Our Day Will Come: The Very Best of Ruby & the Romantics

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Ruby & the Romantics have been poorly served by best-of collections, which are too brief and skimpy. This two-CD, 42-song set goes too far in the other direction, and not everything on here is exciting or worthy of multiple listens by any means. Still, too much is better than too little, and this does thoroughly cover the prime era of the original lineup at Kapp from 1963-1967. On the plus side, this convincingly demonstrates that there was more depth and quality than is commonly acknowledged to a group that is often remembered only for one song "Our Day Will Come" or regarded as a lightweight pop-soul group. There are numerous good blends of girl group Brill ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Ruby & the Romantics have been poorly served by best-of collections, which are too brief and skimpy. This two-CD, 42-song set goes too far in the other direction, and not everything on here is exciting or worthy of multiple listens by any means. Still, too much is better than too little, and this does thoroughly cover the prime era of the original lineup at Kapp from 1963-1967. On the plus side, this convincingly demonstrates that there was more depth and quality than is commonly acknowledged to a group that is often remembered only for one song "Our Day Will Come" or regarded as a lightweight pop-soul group. There are numerous good blends of girl group Brill Building pop and smooth soul and, often, light to heavy touches of bossa nova on disc one in particular. Star tracks include the soaring Van McCoy composition "When You're Young and in Love," the doo wop-indebted "Moonlight and Music" penned by the Romantics' Leroy Fann, the obscure Bacharach/David ballad "I Cry Alone," the booming uptown soul production of "Does He Really Care for Me," the delicate bossa nova of "Our Everlasting Love," and, above all, the delicious "Hey There Lonely Boy," eventually reworked into a number two hit in 1969 by Eddie Holman as "Hey There Lonely Girl." Unfortunately, much of disc two is stuffed with dull covers of pop standards that filled out their early LPs. If the standards were omitted, this would be a highly credible and varied anthology, staking a fair claim for the band as an underrated outfit in the poppiest segment of early soul. For the record, all but one of these tracks date from their stint with Kapp; oddly, one post-Kapp cut, the 1968 ABC single "No More," is thrown in too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • Label: Rpm Records Uk
  • EAN: 5013929524729
  • Catalog Number: 247

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ruby & the Romantics Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Acker Bilk Composer
Mike Garson Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Robert Allen Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Van McCoy Composer
Larry Weiss Composer
María Mendez Grever Composer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Ronnie Self Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Hal David Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Mort Garson Composer
Bob Hilliard Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Al Stillman Composer
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Bernie Wayne Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Leroy Fann Composer
Eddie Snyder Composer
Malcolm Baumgart Liner Notes
M. Wilson Composer
Mick Patrick Liner Notes
Al Hoffman Composer
Robert Mellin Composer
Sylvia Dee Composer
Arthur Kent Composer
Sol Marcus Composer
Guy Wood Composer
John Klenner Composer
Eddie Seiler Composer
Earl Shuman Composer
Richard Ahlert Composer
Fred Anisfield Composer
Georges Boulanger Composer
Leon Carr Composer
Al Frisch Composer
Michiko Kusiki Composer
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