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Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 9 Golden Anniversary Edition
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
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I Wish They Would Have Left The Vinyl Releases Alone
Matt Coker | Davis, CA, USA | 07/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Essentially OLDIES BUT GOODIES VOL. 9 follows the same format as the other fourteen discs in the series. There's a great balence of classic staples and valuable rarities. OLDIES BUT GOODIES VOL. 9's best asset is this precious balence. "My Guy", "Stand By Me", "When A Man Loves A Woman", and "Runaway" are radio staples and rock 'n' roll classics. Before I listened to this album I had never heard "Hurt", "What's Your Name", "Over And Over", or "Please Love Me Forever". An extra value was added by the original version of "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", and the magnifiscent "I Fought The Law". "Tell It Like It Is", "Gimmie Little Sign", and "Last Kiss" are also welcome additions. OLDIES BUT GOODIES VOL. 9 also suffers from the same problems as the other discs in the series. The most noticeable is the sound quality-which is poor. I get better sound out of warped records. Another is that on the original vinyl releases the album had a theme per side. The slower love songs went on Side One ("Dreamy Side"), the rock songs went on Side Two ("Rock Side"). It works fine on LP but not on CD. On this album that theme is very much present, why couldn't they resequence the compilation when the remodeled it. (The original vinyl sequences have been distorted, meaning songs that were originally on one volume are now found on another). Doing so didn't fix a dangerous error, which damages it. Twelve of these fourteen songs were released between 1961 and 1967. "Over And Over" was released in 1958, and isn't that far off. "Crusin'" was released in 1979, and isn't related to the other songs; it's twice as long and twelve years younger. Insert is informative: containing artist, songwriter, running time, record label, and year releasd, as well as a gold foil final page. I'll purchase the remaining discs in the series, this isn't an isolated incident, but I wish they would improve it-remastering, resequencing, as long as the albums remain available."
M. Mayo | Atlanta, GA | 05/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great series. The label does quality collections. Original hits by the original artists. That says it all.
BTW the track line up has changed on this title. The red cover, Golden Anniversary edition has these 14 tracks. Not the full 16 tracks listed above.
Stand By Me
When A Man Loves A Woman
Tell It Like It Is
Then You Can Tell ME Goodbye
What's Your Name
Gimme Little Sign
I Fought The Law
Over And Over
Please Love Me Forever"