Long Distance Voyager | Hong Kong, China | 08/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are several Brian Hyland greatest hits collection available, not one of them has all his hits. For instance, "Baby face", "Lopsided overload" and "Four little heels (The clickity clack song)" are not available in most of these CDs. Luckliy, I have the above three missing songs from other compilations, "Four little heels" from Europe MCA's 1989 release titled "16 Original World Hits - Golden Gate Collection -Brian Hyland", "Baby face" from oldies compilation "Platinum Oldies" released by Hong Kong's WEA, and "Lopsided overloaded" from a friend's old LP transferred to CD. Record companies are accustomed to leave out some hits in the greatest hits compilation, almost all of them adopt this market strategy, so we have to buy more than one CD to get all the hits of one particular artist, if they are still available in the market, but in reality, the missing hits are really hard to find. Let's hope that someday record companies would do more research work before releasing greatest hits CD to fit customers' need."
One singer - two eras
doowopoldie | Scotland | 11/22/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"this cd is typical of the record companies - It is aimed at the general 'oldie' lover but not the dyed-in-the-wool fan. It is an album of two halves: pre & post beatles material - i certainly know what i prefer!!. Where are the missing early songs including flipsides and LP tracks? - Brian Hyland made his name as one of the teen idols and this material should be kept separately from the later songs. This could be said of many similar artists i.e. Tommy Roe and Lou Christie - at least 'Rosemary' was included - oh for the complete recordings to 1963."
CAN'T PICTURE ROCK-POP WITHOUT THESE SINGERS
ernie garcia | LONG BEACH, CA. | 10/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"IT REALLY IS GREAT THAT ALL THIS MUSIC WAS RE-RELEASED WHEN RECORDS WENT TO C.D.'S. I CAN'T PICTURE POP-ROCK WITHOUT THESE SINGERS. BRIAN HYLAND DID OTHER BEAUTIFUL SONGS THAN "SEALED WITH A KISS" AND THEY ARE HERE ON THIS C.D. SOUNDING CLEARER THAN EVER! I TRULY RECOMMEND THIS PARTICULAR COMPLETE COLLECTION.WHEN AN ALBUM IS TITLED "GREATEST HITS" WE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED WHEN THEY'RE NOT ALL THERE, AS WAS THE CASE IN ANNETTE'S C.D.BY NOT PUTTING IN ALL THE SONGS, FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL THINK THAT IT WAS ALL THEY RECORDED OR THAT THE REST WERE NOT WORTHWHILE RE-RELEASING. BUY THIS C.D. IT'S GREAT!"
Too much remastered
Niso Levitas | 03/05/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The music and the album are great. But I had a couple of more albums of Brian Hyland. I played same songs from the same starting points. The sound on this album is flat. It is cleaner but flat. Not a good remaster."