Platinum Disc's Greatest Summer Beach Hits is a painfully short (at only ten songs) collection of wonderfully breezy '60s soul groovers. Whether they are suitable for beaches is up to the listener, but they are certainly songs suitable for playing when you want to hear some great soul from classic artists like the Impressions ("It's Alright"), the Dells ("There Is"), and Billy Stewart ("Fat Boy"). Add some extra points for including the excellent stomper "I Do" by the obscure Marvelows. Ah, if only the compilers had added another five to ten tracks. Then this would be something special rather than merely pleasant.
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AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra