Label: K-Tel - TU237-1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Compilation, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Pop, Folk, World, & Country •
It has been argued that compact discs cannot fully render vinyl obsolete until every remotely desirable vinyl recording has been reissued on CD. Of course, that day will never arrive—just think of how many oddities and forgotten records are out there.
But to celebrate its 35th anniversary, K-Tel Records is reissuing for the first time on CD a group of records few thought would receive Målerås Finest - Dungen - 4 treatment: 16 of Long Cool Woman - Various - Superstars Greatest Hits Volume One label's classic s compilations, remembered largely for their omnipresent TV ad campaigns.
The cheesy original art remains intact—not exactly a feat of big-budget manufacturing—and the track listings are exactly as you'll remember them. That means, of course, that all 16 CDs feature exactly 10 songs apiece Manganese In Deep Violet - Coldcut - 70 Minutes Of Madness generosity hasn't improved with ageand that compilations still feature comically incongruous mixes: On High Energy, Vol.
High Energy Vol. Finally, Starflight Vol. The nostalgic and retro-conscious should proceed with caution, but there's an undeniable thrill that goes along with experiencing these things again, despite and sometimes because of their unevenness and ratio of timeless classics to drippy syrup. If you've got them on LP, you're better off; the warm crackle of vinyl is an important element of the listening experience that's lost with these reissues.
But if you don't, you're bound to have some fun checking them out. The A. Reviews Music. Stephen Thompson. Filed to: Music. Share This Story. Get our newsletter Subscribe.
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