A Must-Have for fans of either band
the4thpip | Florida | 07/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First a correction: While the amazon listing makes it look like this is some odd collection of songs by either the Dells or the Dramatics, there are actually several real collaborations on this CD.
The track listing of the original album reads:
1. I Am In Love-Dells/Dramatics
2. Choosing Up On You-Dramatics
3. Love Is Missing From Our Lives-Dells/Dramatics
4. Door To Your Heart-Dramatics
5. Strung Out Over You-Dells
6. Playin' The Love Game-Dells
7. Don't Make Me No Promises-Dramatics
8. I Wish It Was Me You Loved-Dells
9. Tune Up-Dramatics
..with Stay in my corner thrown in here as a bonus track, I guess.
"Love Is Missing From Our Lives" is my favorite track here. It's über-dramatic, it has impeccable vocals and once you've heard the song, you'll never forget it. It was also famously sampled by trip-hop act Nightmares on Wax on the Smokers' Delight album.
My one complaint is why the wonderfully quirky orginal cover art showing a cartoon of the two groups playing basketball has been replaced with this bland photo collage. Do a google image search for "dells dramatics" and you'll see what I mean.
Still, get the CD. It really is that good."