Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Once a Drifter
Genres: Country, Pop
We were poking around the internet, and found a site maintained by Charlie s son. Here is what he had to say about this 1980 album: 'This is my father at his vocal peak. His absolute best, in my humble opinion. The songs a... more »
We were poking around the internet, and found a site maintained by Charlie s son. Here is what he had to say about this 1980 album: 'This is my father at his vocal peak. His absolute best, in my humble opinion. The songs are fantastic. Charlie's version of 'Marie', the Randy Newman tune, is the best I ve ever heard. 'Angelina' is so Charlie it's frightening. The word was that Elektra spent so much money signing my Dad that they didn't have enough left to promote it. I don t know if that s true or not, but this album is great. Unfortunately, it just didn't do very well. I think the only big single from it was 'Are We Dreamin The Same Dream'. If you ever get a chance to hear this hard to find album, do yourself a favor. It's what I consider to be the quintessential Charlie Rich album.' Well, we can t improve on that!
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Don't forget Charlie Rich!
Harald Helliksen | Norway | 07/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Charlie Rich left Epic records in 1977 and went to United Artists. From 1978-1980 he made 3 albums there. They should be forgotten. He then went to Elektra records and made this very fine album. Buy it! You have to listen to the songs several times to hear how fine they are and how beautiful Charlie Rich sings them. "Are we dreaming the same dream?" should have been a number 1 hit. "Once a drifter", "Wonderful tonight" (Eric Clapton), "Marie", "Good time Charlie's got the blues". This is great. Thank you, American Beat, for this CD."