Nederbeat 63 - 69 volume 2
Very much like volume 1: Dutch sung songs are more noticeable, English sung with Dutch accent also more noticeable. Overall obscurity level goes up a little but there are also a few of the biggest hits of the 60's on this volume. Details though, it's just more of the same so if you enjoyed the first set then this is highly recommended too.
I bought these sets sort of 'mid price' (10 euro each), cheap considering you get 2 * 25 hits per set. The package unfortunately reflects that. The booklets of both sets contain the same introductory texts in Dutch, just a few dozen lines about beat and 60's music culture. More entertaining are pictures of the original single sleeves of the featured songs. It gives you a nice overview of sleeve, clothes and hair design, really quite interesting. The booklets finally have lists with some details about the songs but you won't find anything about the bands or musicians.
So, the music selection is excellent, the booklets are adequate. There's a funny thing with the tracklistings on the back of the cases though. Generally, the artists are in yellow capitals with the songtitles in white lowercase. But not every artistname is in uppercase and there's an artist where part of the name was added to the title (the Golden Earring, which should be a well known name by now). Some titles just didn't fit, other titles have a typo. It sort of gives the impression someone typed it over and didn't bother to QA the list. All minor stuff, and I can't find fault with the music or music selection and that's what it's all about, but I can't help to wonder what went wrong as these defects are easy to spot.
Another remarkable thing: the Cd's are here typically priced for being mass-produced and a few years old, and I'm quite sure they're widely available in the Netherlands. Judging from Amazon.com though, you get the impression they're collector's items priced at over US$300. The UK and DE versions have less on offer but at more reasonable prices; it seems that you have to order these Cd's from the Netherlands if you want to own them and see them increase in value multiple times immediately upon arrival (but don't look at me if this get-rich-quick scheme fails).
Universal / Hunter, 2004
Nederbeat 63 - 69 volume 2 (a little over 210MB)
(the 'extra' file contains the final 3 tracks of Cd's 1 & 2)