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Great Sound Quality and True Stereo
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a compilation of Patty Duke's short lived singing career. All songs are in true stereo except for the three "theme" songs. The back of the CD states "Mastered from the original 4-track master session tapes, except tracks 1,13,14". The last track (15) is three minutes of studio chatter while Patty practices the intro to "Don't Just Stand There". Tempo of these songs is ballad to slow rock. "Everything But Love" was the flipside to the original 45 of "Don't Just Stand There" and is my favorite."
Spunky TV pop with lots of personality...
jon sieruga | Redlands, CA USA | 11/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"All the other posters here wrote some entertaining things (I even enjoyed the negative posts, for this kind of disc truly warrants a mixed reaction!). The truth is, much of Patty Duke's musical output is quite wonderful. She didn't have a voice, true, but she had spunk and verve, personality and a tomboyish sparkle that is unmistakable in her recordings. The best song here, "Everything But Love", was a B-side but is incredibly well done. The bonus track, "Patty in the Studio", is also terrific, displaying some of the in-studio chaos in trying to get a Patty Duke record in the can. The pop songs here are mild, but enjoyable, effervescent fun. Nothing but NOTHING is taken from Patty's self-recorded "Valley of The Dolls" album--I agree that it's pretty bad, her voice wavers all over the place--but I was so happy when I finally found that album that I didn't care. What is missing is "Tell Me Mama" from Patty's TV show (a super song) and Patty's song from "The Daydreamer", a Rankin/Bass cartoon feature which featured a nice vocal from Duke (although steeped heavily in Over-Dubsville). This compilation is well worth having for P.D. fans or '60's nostalgia buffs; one listen and you'll know which one you are.
Patty Duke fans will be delighted!!!! She's one of a kind!
Jacob Brasser | 04/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For most of us, to be a Patty Duke fan means to have discovered her indomitable spirit when she was just a teenager in the movies THE MIRACLE WORKER and BILLIE and on TV in her own show. When she sang in BILLIE or on the LPs she released on United Artists, we responded to her spirit. She doesn't have an amazing singing voice. It doesn't matter. She has always attacked everything put before her with the utmost enthusiasm and it is evident here. Here are her "hits", a few "misses" and a rare opportunity to hear Patty in the studio trying to make sense out of what she was being asked to do. So, I give her recording 5 stars for her courage, her spirit, and her willingness to satisfy those of us who couldn't get enough of her and wanted anything the studios would give us. The songs are enjoyable, too!!! To this day, if Patty Duke's in it - I'm there. If that's you too- you MUST have this recording!"