Friday, December 16, 2005

On my turntable: The Partridge Family At Home With Their Greatest Hits

Prior to this afternoon I only owned this album on 8-track, but thanks to the wonders of eBay I now have a brand new copy of At Home With Their Greatest Hits (1972) for a mere 99 cents (plus shipping & handling). The record, previously unplayed, sounds fantastic. Seriously, the sound of LPs is unparalleled, especially on a decent turntable equipped with a good cartridge.

At Home is a bit of an odd collection, released halfway through the Partridges' musical career. Granted, most are bonafide hits, but there are a few that seem misplaced on a Greatest Hits collection, such as "Brown Eyes" and "She'd Rather Have The Rain". Overall, this is truly some of the most sophisticated bubblegum music ever made.

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