Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Shades of blue : forgotten sixties vocal trio
Mike Trzciensky | wallingford ct usa | 04/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a huge fan of the lesser known bands of the 1960s and even though I'm only 17, I know far more about this era than many who lived in it. One of the cd's that I happened to find by accident in an oldies rack was this. Everyone knows the lead-off number "Oh How Happy" from the many plays it has received on oldies radio stations, but even more stunning is the groups vocal wordplay on the minor hits "Happiness" and "Lonely Summer" plus "You Gave Piece Of Mind", "Millionaire" and especialy "Funny Kind Of Love" and my favorite cut "Exception To The Rule" are phenomenal.In fact every track is a masterwork. The singing is the best part and this disc is a must have for anyone who likes testing their vocal range in sing-a-longs."
Good group - poor product
AnotherMusicExpert | Duluth, MN USA | 08/29/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is a prime example of the Collectables label putting out a poor quality product just to get an "in demand" group's recordings out. Restore your vinyl before you buy this CD, as the quality is in poor fake stereo, sounds swishy & phasey, plus the rare 45 tracks sound like they were taped off of an old turntable with a remote mic. The material here is half & half, either quite good, or quite weak and ome are simply poor take-offs of "Oh How Happy". I bought this, yet will listen to my restored vinyl instead. Good to see this release, but you'll most likely be disappointed in the sound quality...maybe someday they'll find masters for this.
A Dick Bartley CD has a new stereo version of "Oh How Happy" but I prefer the LP/original single version with substantially more bass/drums. It has a good beat! For some reason this mix has been overlooked by time and present oldies stations and they play a weaker accapella version."