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Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits

April 21, 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 21, 2009
  • Release Date: April 21, 2009
  • Label: FloEdCo
  • Copyright: (c) 2009 FloEdCo
  • Total Length: 50:36
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0025WG4SS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,478 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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123 of 125 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tognetti TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 22, 2009
Format: Audio CD
It was a relatively short but highly successful run. Between 1965 and 1970 a five man group from Los Angeles known as The Turtles produced some of the biggest and brightest pop records of the decade. All told, The Turtles would place a total of 17 singles on Billboards "Hot 100 Singles" chart. Five of these would become Top Ten smashes. In 2009, founding members of The Turtles Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan regained control of their catalogue and decided to release a brand new collection of their hits on their very own label. "Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits" offers up 20 of The Turtles biggest hits and best recordings. For Volman and Kaylan this project was quite obviously a labor of love.

The Turtles came out of nowhere in the summer of '65 with their debut single "It Ain't Me Babe". The song was written by Bob Dylan who seemed to be all the rage that year and it climbed all the way to #8 on the national charts. Most folks just presumed that The Turtles were a folk group and were a bit surprised that a number of the groups subsequent releases were pure pop. The group continued to release singles such as "You Baby" and "Can I Get To Know You Better" with varying degrees of success until early 1967 when they finally struck paydirt with a tune called "Happy Together". This would prove to be their biggest and best remembered record. "Happy Together" spent a total of 3 weeks as the #1 song in the land. Over the next couple of years the group would continue its highly successful run with 3 more Top Ten hits including "You Showed Me", "She'd Rather Be With Me" and a personal favorite "Elenore". All are included in this fine collection.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Brenneman on May 20, 2009
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I got the new "Save the Turtles" collection last weekend. I thought the remastering sounded great! It's hard to believe that all those songs are roughly forty years old! With the remastering they sound like they were just recorded.

I remember a Captain Beefheart interview i once read where Beefheart talks about the first time he actually saw a Van Gogh painting up close in an art museum. He told the interviewer that the colors were so vibrant and the paintstrokes so vivid, it looked like Van Gogh had just painted it, went down the hall to go to the bathroom, and then came back to take another look at it. I had the same feeling listening to your songs on "Save the Turtles." It sounded like you'd just recorded them, went down the hall to go to the bathroom, and then came back to have another listen.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Knoll on January 28, 2010
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An American band from the 60's with an upbeat tempo that even the younger people of today will enjoy. The music from the 1960's is some of the best music ever made! I really like this CD tremendously. The Turtles have an awesome rock n' roll sound that you will love forever. I personally like their sound even better than the Beatles and that is saying a lot!! The music from the Turtles is so positive and enjoyable that you just want to sing along with them. The Turtles keep their upbeat musical style throughout the CD. These songs never grow old and I highly recommend this CD for your collection. If your having a bad day at work, just put this CD on and you will forget all about it!! Take care and enjoy as life is too short!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By S.W. on April 7, 2011
Format: Vinyl
(Note: This review is for the CD version; I mistakenly wrote it under the link for the vinyl version!)
I like this compilation, although I think that Rhino's 20 Greatest Hits CD (which was released much earlier) is better. One of the reasons for this is that several of the songs here appear in mono mixes, whereas they were in stereo on Rhino's collection. The mono mixes are O.K., although for some reason the chorus vocals on the mono "You Baby" are overpowered by the instrumentation.
"Grim Reaper Of Love" appears here in unedited form, though the edited version on 20 Greatest Hits was (I think) the one that was originally released as a single (although it is in stereo on 20 Greatest Hits --- I assume that it was in mono on the single).
I also prefer the mix of "You Don't Have To Walk In The Rain" that appeared on Rhino's CD to the one included here. The stereo effect on the mix here is wide whereas it is very narrow on the other mix, but to me the other one still sounds better.
This CD also misses a couple of songs that were on 20 Greatest Hits: "Eve Of Destruction" and "Lady-O." I'm a bit surprised that they weren't included; I think the Turtles' version of "Eve Of Destruction" is the best (of the versions I've heard, anyway), and "Lady-O" is probably the most beautiful song that the group ever did.
However, this CD does have one really good track that wasn't on Rhino's --- an "extended" version of "Makin' My Mind Up" (this song wasn't on Rhino's CD at all).
As for the "Chevrolet Camero Commercial" on this CD, I don't really know why it's here; surely there are better unreleased tracks than this.
Overall, this compilation isn't bad, but I would advise you to get Rhino's 20 Greatest Hits CD instead.
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