Why did they record this instead of releasing the originals?
Paul Short | Albuquerque, NM United States | 10/18/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Having this album is better than having no Ozark Mountain Daredevils. But I found the quality of the recordings lack an edge that the originals had. For instance, in "Walking Down The Road", the orginal had an acoustic guitar solo that was one of my favorites. They replaced that with an unimaginative electric solo on this album. That being said, I am listening to it again right now because the Daredevils had an original sound that I still love, and this album captures it close enough to enjoy.I am confused about what happened to this band. Why did they record this album? Why haven't they released "It'll Shine When It Shines" and "Car Over the Lake" on CD? I would much rather have had those albums than this."
Of course these songs are great...but...
Kelly L. Jeffries | elizabethtown, ky. United States | 09/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i'll have to agree with most of the other reviews. where the heck is a c.d. of "it'll shine when it shines"????? most prefered " don't look down" which is lost forever. you can't buy any more ozark "greatest hits" without pure repeat of the last one you bought. hopefully this could change?! i love these guys, i grew up on this sound, and i miss them."
Garry Daniel | Knoxville, TN United States | 04/09/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Being a (sort of) collector of unusual CD packaging, I came across this in my local music store and thought it would be interesting to have just because of the neat metal box. I have a problem with it, though. These are remakes, not the originals. And, they aren't as good as the originals. I blame myself for being mislead. Even though it DOES NOT
state on the box anywhere that they are remakes, I bought it anyway. I really should have known better.
So, two stars for the neat metal box, one star for the inferior remakes, and minus ten for the deception.
Also, minus five for all the pain I've experienced trying to kick myself."