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[RCCD 3050]
by STEWART BROWN Date Added: Thursday 05 August, 2004
Although I had bought vinyl albums from Rollercoaster years ago this was the first time I had used their web site - however it was not that easy as you will see!

I knew that Sonny West had written and recorded 2 of my favourite Buddy Holly records - 'Rave On' & 'Oh Boy' so I thought I'd see if his versions were available. I started by looking at the Amazon site and found a CD at £11.99 plus postage( which was about £1.45). I noticed that it was on Rollercoaster label so I did a Google search for "Rollercoaster" but couldn't find it - I tried again under "Rollercoaster Records" and found the site (maybe there should be a link between the 2 pages?). This was when it started to get complicated and frustrating!!

I entered "Sonny West" in the search facility but this produced a list of 16 documents, none of which seemed to have anything to do with Sonny! So back to the Home page and I clicked on "For Complete List of Artists Click Here". This produced an alpha list so I scrolled down to "w" and found the name with 4 numbers alongside it. I clicked the first number and this produced a list of all EPs available on the label - one of which had a Sonny West track on! Obviously not the product that I wanted! So I clicked on the next number and this gave me an alpha listing of all CD albums - I scrolled down once agin to find Sonny's and found it. BUT there must be an easier way to locate a particular artist I thought!

Next problem was that although I now had the details I couldn't order it by clicking on it. So back to the Home Page yet again - I noticed that at the "strip line" at the top of the page there was "ON LINE SHOP" (it doesn't appear on the actual page though). I clicked on that which took me through to Smokey Joes and after I had created an account I was able to order the CD!!

Althugh it was the same price as Amazon it was free post - but it was far easier to find on the Amazon site!

The CD only took a few days to arrive (well packaged I'm pleased to say) and I was really pleased with the "presentation" - instead of being in a plastic case it was packaged in a mini -LP sleeve, very nice! The music was very good and it was great to hear the originals of "Rave on " & "Oh Boy" - not as good as Buddy's version but I'm probably biased! So all the efforet was worth it but I think the site needs steamlining - sorry Mr Beecher but you did ask for honest feedback!!

Stewart Brown
Runcorn, Cheshire

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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