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Long Distance Voyager | Hong Kong, China | 02/24/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I rated this CD with 3 stars because it missed out some great songs, like 'My first day alone', another great song besides 'Rhythm of the rain' which is composed by Chandler-McKendry (same composing team as 'Last leaf') and 'Dreaming', same one as recorded by Johnny Burnette, but better. I wish record companies should do more research in the reissue of back catalogue of the 50's & 60's as they always missed out some great stuff. Now the only way to have "My first day alone" and "Dreaming" is from the "Collectable" 2004 release of "Rhythm of the Rain" CD. Together with this "Taragon" CD , you almost have all the songs that the Cascades had recorded. (Updated Jan, 2008)"
One Hit Wonders? I Think Not!
CatGuy | Winnipeg, Manitoba | 03/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had always loved "Rhythm of the Rain", and later I got to know "The Last Leaf", but I didn't know whether the Cascades had ever done anything else. On principle, though, I spent years looking for a Cascades album because I felt that I owed it to any group that had produced such a classic song to listen to anything else they had done. Lo and behold, one day I was systematically going through the entire store at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and there it was. I would have been pleased even if the "new" songs had been mediocre, but at least half a dozen of them are right up there with "Rhythm of the Rain" itself. There are a few songs which I don't consider quite as good, but if you like this kind of music you're sure to find some new favourites on this disc. The only thing that would have made this collection better would have been liner notes written by an outsider, rather than by John Gummoe himself, since he comes across as a little full of himself. Then again, anyone who wrote and performed such classic songs is entitled to some self-esteem."
CatGuy | 03/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you liked Rhythm of the Rain, you will like this entire CD. I was fully prepared to find that the rest of the songs were nowhere near as good, but I liked that one so much I was willing to chance it. I'm very happy I did. The quality of many of the other cuts was a revelation. This group truly deserved more recognition."