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Happy Together: The Very Best of The Turtles [Original recording remastered]

The TurtlesAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (September 28, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • ASIN: B0002XBPXQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,126 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Happy Together
2. She'd Rather Be With Me
3. Let Me Be
4. You Know What I Mean
5. You Baby
6. Elenore
7. It Ain't Me Babe
8. She's My Girl
9. Eve Of Destruction
10. You Showed Me
11. Outside Chance
12. Can I Get To Know You Better
13. You Don't Have To Walk In The Rain
14. Grim Reaper Of Love

Editorial Reviews

The Turtles are one of the most fondly remembered ’60s pop acts—quite an achievement considering that they came up in an era dominated by Motown, The Beatles and other musical giants. After releasing a series of chart-topping singles, including the #1 hit "Happy Together," the band broke up in 1970. Singers Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan continued as a duo under the name Flo & Eddie, recording albums, hosting their own syndicated radio show, and singing backup for T. Rex, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, and many others. In 1985, they reformed The Turtles as a very successful touring outfit.

Happy Together: The Very Best Of The Turtles collects the band’s biggest hits, including the career-defining "Happy Together" and Top 20 smash hits "You Showed Me," "You Baby," and "Elenore." The album also features an early Warren Zevon-penned song, "Outside Chance," and Bob Dylan’s "It Ain’t Me Babe," as well as the classic protest anthem "Eve of Destruction."


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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounding so good remastered on CD! October 6, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Is this the only Turtles CD you need? Probably so. It's the only one I need. It's got all the best songs, the remastered sound is excellent, and the liner notes and packaging are top-notch. Everybody and their mother knows the smash hit "Happy Together" and most people know at least half a dozen of these other songs even if they don't know they're all by The Turtles. All the essentials are here: the four "me" songs: Let It Be Me, It Ain't Me Babe, She'd Rather Be With Me, and You Showed Me plus the four "you" songs: You Know What I Mean, You Baby, You Don't Have To Walk In The Rain, Can I Get To Know You Better. And then there's the "me and you" song, or should I say the "imagine me and you" song...

