Album without direction
G. Eggens | 12/22/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As the title already suggested I always considered this album lacking direction. It's 1967 and The Everly Brothers haven't had a real hit it the US for 5 years. They fared better in the UK with 'The Price Of Love' reaching #2 in 1965. The Everly's had a good year in the following year album wise with 'In Our Image' and 'Two Yanks In England' but these albums failed to produce hits. For the record, 'The Price Of Love' was added to the tracklist of 'In Our Image' 6 months after being a hit for the obvious (read: commercial) reasons.
Hitsounds tries to hard to reach lost audience and gain a new one at the same time. Some covers of 50's hit songs (Blueberry Hill, Oh Boy, Good Golly Miss Molly) and the odd bland version of an old country hit ( I'd Be A Legend In My time). The UK audience were already familiar with Trains Boats And Planes because Billy J. Kramer had a huge hit with it, actually a very nice track. New audience had to be reeled in with Let's Go Get Stoned and a dramatic version of The House Of The Rising Sun. Both are actually quite good. That all was not lost proves the wonderful She Never Smiles Anymore. It had to get worse before the Everly's finally picked themselves up with their masterpiece 'Roots'. Please read my review of 'The Everly Brothers Sing'."
(I'd be) A legend in my time
Andy Suwito | Malang, Indonesia | 01/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This song is very popular in 1967 to 1972, one station in my home town was broadcast the song several times by request almost days and nights. This song also made many The Everly Brothers fans very sad, because the song seemed a sign as The Everly Brothers wanted to be legend by their break-up. The songs in this CD is not different with The previous LP format, very identic. The songs to be taken into account are Trains and boats and trains, The house of the rising sun and She never smiles anymore, very beautiful."