Why Would Anyone Do This?
M. Garland | 09/08/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Re-makes of Paul Anka? Are they crazy? First of all, who would want to buy this KNOWING they're remakes when the original versions are available at much the same price? Unfortunately, I received mine through the mail and, until it arrived, I had no way of knowing the selections were ALL re-done years after the originals.
For those fans lamenting the unavailability of some of his material, you might try seeking out Hello Young Lovers, first released in Europe in 1988 by CeDe International [CD 66063]. It has no liner notes, but it does contain 16 ORIGINAL hits, including I Miss You So [# 33 in 1959], (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings [# 15 in 1959], Adam And Eve [the flip of Puppy Love and a # 90 on its own], the title song [# 23 in 1960], as well as a bona fide "lost" Anka hit, Kissin' On The Phone [# 35 in 1961].
This is a little gem IF you can find it."
No Real Puppy Love
M. Garland | Seattle, Wa | 08/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Although it is true that some of these tracks made their way onto the air waves, as a former broadcaster, I always cringed when I had to play a cut off this album. Especially "Diana". We knew they weren't the originals and hoped the listeners wouldn't notice.
I'm don't even like the term "Newly Recorded" because some may think that means "remastered". I'll grant you it is cool when a company takes the old master tapes that were originally recorded in stereo but released back then in mono, and lets us here them for the first time in stereo.
Also, despite 21 songs, there are many hits missing such as "All of the Sudden, My Heart Sings", "Having my Baby", "The Times of Your Life", "I Believe there's Nothing Stronger than Our Love", on and on and on.
I'd recommend buying a cd with the originals and then supplementing any other desired pieces with the Amazon music downloader.