The Turtles

Elenore: 30 Years of Rock 'n Roll

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Laserlight managed to get hold of the Turtles' catalog in the mid-'90s and dispersed it in two ways. They released a three-disc box set with 60 tracks, and also five separate discs, each with 12 tracks. Elenore: 30 Years of Rock 'n Roll is one of these discs. As a rule, the tracks are randomly chosen, the sound less than great, and the packaging sub-par. This edition contains two of the group's biggest hits -- "Elenore" and "You Baby" -- the excellent single "Outside Chance," and nine obscure album tracks. The discs seem designed to sucker casual Turtles fans into thinking they are buying some kind of greatest-hits collection. Yet those people will no doubt be disappointed by the selection of tracks and generally cheap presentation. You get what you pay for, though. Anyone who wants a real Turtles collection needs to shell out for 20 Greatest Hits on Rhino or Happy Together: The Best of the Turtles on Shout Factory.

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