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Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Sabrina The Teenage Witch
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1.0 out of 5 stars Here we go again...., May 12, 2011
This review is from: Sabrina The Teenage Witch (DVD)
Totally disappointed. The episodes are nothing more than exact copies from the Genius Products DVD boxset release of 2008. No remastering to correct the 4% error in speed and pitch. No insert of any kind. Just the DVD inside. And the packaging is misleading... it says there are 10 episodes. There are not. There are only 5 episodes. Each episode has 2 segments, making for 10 segments. But they are still only 5 episodes with a total running time of approx 101 minutes.

Final comment... if you already have the Genius Products complete series boxset from 2008, you DO NOT need this as no improvements were made.


ARCHIES, THE
ARCHIES, THE
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5.0 out of 5 stars Will this release be at the right speed and pitch???, April 7, 2011
This review is from: ARCHIES, THE (DVD)
Well, it's nice to see that "The Archie Show" is being re-released after it's original release in 2007. However, this release will only be a partial release as compared to the entire series being released in 2007. But the MAIN QUESTION IS...

Did they remaster the episodes at the right speed and pitch this time? The boxset released in 2007 was 4% too fast due to the PAL to NTSC conversion as the original film elements were digitized in PAL format in the UK, and then converted to NTSC for release in the USA. Those that were very familiar with the series, including myself, immediately noticed that the voices were too high... especially noticeable in the song segments. So here is hoping that this has been fixed for this re-release. Guess we'll find out on May 10th.
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Very Best of Archies
Very Best of Archies
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let's Get This Straight...., April 25, 2001
This review is from: Very Best of Archies (Audio CD)
Time to get this straight.... This review is for the 15 track compilation CD on the Jungle/Caroline/Cult label; NOT the 12 track CD on the Planet label with the same name. Due to a database mix-up, most of the reviews that follow this one are for the Planet label CD.
This CD, "The Very Best of The Archies", is somewhat inaccurate in its title, but a good CD overall. While it does contain some of The Archies biggest hits, including "Sugar, Sugar," other singles such as "Sunshine" and "Who's Your Baby?" are noticeably absent. In fact, 8 of the tracks are from the original "Everything's Archie" album, with the remainder being popular tracks from their other albums.
What makes this compilation special, however, are the two "Sugar, Sugar" remixes. Both the "Pistel Remix '99" and the "Julian Beeston Remix '99" are here, and the results are tracks that would be welcome on present day Top 40 radio; very upbeat and very danceable. In fact, a friend of mine, who is not really into the Archies and gives me strange looks whenever I play them, really likes the "Pistel Remix" and actually requests it to be played.
Overall, this 15 track CD compilaton, while not a TRUE "Best Of" package in my opinion, contains some great work from the group, and is a "Must Have" for true Archies fans just for the two "Sugar, Sugar" remixes. Anyone who purchases the CD will not be disappointed.


Sugar, Sugar
Sugar, Sugar
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's Get This Straight...., April 20, 2001
This review is from: Sugar, Sugar (Audio CD)
Ok, time to staighten out this online database review mix-up. There have been many CD issues simply titled "Sugar, Sugar - The Archies" and over time, the reviews have gotten mixed up. This review is for the 24 track compilation released on the Repertoire label, not the heart-shaped CD single with the same name released earlier on the 32 Records label, although, most of the reviews that follow are for that CD single. This 24-track compilation is without a doubt the BEST Archies compilation to hit the market yet. Songs are included from all 6 of the original Archies albums. The sound is clean, bright, and at the right pitch. While most of these songs have been included on other Archies compilations, this is the only one I have found that took great care and used good quality source material to get the job done right. If you are an Archies fan, THIS is the CD to get. Do not let this one slip by. I have been an Archies fan for over 30 years, and have my own Archies web-site, so you can trust my judgement on this one.


More, More, More: The Best of the Andrea True Connection
More, More, More: The Best of the Andrea True Connection
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, But Could Have Been More, More, More..., January 30, 2000
I admit it... I loved disco music... and Andrea True's "More, More, More" was a big part of it. So I was thrilled when I saw this CD compilation as my original vinyl albums had been played to death. The tracks on this compilation make up a big part of her disco career, but there is something missing. All the tracks from the original "More, More, More" album are here, and yes, this was her best work; mainly due to the great production work of Gregg Diamond. There is also the 7" edited version of "More, More, More" on here. The rest of the album is made up of her last two hits "N.Y. You Got Me Dancing," and "What's Your Name, What's Your Number;" both in 7" and album versions. What IS missing though is more tracks from her "White Witch" album; which a lot of people don't even know existed. That album was a follow-up to the "More, More, More" album. It included "N.Y..." and "What's Your Name...," but also some other noteworthy tracks that should have been included on a greatest hits compilation. At the very least, the title track of the second album "White Witch" could have been included. Still, I guess the company that released this CD was aiming more towards what the buying public was familiar with. If you are a fan of Andrea True's work, you will definately want this CD compilation to add to your collection. However, if you are a BIG fan of her work, you will want to get this CD, and THEN go out to an oldies record store and find a copy of her "White Witch" album to go along with it!


