David Cassidy - Then And Now (2002)
1CD | ЕАС-Rip | APE-image +cue +log +Booklet/Covers | April 30, 2002 | 490,88 Mb
Genre: Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Decca U.S.
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Tracking the 30-year career of The Partridge Family's greatest star, Then and Now is a comprehensive compendium of the tunes which set the world alight from the early 1970s onwards. Ranging from the three-minute Partridge pop nuggets of "I Think I Love You" and "I Woke Up In Love This Morning" to solo hits such as "Cherish" and "Rock Me Baby", it's easy to hear why Cassidy's sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Surprisingly there are some notable exclusions on Then and Now such as "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted," and "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do". Thankfully the pulsating 1985 comeback song "The Last Kiss" is included. The later part of the collection includes more recent material such as "Sheltered In My Arms" where Dave drops his usual Cliff Richard style vocals in favour of those resembling Rick Astley, and "Ricky's Tune" a Faithless style trip-hop track proving that he's still just as much "now" as "then". "No Bridge I Wouldn't Cross" is another new production that coincidentally was written by Simon Climie (aka Climie Fisher) and Lulu. In an attempt to woo the kids again there's also a rather feeble version of "Could It Be Forever", re-recorded with pop stars Hear'Say. Apart from this slightly shaky ending an essential collection for fans, and an excellent introduction to the work of one of teeny-pop's first pin-ups. –John Galilee