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The Best of the Beau Brummels: Golden Archive Series

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This 18-song collection has, amazingly, never been undercut for content or range in nearly two decades of release; it is probably due for an upgrade in sound quality as of 2005, and ought to serve as the guide to putting together a truly comprehensive double- or triple-CD set devoted to this San Francisco-based band, but it still holds up as either an introduction to, or survey of the band's history. Starting with the huge hits "Laugh Laugh" and "Just a Little," it carries the listener up through the gorgeous yet unaccountably failed follow-ups "Sad Little Girl" and "Don't Talk to Strangers"; from there we go to a few of the highlights from the outtakes later issued by Vault...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This 18-song collection has, amazingly, never been undercut for content or range in nearly two decades of release; it is probably due for an upgrade in sound quality as of 2005, and ought to serve as the guide to putting together a truly comprehensive double- or triple-CD set devoted to this San Francisco-based band, but it still holds up as either an introduction to, or survey of the band's history. Starting with the huge hits "Laugh Laugh" and "Just a Little," it carries the listener up through the gorgeous yet unaccountably failed follow-ups "Sad Little Girl" and "Don't Talk to Strangers"; from there we go to a few of the highlights from the outtakes later issued by Vault Records, and into the group's studio years at Warner Bros. and some of the better tracks from Triangle and Bradley's Barn, as well as a handful of single sides and other rarities from the Warner Bros. vaults. Bill Inglot supervised the remixing from multi-track tapes of the songs for which usable masters couldn't be found, and he's kept the sound on those sides true to the originals. The annotation is very good as well, and is supported by great artwork. Casual listeners will probably love this CD, but after a few listens, they may join the serious fans in wishing that a more expansive survey of the Beau Brummels' work -- along the lines of Rhino's double-CD anthologies on the Association and the Turtles -- encompassing a deeper sampling of their two official Autumn Records albums and their outtakes, along with the hits and perhaps some of the better solo stuff from Ron Elliott and Sal Valentino, could be assembled.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Rhino Mod Afw
  • UPC: 081227577926
  • Catalog Number: 75779
  • Sales rank: 32,965

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beau Brummels Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Tim Hardin Composer
Jerry Butler Composer
Seal Composer
Don Brown Art Direction
Kenny Gamble Composer
Bill Inglot Engineer
Fred Rose Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Producer
John Strother Engineer
Lenny Waronker Producer
The Ominous Seapods Composer
Parke Puterbaugh Liner Notes
Elliott Composer
Theresa Bell Composer
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