Jul 1, 2010

DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH - TOGETHER (FONTANA 1969) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve + 14 bonus


"Together", originally released in 1969, was the fourth and the last album to be released as Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mich & Tich. Throughout 1966-68 the songwriting team Howard/Blaikley had written most of their material and thus given them 10 top-twenty hit-singles. Most of these songs were really great and are still very listenable.There had been a great varity in style among these hit-singles and this trend continued on their 1969 recordings. But somehow it seems the inspiration had run dry, because, though both "Snake in the Grass" and "Don Juan" reached the 23 spot, it's like the charm and magic isn't there anymore. The Howard/Blaikley songs on "Together" are simply not up to their usual standards; a tendency which already could be sensed on the previous album.
Of course there are a few exceptions, which make the album worthwhile. "Love is a Drum" is a good song, with a great arrangement, and though "First Time Loving" is pretty light-weight it has its charm. "Run Colorado" is also okay.[Morten Vindberg-Amazon]


frumious bandersnatch said...

Thinking carefully, I don't believe I've ever heard this last album.
All previous LPs are mixed bags with some great pop songs here & there.

Thanks again for great quality posts : good bitrate & rip, nice artwork.
Those asian remasters are a treat !

snakeboy said...

The reviewer doesn't seem to like it too much, but I'll let my ears be the judge. Thanks for the post.

Robbo said...

Thanks for this. I am looking forward to hearing it and now have the full set of DD,D,B,M&T.

Anonymous said...

Can you reupload please?
thank you very much!

Brendony said...

The link is no longer good. Any chance of a re-up? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

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El Isabelino said...

Looking for a re-up aswell. Thanks & Saludos.