Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
1995 One Way release, a 20 track compilation with all of their best for the Laurie label, including every chart hit! Contains the #2 smash 'Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron' & the top 20 'The Return Of The Red Baron', plus 'Airpla... more »
1995 One Way release, a 20 track compilation with all of their best for the Laurie label, including every chart hit! Contains the #2 smash 'Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron' & the top 20 'The Return Of The Red Baron', plus 'Airplane Song (My Airplane)', 'Wednesday', 'I Say Love', 'Snoopy For President', 'Baby Let's Wait' & the Yuletide hit 'Snoopy's Christmas'.
A shoddy and disappointing compilation at best.
David B. Minter | 11/21/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I waited a long time for a compilation of the Royal Guardsmen's work and, boy, was this a disappointment! All of the tracks from the Snoopy and His Friends LP are muddy sounding. Return of the Red Baron has an entire channel missing which cuts out all of the sound effects and the intro is chopped off. Snoopy for President has two words edited out of the opening line, making it sound like a record that skipped while it was playing! Also, the compilation is not exactly perfect either, as lame covers of sixties classics like I'm A Man (which the Guardsmen cannot do justice to) and So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star (which they do as an instrumental! ) are included over tracks like So Right (to be in love) and It Kinda Looks Like Christmas. Someone needs to do another compilation like this and make some improvements."
The only apparent greatest hits of the Guardsmen delivers!
David B. Minter | Kentucky | 03/25/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Remember that odd, little collection of songs about Snoopy, the Peanuts' dog? Yep, the Royal Guardsmen. And, this collection gathers those, naturally. But, thankfully, it showcases their airplane themed songs, as well as hitting a few other numbers that deserved being included. The Snoopy themed songs are back again to give a grin, like in the past. "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron," "The Return Of The Red Baron," "Snoopy For President," "The Smallest Astronaut," and "Snoopy's Christmas" are on here. Purists may want to take one note. And, it's this one note that prevented me from giving this CD 5 stars. One of the Snoopy cuts, "Snoopy For President," has its first line edited. The words "in 68" have apparently been removed because it's no longer 1968. An odd edit that destroys the meter of the first line somewhat. My only complaint at all with the collection. Two overlooked, for the most part, numbers are gratefully added. The nicely hopeful and uplifting ballad of the "Biplane Evermore," and "Mother, Where's Your Daughter?" The last one is a vast departure from what is expected of the Guardsmen, but, don't write it off! A wonderfully poignant essay, designed for the times, but applicable today, about what one says versus what one does, and the possible consequences. So, all in all, get it!"
Worth adding to your collection
Edward K. Perry | summerfield, fl United States | 12/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i attended high school with three of the band members and although we were not close friends we all knew each other. i remember barry and chris were always playing around with a tape recorder every chance they got.they were fun loving, talented boys.this cd is not perfect in every way, but it's perfect enough to add to your oldies collection. this is their music the way they played it,if it's not the way you remember it,that just goes with the territory.i know they must have appreciated the op to record snoopy, but later on i'll bet they wished the recording had'nt been so stereotyping. they had a lot more to offer,but in my opinion were hampered by the snoopy craze.they are a part of rock n roll history,they deserve a place in your collection."