"It doesn't matter if you're hearing these songs for the first time, or remembering them from when they first came out. The sound (a simple light rock) works as good today as it did yesteryear. Most of this cd will be especially appealing to people born in Chicago, but living somewhere else now."
Great Music Stands The Test of Time
WindyCityListener | 08/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent compilation of this amazingly under-rated group. Even for those longtime fans who have LSD, Slippin' Away, and Songs, this album is a must have. Some of the songs are new recordings with completely different arrangements. 2000 Miles gets a complete makeover, but still rocks. For those who only know AH&J from the song LSD, you will not be disappointed with this album.
Like the preceding reviewer, I love Keeper of The Tolls. Unlike the preceding reviewer, I have listened to this album in its entirety many times and quickly learned that because there is no gap between Money Talks and Keeper, the cd directory considers them one song. Go back and listen to Money and you will find a pleasant surprise about 40% of the way through the track!"
I Didn't Get what I paid For
WindyCityListener | 06/26/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"No knocks on the music or the musicianship. I have always had a connection to Aliota Haynes & Jeremiah. Their song, "Lake Shore Drive" paints an aural picture of driving from the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana up through the "Gold Coast" on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive.The song, "Keeper of the Tolls" from the album "Slippin' Away" not only paints a similar aural landscape of driving to O'Hare airport on Interstate 294, it also brings back fond memories of a long lost love whom I was dating when I bought the LP. Not only that, it's such a good tune, to boot! IT ISN'T ON THIS CD!!! At least, not the one I bought last year, even though the track listing says it's Track 14. I was so bummed, I contacted Quicksilver Music (who distributed the CD I bought), but to no avail. So BEWARE. Caveat Emptor must be their motto."
Anthem to Chi-Town!
WindyCityListener | 09/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, finally, finally, this song is out on CD! I was afraid of breaking the 45 disc of this song I bought way back when it came out. It doesn't matter if you're a born-n-bred Chicagoan, an adoptee or a never-visited: this song will get you hopping! It takes you down Lake Shore Drive -- LSD to the natives - a sweeping boulevard that follows Lake Michigan for "32 miles along the way." This song rocks!"