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Power Pop 2
Genres: Pop, Rock
1996 release on R.P.M. featuring the third & fourth album byEric Carmen's early '70s power pop group together on one CD,1973's 'Side 3' and 1974's 'Starting Over'. Each was originally released on Capitol. 20 tracks total, ... more »
1996 release on R.P.M. featuring the third & fourth album byEric Carmen's early '70s power pop group together on one CD,1973's 'Side 3' and 1974's 'Starting Over'. Each was originally released on Capitol. 20 tracks total, including the top 20 hit 'Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)', plus 'Tonight' and 'I'm A Rocker'.
Side 3 / Starting Over
Glen S. Williams | Orlando, Florida United States | 01/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A compilation of the third and fourth Raspberries releases. Unfortunately the fourth release "Starting Over" was considered the 1974 record of the year at the same time the band disbanded. As with the prior release you are entertained with 19 tracks of RASPBERRIES greatness. The production greatness of Overnight Sensation(Hit Record) even in 1974 is unsurpassed to date! The Smile, Jimmy Ienner produced all their efforts as well as the early Stevie Nicks. He was THE GAME. Thank for stemming the British Invasion and keeping Gator Growl 1973 in check."
Long live the two-fer!
William J. Eichelberger | Ft. Thomas, KY | 05/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second in a two disc set, this killer collection houses the last two albums in the Raspberries all too brief career, Side 3 and Starting Over. I can't say that there aren't moments on this disc that don't come up to the level of the rest, Should I Wait and Money Down being the two that come to mind, but the inclusion of Tonight, Ecstacy, Overnight Sensation, I Don't Know What I Want, and Starting Over on one disc washes over any weak moments that the band might encounter. This is a great way to own the Raspberries albums on cd if you don't happen to live in Japan where they apparently have a greater appreciation for fine music. (It's the only explanation I can think of.)"
Cleveland's Answer to The Beatles
bob | 01/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, not quite. But the Raspberries produced some great "power pop" back in the early to mid-seventies as this CD attests to. With "Tonight" Eric Carmen shows that he could rock with the best of 'em as well as stretching his songwriting chops on "Overnight Sensation" (Hit Record). Never understood the lack of chart success for this band but this disc is definitely enjoyable. In compilations such as this, which compiles the Raspberries third and fourth albums, you can always depend on the hits to enjoy, but it's finding those precious nuggets that make this disc all the more enjoyable such as "All Through The Night" and "Making It Easy". If you enjoy the Raspberries or power pop for that matter this CD will not disappoint you. Great liner notes too. A lost art in these days of slim line packaging."