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Enchanted: Best of
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Enchanted: Best of
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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Heaven knows how many Platters best-of compilations have hit the racks through the years, though the sum no doubt falls far below the total number of singers who've performed under the Platters banner. (At one point there ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Platters
Title: Enchanted: Best of
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 7/14/1998
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227532628

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Heaven knows how many Platters best-of compilations have hit the racks through the years, though the sum no doubt falls far below the total number of singers who've performed under the Platters banner. (At one point there were something like 125 sanctioned versions of the vocal group playing parties and conventions.) That said, this 20-song collection does a fine job of covering the group's 1955 through 1967 prime. They're all here: "Only You," the quintet's biggest hit; "My Prayer," the ultimate get-to-third-base make-out tune; and the doo-wop cover of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." With tenor Tony Williams's soaring tenor accented by rich four-part harmonies, the Platters will forever represent '50s ballad singing at its purest and prettiest. --Steven Stolder

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The Real, Original, Platters
Steve Guardala | 04/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the Platters original group that I have heard since I was 10 years old. This is the music you will hear from those oldies' radio broadcasts. I'm going to buy two more of the same ENCHANTED CDs. One for the car and one to give to my father as a gift to replace the old record we wore out long ago."
The Platters - Enchanted
06/19/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Disappointed in this recording....A cassette of the Platters "greatest hits" that I have had for some time is much better in the quality and tonality of the music recorded...On this CD several of the original recordings did not include the opening bars to some of the numbers...."
Eternally Smooth.
Steve Guardala | ????? | 01/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For me the Platters were the best of the 1950's. The fine lyrics & smooth music were delivered with a caressing chorus. "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, My Prayer, Only You, Twilight Time, & The Magic Touch are among the five most beautiful & timeless songs ever produced in the English language. Fine sound quality, good photos, & liner notes. The only flaw is that I wish they had included a few more tunes. This type of music has stood the test of time."