Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
For Collectors Only: Vintage Rays
Genres: Pop, Rock
Outstanding CD sound quality!
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had been hesitant to purchase this 3 CD set in the past because of the label it's own (Collectables), but after watching the recent Beach Boys movie on television, I simply had to hear what the Sunrays had to offer. "Andrea" had always been an absolute favorite of mine since I was a kid in the 60s. I am glad I bought it. Not only do you get three CDs with alternate takes of "Andrea" and "I Live For the Sun," but the sound quality is excellent. I didn't even know that "Andrea" was in stereo, which most of these tracks are in.I love the alternate take of "Andrea." You've got to hear it. This could have been a hit also, and I see the kids on American Bandstand dancing to this semi instrumental version. I love the sound that the Sunrays had. People need to give it up on criticizing them till the end of the time for being a Beach Boys rip off. In fact, the CD set contains a lengthy booklet detailing their history, and contrary to popular belief, they had already formed as a band five years before Murray Wilson discovered them. If you've recently been turned onto the Sunrays like I have, get this set before it goes out of print. You won't be disappointed."
Good research for any Beach Boy fan
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Beach Boy fan, and enjoy listening to and reading about anything that relates to the group's surf music culture of the 60's, this box set is worth the price. The Sunrays were managed by Beach Boys father Murray Wilson after being fired by the group that he had helped get started. The Sunrays bio, which is included with the box set, is very informative on the subject of Murray Wilson, his troubles with the Beach Boys and his attempt to prove his value as the Sunray's leader. The music on the three CD set covers everything the Sunrays recorded, and I mean EVERYTHING. There is even an old demo for a Kentucky Fried Chicken ad with Murray singing lead! Great stuff for anyone who enjoys finding "lost" treasures from pop music's past."