David Kenner

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (45 of 55)
Location: Fort Worth, Texas United States
Birthday: March 10


Top Reviewer Ranking: 329,459 - Total Helpful Votes: 45 of 55
Sound Magazine ~ The Partridge Family
Sound Magazine ~ The Partridge Family
Of all the albums in the Partridge Family catalog (not counting compilations), this is by far the strongest. It contains one of their greatest hits, "I Woke Up In Love This Morning", and doesn't contain any lame tracks like "To Be Lovers". In the early 1970s pop artists released material more frequently than they do today. With a "strike while the iron is hot" kind of act like The Partridge Family, the record company knew that they needed to get as much material out as possible in as little time as possible before this well dried up. So for the first three LP releases, which all came out within one calendar year, there were only 4 singles released: one from… Read more
More Instrumental Gems of the ~ Various
Collector's Choice's first volume of 60s instrumentals contains so many essentials that it's easily one of the best oldies compilations ever. This second volume is almost as essential and merits 5 stars for including so many interesting tracks and employing such perfect mastering. Highlights include the jazz-pop classics "Like Young" by Andre Previn and "Summer Samba" by Walter Wanderley; the single that started the "Tijuana Brass" sound, Bob Moore's "Mexico"; the best mastered version of Percy Faith's "Theme For Young Lovers" that I've ever heard; and a classic mid-60s track that I've never seen on CD before, The San Remo Golden Strings'… Read more
Bebe Le Strange ~ Heart
Bebe Le Strange ~ Heart
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The following is what I wrote in 1999 about the original CD issue of this album:
"Although every Heart release after their debut sported several great tracks, bebe le strange was a definite high watermark for the band. The songs give you the feeling that Ann and Nancy (and co-writer Sue Ennis) were getting more personal with their lyrics than ever before. But the album is not as introspective as you would think it would be. Some of the band's funkiest jams are on this album including Strange Night, Rockin' Heaven Down and the incredible title track which is one of rock and rolls great anthems (also a great anthem for women as well!). On the other side of the coin is more sensitive… Read more