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Best of Debbie Reynolds
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Excellent out of print CD--even if it currently IS a bit exp
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 04/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Best of Debbie Reynolds is an out of print CD. Originally, this was a budget priced CD but it now costs much more because, astonishingly, it is out of print! Not many people know that Debbie Reynolds could sing; but this CD will prove it! The sound quality is excellent and I like that artwork, too.
"Tammy" is the song that starts of the album with Debbie Reynolds singing very sweetly. The strings are used to great advantage; and overall this is a fine number to begin the album. Debbie's voice is certainly clear as a bell! "A Very Special Love" has Debbie swinging gently as she sings this to perfection and beyond! The musical arrangement is very lush. Nevertheless, make no mistake about it--this is Debbie's number, the music simply enhances it.
"Am I That Easy To Forget" features Debbie squarely front and center--right where she belongs! Her vocals are exquisite and the backup vocalists harmonize softly in the background. "Am I That Easy To Forget" is very much a highlight of this album. There's also "Moonglow;" Debbie does this with panache and her delivery makes "Moonglow" a very solid yet pretty number.
"Time After Time" sounds great when Debbie sings it--this sounds to me like THE definitive rendition of "Time After Time." Wow, Debbie sure could sing! "Mean To Me" again puts Debbie Reynolds right in the spotlight as she sings this poignant ballad. The strings sound great on "Mean To Me," too.
"S'posin" gets a fine treatment by Debbie Reynolds who aces this seemingly without the slightest effort--she was THAT good. The somewhat jazzy, lush music that goes with this song perfectly complements Debbie's vocals. "Hooray For Love" is a classic pop song that Debbie delivers very well. Her timing is quite good; and Debbie puts her own stamp on this tune with a few tempo and key changes--excellent!
The album ends very strong with Debbie Reynolds on "Aba Daba Honeymoon." "Aba Daba Honeymoon" is a duet Debbie sang with Carleton Carpenter in the movie entitled Two Weeks With Love from 1950; and she can really belt this one out like a champ! I'm very impressed.
If there was ever any doubt that Debbie Reynolds could sing out a tune, this CD will lay those concerns to rest. Debbie Reynolds had a wonderful voice and she could sing with the best of them! Fans of classic pop vocals will want this album and people who are fans of Debbie Reynolds will want this for their collections, too.
Thomas P. Mcauliffe | Michigan | 11/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I give this a 5 star,but I think the aba daba honeymoon could've been omitted in favor of a better song, but, overall, an excellant value for persons who like debbie's singing."
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 03/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Enjoy the charm and voice of Debbie Reynolds on this budget disc from the Curb label. It features a handful of her greatest chart-hits from the 1950s.
Reynolds rose to fame starring in a string of classic M-G-M musicals (in a few of them, namely Three Little Words and Singin' in the Rain, her singing was actually dubbed!), but it wasn't until she starred in the 1957 romantic comedy Tammy and The Bachelor that she scored a hit single ("Tammy"). Another million-seller came with "Am I That Easy to Forget?".
This disc also includes a dreamy "Moonglow", a well-judged "Mean to Me", and a delightful "Hooray for Love". Debbie Reynolds' singing has the ability to melt even the hardest of hearts, and this disc is a fine souvenir of her talents.