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Have a Nice Day 23
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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rockland6674 | Massachusetts, USA | 03/09/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Like most volumes in the "Have A Nice Day" series, Volume 23 is uneven, mixing good songs and not-so-good songs with some utter dreck to avoid at all costs. Examples of the "good" category include "I've Got The Music In Me," "Love Me," "Back When My Hair Was Short" (Some people might disagree with me on this one, but I've always liked this song's tongue-in-cheek nostalgia) and "Amie". Rhino has taken some flak for including an edited version of "Amie" on this set, but this is the exact same edit people got when they bought the 45. "Oldies" radio only plays the full-length album version nowadays, which exacerbates the problem.In the "not-so-good" category, we have "Hocus Pocus" (surely, one of the most bizarre songs ever to crack the top-10), "Never My Love" (okay on its own terms, but an embarrassment when compared to the Association's version), "Love Really Hurts Without You" (a lackluster early Billy Ocean effort) and "Tubular Bells". I really like the full-length version of "Tubular Bells," which clocks in at 25 minutes and could never be included here, but the version Rhino HAS included here suffers from some very choppy editing and, unfortunately, is not the TRUE 45 version.In the "utter dreck" category, we have a good argument in favor of keeping actors FAR away from recording studios: "Let Her In," as sung (?) by John Travolta. Frankly, I'd rather listen to "Feelings" on a continuous loop than have to listen to this song once."
Hits and Misses
rockland6674 | 06/28/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"An awfully edited version of the classic "Amie" by Pure Prairie League is a blot on this CD that taints the rest of the collection. "Back When My Hair Was Short," a Weird Al soundalike by Gunhill Road, barely made the top 40, and Billy Ocean's first American hit "Love Really Hurts Without You" is out of place. Many of the hits here can be found elsewhere. All original versions."
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 01/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Super Hits of the 70's, Volume 23 is an excellent collection made up of some fun songs. The album opens with two instrumentals, the goofy "Hocus Pocus" by Focus that has some strangle yodeling on it and the super creepy "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield which served as the theme for The Exorcist. The Kiki Dee Band's "I've Got The Music In Me" shows off Ms. Dee's impressive pipes, Blue Swede do a credible cover of The Association's "Never My Love", Pure Prairie League's "Amie" is one of the best country-rock songs of all-time, The Sweet's "Fox On The Run" is a great glam-rocker, John Travolta scored a top ten hit with his easy moving "Let Her In", Yvonne Elliman's pre-Saturday Night Fever "Love Me" is a nice surprise and Billy Ocean's first hit in America "Love Really Hurts Without You" doesn't really show the catchiness of 80's hits."