Fire up the nostalgia machine for the soundtrack to Cherish, an album filled with the type of gooey, fuzzy songs populating light rock stations now, but high school slow dances in the past. 10CC's "I'm Not in Love" sighs like a seashore, all gauzy synths and primitive computerized harmonies, while the title cut by the Association rings with soft bells and summery, melodic mellowness. Daryl Hall and John Oates's mega-'80s-sounding hit "Private Eyes" is a guilty, sing-along pleasure, and the Impressions' "Get Up and Move" jives with big horns and soul. New wave synth chic even checks in, with the Human League's droll "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" and Modern English's romantic "I Melt with You." The only newer tracks are courtesy of Noe Venable--and even then, "Breakdown" is her fragile, haunting cover of the Tom Petty song. The mix on Cherish is definitely low-key, if a little heavy on sappiness. Yet its diversity, charmingly, works well. While certainly jumping decades with impunity, Cherish's high quality hits mesh nicely--creating a sweet, fluffy compilation CD of love songs covering all shapes and styles. --Annie Zaleski
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm,
Se habla Español!
Spanish-speaking representatives available,
Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)
Memorial Day: 10am-6pm