Another Collectables Flub
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If Collectables is going to continue putting out CD versions of old vinyl LPs at a time when Ace, Jasmine, Eric, Bear, and others like that are giving us CDs with upwards of 25-30 tracks for almost the same money, then they need to "expand" those releases by more than 2 tracks.
Where, for example, is I Adore Him, which made it to # 25 Billboard Pop Hot 100 in late 1963? What makes this especially annoying is their inclusion of the B-side, Thank You And Goodnight, which only made it to # 84! Also missing is their final charted hit, Wow Wow Wee (He's The Boy For Me), which just missed the Top 40 in 1964, settling for # 41, and its flipside, Snowflakes And Teardrops, as well as (Love Me) Now which backed their only # 1 hit, My Boyfriend's Back, in 1963.
To leave these off and include, instead, weak entries like And The Angels Sing, Blow Joe, and Cotton Fields just doesn't cut it, despite the fact these may have been part of the initial LP.
A much better choice is The Best Of The Angels, a 21-track 1996 release from Mercury/Chronicles/PolyGram which contains ALL their hits plus 4 of the six B-sides."
Daniel J. Shoop | Dhahran, N/A Saudi Arabia | 01/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard "'Til" from a 45 RPM record given to me by my first, one and only "true love" in high school (1962). She said this song expressed her feelings toward me better than anything else, which of course blew my young, impressionable mind. Well, I guess the tropic sands turned cold and this old world grew old because she dumped me after about three years. Still, when I listen to this tune, I remember the happy, care-free times we shared, oblivious to the burdens of reality as we were so much in love. I wish life could have been that simple!
I bought the album lately to reminisce about 'Til, but was delighted to hear and remember several other nice tunes from that era including "A Moment Ago" and "Cry, Baby Cry". The Angels were quite good, adept at tweaking my teenage heart-strings. I wish the idyllic life I envisioned while envolved with my first true love could have become a reality!"
Bringing back memories
Fran | Houston, TX | 11/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD brought back many memories for me. They were great memories of when I was a teenager."