Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
The Joseph Heller soundtrack
olofpalme63 | auf der flucht! | 11/02/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
The irony is almost too much to comprehend here. What use to be known as "22 original hits, 22 original stars" is now 10 "original hits" with one that wasn't even on the original 1973 release (Jim Croce's Bad Bad Leroy Brown) and 10 "original stars". Whats also ironic is; they use to shave 30 seconds or a minute off here and there to fit all the songs in vinyl format (although most survived the cutting room floor in 8-track distribution). So it wasn't uncommon to hear your favorite song without a particular guitar riff or a verse do to K-tel's editing practices. In the technically advanced world of the compact disc...all 22 original hits by all 22 original stars could have fit on one cd.
No Brownsville Station or Barry White, no Sonny & Cher or Natural Four, and just why was Gordon Sinclair's pro(US)-republican ramblings allowed to stay, but the Grass Roots' "Two Divided By Love" discarded? This is hardly the "Music Power" my diamond stylus use to scrape against. ...however, in keeping up with the K-tel tradition, the cover art has been edited. Just imagine all those K-tel executives believing it would be improper to advertise 22 songs and only deliver 10. In the past...they advertised 22 songs but only delivered approximately 10 full songs anyways. I guess "you can't have one without the other"...no wait, in K-tel logic...it would be "you can't have the other without the one". or something (is K-tel caught up in a "catch-22" situation?...a licensing issue perhaps).
Almost the same thing...
Mrs. N | 12/03/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was SO excited to find this CD (and the original graphic), but so sadly disappointed to find it missing half the original album. I own this on 8 track, and LP. I've been waiting impatiently to see it release on CD. Maybe there was a licensing problem with this re-release, and only some of the tracks were available. In all honesty though, I was still happy to get part of this recording, especially at this price. Here are the songs missing from the original recording:
Smokin' In The Boy's Room - Brownsville Station*
Rockin' Roll Baby - The Stylistics*
Painted Ladies - Ian Thomas
Pillow Talk - Sylvia*
It Hurts So Good - Millie Jackson*
Pretty Lady - Lighthouse*
When You Say Love - Sonny and Cher*
Two Divided By Love - The Grass Roots*
By The Devil I Was Tempted - Blue Mink*
Can This Be Real - Natural Four*
Little Willy - The Sweet*
River - Joe Simon*
I've Got So Much To Give - Barry White*
*Asterisks show original artist recordings that are available for MP3 download through amazon. Although they are the original artists, some are re-recorded and sound a little different from the original Music Power recordings. All the missing songs are available minus one: Painted Ladies by Ian Thomas. He does have an album available though. Search, "Looking Back". "Painted Ladies" is available for MP3 download by "Summer Wine" and it sounds similar to the original recording. Hope this helps, happy surfing!