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|Jan & Dean|
Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin / Ride Wild Surf
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
An assortment of covers and enjoyable novelty tracks makes this One Way release from Jan & Dean (the first from 1963, the second from 1964) a solid entry in the label's continuing program to reissue various surf LPs. Th... more »
An assortment of covers and enjoyable novelty tracks makes this One Way release from Jan & Dean (the first from 1963, the second from 1964) a solid entry in the label's continuing program to reissue various surf LPs. The first includes versions of the Beach Boys' 'Surfin'' and 'Surfin' Safari' plus covers of 'Walk Like a Man' and 'Rhythm of the Rain'. The second is less impressive, almost completely dominated by surf-and-sun tracks (plus 'Sidewalk Surfin').
Reissue of Two LP's
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As the picture above shows, this CD is a reissue of two Jan & Dean LP's from the mid sixties. It's nice to have J & D's songs reissued as complete albums rather than the usual "best of" stuff. The CD label is "One Way Records". I've never heard of them. The address is New York, so it does not appear to be an import. The sound quality is as good as any Jan & Dean reissue I've ever heard, and I've heard a lot of them. Almost all songs are in flawless true stereo. Only track 18 is in simulated stereo, but also appeared that way on the original LP. Oh yea, the bonus track is also in simulated stereo, but hey, that wasn't part of the original LP's anyway. Also, the stereo is in the original "Visual Sound Stereo" as originally heard on the Liberty LP's. "Visual Sound Stereo" typically meant the main vocal was heard on one channel only instead of the middle as is typical today. Jan & Dean LP's were well known for this type of stereo mixing. And a thank you to One Way Records for not trying to remix the stereo. This is how they sounded on the original LP's and that's the way it should be kept, end of debate."
A "Must Have!"
Derek Blaustein | Parsippany, NJ United States | 02/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Jan & Dean fan, you really must have this CD. "Take Linda Surfin" for those who have never heard it, is a very interesting album. There are many styles of music within it. A little bit of surf music, folk music, doo-wop, and other cool stuff, all together on one great album. Of course, the classic hit "Linda" is included, which I think is an awesome record! "Ride the Wild Surf" is also a great album! In this album, Jan & Dean give us what they are known best for... The Surf Sound. All the songs are surf songs. "Ride the Wild Surf" and "Sidewalk Surfin" are the big hits from the album, but all the songs are great surf recordings!"
AN EXCELLENT JAN AND DEAN DOUBLE ALBUM.GOOD SOUND AND FUN.
stewart L | flushing ,ny | 11/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THIS ANOTHER JAN AND DEAN DOUBLE ALBUM,WITH EXCELLENT SOUND MASTERING.I HAVE PLAYED THIS ALBUM MANY TIMES,AND NEVER TIRE OF IT. I OWN AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DISC."