The Righteous Brothers

Go Ahead and Cry

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Go Ahead and Cry came out amid the early part of the Righteous Brothers' stay on Verve. But they stuck to their guns, generating solid, eminently listenable blue-eyed soul even in the midst of the folk-rock boom of 1966. They might have been a bit too tame by then, with covers of "I Believe," "Let It Be Me," and -- in a sudden embrace of calypso music -- "Island in the Sun," but they were trying. The results vary somewhat with the quality of the material, "I Believe" coming off as a slightly sappy piece of self-indulgence, while "Something You Got" is first-rate soul in anyone's book. The album does deserve a hearing, and it's amazing that neither this nor any of the other original LPs by the duo has ever turned up intact on CD.

blue highlight denotes track pick