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A great band's less than stellar effort
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This CD sounds as if the group were simply singing over canned tracks. "Don't Walk Away Rene"'s ringing and fabulous vocals are grounded hopelessly in synth sounds and passionless tracks. From a band that once had some of the best songwriters in the business, there isn't one original song on this album and while there are some good songs, it is uneven at best. I would hope the group will remember their former artistry and make a strong statement on their next recording, rather than simply settling for riding on past glories. Hey, perhaps they just need some of the old guys back - like Terry Kirkman and Jules Alexander. There's still time for another triumph. This isn't it!"
A Whole Lot Less
bp104 | 04/11/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately, if you're looking for the classic '60s group, it is sadly nowhere to be found here. Slick, schlocky production (keyboards & drum machines) and mostly substandard material are all that remains with the group (featuring original members Russ Giguere & Larry Ramos) being reduced to an Up With People type vocal-only outfit. However pretty the performances might be, when compared to the former stature of what used to be The Association, there's not enough here that warrants anyone's time. Buy the original albums instead, available as imports."
A Little Bit More
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just heard this and think it is GREAAAAT! The trademark Association harmony is alive and well in this CD. It is sooooooo nice to see old groups trying new things and not cashing in on their laurels doing the same old stuff. KUDOS to the guys for redoing some of the old favorites! There are some great love songs on this CD, just FAB!"