Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Wendy toughened up her sound on this 1977 release with the aid of Heart producer Mike Flicker, and the move paid off, resulting in the only hit of her career, Long Hot Summer Nights! Also includes Fool to Let Him Slip Away... more »
Wendy toughened up her sound on this 1977 release with the aid of Heart producer Mike Flicker, and the move paid off, resulting in the only hit of her career, Long Hot Summer Nights! Also includes Fool to Let Him Slip Away; Train Runnin?; You?ll See; The Wind in New York City; Hard Times; Since Love Is Gone; The Man Is Mine; Love Is the Only Goal, and the dazzling title track. A triumphant end to her string of albums for Warner Bros.
Read the "fine print" ;-)
Headphone Pilot | New Jersey | 01/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is my overall favorite Wendy Waldman album. I was worried that I'd have to burn a CD from my scratchy, old LP -- this one took a long time to come out on CD.
As another reviewer mentioned, the volume is a little low on this one. That might stand out if you play it in rotation with others on a CD changer. Also, You can hear a little hiss on the quieter sections (especially noticeable if your wearing headphones). Still, this is better than my old LP ever sounded.
And, if you owned the LP, you've probably read the "fake" tabloid articles on the front and back cover. You'll be happy to know that those articles have been kept for the CD, but you might need a strong set of glasses to read them. (Worth the effort!)
Nice album terrible sound
Ian S. Horst | Brooklyn, NY United States | 10/24/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"So I was thrilled to see all Wendy Waldman's albums get reissued on CD. But the sound on all of em is TERRIBLE. The levels are so low...gotta crank up the stereo to hear anything. what's up with that? So so disappointing.
Weakest Of The Five, But Still Worth Collecting
Mark D. Prouse | Riverdale (Bronx), NY | 06/22/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Get the other four Collectors Choice reissues first, but having said that, I still recommend STRANGE COMPANY. It is more rock-oriented than the others, although it could have been mastered better (and louder). The highlight is called 'The Wind In New York City,' a long track that begins with a beautiful, classical-flavored transitional piece called 'Two Hawks Flying.' It's worth the price of the CD. 'The Man Is Mine' is also very good, with a catchy hook and some of Wendy's most impassioned singing. 'Love Is The Only Goal' is quintessential Waldman, with a grand, swelling chorus. On 'Long Hot Summer Nights' she sounds like she was having a great time in the studio, and the song will strike a chord with anyone who fondly recalls cruising down city streets in the summer with a best friend. Only in comparison with the other four Wendy Waldman Warner Bros. records does this one only rate three stars, but it is, head and shoulders, way above most of today's commercial schlock!"