Western Union/Sound of Love [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The Five Americans were five guys from Texas who were equally adept at playing tough rock tunes, folk-rock-influenced ballads, and sweet pop confections; their biggest hit, "Western Union," a number five charter from 1967, even edges toward bubblegum. Their second album, Western Union/Sound of Love, features a batch of fine songs like the sparkling rocker "Big Cities," the almost funky "Sound of Love," the sticky sweet "If I Could," and of course the excellent title track that show off their rich vocal harmonies, spirited playing, and sure-handed melodies. Producer Dale Hawkins (of "Suzie Q" fame) could have kept things a bit looser, as the sound is sometimes a touch too ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The Five Americans were five guys from Texas who were equally adept at playing tough rock tunes, folk-rock-influenced ballads, and sweet pop confections; their biggest hit, "Western Union," a number five charter from 1967, even edges toward bubblegum. Their second album, Western Union/Sound of Love, features a batch of fine songs like the sparkling rocker "Big Cities," the almost funky "Sound of Love," the sticky sweet "If I Could," and of course the excellent title track that show off their rich vocal harmonies, spirited playing, and sure-handed melodies. Producer Dale Hawkins (of "Suzie Q" fame) could have kept things a bit looser, as the sound is sometimes a touch too slick and they had absolutely no business covering Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You," but otherwise this is a fine example of solid craftsmanship from a band that gets overlooked far too often when the really good bands of the '60s are mentioned. [Sundazed reissued the album in 2006 with the addition of a bonus track ("Lovin' Is Livin'") and liner notes with remembrances from bandmembers.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/21/2006
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • UPC: 090771622426
  • Catalog Number: 6224
  • Sales rank: 128,754

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Western Union (2:37)
  2. 2 Gimme Some Lovin' (2:47)
  3. 3 Husbands & Wives (2:24)
  4. 4 If I Could (2:03)
  5. 5 Sympathy (1:54)
  6. 6 Big Cities (3:14)
  7. 7 Sound of Love (2:24)
  8. 8 I Put a Spell on You (3:31)
  9. 9 Tell Ann I Love Her (2:10)
  10. 10 Reality (2:17)
  11. 11 Now That It's Over (2:18)
  12. 12 See-Saw-Man (2:12)
  13. 13 Lovin' Is Livin' (2:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Five Americans Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Dale Hawkins Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Robin "Hood" Brians Engineer
Johnny Durrill Liner Notes
Norm Ezell Composer
Mike Rabon Liner Notes, Graphic Design
Bob Sullivan Engineer
Jud Cost Interviewer
Bob Irwin Mastering
Clark Besch Graphic Design
Ronald Chapman Author
Howard Bedno Author
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