Bay City Rollers Wouldn't You Like It
- Released: April 5, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Sony/BMG Int'l
- 1.I Only Wanna Dance With You
- 2.Don't Stop the Music
- 3.Shanghai'd in Love
- 4.Love Is
- 5.Maybe I'm a Fool to Love You
- 6.Too Young to Rock & Roll
- 7.Saturday Night
- 8.Give a Little Love
- 9.Wouldn't You Like It?
- 10.Here Comes That Feeling Again
- 11.Lovely to See You
- 12.Eagles Fly
- 13.Derek's End Piece
- 14.Give a Little Love (Single Version) (Bonus Track)
- 15.She'll Be Crying Over You (B-Side of Give a Little Love) (Bonus Track)
- 16.Wouldn't You Like It? (1972 Version) (Bonus Track)
- 17.I'd Do It Again (Previously Unreleased) (Bouns Track)
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This remastered version of the Scottish group's third release features four bonus tracks.
After achieving success and gaining a certain degree of artistic credibility with Once Upon a Star, the Bay City Rollers continued to write and perform the majority of their material on Wouldn't You Like It. As usual, the biggest hit from the album was a cover tune: "Give a Little Love" is a harmony-driven love song that offsets its sweetness with some surprisingly hard-rocking guitar work from Eric Faulkner. Despite their lack of singles success, the group once again proved that they could produce a worthwhile bunch of album tracks when left to their own devices. Highlights include "I Only Wanna Dance with You," a toe-tapping rock tune that offsets distorted power chords with an exuberant horn section, and the title track is an adrenaline-fuelled slice of power pop worthy of Cheap Trick. The Bay City Rollers also made a surprising foray into the disco sound on this album with "Don't Stop the Music," a lover's lament set to a pulsating beat. The problem with the group's own compositions this time out is that some of them are underwritten: "Love Is..." suffers from some rather trite romance lyrics, and "Derek's End Piece," while a well-recorded instrumental, is too short and underdeveloped to provide a memorable showcase for the group's instrumental chops. Just the same, Wouldn't You Like It remains a pleasant listen and is of definite interest to Bay City Rollers fanatics. ~ Donald Guarisco
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