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Reply #15 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 10:30pm
 
thanks old friend....i got mine on the 28th....i love it!!!
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Reply #16 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 3:15am
 
Just got mine !!! I can't tell you how much I,and I'm sure the rest of us here at the board appreciate what you have done for us,Oldfriend. A million thanks !!!!!
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Reply #17 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 1:37am
 
I have listened to this disc 10 times since yesterday,and I am totally blown away by it.The reason The Romantics have always been one of my favorite bands is the way they have always captured the sound of mid-sixties rock n roll bands,and these songs prove they are the only band that has even come close to capturing the excitement and feel of that era. Songs like "Lets Swing" and "You Reallly Got A Hold Of My Heart" sound like British Invasion music from an era long gone.
Listening to the live tracks reminded me of The Beatles Star Club tapes with the raw excitement of a small club show,and all the echo on the vocals.
This is a disc that I will treasure,and play often.
THANKS,OLDFRIEND !!!!!!!!
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Reply #18 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 5:00am
 
I can't stop playing the cd, either, Kevin.  I find myself humming the tunes even if I'm not listening to the cd!
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Reply #19 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 12:29pm
 
Thanks for the update oldfriend.  I imagine it will be in my box any day now.  Oh the anticipation...  8)
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Reply #20 - Jan 3rd, 2005 at 9:13pm
 
Got mine, Thursday. Thanks, Oldfriend! I have to echo what Kevin64 wrote -- it's amazing how much the demo songs sound like the first Kinks record, etc. It was especially interesting to hear that early version of "Gimme One More Chance;" I have been familiar with the early Bomp stuff and "White Lies" and "Tell You Anything" from Spider/Bomp for years, and that version sounded like it was done right alongside them. And, man, did they ever do a lot with the backing vocals back in those days. Thanks again, Oldfriend ... it was worth the wait!
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Reply #21 - Jan 3rd, 2005 at 9:55pm
 
Yeah, I love it too!   Smiley  That "Gimme One More Chance" version really has a cool funky beat.  And "What I Like About You" sounds like Jimmy is just making up the words as he goes along.  This entire thing is a great relic.  Thanks again for sharing this with us, oldfriend.
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Reply #22 - Jan 3rd, 2005 at 10:15pm
 
My hubby & I decided that the many of the songs on your CD reflect a strong influence from the Beatles as well.... Kevin is right-- the vocal harmonies are very strong on these recordings....

Oldfriend-- did you ever tell us when these were recorded (i.e.-- do you know the actual dates of the soundboard and studio recordings?)
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Reply #23 - Jan 4th, 2005 at 2:03am
 
I got mine on Friday!  I have listened to it over and over.  I love it!!!  Love the words on "What I Like About You".   I  really like hearing "Take Me Out of the Rain" live.   What a special thing to have.  THANKS SO MUCH OLDFRIEND!!!  This really helps me get over the depression of missing the NYE show!!
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Reply #24 - Jan 5th, 2005 at 11:24am
 
I received my copy today.  All I can say is a big thanks for this treat.  The weather has stunk this week where I live.  It is in the 20s and the entire area I live in is an ice skating rink (black ice).  It makes my drive to work just so much fun.  Getting this in the mail today just made my week so much better.  The music on the CD is great.  I just can't say enough good things about this.  Thanks so much!   8)  8)
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Reply #25 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 12:05am
 
I too notice how important backing vocals were on the early stuff.  I truly believe the Romantics sorely missed Rich Coles backing vocals after he was asked to leave the band.

When I hear the old stuff , I realize how much potential this band had if the four original members would have stayed together, and some better decisions had been made along the way.
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Reply #26 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 3:29am
 
Oh, shoot!  OldFriend, I must have been away or something when you asked us for addresses to send the CD.  I wasn't on here when the "crash" occured.   I would really like to have a copy of this if you would be so kind to send me one if you can.  If you reply back to me I will get you my address and such via email.  THANK YOU!!!!! Kiss
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Reply #27 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 7:13am
 
rob, i couldnt agree more Sad
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Reply #28 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 7:16am
 
Listening to them on New Year's Eve, I thought that I wouldn't mind seeing them as a 6 piece band.... :-D

I played Meet the Romantics for my mom-- she even said she would love to hear them play! Smiley  I think it's because it sounds very "Beatles-y". ...
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Reply #29 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 11:53am
 
old friend.......i back everyones joys of the cd.......its a special piece to our collections.....and you are so appreciated.....thanks so much!!
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