Various Artists

20 Best of 60s Rock 'n' Roll

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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman

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.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Archies 02:50 Amazon
2 Mitch Ryder 03:55 Amazon
3 Paul Revere & the Raiders 02:45 Amazon
4 The Grass Roots 02:43 Amazon
5 Vanilla Fudge 03:46 Amazon
6 Lou Christie 02:52 Amazon
7 The Troggs 02:30 Amazon
8 The Shangri-Las 02:46 Amazon
9 The Crystals 02:17 Amazon
10 Maurice Williams 01:39 Amazon
11 The McCoys 03:01 Amazon
12 The Animals 05:06 Amazon
13 Donovan 04:05 Amazon
14 The Foundations 02:55 Amazon
15 Gary Lewis & the Playboys 02:05 Amazon
16 The Miracles 03:00 Amazon
17 Sam & Dave 02:55 Amazon
18 Shadows of Knight 02:39 Amazon
19 The Crystals 02:10 Amazon
20 The Miracles 02:44 Amazon
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