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Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock


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All Artists: Easybeats
Title: Friends
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Repertoire
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 11/14/2002
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Style: British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

CD Reviews

The hint of things to come
Randall E. Adams | Los Angeles, CA United States | 02/15/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The Easybeats were such a fantastic group it is hard to believe that they left the music world with such a whimper. Aside from a few good tracks ("St. Louis," "Can't Find Love" and "Watching the World (Go By)") and the absolutely great "Rock n Roll Boogie," the material on this 1969 album is half-baked and usually half-finished. Some of the tracks, like the loungish "I Love Marie," just make me wince. However, the album is an interesting pointer to Vanda/Young's next phase, their boogie/soul alter ego Marcus Hook Roll Band. Still, I can't help wondering whether the group even authorized this release.This release is rescued by the 11 additional tracks. Some of them are unnecessary alternative versions of "Good Friday" tracks but many of them are great Central Sound songwriting demos. They put the whole of "Friends" to shame. These additional tracks are the reason to buy this CD."