By way of contrast, Tab Hunter and his producers know their limitations precisely and the result is a modest, earnest and pleasant track. Alas for the MP3 age – I can’t gaze at the record sleeve and look into Tab’s dreamy eyes, what “Young Love” was surely best suited for. A far from innocent record, exploiting the newly discovered teenage dollar as ruthlessly as anything has, but still one concerned with innocence – the second-hand self-expression pop set free covered passions a lot less earthy than Elvis’ (though just as lucrative). “Young Love” is as smooth as young love isn’t, but it’s a humble and ginger performance, and that’ll do.

Score: 5

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