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Herman's Hermits: Their Greatest Hits; The Animals: Best Of The Animals

Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, October 1973

YOU KNOW WHAT? People got me all wrong. They think I'm a fanatic for reissues, getting up on my soapbox each time a new one comes out to decry the lack of this, the excess of that, the wrong take here and the rechanneled stereo there, then pointing loftily to the ridiculously painstaking research effort that went into my own work on the Legendary Masters Series. But they got me pegged wrong; I'm not a maniac (like the guy I know who's still waiting for his chance to strangle whoever compiled that recent Buddy Holly album), I just like to see things done right.

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