(1987) All Time Greatest Hits

The Lettermen

... read moreThe Lettermen were experts at turning R&B hits into MOR white swiss cheese elevator music. This CD consisting of only ten tracks displays them at their latter-period best, or worst depending on your perspective, in the mid-'70s. Syrupy covers of "Goin' Out of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You,...

28′:39″ 10 Songs

1
The Lettermen
Goin' Out Of My Head / Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Live)
6:12
2
The Lettermen
When I Fall In Love
2:17
3
The Lettermen
Put Your Head On My Shoulder (Remastered)
2:34
4
The Lettermen
Love (Remastered)
3:18
5
The Lettermen
Traces/Memories (Medley) (Remastered)
2:50
6
The Lettermen
Hurt So Bad (Remastered)
2:17
7
The Lettermen
Theme From "A Summer Place" (Remastered)
2:05
8
The Lettermen
Shangri-La (Remastered)
2:31
9
The Lettermen
The Way You Look Tonight (Remastered)
2:22
10
The Lettermen
I Believe/The Lettermen Bows (Live)
2:13
Released 01 January 1987, This Compilation ℗ 1987 Capitol Records, LLC

Review

The Lettermen were experts at turning R&B hits into MOR white swiss cheese elevator music. This CD consisting of only ten tracks displays them at their latter-period best, or worst depending on your perspective, in the mid-'70s. Syrupy covers of "Goin' Out of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," "Hurt So Bad," and "Theme from 'A Summer Place'" are some of the most blatant attempts at turning pop-soul into bland drivel. This can be enjoyable for those who liked this stuff (and maybe the music of Pat Boone or Johnny Mathis), but it is the Lettermen at the desperate end of their career, searching for tunes because they had none of their own. They do sing a close-to-jazz "The Way You Look Tonight." ~ Michael G. Nastos