CD ReviewsTHE OAK RIDGE BOYS: COLLECTION
Here we have MCA Record's first greatest hits compilation after the Oak Ridge Boys left. It was obvious that the fans still appreciated the 70s and 80s music, as this CD went gold.
This CD contains 14 songs, most of them having climbed the charts to #1. So, your ears are in for a treat.
At the time, this was a nice addition to any CD collection. But, with the growing number of greatest hits compilations that MCA/Universal insists on releasing, there are now better career overview collection to be had.
With so many mega hits under their belt, it's difficult to have a 10-15 song CD of the Oak Ridge Boys and properly cover all their hits. But, this is a valiant attempt nonetheless.
Outstanding Cuts: this is an entire collection of outstanding cuts
Cut Outs: not a bad one in the bunch
This album includes nearly every major ORB hit from their first country release up until 1987. Songs such as "Elvira," "American Made," and "Thank God For Kids" are all featured on here (in good order, I might add). My only question is, where are the hits with Steve Sanders? This collection was released in 1992, which would've given MCA at least 6 songs to choose from with him singing on it. I feel this is a great injustice, especially since none of the hits from the "American Dreams" album ("No Matter How High," "An American Family") ever made it to a greatest hits package.