Saturday, July 30, 2016

CD Review: The Turtles Get Boxed Up With New 6-CD Set And New Best Of Collection

During the sixties, The Turtles were one of the biggest band's on the planet with their hit singles "You Baby," "Elenore" and "She'd Rather Be With Me." From 1965 to 1970, they produced a string of chart toppers that ranks with some of the best. The one song that makes The Turtles music immortal is the unforgettable "Happy Together," which knocked The Beatles' "Penny Lane" out of the #1 spot on the singles chart in 1967.

Their original albums have been long out-of-print for over a decade, leaving fans with only greatest hits compilations to enjoy. Now their albums will get the re-release they deserve on August 19th through FloEdCo to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary. Two monumental releases with bring the band's music to their fans. First as a six-CD box set which collects the band's studio albums between 1965 to 1970 along with a "wealth" of bonus material. The band's first three albums ("It Ain't Me Babe," "You Baby" and "Happy Together") will be presented in both their stereo and mono versions. The remaining three albums ("The Turtles Present The Battle Of The Bands," "Turtle Soup" and "Wooden Head") will be released along with rare, previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Along with the six-CD box set, FloEdCo will be releasing a two-CD "best of" collection titled "All The Singles," which collects the A and B sides of every single released between 1965 - 1970. Beginning with their cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe," each song is pared with it's flipside featuring 48-songs spread across two discs. Each song is presented in its original mono or stereo mix, including some that have never been issued on CD.

Listening to this set, you will remember how good The Turtles were during the late-sixties. Whether covering Bob Dylan or Warren Zevon or singing their originals, The Turtles were guaranteed to delivery songs that defined a generation in music. Included with the two-CD set is a 20-page booklet that describes every song in the "All The Singles" compilation as band members Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman add their recollections on each single. To find out more about new box set and "best of" compilation from The Turtles, please visit manifesto.com

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