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Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Ventures
Title: Surfing
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gnp Crescendo
Original Release Date: 10/17/1995
Release Date: 10/17/1995
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Oldies & Retro, Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 052824224629, 766487008648

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CD Reviews

A Great CD...
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A great CD, being a slight 'expansion' of the original LP, it has a lot of the Ventures music associated with their surf sound although, as pointed out by another reviewer, the Ventures were never really a 'surf' band. They started out before the gendre came into vogue and extended into surf music during its popularity and, in true Ventures' style, became masters of the sound. The fact that many cover songs they did (Pipeline, Telstar, Out Of Limits, etc.) became definitive versions over the originals is vivid proof of their amazing musical abilities. Anything another band could do, they could do better! My ONLY complaint (and a minor one) with this CD is the fact that some of the tracks were sourced from a vinyl LP (this is especially noticable on 'Let's Go' and 'Diamonds') and no mention is made of this anywhere on the CD or in the booklet notes. Not that it would have stopped me from buying the CD, but I would have preferred some mention of this fact in the packaging. So many CD's of older music are being released these days with critical consumer information being left off such as whether the songs are the original recordings (or 're-recorded' by the original artists or groups pretending to be the original artists), or whether the songs are stereo or mono, etc.. I think a little truth in packaging should be in order so you know exactly what you're getting. Aside from that, I would definitely recommend this CD to anyone hooked on the Ventures sound as, in my opinion, their 'Surfing' album was one of their best and this expanded edition contains the entire LP in great sounding stereo with a few more rare 'gems' thrown in for good measure. A worthwhile purchase for any Ventures fan!"
Just a Hair Short of Superb
Kendal B. Hunter | 03/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD features most of the Ventures best songs, but it is lacking songs they made famous such as Apache, Telstar, Tequila, etc. I would like to have seen these included as well; however, they may not have fit the Surfing theme intended. In any case, the premier instrumental band of the 60's and well worth a listen!"
Kendal B. Hunter | 06/14/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Ventures were NEVER a "SURF BAND" as their style demonstrated through the years, however this particular album shows the ability of the band to adapt itself to what ever music craze that came along... and adapt they did!!! This is a terrific album with a definite "SURF THEME" and the Ventures went "all out" in their effort to get the "Surf Theme" job done!!!! This album is highly recommended for your Ventures music collection!!!"