If you're a fan of sixties pop you need a Turtles CD in your collection. This one.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Sounding Turtles CD by far February 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD just for the newly remastered sound. Though I have the "20 Greatest Hits" released by Rhino Records but the sound quality of that isn't quite "clear". Now, released by Shout Factory with the newly remastered sound, the sound is "Crystal Clear". One thing I don't like is that they put only 14 tracks on it.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection, but... October 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
A better buy for a single disc Turtles hits collection is the 20-track Greatest Hits on Rhino. Every track on this one is included on that one plus six more, and the price is comparable. This isn't bad, but that one's got a little more for roughly the same price. Good tunes throughout!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST non-Beatles album of the sixties!! October 19, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This is simply the most classic sixties album by a group other than the Beatles. I grew up with this album. Every song on this CD is memorable and hearing them again -- minus the scratches from my worn-out vinyl copy -- is like hearing from a long-lost friend. THIS IS THE BEST TURTLES ALBUM EVER! Fun tunes like "Makin' My Mind Up" and the novelty "The Walking Song" plus movie theme "Guide For the Married Man" are great songs which round out the entire album. The dreamy "I Think I'll Run Away" is my favorite. "Me About You" will stick in your mind for days and leave you with a smile. The CLASSIC Turtles songs "Happy Together" and "She'd Rather Be With Me" are the end pieces which make this THE Turtles album to have in any collection! Rhino for years said they would release this album but never did. Thank you Sundazed for finally getting this masterpiece out. The Greatest Hits CD's didn't do the Turtles justice. This album must be heard in its entirety by any new or old-timer Turtles fan. One other note: Bill Inglot, who mastered many of Rhino's better releases worked on this re-release. For that one reason alone, you can be assured that the sonics of this CD will be impeccable!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great songwriting, extraordinary vocal harmonies. November 7, 2002
Format:Audio CD
With the bonus tracks added in, I'd say this is the best Turtles album one can get, short of a greatest hits album. By far my two favorite Turtles songs are "Happy Together" and "She's My Girl," both with extraordinary vocal harmonies and great chord progressions, and they're both on this album. All songs on this CD are decent at worst, great at best. Some other charted songs from this CD are "She'd Rather Be With Me," "You Know What I Mean," and "Me About You." Personally I never cared for the hit "She'd Rather Be With Me," probably since there's nothing that sounds like a chorus, only a wandering bridge that takes up the majority of the song. I remember hearing the pleasant love song "Me About You" for the first time on the radio in early 1969, despite "Happy Together" having been released in 1967. "Makin' My Mind Up" is a fast-paced, good-sounding, positive song in lighthearted '60s style. "Rugs Of Woods And Flowers" is a humorous, sarcastic love song with an affected voice, though I've yet to figure out exactly what is being lampooned. I believe the inspiring "You Know What I Mean" was on one of the Turtles' greatest hits albums.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good music :-0 May 20, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
While I've never been a big big fan of these guys in particular, I do like now and then some old 60's music. I grew up listening to a lot of it because it's what my parents would play. I bought this for Outside Chance (the best song - and it was used in the Grave Danger episode of CSI so it made me like it even more), and the only other song I thought I knew was Happy Together. I actually realised that I knew a couple of other great songs like Elenore and She'd Rather Be With Me. Then I'm beginning to realise that I actually really like this group and though it's not the type of music I listen to often, it's great to put it in the player every now and then and bop around the house doing the vacuuming or something. It's actually great music. I didn't realise they had so many good songs, but they do and so I recommend this for any 60's fan or people who grew up listening to this kind of music because it will bring back a lot of memories of road trips etc. I like this a lot.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Toss the dice April 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD
After The Turtles song "Happy Together" became a number one hit, their record company released an album with the same title. That's the way they did things back then. Along with the title track, the follow up smash hit "She'd Rather Be With Me" was also included. The rest of the album is basically made up of a random collection of songs from the same time period. The songs vary in quality, but most of them are good. The great "Me About You" is probably the best of these songs. The CD includes three bonus tracks. The hit songs "She's My Girl" and "You Know What I Mean" are great, but "Is It Any Wonder" is nothing special. Fans of '60s pop should enjoy this CD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this c
I loved this c.d. I had it when I was a kid as an 8-track tape. The tape messed up a long time ago. So when I saw it at Amazon I just had to get it.
Published 3 months ago by Javier Noyola
5.0 out of 5 stars Short & Sweet: A Masterpiece
This 1967 LP contains ten songs that capture the essence of the Turtles: smart lyrics, humor, fine music, good production. The longest of them is the title song at 2:56. Read more
Published 9 months ago by S. A. Eliot
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied.
I used to have an LP called 'Happy Together'. That record disappeared a long time ago, but I still wanted to hear the songs, so I was delighted to find this. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Kathleen M. Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars DAD LOVED HIS XMAS PRESENT
My dad loves the Turtles! Good price for such an old album! A must buy for sure for anyone. Glad yall are selling it on this website. I dont know what he would do without it!
Published 21 months ago by Lauren Sanders
4.0 out of 5 stars Pop from the 60's. Whoopie!
A very pleasent album from 1967 which makes it fun to imagine the mood, and groove at that time. Party on !
Published on September 28, 2012 by McEldoy
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past
I am enjoying this CD very much. I never had a full collection of most of these recordings, and the ones I did have on 45rpm, are very worn.
Published on February 6, 2008 by Kevin P. Abbott
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Irony from Retro Group
I bought this CD because I have alway loved the song 'Elenore' by the Turtles. Still, I found most of the songs entertaining though unfamiliar. Read more
Published on January 12, 2008 by Wil
2.0 out of 5 stars Great 60's group from the past
The mastering of the music on this cd is horrible. Alot of the songs sound scratchy. Not much bass and the treble is very harsh. Read more
Published on November 27, 2007 by Charles M. Moss
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded Expectations
Happy Together is one of my all time favorite songs. When I buy albums such as this from the sixties I usually do so for nostalgic purposes to recapture 1 or 2 old favorite songs... Read more
Published on November 8, 2007 by Joseph P. Darak Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Take a trip to the 60s with the Turtles
Take a trip back to a time when these happy go lucky songs briefly masked the trials of Viet Nam. This is a sure-fire pleaser for any 60s (and Turtles) buff. Read more
Published on September 4, 2007 by D. Neal
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