Various Artists

20 Best of 60s Rock 'n' Roll

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Madacy's 20 Best series can only be commended for the fact that it never tries to trick the consumer. Instead of providing the disclaimer in minute print on the back like so many other likeminded sets, the label provides a full disclosure on the front: "New stereo recordings by the original artists." 20 Best of 60s Rock 'n' Roll features versions of the Grass Roots' "Midnight Confessions," Maurice Williams' "Stay," Vanilla Fudge's "You Keep Me Hanging On," and the Animals' "We Gotta Get Out of This Place." These are obviously not the original recordings that you might be familiar with. The performances range from decent to poor, but it doesn't matter; they're all inferior to the original versions and should be sought out only if your curiosity can't be contained.

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