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Sunshine Days, Vol. 4: 60's Pop Classics

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Well, the title says it all: another in a series of Varese Sarabande's fine collections of sunshine pop. As usual, these are a great way for fans of some obscure '60s pop hits to pick up some hard-to-find titles at a convenient, mid-line price. Tunes like Petula Clark's "I Couldn't Live Without You," Don & the Goodtimers' "I Could Be So Good to You" (with an awesome Jack Nitzsche arrangement), and several others make volume four a tasty little disc to pick up. Many of these aren't the tunes that you usually hear on oldies radio, and this is a great way to get 'em. The obscurities on this disc are buttressed by some bigger this like "Pleasant Valley Sunday" and "Feelin' Groovy" (and boy, has that aged well), so you have plenty to enjoy here. The one thing that might make these volumes better is if they were to cover a specific period (i.e., spring 1968). This is a minor point, however. If you enjoy one of the titles, you're likely to have a good time listening to the entire disc.

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