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Over the course of their career (they're still a huge concert draw in Japan), the Ventures have released more than fifty albums. This CD collects 25 of their best songs from the Sixties along with a nearly 7-minute interview and several radio spots. If you grew up in the Sixties, this is the definitive Ventures' collection. Enjoy the memories! Highly Recommended
This is what I would call "The Essential Ventures," with their hits Walk, Don't Run, Walk Don't Run '64, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. The only track missing is "Telstar," but we can forgive them since this compilation is so good. I recommend this CD for anyone who has not ventured into the Ventures.
The perception is that the Ventures are merely a cover group. That is ¼ true. They do perform a lot of covers, as you can see on other albums, but they do something better-they improve the songs they cover. They have that energy and spark that illuminates their music.
I am glad that voiceless instrumental rock is still being kept alive in these CDs. They provide great background music for parties and long drives across Nevada. It is also great make-out music, but I won't go there.
The transfer from tape to CD is perfect-no irregularities or anything weird. The interviews as the end of the CD are fun and illuminating, shining the light into the hidden past. The cover design is also engaging, the photo givers us a glimpse at the men behind the music.
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The "Venture"s are always great. For a very nice overview of the band-this C.D. is a must (& worth every penny especially for $2.67 plus postage] & 28 song's). Read morePublished 1 month ago by JOHN Q. PUBLIC
Always a favorite.I lost my other Ventures CD's.This will make up for it.These tracks take me back to my childhood,when my parents played their records.Published 15 months ago by Brian Shelton