are good efforts to replicate the hits. Many casual listeners could reasonably be fooled. They are just a little "off". Don't purchase if you seek original hits.