This Grass Roots GEM finally makes it to CD...
J. Brent Bailey II | Columbus, Ohio United States | 06/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, this GREAT LP by The Grass Roots is available on CD...
"Leaving It All Behind" is loaded with some great songs... not only 3 of The Grass Roots major hits, Wait A Million Years, Heaven Knows, and Walking Through The Country... but some of their best pop songs, like Out Of This World, I'm Living For You Girl, Melinda Love... This LP was also the start of Dennis Provisors history with the band... Dennis was the most prolific song writer of the band...
This CD is great and hopefully only the start of other GREAT Grass Roots lps being released on CD... like: "Move Along"
"More Golden Grass", "Lovin' Things", "Alotta Mileage" and "Golden Grass"...
The Grass Roots
Rochman | Rochester,NY | 06/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Don't have the CD remaster but I have a very good vinyl copy of this album . This is definetly the best normal Grass Roots release . Really not a weak cut on it . highly reccomend this if you are a Grass Roots fan ."
GREAT POP CD--BUT THE AUDIO HERE IS LACKING!!
charlie bear | Big Sky Country | 08/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Good News:
One of the better Grass Roots releases with plenty of satisfying songs beyond the hits. First time to CD for top drawer songs like Melinda Love, I'm Living For You Girl, Out Of This World and Back To Dreaming Again. Any one of which could have been another hit. This is feel good sunshine pop at it's best.
The Not as Good News:
This is a limited run release with 5,000 marked copies. As of July 07 mine is 3600. The pricetag is high for Hip-O Select releases and for the money you expect optimum results. However HOS spent all their money on the packaging and little on the sound. If the budget was tight, why not get the audio right. For most of us, if forced to choose one or the other we'd rather have it re-mastered.
As is, the entire CD is very muddy. Quite heavy handed on the bass and the high end just isn't there.
However it CAN be remedied by simply cranking up your EQ. Way Up. First drop the bass at 32, 16 & 8 khz a bit, leave most of the mid-range alone and start boosting at about 4 khz. Some serious boost is needed at both 8 and 16 khz. If you'll do that this actually sounds pretty good.
But the typical person probably won't have the time or savvy to mess with it, and if you're listening on a portable player you don't even have your own EQ anymore thanks to those geniuses who think they know more than we do.
'Tis a shame. Hip-O could have done better. How hard would it have been to just run the final dub thru an equalizer with the aforementioned specs? And that wouldn't have added much to the cost."