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The Four Preps stand apart from their contemporaries (the Four Aces, the Four Lads, the Four Freshman) by having a more spontaneous, less polished sound. The result is a cross between barber shop quartet and schoolboy hijinx that will delight listeners.
This collection includes their biggest hits; 26 Miles (Santa Catalina), Big Man and Down by the Station, alongwith the hilarious rock sendup More Money for Me and You.
I prefer this disc to other Four Prep compilations because of a lovely rendition of Lollipops and Roses and an equally interesting interpretation of My Special Angel.
The mastering on the disc is a bit muddy, but more than adequate for even high end stereos.
If you want to take a trip back to the days of malt shops, ivy-covered walls and letterman jackets, spend an evening listening to The Best of the Four Preps.
People have different preferences in musical sound, have different listening environments and differing qualities of audio equipment. Trying to force everyone to listen to the audio preferences of someone else rather than simply allowing us to obtain the sound preferred by the artists in conjuction with the recording producer is uncalled for.
The purchaser should be able to tune their own audio equipment to suit their own taste. However, these "remastered" CDs interfere with the purchaser being able to do that.
Most CDs have the original studio audio spectrum while others have altered spectrums which would require different settings of the listener's audio equipment.
The remastering of this CD caused two undesireable affects; booming Hollow sounding lows in the voices as well as emphasised high pitches - actually deemphasized lower vocal tones. The result is that they don't sound like the same group as on other Four Preps CDs.
This is especially anoying on track 10. In the second phrase several words contain a loud hollow sounding bass overlay of some words. At several points in the solo voice of the lead singer, the voice also has a booming hollow sound. These booming sections seem to occur when the voices hit certain tonal ranges.
All of this from flawed remastering.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed it and the footnotes given were very informative.Published 3 months ago by DawnMarie Rossean
I had the good fortune to see the Four Preps in person at a concert. Good songs, old melodies that you can hear and understand. I recommend it.Published on July 26, 2013 by Jane
I am absolutely rapt with the service from Amazon. As a first time buyer I was surprised and impressed by the speed which the item was sent and received. Read morePublished on June 2, 2009 by G. Evans