Jan & Dean- "The Complete Liberty Singles"
POP MATTERS "In its ignorance of album tracks, and its one-label-only approach, 'Liberty Singles' suffers from not being comprehensive, shortchanging the band’s earlier and later periods. The liner notes make a case for Jan & Dean that the music cannot, touting them as innovators and groundbreakers rather than just a solid, good-humored vocal group. Ed Osborne’s suggestion that 'Anaheim, Asuza & Cucamonga' helped raise the bar for Pet Sounds is preposterous, as 'Anaheim' is a chaotic mess. For all his ambitions, Jan Berry could never turn himself into Brian Wilson, let alone Phil Spector. Truth be told, Jan & Dean never amounted to much more than three-trick ponies."