Various Artists

Golden Oldies, Vol. 5 [Original Sound 2002]

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AllMusic Review by John Bush

Original Sound's Golden Oldies series boasts digital remastering, a claim often made by labels attempting to pass off shoddy sound with a few hi-fi buzzwords. Surprisingly, these tracks do sound better than in past recreations, though Original Sound could've done music fans an additional favor by stretching out the CD's to more than a bare half-hour running time. The fifth volume collects ten of the hippest, catchiest, dance anthems -- "La Bamba," "The Twist," "Twist & Shout," and "The Jerk," as well as the scene-encompassing hysterics of Cannibal & the Headhunters' "Land of 1000 Dances."

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