Best Of

September 12, 1989 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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2:55
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2:09
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3
2:34
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2:59
30
5
2:48
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2:50
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2:07
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2:34
30
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2:45
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2:45
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 31, 1989
  • Release Date: September 12, 1989
  • Label: EMI/EMI Records (USA)
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 26:26
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  • ASIN: B000TRX94I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,722 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A. Meyer on November 12, 2001
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Even though they had only a few hits, the Clasics IV made their impression in 60's pop with unforgettable songs, and Dennis Yost's distinctive voice. For content, this collection gets 5 stars. My Amazon 4 star review is for the flat uninteresting sound. These songs sound better on my vinyl copy of the same collection. E.M.I. has given better treatment to lesser artists..I hope they will give these worthy gems the T.L.C. they deserve in a future re-issue...E.M.I...are you listening?
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By jerry grigsby on June 10, 2001
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I agree with the previous reviewers in that there's no reason why all of the Classics IV material shouldn't be here. Also, you would think that EMI would add them to their fine Legendary Artists Series. I have Ricky Nelson's and Gary Lewis's EMI/LAS CDs and they are superior in sound quality to this one. That brings me to my complaint about this collection. This CD is in drastic need of a good remastering job! This CD is inexcusable for an artist of this caliber. The drums sound like they were recorded in a cave when you can hear them at all. Hopefully EMI will give this great group the same treatment that they have given to some of their other great artists.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By David W. Coleman on July 5, 2000
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I hoped beyond hope that, somehow, I'd come across an obscure collection on Classics IV in the import section. Of course, with only 2 selections available, I didn't find that. This group, with its patented sound, radio-friendly singles and under-rated lead singer (Dennis Yost), made a strong mark. They weren't together that long, but they produced some hits ("Stormy," "Spooky," "Traces") that are staples of oldies radio. This disc is a re-issue of an album of the same title, which itself was an abridged version of "Golden Greats," the group's original hits package. Why, with all the extra room on the CD (48 minutes of it), "Waves" and "Strange Changes" were left off, I can't explain. There are also 4 songs on Greatest Hits that are not here. But 4 of the songs here are not on that disc, which brings us to the bigger problem: As most of the group's output was limited to 2 minutes of heaven (or less) at a time, it would seem really simple to put everything good they ever recorded onto one comprehensive anthology. Why it hasn't been done, I can't say. For now, we must be satisfied with these simple expressions of young yearning, like "Change Of Heart," "Every Day With You," and "Something I'll Remember." This much talent had to go somewhere, and in the case of Classics IV, the fragments of the group turned into Atlanta Rhythm Section. And like that group, Classics IV really blurred the line between Pop- flavored Soul, and Soul-flavored Pop.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom R on April 14, 2013
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I always loved these songs and especially the singer. I found my vinyl copy of this album the other day, played it, and although the songs are wonderful, I was very disappointed with the sound quality. So I bought the CD expecting much improved sound. It didn't happen. The CD sound is just as bad as the vinyl. All the songs sound overly "bassy" and muddy with a distinct lack of the higher frequencies. It sounds just like listening to an old AM radio station before HD. "Spooky" is a classic song and many other Classics IV songs are some of the best "sappy" love songs you'll ever hear. It's too bad that the sound quality is so inferior, especially in this day when remastering is brightening up so much old music.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Vinyltown on December 14, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I was upset when I bought the LP reissue on the newer 'Liberty' records under EMI. It was "an abridged album previously issued under the same title". I wrote Capitol/EMI a scathing letter then. They gave me some BS about royalties, etc. Bunch of crap. Several other labels reissue without cutting songs off. They did this with Johnny Rivers, Don McLean, etc. One would think they would reissue on CD with all the songs from the original album. NOT. Shame on EMI for this. Bring on the full greatest hits album, not a reissue of an abridged LP version. (For some reason EMI re-released Don McLean's American Pie fully on CD, why not the Classics IV?
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By ChasThom68 on March 28, 2014
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This is some of the finest easy listening rock to ever be produced. Back in the day, Pop radio was broadcasting a ton of music that was dependent on heavy bass, fuzz-box guitar, and indecipherable lyrics (Inagodadavida anyone?). The Classics IV however where different. Recording music that featured sweet lyric lines, pretty melodies, and a rhythm that was danceable in both slow and fast mode. They released most of the songs on this collection during the late 1960's and early 1970's. While they never obtained supergroup status, they developed a signature sound that was immensely popular. They got more mileage out of the Dm7 and G chords than any group I know. I bought my first copy of this album as a reel to reel tape from the PX on LZ English in Viet Nam. I bought it the second time as an LP long after I came home and had worn out the tape. Now I have the mp3. If I manage to wear it out, I'll get another one. Buy this album and enjoy it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 9, 1999
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The 60's -- what an incredible era for music. These guys were great. Even though they only had about three hits, all of their stuff is much better than about 99.9% of what you hear on the radio these days.
I agree with the previous reviewer: We need a complete anthology.
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