The Platters

18 Greatest

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Containing "new stereo recordings" that "do not contain all of the original members" (as stated in small print on the back and front of the release), the Platters' 18 Greatest is another in a long line of perfectly avoidable compilations released by the Direct Source label. These recordings (including "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Great Pretender," "Only You," "My Prayer," and "Twilight Time") are extremely inferior to the original versions, recorded cheaply and while most of the members were not in top form. Direct Source pumps out discs like this by the dozens, and there's really no reason to pay attention to any of them.

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