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|Ruby & The Romantics|
Our Day Will Come: Very Best of
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
2002 compilation for one of the one of the great male/female soul vocal groups. 42 tracks including their 1963 classic, 'Our Day Will Come' (which topped both the pop & R&B charts) & the original versions of 'Hey There ... more »
2002 compilation for one of the one of the great male/female soul vocal groups. 42 tracks including their 1963 classic, 'Our Day Will Come' (which topped both the pop & R&B charts) & the original versions of 'Hey There Lonely Boy' (a hit for Eddie Holman in 1974), & 'When You're Young & In Love' (a 1974 hit for The Marvelettes & The Flying Picketts in 1984). RPM.
G. Charles Steiner | San Francisco | 10/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a 2-disc album of "the very best" of the Ruby and the Romantics's collected works. Surprisingly, the entire album holds up as a contemporary pleasure, despite the nostalgic pull of the early 1960s where some arrangements remind one of songs sung by Dusty Springfield, Brenda Lee, Little Eva, or Dionne Warwick.
The first disc contains the more popular, more upbeat songs; the second disc contains the soulful ballads, and it's impossible to choose which disc is the best, except to say I didn't like the Christmas-like flavor of "Every Day Is a Holiday" on the first disc whereas on the second disc, I found all the ballads impossible not to enjoy thoroughly again and again. Then again, on the first disc there's the heartbreaking song, "By the Way," which is unmatched by any ballad on the second disc.
So it's all good, as the saying goes, and each disc satisfies according to one's mood.
The listener is especially rewarded by the wholly unforgettable "Our Day Will Come," but there are other musical pleasures here as well that one will come to treasure. Listening to Ruby and the Romantics keeps one young at heart."