Collectables' four-volume For Lovers Only series is an enjoyable, if unexceptional, set that collects some of the most romantic pop, R&B, and doo wop singles from the late '50s and early '60s. Somewhat confusingly, it came in two different versions. There's a "general" version, and then there is a version of the set that is presented as if the play list of New York's WCBS dictated the selections. However, there is no difference between the corresponding volumes. WCBS' fourth volume, just like the fourth volume of the general set, contains 14 selections. They include the Flamingos' "I Only Have Eyes for You," the Dreamlovers' "When We Get Married," Little Anthony & the Imperials' "Tears on My Pillow," the Chantels' "Look in My Eyes," the Dubs' "Could This Be Magic," and the Three Friends' "Blanche." It provides a good balance between well-known hits and regional obscurities, but it isn't a definitive look at the era. However, it fits the purpose alluded to in the title just fine.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman