tisdag 29 november 2016


Very rewarding collection of cuts recorded 1965-67, some of them rare as they appear here. "So Goes Love" and "Is It Any Wonder" previously unreleased. "You Know What I Mean", "Outside Chance", "Can I Get To Know You Better" and "Grim Reaper Of Love" formerly 45 only, the rest album tracks. As far as I know this was the only sixties compilation from the band and also the only one where you can get some of those original mono mixes on a reasonably early album. It shows they were a lot more than just "Happy Together". About every song has something special, but if I have to chose favorites - "It Aint Me Babe" (killer cover I much rather listen to than the original), "Can I Get To Know You Better" and "She'd Rather Be With Me" (top pop songs with true sticking power). I've seen people complaining about the audio on this mono, but I don't get that at all. Maybe not totally up there with the singles or original mono albums, but for me who don't have time and money to hunt down everyone of those it is a very welcome shortcut providing quite enjoyable listening. Also as stereo (WWS 7115). To my knowledge only released in US and Canada (same label, number and cover) and never reissued on vinyl or CD. Premiere US had blue label as shown here (later greyish) and glossy cover. (YZÄ*) (ÖXCÅ*)

2 kommentarer:

  1. I agree with you that this is a fine compilation album. I believe The Turtles are an under appreciated band. I was lucky to find a nice copy not long after reading your post for only $.99 US. I found quality to be as good as any of the other Turtles mono LP's I own. A fun listen anytime.

  2. Congratulations to Your find. I do agree they're not appreciated enough today. Honest, positive and catchy pop designed to make you feel good. Can never be too much of that.