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Ballads of the Green Berets
SSgt. Barry Sadler
Ballads of the Green Berets
Genres: Country, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

A genuine 60s artifact! This album sold two million copies in five weeks, includes Barry's chart toping single 'The 'A' Team' as a bonus track. Also includes liner notes. Collector's Choice.


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All Artists: SSgt. Barry Sadler
Title: Ballads of the Green Berets
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Original Release Date: 5/19/1998
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Genres: Country, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Style: Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 617742003727, 0617742003727


Album Description
A genuine 60s artifact! This album sold two million copies in five weeks, includes Barry's chart toping single 'The 'A' Team' as a bonus track. Also includes liner notes. Collector's Choice.

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Moving words from one who was there!
M. Graves ( | Leesville, LA | 10/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought the original LP Album by SSG Sadler about six months before I enlisted in the service. I loved the songs then, and love them even more after my sixteen months in Vietnam and Thailand. My original LP is just about worn out, so I was estatic to find it available on CD. I have long since retired from active duty, but still greatly enjoy the album. The memories, good and bad, that these songs bring back are an important part of my life. They also remind me of the pride that I have for my fellow service men and women, who sacrificed so much to serve. Today, I work with a military intel unit as a support contractor, and we provide intel support to units under going realistic combat training at the Joint Readiness Training Center. The young soldiers I work with enjoy "Ballads of the Green Berets", which shows the timelessness of the songs, as well as reminding me that "all made sacrifices, some sacrificed all"."
One of the most important albums and singles of the 1960's
Bradley Olson | Bemidji, MN United States | 07/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the album that Vietnam veterans describe as the definitive album of the era and for good reason. Barry was a Green Beret himself during the Vietnam era and these are songs of courage, his life, war, patriotism, making sacrifices, serving the country, and other important things in this world. Barry sang this song on the Ed Sullivan Show and it soon became a #1 pop hit for 5 weeks and also became a #2 country hit in 1966. As you listen to the album, you will soon learn what he was singing about, who he was singing for, and sings from his heart with pride and conviction. Just like Barry's life was dramatic, the album is very dramatic as well and it holds out very well with time. This does contain the entire album, plus as a bonus track, it includes The "A" Team". Although the album is in stereo on this reissue, The "A" Team is in mono so for those who are looking for it in stereo have to keep the "A" Team album. RCA or someone should reissue the other 2 Sadler albums, which are The "A" Team and "Back Home.""
An Essential for Your Complete Collection
David L Hutchins | Mesa, AZ | 07/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just for the historical significance alone, this album is worth owning. The title song was extremely popular and sold over 9 million singles and albums. It is still very listenable, even though the war it was about was over also 30 years ago. As far as the quality of the music, the Amazon review describes Sadler's voice as thin, stilted baritone. I don't know what that means exactly, as I find his voice clear and smooth and very easy to listen to. He ennunciates very well and you don't have to read the lyrics to know what he is singing. Okay, he is not the greatest singer who ever lived, but who cares? He can sing and does a more than passable job of it. Those who are anti-war may not like this album much, but mainly it's about a soldier's experiences in the war and isn't really political in nature--at least most of the songs aren't. Very listenable and enjoyable whether you are a dove or a hawk. The A-Team song is a nice bonus track. Great sound quality. Well worth owning. Tragically Barry Sadler died young under suspicious circumstances."