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Save the Turtles: The Turtles' Greatest

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The Turtles 4/21/2009

Review

The Turtles, led by the intertwined vocals of Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, sounded initially like a second-tier version of the Byrds when their version of Bob Dylan’ s “It Ain’t Me Babe” hit the radio in 1965, but by the time the band called it quits a couple of years later, they had developed into a smooth-sounding, good-natured pop group. This 20-track survey of the band’s history, selected by Kaylan and Volman, hits all the key tracks, including “It Ain’t Me Babe,” a fine version of P.F. Sloan’ s “Let Me Be,” the Ray Davies-produced “Love in the City,” and the big pop hits “Happy Together” and “Elenore.” A special treat is a previously unissued Chevrolet Camaro radio commercial that finds the Turtles gleefully hawking cars, complete with a voice cameo from Warren Zevon. ~ Steve Leggett
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Happy Together The Turtles 2:52
  3. 2 It Ain't Me Babe The Turtles 2:10
  4. 3 She'd Rather Be with Me The Turtles 2:17
  5. 4 You Baby The Turtles 2:16
  6. 5 Elenore The Turtles 2:28
  7. 6 Let Me Be The Turtles 2:19
  8. 7 She's My Girl The Turtles 2:31
  9. 8 Outside Chance The Turtles 2:5
  10. 9 You Showed Me The Turtles 3:8
  11. 10 Can I Get to Know You Better The Turtles 2:34
  12. 11 The Story of Rock and Roll [Single Version] The Turtles 2:42
  13. 12 Love in the City The Turtles 3:38
  14. 13 Me About You The Turtles 2:27
  15. 14 You Don't Have to Walk in the Rain The Turtles 2:39
  16. 15 You Know What I Mean The Turtles 1:58
  17. 16 Sound Asleep The Turtles 2:47
  18. 17 Makin' My Mind Up The Turtles 2:38
  19. 18 Grim Reaper of Love The Turtles 2:20
  20. 19 Guide for the Married Man The Turtles 2:40
  21. 20 Chevrolet Camaro Commercial [Previously Unreleased] The Turtles 1:2

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