Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet And Lovely: The Best Of Nino Tempo & April Stevens (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 74 Mb
Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5592 | Time: 00:46:11
Brill Building Pop, Vocal Pop, Early Pop/Rock
Seventeen-track anthology focuses mostly on their popular 1963-66 recordings, including "Deep Purple," "Whispering," "Stardust," "All Strung Out," several lower-charting items, and some LP tracks. They milked the "Deep Purple" formula too many times, but this is enjoyably frothy pop, and "All Strung Out" is a genuinely soulful, accurate approximation of Phil Spector's work with the Righteous Brothers. The disc also includes Stevens's 1959 solo single "Teach Me Tiger," a bizarre cover of "I Love How You Love Me" (with battling bagpipes and fuzzy guitars), and one undistinguished track each from 1985 and 1996.