Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ray Stevens - Box Set

This Ray Stevens box set aptly titled Box Set is a little disappointing. There are three discs and at face value it has almost every Ray Stevens Song you would ever want. The thing you need to know is that half of the songs are re-recorded. This set does not include the original version of "The Streak," or "Ahab the Arab" you remember from the 60's. These are re-recorded tracks which may have been done specifically for the set. I don't know if Ray Stevens lost the rights to the original recordings when he left MCA or if he just wanted to mess with me. Anyway, after buying this set I found myself going back to download the original versions of the offending songs. So yeah, if you're looking for the real best of Ray Stevens, look elsewhere.

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