- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Four Preps were a wholesome, clean-cut group who had 13 chart hits between 1956 and 1964. A Capitol Records scout discovered them while they were performing at a Hollywood High talent show. Among their biggest hits included in this 20-track collection are "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)", "Big Man", and "Down By The Station (Early In The Morning)". One of the Preps, Glen Larson, later became the well-known TV producer of "McCloud", "Quincy", "Battlestar Gallactica", "Magnum P.I.", "The Fall Guy" and others.
- 1.Dreamy Eyes
- 2.26 Miles (Santa Catalina)
- 3.Big Man
- 4.Lazy Summer Night
- 5.Summertime Lies
- 7.I Ain't Never
- 8.Down By The Station (Early In The Morning)
- 9.Got A Girl
- 10.More Money For You And Me
- 12.Big Drift
- 14.A Letter To The Beatles
- 15.I've Known You All My Life
- 16.I'll Never Be The Same
- 17.Girl In The Shade Of The Striped Umbrella
- 18.Let's Call It A Day Girl
- 19.Love Of The Common People
- 20.Draftdodger Rag
Personnel: Bruce Belland (tenor); Glen Larson (baritone); Ed Cobb (bass voice).
Audio Remasterers: Ron Furmanek; Larry Walsh.
Audio Remixers: Ron Furmanek; Larry Walsh.
Liner Note Authors: Ron Furmanek; Bruce Belland; Steve Kolanjian.
Recording information: Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (09/14/1956-04/20/1967); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (09/14/1956-04/20/1967); North Hollywood High School, Hollywood, CA (09/14/1956-04/20/1967).
Director: Lincoln Mayorga.
Photographer: Larry DuPont.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Joe Maphis; Morty Corb; Van Alexander & His Orchestra.
Arrangers: Dave Guard; Al DeLory; Leon Russell; Perry Botkin, Jr.; Ray Pohlman.
All the Four Preps you'll ever need, on a 20-track compilation. Every one of their Top 40 hits is here, as are many smaller hits and unfamiliar songs, including their last chart hit, "A Letter to the Beatles." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine