Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Rain is confetti rain.
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 04/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was the third, and last, album recorded by actor Anthony Perkins. There was an effort in the late 1950s to turn him into a recording star, which was largely unsuccessful, although he did have a Top 30 hit with "Moonlight Swim". While Tony's singles were typical "teen pop" songs of the era, his albums were more "adult pop". I guess record companies at the time thought "kids buy singles, adults buy albums" (which was more or less true). This particular album by Tony has a "jazzier" feel to it than his other albums. By that I mean that many of the songs have extended instrumental passages in them. It's not all that exciting, though. It's more of a "cool" jazz feel, rather than a "hot" jazz feel. Tony has a decent singing voice here. He manages to hit the notes, but sings with very little feeling. This is a decent album, but it's not really anything special. I will be of interest only to Anthony Perkins fans. Here is the track listing:
1. The World is Your Balloon
2. I Remember You
3. Why Was I Born
4. Miss Otis Regrets
5. I've Got Sand in My Shoes
6. Long Ago and Far Away
7. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to
8. Have You Met Miss Jones?
9. You Came Along
10. It Could Happen to You
11. Darn That Dream
12. Back in Your Own Backyard"
No Laughing Matter
EddieLove | NYC, USA | 05/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tony's mellow vocals get some very solid support from the musicians on these sessions. The playing is very good. There are a few Broadway inflections, but mostly Tony sounds like a square Chet Baker. He goes for more big moments than Baker every tried, but has none of Chet's cool mystique. Still, this is a respectable album, very enjoyable and not simply some curio."
Tony has a pleasant voice
Ward J. Lamb | slate hill, new york United States | 03/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found this lp recently,and gave it a spin.
I feel that the jazz back up is tasteful,and that Tony sings mostly on key and with feeling. He apparently loved to sing,and the choice of standards here are well chosen.His voice has an Art Garfunkel lightness,and sounds one step away from very professional.Had he continued as a singer perhaps he would have made the grade.
As a personality he was an interesting intelligent man,and the phrasing is pretty good.
I've listened to it a few times,and like it."