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Sound of the City - New York Area Doo-Wop 1956 - 1966
Review Date: Nov 2008
by Arthur Shuey
Let's hit the title highlights, because that's the main thing -- “Sherry,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Barbara-Ann,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Come a Little Closer,” “A Teenager in Love,” “16 Candles” and “There's a Moon Out Tonight.”
To see this three-CD set in a store or read about it here and assume it's some sleazy cheesy bad recording out of one of those annoying infomercials would be to do oneself a disservice. The sound is great, the liner notes are extensive and reverential and the anthology's purpose is clearly to give listeners a good idea of the scene rather than a greatest hits collection.
Glad to own it.
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