Franke & the Knockouts released three albums between 1981 and 1986, two on Millennium Records and the final one for MCA. The band is most remembered for the Top Ten hit single "Sweetheart," released in 1981. Besides the hit single, bandmember Franke Previte, together with John DeNicola, wrote two of the biggest hits of 1986, "Hungry Eyes" and "Time of My Life" (from the movie Dirty Dancing). This collection by Razor & Tie compiles tracks from the band's three albums, together with the original demo versions of the aforementioned songs. While basically a one-hit wonder act of the '80s, Previte has earned his place in history because of his songwriting ability, and this album is a testament to just that. Another band that's gone but will not be forgotten.
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AllMusic Review by Keith Pettipas