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20 All-Time Greatest Hits Original recording remastered

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Their 1958 smash 16 Candles joins their hits Step by Step; Six Nights a Week; The Angels Listened In; Trouble in Paradise; A Year Ago Tonight , and Flower of Love ; all three solo hits by Johnny Maestro, and 10 more!

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. 16 Candles
  2. Pretty Little Angel
  3. I Thank The Moon
  4. Beside You
  5. Six Nights A Week
  6. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
  7. Flower Of Love
  8. The Angels Listened In
  9. A Year Ago Tonight
  10. Step By Step
  11. Silhouettes
  12. Trouble In Paradise
  13. My Special Angel
  14. Journey Of Love
  15. Isn't It Amazing
  16. I Remember (In The Still Of The Nite)
  17. Model Girl
  18. What A Surprise
  19. Mr. Happiness
  20. It Must Be Love


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 24, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B00005MK7V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,750 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I have virtually every CD by Johhny Maestro both with the Crests
and with the Brooklyn Bridge.In fact I booked Johnny many years
ago.
This is THE BEST sound quality I have ever heard
for the Crests.Every song is crisp&clear.Mastered with love.
Carey Mansfield and the crew at Varese Sarabande deserve kudos.Mastering by Marty Wekser is crisp and warm unlike other Crests disc which are either muddy 4th Generation or overly boosted and tinney.
Lee Rudnick
NY Media Consultant
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Although sometimes tagged as doo-wop artists, Johnny Maestro and the Crests produced some of the best pop tunes of the early American rock and roll era. Clever lyrics, bouncy arrangements and Maestro's vocals combined to make catchy tunes like "Step by Step", "The Angels Listened In" and "Trouble In Paradise" as listenable now if not more so than when they first charted.

This new compilation from the dependable Varese Vintage people is very similar in content and sound quality to the Rhino piece of ten years ago. Included here are two more cuts with four that do not duplicate the Rhino selection.

Sound quality is excellent with tracks 6,8-10,14-20 in true stereo. Included is an eight-page booklet with pics and a history of the group.

If you're a real fan, this adds a few more cuts to your collection if you already own the Rhino piece. If there's a choice to be made, I give this one a slight edge.
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The caption is taken from the 5 pages of liner notes written by Bill Dahl for this wonderful offering from Varèse-Sarabande which, in addition to being virtually as complete a compilation of someone's "greatest hits" as any can be, has excellent sound reproduction and comprehensive liner notes.

To assign it just 2 stars, as did "New York City Historian" back in 2005, just doesn't wash. Besides, his comment regarding the omission of "the hit My Juanita from 1958" belies his claim to being a historian of any measure. That song happened to be the uncharted B-side of the # 86 Pop hit Sweetest One, billed to "The Crest's" on Joyce 103 in July 1957, with the backing of the Al Browne orchestra

Yes, that too is missing here, but likely because Varèse-Sarabande couldn't get publishing rights. Also, the group that sang that lost one member, 15 year-old Patricia Van Dross, before the then all-male group hooked up with Coed, which then covered all their subsequent hits. If he wanted to nit-pick he could have pointed out that the total number of actual "hits" compiled by the group was 14 - counting Sweetest One - and not 20 as claimed on the cover, and that the compilation leaves out 10 Coed B-sides in favour of some failed singles. But even that wouldn't have accounted for the deduction of 3 stars and would be quibbling to the nth degree.
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A fabulous CD for anyone who wants to understand what this important kind of American music was like (or to revisit the happy, golden moments of those days). It was just prior to the British Invasion whose enormous impact on music altered so much of what came after.
The lyrics on this CD are sweet and innocent, the harmonies heavenly and the lead voice of the late Johnny Maestro is smooth perfection.
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This CD is very hard to listen to because ALL the songs sound so "scratchy." The master tape (?) they used to produce this CD must be in really bad shape. My sisters also said "THIS CD SOUNDS AWFUL. WHY DIDN'T YOU RETURN IT???!!!" I know I should have but I thought it was too much trouble at the time. I don't listen to this CD anymore and my sister has NEVER asked to borrow it again.
When you purchase CDs that have been re-mastered from the 50s, not ALL of them will sound as PERFECT as the two I purchased for the Everly Brothers: THE EVERLY BROTHERS FIVE CLASSIC ALBUMS and THE EVERLY BROTHERS GREATEST HITS. I highly recommend these two CDs. VERY GOOD QUALITY!!!
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Always liked Johnny, album is too "busy", his voice is drowned out. I still like the songs on the album. He was a great entertainer, will be missed, thank goodness for recordings. This comment is for the Greatest hits of Brooklyn Bridge.
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I have always liked the music from the 50's and 60's especially the doo-wop sound.
I recently heard a couple of songs by Johnny Maestro when he was with the Crests and had to see if I could get it on CD.
In my search I came across this CD and bought it. I couldn't be happier with it. If your looking for some music from that time period and from a great artist, you won't be disappointed. A great addition to any collection.
The CD and the music were good quality. As for my buying experience, it was no problem as usual when I order through Amazon.
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