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Worth the price
on July 9, 2007
For those of us who remember the Summer of Love and still enjoy the music of that era, this is lots of fun.
You get to hear Eric Burdon sing about Monterey. You also hear a very polished set of Simon and Garfunkel. Simon and Garfunkel play their two best songs of the time, Homeward Bound and the classic Sounds of Silence.
Janis Joplin is also in top forn with Big Brother singing the blues.
The Byrds with David Crosby finish the first CD
On the second CD you hear Grace Slick and the Airplane do their two classic songs, Somebody to Love and White Rabbit.
You get to hear two songs of Otis Redding and his classic performance at Monterey. The real find to me is Buffalo Springfield with Stills and Young doing, For What its Worth. This is the only recording where you can actually hear them live. The one thing of note here is the absence of Neil Young as David Crosby (at the time with the Byrds) stands in. C,S&N was already in the making. CS&M would play just 2 years later at Woodstock.
The Who seem out of place but sing the Eddie Cochoran standard Summertime Blues and the Classic My Generation.
Jimi Hendrix does The Wind Cries Mary and Bob Dylans' Like a Rolling Stone. I would have liked to see at least one more song included.
I do however have his performance on DVD and hope to purchase the CD when its released once again on CD.
The Mamas and the Papas end the CD with Straight Shooter, which to me is very weak. They do recover with California Dreamin. Scot McKenzie sings If youre going to San Francisco (Be sure to wear flowers in your hair)
For those who remember and love this music I would recommend it.