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The Partridge Family - Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock
It was a short run but a sweet one--for those, anyway, who could hear the real craft that went into David Cassidy's ghost vocals for his Keith Partridge character. Post-Monkees studio pop whose occasional lite-blue mood yo... more »
It was a short run but a sweet one--for those, anyway, who could hear the real craft that went into David Cassidy's ghost vocals for his Keith Partridge character. Post-Monkees studio pop whose occasional lite-blue mood you can take (or leave) just as seriously as you want to, this singles collection has its moments of real genius: not just "I Think I Love You" but also the mini-Spector "I Woke Up in Love This Morning," which recapitulates the theme. --Rickey Wright
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Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
"I think I love it, so what am I so afraid of? I think that I'm afraid of a song I love and there's no cure for...."
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We Can Do Better Than This
A. Russo | 11/27/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The Partridge Family albums contain some of the finest performances, compositions, and production the music industry has ever seen. Unfortunately, this compilation - like most compilations of Partridge Family music - do not do the material justice. It is a paradox that the songs from this band - which was basically a top 40 singles band - sound better on their respective albums than cut and pasted onto "best of" albums like this one.* Personally, I find the most puzzling aspect of this album is the inclusion of songs that David Cassidy did as a solo artist NOT under the Partridge Family banner. While the sound is similar, it is definitely NOT the same - and by golly David Cassidy was NOT the Partridge Family! Sorry girls! Further, the choice of songs is odd. These songs were not necessisarly the BEST songs from the PF albums, neither are they the best sellers. On an "up" note, the liner notes written by Danny Bonaduce are great fun. Do they make up for the rest of this disappointing album? In my opinion, no. Personally, I would encourage you to skip this album and simply purchase each of the PF albums. Start with "Sound Magazine" then to "Up To Date" then to "The Partridge Family Album". After that you can purchase the other albums in whatever order suits you. Just buy them all - you won't want to miss a one!This way you will end up a better PF music collection and, overall, with better music. Best regards - and have a nice day!/fwa* note this is actually the THIRD Partridge Family compilation ever done - the first two are out of print and were only released on vinyl."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tired, as he may have been, of being typecast as a teen idol, David Cassidy certainly has nothing to be ashamed of within this collection. Partridge Family devotees now pushing 40 will find revisiting these memories, on CD, not only entertaining, but also a true revelation in just how meticulously these songs were crafted and orchestrated; plus, you'll kick yourself for having been too young, back then, to really appreciate a 20-year-old David Cassidy's maturity of vocal phrasing. For the yet uninitiated, know that the elements that make pop music fun, exciting, or tender, are all here -- the bubbling enthusiasm of "I Think I Love You," the thrilling momentum of "I Woke Up in Love This Morning," the driving rhythm of "I Can Feel Your Heartbeat," the sensitivity of "Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque" and "I'll Meet You Halfway" -- each song in the collection reveals some gem of an idea. Not to be left uncredited are the stellar studio musicians and backup singers who helped to create the Partridge sound, as well as producer, Wes Farrell's, expert guidance. But, ultimately, it's Cassidy's star that shines here, and you need only listen to the few tracks that were developed without him (on the premier Partridge album, not on this disc) to recognize that he's the reason for the continued and growing interest in the Partridge catalog. Now, if only the label could develop a packaging concept that better represents the quality of the music!"