More true stereo 45s on CD
Zub | Forks Twp., PA | 11/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This disc continues Dick Bartley's series of compilations of stereo (mostly) versions of tunes as they were originally heard on a.m. radio. While many of these songs can be found on other CDs, versions presented here are either single versions as opposed to the album cuts usually encountered or, in a few cases, first-time stereo versions. Of particular interest on this volume is the first stereo appearance of the Reflections' "Just Like Romeo And Juliet". With the mediocre sound quality previously available for this tune, this crytalline version is a sonic revelation. Another notable track is Yvonne Elliman's "I Don't Know How To Love Him". Although trumped on the charts by Helen Reddy's version, this is the original from "Jesus Christ Superstar". One oddity is the inclusion of the Toys' "A Lover's Concerto". The mono single version presented here does not differ from that widely available on other comps. One other track, the Easybeats' "Friday On My Mind" is presented as the original mono single. Sound quality is excellent, especially with the 12 stereo tracks. The eight-page liner notes booklet provides interesting backround on each of the included tracks. Although a bit meager on track count (14), this is a well-executed package for either the casual collector or the purist looking for more true-to-am versions of these tunes."
More Hard To find 45 versions Found Right Here
Bearman | Michigan | 01/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Volume 2 Of The On The Radio series has a focus more on the 70's. Friday On My Mind is presented in the original mono 45. The Stereo version runs a bit faster. Just Like Romeo And Juliet is for the first time in true stereo. Susan the single version is making it's first appearance right here with the sound effects section cut out thank god. Also the single version of Amie Pure Prariie League is making it's debut on CD. If your looking for more hard to find edits get this disc."