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Raspberries Preserved (A Tribute)
Various Artists
Raspberries Preserved (A Tribute)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1

Tribute to the early 70's genius of Eric Carmen and the Raspberries-Cleveland's answer to the Beatles.


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Raspberries Preserved (A Tribute)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ginger Records
Original Release Date: 11/1/1996
Release Date: 11/1/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, By Decade, 1990s, Tributes, Power Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 635724631720


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Tribute to the early 70's genius of Eric Carmen and the Raspberries-Cleveland's answer to the Beatles.

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A Winner Almost 'All The Way'.
the-disco-kid | Bay City, Babylon 7 | 12/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Here's a shocker: a tribute album which actually doesn't stink. Sure, it has it's flaws, but they're few and far between.Inevitably, there's some lo-fi rubbish here which shouldn't have been allowed within a mile of a decent tune (The Rank Strangers, Bunnygrunt - although, to be perfectly fair, the songs both of those have taken on were far from being amongst the 'berries' very best). But, thankfully, there are also those who do no harm without exactly rivaling the originals (The Rubinoos, The Flashcubes, Hushdrops, Off Broadway, The Nicoteens, etc.); those who surprise by being different yet respectful (Brad Jones, Alex Ballard & Sugarfoot, Ken Sharp); and, best of all, those who actually manage to better the almighty originals (The Rock Club, Kevin Hickel, The Webstirs).All in all, it's the best tribute album this pop fan has ever crossed paths with. So, perhaps there's yet hope for this tired and abused fad the '90s brought us; the "unplugged" album being another one, which so far has faired far worse with not a single decent representative to its name.If you love the Rasperries or their kind of music, this one won't disappoint. Go for it!"
2nd Rate Lounge Acts Spoil Classics
Bryan Jeppson | No Brunswick, NJ United States | 12/19/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a closet Raspberries for some 20 odd years now, so while tributes are always a hit and miss, I thought I'd give this one a shot. Can you say - Disappointed! The vocals on Let's Pretend and Waiting(okay, the original vocal on Waiting was definitely not one of Eric Carmen's better moments, but still...)are so sappy, you might just break out laughing. While it's by no means one of the worst songs on this lame CD, the Tiny Lights remake of Go All the Way is a big letdown. It sounds like a middle-aged Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Gos singing with some Atlantic City lounge act. I Wanna Be With You sounds like a cross between the Grateful Dead and Merle Haggard . Yee-haw!
The one bright spot is Scott McCarl's remake of Nobody Knows. He actually trumps his former bandmate by delivering an even more soulful version than the original. The remake of Rose Colored Glasses has a great arrangement which includes a chilling Claptonesque guitar solo, but it's hindered by a rather soulless vocal performance.
The remakes of Last Dance, I Reach For the Light, and Might As Well are fairly interesting; and remakes of Tonight, Play On, Hard to Get Over a Heartbreak are quite respectable, but ultimately inferior to the originals.
And here's the usual rant of a fan who feels some of his favorites are being overlooked - Why are Waiting and Hey Deanie on this, and not Starting Over or I Can Hardly Believe You're Mine (or for that matter I Can Remember, It Seemed So Easy, or Should I Wait)."
MichaelFla | Homestead, Fla | 08/27/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The ones giving this one 5 stars must be starving for entertainment...All I can say is... as soon as I got my copy from a seller on Ebay, I listened to it once and then planned immediately to re-list to see if I could unload it on someone else... Just listen to the Raspberries originals and please don't subject yourself to this one!"