Ring Ring
Ring Ring
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Humble Beginnings, January 30, 2000
This review is from: Ring Ring (Audio CD)
When ABBA arrived in the US via Atlantic Records in the early/mid 70's; the earliest work you could get of them was the "Waterloo" album. Although some tracks from "Ring Ring" did show up on their "Greatest Hits" LP in '76, most of us had never heard the rest of the tracks from this, their first album. I am delighted to finally be able to add this first album to my ABBA collection. Although some people find the tracks on this album to be inferior to their later releases, I find this album to reflect their "roots" if you will. Most of the tracks reflect a happy upbeat time in the groups career; a far cry from some of their later releases which reflected sadder times in the members personal lives. The best tracks on the disc include "Ring Ring," "Another Town, Another Train," "He Is Your Brother," and "Rock 'N Roll Band." And yes, while it is easy to tell that this album was the beginning of what would become a phenominal sensation all over the world, the mood of this album is more true to life of what the group was all about. If you're a fan of the group as a whole, you will want this album. If you're only a fan of their biggest hits, you might want to skip it.


Oh, Good Grief!
Oh, Good Grief!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Okay, So It's A Little Different, January 30, 2000
This review is from: Oh, Good Grief! (Audio CD)
I've owned this CD since it first came out; and it's vinyl counterpart long before that. In fact, it was the first Vince Guaraldi recording I ever bought. At first, I was a bit disappointed because it didn't sound like the tracks from the CBS-TV specials; the infamous harpsicord being added to these tracks; but as you listen to it, you realize it didn't alter the feel of his music at all. If anything, it just added a bit more "zing." Let's face it, Vince's music is timeless; and what we have here is perhaps the best compilation of his Charlie Brown music. Slightly different? Yes. Enjoyable? Definately! Some of the best tracks on the disc are "You're in Love Charlie Brown," "Great Pumpkin Waltz," "It's Your Dog Charlie Brown," and "Rain, Rain Go Away." Fans of the Peanuts TV specials that go spastic at any deviation may want to stick to Vince's original soundtracks. Fans of Vince's music will definately want this compilation. And as of this writing, January 2000, the Weather Channel is using selections from this disc during the Local Forecast segments. I personally think that is a nice testament to this timeless music. But for those of you that don't like it, all I can say is, "Oh, Good Grief!"


Sugar, Sugar
Sugar, Sugar
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pour A Little Sugar On Me, January 6, 2000
This review is from: Sugar, Sugar (Audio CD)
Over 30 years now, and the world just can't seem to get enough "Sugar." This extended CD single featuring the "Candfloss" mix of "Sugar, Sugar" is quite interesting though. It's basically the original version with some clever editing to give it a modern dance "feel." Ron Dante's lead vocals come across very well in this version. Noticeably changed, or perhaps even "replaced" are Toni Wine's back-up vocals. They have been definately altered and enhanced, and I truly believe that these vocals were provided by someone else for this mix. Overall, it is good re-mixing of a timeless classic; and yes; your foot will tap and you will find yourself singing along to the lyrics. The package is nicely rounded out with the original version, and then "Sugar and Spice," a nice upbeat tune from the Archies third album "Jingle Jangle." Considered a MUST for the serious Archies collector.


The Archies - Everything's Archie
The Archies - Everything's Archie
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 Years Later, Everything is Still Archie!, January 6, 2000
I've been waiting a long time for this release. The classic second album from the Archies on CD; "Everything's Archie," and for the most part, I was not disappointed. Excellent digital remastering; vocals and instruments are strong and clear. Ron Dante's lead vocals sound better than ever. Only sound problem: pitch is a bit slow. This is more noticeable as the CD progresses; however will probably only be evident to someone that is very, very familiar with the original vinyl album. A few minor concerns with the cover and liner notes. First, this CD is cataloged as "Everything's Archie", named after its original vinyl counterpart from 1968. However, the title on the CD is simply "The Archies" which was the name of their first album. This could be a bit confusing to buyers. Also, the track listing on the back cover does not match the actual track sequence on the CD, and I've noticed this has caused some problems with online CD music stores as having the wrong sound bites playing against the track titles. The real sequence is the same as the original vinyl album, not the one on the back cover. As for liner notes... well... maybe I'm nit-picking but... it states that Archie debuted on TV in 1969. It was actually 1968. Don Kirshner's name was also mispelled (ooops! ) Finally, the notes talked about the group's numerous Top 40 hits making the CD sound like a greatest hits compilation instead of a reproduction of their second album. Like I said.. too nit-picky. In any case, anyone who purchases this CD will not be disappointed. Great care was obviously taken into the sound quality. I am eagerly awaiting RKO/Unique's next Archies release.


Sugar Sugar/Heart Shaped CD
Sugar Sugar/Heart Shaped CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Sugar, Sugar" as Sweet as Ever, March 1, 1999
1999 marks the 30th anniversary of the "feel good" pop favorite "Sugar, Sugar" (actually 31st anniversary, as the album it was on, "Everything's Archie," was released in 1968.) It's nice to see this song is still popular, and this release by 32 Records is a nice tribute to it. Released on a heart shaped CD, the listener wonders as he opens the package if this CD curiousity is really gonna work! But it works just fine, and the sound quality of the song is "Great," nice and bright without any pops, hisses, or sound distortion that is found on some of the "budget" Archies CD compilations. The only flaw I find with it is that it is a BIG CD, with a BIG price for just ONE little song. C'mon guys... you could have at least stuck Sugar, Sugar's flip side, "Melody Hill" on there. Oh well... Overall, a nice sounding collector's item for both Archies and Music enthusiasts.


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