Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Now on CD with 5 unreleased bonus tracks. Studio demos 'Don't Talk Too Loud' and 'Woodstock II' and three Spongetone classics, 'Not So', '(My Girl) Maryanne', and 'Torn Appart', recorded live and unplugged. Produced by Don... more »
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Now on CD with 5 unreleased bonus tracks. Studio demos 'Don't Talk Too Loud' and 'Woodstock II' and three Spongetone classics, 'Not So', '(My Girl) Maryanne', and 'Torn Appart', recorded live and unplugged. Produced by Don Dixon (REM, Smithereens). 1998 release. Standard jewel case.
Two great songs and interesting bonus tracks
RickH | NC | 04/05/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with "beetls4evr" and his review but I would also add the track "Images" to the reasons to get this disc (along with the classic "Anna") IF you're a fan of the Spongetones or power pop music with strong Fab Four influences. "Images" is a very pretty but sort of sad-sounding song, with a echo-laden lead vocal spatially panned to give a psychedelic flavor that adds to the overall mood of the song. This album was the band's attempt to pull away from their "Beat and Torn" Mersey-beat sound and, consequently, the overall album suffered with less interesting songs being the result. Other than the two songs I mentioned above, you get the feeling while listening to this album that the guys were floundering- searching for a direction to go. However, there are a few other things thrown in the package that will be a definite attraction to fans like myself: two previously unreleased bonus tracks and three live, unplugged performances they performed on a radio program that are fun to listen to. Despite the shortcomings, I would still recommend you get this one if you are a Spongetones fan or power pop collector, as it probably won't be around forever."
Necessary if only for one song!
email@example.com | Tacoma, Washington | 02/13/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I will purchase a CD for only one song if I like it enough, and this disc is such a case. 'Anna' is definitely one of their best songs, and a must-have in my pop collection. However, I found that the rest of the album didn't have any other standout tunes. If you want to sample classic Spongetones check out their first CD, 'Beat and Torn', a cleverly titled compilation of their first album and EP. This is pop (power or otherwise) at its best. You won't be disappointed!"