Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Golden Rock Hits of Chuck Berry
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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Don't Get Misled!!
Michael | Austin, TX United States | 08/19/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"On the surface this would appear to be a nice compilation of key Chuck Berry hits. WRONG! It is a collection of his hits, re-recorded by Berry in 1967. Why is beyond me. If you are a Chuck Berry oficionado (sp?) then you would probably find this interesting -- alternative covers of his own songs. But if you're looking for a compilation of the originals, this isn't it. Really makes me angry that it does not say this anywhere on the cover."
Fairly good recuts
Michael | 01/17/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"And at the forefront of the "entertainment value" versus "artistic integrity" debate, we have this deceptive, pointless, worthless, surprisingly entertaining piece of decent garbage. Chuck Berry re-records his biggest hits, hoping that you won't notice it's been 10 years since he wrote them. Whee. How many other people have bought this, expecting the original radio classics? What exactly is the record company's motivation for keeping this on the market 34 years after it stopped being a momentary novelty? Maybe if this were a live record, I wouldn't hate it so much - like I said, this is a very entertaining album full of classic songs, clearly delivered and crisply recorded. However, the fact that there's no indication on the cover that these are re-recordings makes my blood boil. If you're interested, Chuck lets out about two cool guitar solos; there's a mindbending bassline on "Rock And Roll Music," and the electrified instruments would be a nice addition if they weren't the album's only nod to the past 10 years of musical innovation. There's one new song, "Club Nitty Gritty", and it's as fun as everything else, if a bit more forgettable. Chuck Berry tries to make money without being creative at all - hell, if that were an acceptable practice, I certainly wouldn't be here writing these bitter reviews."
Don't buy this!
Mikey Scars | Maryland | 05/19/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this with no idea that these were re-recordings. Why was this ever recorded and produced?"