There's nothing "soft" about the nuggets in this great little collection – as all the tracks here are the cream of the crop of the late 60s pop scene in the US – not super-huge hits, but instead some overlooked gems that definitely warrant the "nuggets" in the title! Most of the work here is from the Warner/
Atlantic catalog – but there's also some nice bits from other labels too – and the collection focuses on the warm, breezy, completely sublime sounds that have come to be known as Sunshine Pop over the years – music that's well-produced, but very personal too – and which often has a quality that's a bit deeper than the usual oldies radio material from the time. As usual with most Japanese collections we love so much, the track selection is ultra-hip, and also includes some rare 45-only titles – with two dozen tracks in all, a good number of which we might not have heard otherwise. Titles on this third volume include "Morning Girl" by Neon Philharmonic, "Finders Keepers" by Salt Water Taffy, "If You Don't Want My Love" by Robert John, "All This" by Anita Kerr Singers, "Take My Hand" by Lee Mallory, "Sit Down I Think I Love You" by Mojo Men, "There Is Nothing More To Say" by The Millennium
, "Small Talk" by Harpers Bizarre, "It's Sunday" by Sunshine Company, "Someday Man" by Paul Williams, "Hurting Each Other" by Ruby & The Romantics, "I Keep It Hid" by The Vogues, "Lady Love" by Dino Desi & Billy, "Mad" by Harpers Bizarre, "Ain't Gonna Lie" by Keith, "Birthday Morning" by The Association, and "When The Summer Is Through" by The Happenings.