Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Capitol Collectors Series - Al Martino
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Give this guy a spotlight !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Capitol Collectors Series - Al Martino has an excellent assortment of twenty-five wonderful hits and ballads sung by the great Al Martino. Al Martino doesn't get the full recognition that he is due these days; but hopefully with time and sales of CDs such as this that will change. The quality of the sound is excellent and the artwork is very nicely done.
"Here In My Heart" features Al Martino squarely in the spotlight--and that's quite all right with me! The strings are used very well and Al's voice never sounded better! This melody is very pretty and it makes a fine start for this CD. "Take My Heart" was another hit for Al Martino; and he sings this marvelously without a superfluous note! Al is able to convey all the subtle nuances of all the lyrics to the songs that he sings; and this impresses me an awful lot. In addition, there's also "When You're Mine;" this tune lets Al Martino show off the operatic qualities of his voice--and how's about that musical interlude with that horn solo?
"I Love You More And More Every Day" touches me with its message and beauty; and the country flavor of the music enhances the natural beauty of this number. Wow, how Al Martino could sing out a tune! "Always Together" really shows Al at his very finest--and he could easily sing alongside the very best of them! The percussion is very nicely done and the arrangement overall is very thoughtfully done.
"Red Roses For A Blue Lady" is a tune made so famous by the great Wayne Newton; but when Al Martino sings it this number sounds fresh and new all over again! The percussion marks the beat and Al never misses a beat--terrific! "Spanish Eyes" is easily a highlight of this album; "Spanish Eyes" has some banter before the tune begins and this is a rare treat indeed! "Think I'll Go Somewhere And Cry Myself To Sleep" also works very well when Al Martino sings this one out with loads of energy; and listen also for "Can't Help Falling In Love." "Can't Help Falling In Love" is a tune I associate with Elvis; but Al Martino puts his own mark on this love song by speeding up the tempo and making a few key changes that all work very well.
"Speak Softly Love" is a theme from the movie called The Godfather; and when Al Martino sings this it takes off like a jet! The strings are great and the percussion enhances the music as well. "To The Door Of The Sun (Alle Porte Del Sole)" has a fine arrangement with Al singing brightly; and "Volare" shows how Al could take a tune and "modernize" it well by giving it a funky disco beat--and it works! The CD ends with Al Martino performing "The Next Hundred Years;" this country flavored ballad is very beautiful-and I love every minute of it!
Al Martino could sing with the best of them--just try out this CD and you'll agree with me for sure! Al's fans will want this for their collections, too.
Beautiful, lovely, relaxing, or dancing close together music
V. A. Peek | Summerville, SC | 12/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's more than I ever expected it to be when I ordered it. I can't say there is even 1 song on it that I don't like. Al Martino has a beautiful voice. I cannot believe he had such a struggle making it. I certainly do remember his being on my radio a lot back in those days. Maybe it was the same few songs over and over. I don't remember, however, over and over is how I could listen to this CD. Just received it today in the mail and I'm on the 3rd go round with it. I understand that he is still singing and he's in his 80's. I heard this just recently. I hope he is still out there singing. There are a few new songs out there that I'll bet he could make even better than the folks who have already tried. I ope he has someone to seek some new material for him so that he can continue to record. I'll buy every one. Keep going Al for as long as you can. I'm not far behind you."