Various artists - Honey & Wine: Another Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection

They know we love them too much

If there is a theme to be found
here beyond Goffin & King’s
huge talent, it’s that the
compilers have sought to include
lesser known versions of some
songs that are better known
elsewhere. There is, however, no
diminution of quality, as
standards throughout are
splendid. We get the Phil
Spector-produced He Knows I
Love Him Too Much from Ex-
Chantel Arlene Smith, Bobby
Vee’s original of Go Away Little
Girl, and the fab beat ballad
Make The Night A Little Longer
from Tammy Montgomery.

Fans of the era of emergent
soul will love Ben E King’s Tell
Daddy, Chuck Jackson’s I Need
You, and Freddie Scott’s Brand
New World, while girlie fans get
Connie Stevens’ version of the
sumptuous They’re Jealous Of
Me and That Boy I Used To Know
from Andrea Carroll. Strength in
depth comes with tracks from
The Turtles, The Rising Sons,
Jackie De Shannon, Jan & Dean
and many more, making this
pretty essential for collectors who
hope that this particular arm of
Ace’s songwriter series will run
and run. Honey and wine,
indeed.

4 stars 4 stars 4 stars 4 stars

Ace | CDCHD 1216

Reviewed by Kingsley Abbott
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