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The Monkees Listen To The Band

Advantages: A compact, easily accessible collection of great 60's tunes.
Disadvantages: It's a pity it wasn't a ten CD-box.

This remains probably my favourite box-set of all time. This was a real godsend upon release in 1991, as at the time hardly any of the Monkees records were still on catalogue. The package contains four CD's, containing all of the Monkees hit singles, thei ...

WEARTUPPER 25.04.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Monkees, The - Monkees (The)

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Blue-Eyed Soul Boys

Advantages: All-American 60s pop and soul
Disadvantages: Simply its age

Before Web 2.0 allowed us to be as familiar with real-time happenings on the other side of the world as with those on our own doorstep, it wasn’t unusual for musical acts to be major stars in their own backyard while remaining virtually unknown further af ...

Templar19 03.02.2011 · Read full review
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I Can't Let Honeybus Go!!

Advantages: Excellent crystal clear recordings. inc B sides and rarities
Disadvantages: slightly twee perhaps, not for your average rock fan

I picked up this CD because I was looking for an anthology of an obscure, underrated 60's group, and also because I was rather taken with the pretty cover!! I already knew the song 'I Can't Let Maggie Go' so I thought it was definitely worth a listen. I s ...

psychelatte 25.04.2005 · Read full review
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manufactured but excellent

Advantages: timeless pop
Disadvantages: none

More of the Monkees, reissued on rhino records, was the Monkees 2nd album released just as they were hitting the big time containing most of the songs from the 1st TV series. Unfortunately the Monkees themselves were far from happy with this album, as ev ...

brownp1 11.12.2000 · Read full review

Review of More Of The Monkees - Monkees (The)

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A great voice with interesting things to say

Advantages: Great voice, interesting range of songs, uplifting
Disadvantages: Depends of what you are willing to listen to

Helen Shapiro burst into the public eye in 1961at the tender age of 14 with number one hits 'You Don't Know' and 'Walking back to Happiness'. A quarter of a century later, her life changed dramatically when she became a Messianic Jew, ie a Jew who believ ...

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Review of Nothing But The Best - Helen Shapiro

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