Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sear, Jan 13, 2021.
It contains some filler. Not a masterpiece but I appreciate it to have it in my collection
I picked up a sealed mono several years ago. I rate the mono "Letter" 5/5 - except for it's early fade out.
The thread is about the LP not the single
My favourite Box Tops album. Aside from the hits, "I Pray for Rain", "People Make The World", "I'm your Puppet" and "She Knows How" are my favourites.
If you like it, the follow up album "Cry Like a Baby" is almost as good as this.
My inclination is to go for "good," but I like it too much for 60%. So I had to go 4, mainly on the strength of "Trains & Boats & Planes" and, especially, "I Pray for Rain."
3½ without bias.
I have a mono UK issue (cost me 25p). Not really my cup of tea - I gave it 3 - but I like it enough to have kept it, and once in a while it gets a spin.
I love all four Box Tops LPs from the 1960s. Each contains some really great recordings, even if each LP also contains a little filler too... but so did the LPs from a lot more respected bands. I might actually enjoy playing Non-Stop and Dimensions more than I enjoy the first two albums, but I really love them all.
I have the album, as well as Dimensions by the Box Tops. I haven't played The Letter / Neon Rainbow more than a couple of times as there's a bad scuff mark on it that sounds across about half of Neon Rainbow (the track). A shame as it's otherwise excellent. Anyway, from what I remember it's a typical 60s pop LP. A few great tracks and the rest being enjoyable but unmemorable. I think Dimensions is a better album, but I've had that for years longer.
3/5 for The Letter / Neon Rainbow, not essential but nice to have and hear every now and then.
I love all the Box Tops albums, especially the first two. I prefer the follow up album Cry Like A Baby, but this is still a 5/5 for me. Some of the most underrated albums of the 60s. Their version of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" is as good as the original. I love Alex's vocal on it. Other favorites are "Everything I Am" and "I Pray For Rain", but I enjoy the entire record.
4/5, very good.
I like it enough to own it on LP, CD, and on reel-to-reel tape.
3. Good but nothing more.
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