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Bob Lind
Best of
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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All Artists: Bob Lind
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 6/29/1993
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Oldies, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077778953128

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Folky one-hit wonder's fine first two LPs
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 07/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"To whom he's popularly known, Lind is a one-hit wonder who fluked his way on to the charts with the sensitive folk-rock gem, "Elusive Butterfly." But like so many one-hit wonders, there was a career both before and after his brief rush of fame.
Previous to recording, Lind had kicked around the Denver folk scene before moving on to Los Angeles. Once there he inked a deal with World Pacific (a subsidiary of Liberty) in surprisingly short time, and followed with a hit on the B-side of his first single. The A-side, "Cheryl's Going Home," probably also deserved to be a hit, with its slightly more muscular Neil Diamond like sound. Jack Nitszche's production, liberally utilizing members of Spector's Wrecking Crew, is spot-on, treading the folk-rock line between coffee-house acoustic and radio electric.

World Pacific's flip-flopping choices for follow-up singles squandered the momentum of "Elusive Butterfly," and Lind's chart success vanished almost as quickly as it appeared. Perhaps it's not so unusual, but given the high quality of Lind's songs and Nitszche's productions, it's a real shame. Lind's debut LP, "Don't Be Concerned" (reproduced here on tracks 1-12) most fully capitalizes on the talents that sent his single to #5. The follow-up LP, "Photographs of a Feeling" (reproduced here on tracks 13-22) is a more varied affair, and lyrically reflective of the counterculture demons that would further neutralize Lind's career.

The disc is rounded out by the single, "It's Just My Love," a pair of unreleased tracks from 1967 ("I Fall to You" and "English Afternoon"), detailed liner notes, interviews with and song notes by Lind, and a discography. Collector's note: the second verse of "Don't Be Concerned" was deleted on the debut album's original release; the version here is unedited."
I love it
rufus_buzzard | Baltimore, MD USA | 04/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have a deep love of music. My collection includes well over a thousand cd's, tapes and lp's of all types. The Best of Bob Lind may be my favorite. His poetic lyrics are profoundly insightful, sensitive, and clever. His music, and the arrangements, are a delight to hear. I find it quite difficult not to sing along. I agree wholeheartedly with the other reviews. This is the first time I have taken the time to write a review for Amazon,but I felt compelled to do so when reading Peter Fay's request for others to join him in asking that The Elusive Bob Lind album be re-released. (I would add the Since There Were Circles album as well.)If you decide to purchase this cd, I hope you enjoy it as much as I."
UNLEASH YOUR IMPULSE FOR ELUSIVE/EXCLUSIVE BOB LIND
MTNWESTMAN4MEN | LARAMIE PEAK | 01/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"BOB LIND PROVIDED A POETIC/FOLK VOICE FOR US IN SMALL TOWN AMERICA! WE YEARNED TO FEEL, TOUCH AND SMELL PICKADILLY SQUARE & BRITTANIA IN OUR VILLAGE SQUARE! MOST TIMES (AM) RADIO WAS ELUSIVE AND (FM) WAS JUST A DISTANT DREAM!
WE ONLY GOT AM RADIO FROM OKLAHOMA AND DENVER...USUALLY LATE AT NIGHT AND IT WOULD STATIC IN AND OUT! NOW ALL THE OLDIES COME TO ME FROM SATILLITE RADIO 24/7---I WRITE THEM DOWN AND QUICKLY ORDER! BACK TO THE FUTURE OR FUTURE TO THE BACK?? KEEP PEACE AND JOY IN YOUR LIFE....IT IS NOT ELUSIVE:)"