Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Tony Orlando, Dawn|
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Dwight M. (Dewey) from RUTLAND, MA
Reviewed on 1/12/2007...
Used for DJing. Great if you like T. Orlando. Lots of music!
I really liked it!
Kurt A. Johnson | North-Central Illinois, USA | 12/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1970, a new singing group burst onto the American music scene, an interracial trio of Tony Orland, Telma Louise Hopkins and Joyce Vincent-Wilson. A studio creation, this trio took off with three #1 singles - Knock Three Times, Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree, and He Can't Love You Like I Love You - and even starred in their own television variety show on CBS (from 1974-76). Singing a combination of doo-wop, street Latin, and bubblegum pop, Tony Orlando & Dawn made their mark on American culture, with yellow ribbons still appearing to this day as statements of solidarity with those who are far away.
OK, let's get down to brass tacks. Tony Orlando & Dawn produced some great, bouncy little tunes that still sound really good today. Though they are sometimes dismissed as musical lightweights, they were a part of the glitzy 1970s, made-for-television music scene, but they did succeed in standing out by producing some really interesting sounds.
I got this CD purely for nostalgic reasons, but I must say that it is good beyond that. If you like good singing, with that glitzy 70s sound, then this is the album for you. I really liked it, and think that you will too!
So close to five stars but...
Zub | Forks Twp., PA | 02/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The music of Dawn with Tony Orlando, derided by the critics and at times dismissed even by Orlando himself, wound up being some of the most engaging pop to come out of the 70s. Beyond its massive musical appeal, their world-wide multi-million selling "Tie A Yellow Ribbon..." spawned a whole new cultural symbol in the form of yellow ribbons. Even if no musical barriers were broken here, the clever blending of Brill Building-style pop, vaudeville and Motown with polished performances makes these feel-good tunes totally fun listening. This compilation brings together seventeen of their charted singles with one album cut thrown in. Though titled "The Definitive Collection", the rub here is that two of their Electra singles have been left off. This is both a bit surprising and annoying in that other Electra sides were cross-licensed for this piece. Grabbing those two additional singles would have truly justified the title. Beyond that shortfall, this piece still remains the best collection to date. Sound production is excellent with the work having been done by Bob Irwin of Sundazed Music. Completing the set is a 12-page liner notes booklet with pics and an excellent recap of the group's musical life. So close to being perfect... still highly recommended."