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 With the passing of the years the rights to music come and go in this messy business. And every once and a while the rights actually revert back to the original artists. This is what has happened with one of our favorite sixties acts. Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman are finally in charge of the master tapes of their band, The Turtles, and are now issuing this twenty track collection of original recordings. Every hit you can name is here in glorious new sound. Their huge single successes overshadowed some nice albums and they were unfairly pushed aside by FM radio. Nothing can change their contribution to AM radio though, and this set is proof positive as to how prolific they were in an era of one hit wonders and novelty tunes.

FloEdCo / Manifesto

Track Listings:

1. Happy Together
2. It Ain't Me Babe
3. She'd Rather Be With Me
4. You Baby
5. Elenore
6. Let Me Be
7. She's My Girl
8. Outside Chance
9. You Showed Me
10. Can I Get To Know You Better
11. Story of Rock and Roll
12. Love In the City
13. Me About You
14. You Don't Have To Walk In the Rain
15. You Know What I Mean
16. Sound Asleep
17. Makin' My Mind Up
18. Grim Reaper of Love
19. Guide For the Married Man
20. Chevrolet Camero Commercial [Never Before Released]
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Label:  Manifesto
Genre:  Pop
Release Date:  April 21, 2009
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review by . April 22, 2009
posted in Music Matters
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It was a relatively short but highly successful run.  Between 1965 and 1970 a five man group from Los Angeles known as The Turtles produced some of the biggest and brightest pop records of the decade.  All told, The Turtles would place a total of 17 singles on Billboards "Hot 100 Singles" chart.  Five of these would become Top Ten smashes.  In 2009, founding members of The Turtles Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan regained control of their catalogue and decided to …
review by . August 01, 2009
Glad to see your review of the turtles. One of my fondest memories was seeing Kaylen and Volman with Zappa and the Mothers at several concerts at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus probably 1971. What fun and great music! And the girl I took ran off with Aynsley Dunbar and became a groupie for a while. 
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