"THE TRACKS ON THIS DISK ARE VERY GOOD. I LIKE THE SOUND. BUT THE TITLE IS MISLEADING. THERE ARE NO CUTS DONE BY THE DARLINGS, PER SAY, FROM THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, BUT IT'S STILL A GOOD SOUND."
Without Doug Dillard, it sure ain't the best of the Darlings
Kevin Cook | McDonough, Georgia USA | 11/27/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This pointless compilation, culled from the Dillards last two studio albums, is for completists only. (That's the only reason I own it.) Five of the albums nine measly tracks are from the disappointing "Take Me Along for the Ride," with only four songs from the vastly superior "Let It Fly."This was obviously a hastily produced project, with no liner notes whatsoever. Being a compilation of 1990s-era Dillards, the title and cover (the original Dillards as the stoical Darling clan) are extremely misleading. Fans who have lost touch with the band, and are expecting to hear the kind of lean, mean bluegrass the boys played on "The Andy Griffith Show," are duly warned to stay away.If you DO fancy neo-Dillards trying their hand at contemporary country music, skip this one and buy the superb "Let It Fly" instead. You won't regret it."
Yeah, They're the Darlings, but Where Are the Darling Songs?
Teague Bohlen | Denver, CO United States | 06/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great music, really! I love the CD, but it's not what it seems to be. I bought it for myself and my mother since we're both Andy Griffith fans, expecting to hear some of the great music from the show on the CD--but there's not a song on this Cd that I recognize. I could be wrong about that, but it's not at all what I expected. So if you're a fan of bluegrass and banjo pickin', then this one's great! If you're looking for an Andy Griffith show musical retrospective, keep looking. And if you find one, LET ME KNOW! :)"
Not what I wanted...
Dennis N. Scheeler | 08/22/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As a fan of the ancient sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show",I ordered this CD thinking that the songs included would be those with which I was familiar. To the contrary, not one single Dillard'ss tune I knew was included! I would suggest to Amazon to detail a listing of songs on a given CD...so you'll know what you're getting. I wouldn't have ordered the CD if I had known it was completely unfamiliar music. "Best of..." indicates familiar songs!
On the other hand, since I like the Dillards generally speaking, I've found in listening to the CD that I do like some of the songs, thus it's not a total loss.