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Abraham, Martin & John
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Includes the bonus track 'Daddy Rollin? (In Your Arms)' the B-side of the single release of 'Abraham, Martin And John'. After his earlier career, both with the Belmonts and as a solo artist, Dion made some revelatory blues... more »
Includes the bonus track 'Daddy Rollin? (In Your Arms)' the B-side of the single release of 'Abraham, Martin And John'. After his earlier career, both with the Belmonts and as a solo artist, Dion made some revelatory blues recordings for the Columbia label. Heroin addiction then took its toll and he stayed out of the studio for several years. In 1968, cleaned up but without a record deal, he approached Laurie Records, the company that released his first recordings with the Belmonts. Marking the beginning of his singer-songwriter phase that includes his Warner Brothers recordings, it features low-key but personal versions of songs by Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and a very unusual version of ?Purple Haze?.
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Larry Olmsted | Edmonton, Alberta Canada | 02/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an absolute must to listen to.
Especially dions version of Hendricks - Purple Haze.
He made a beautiful Ballad of it.
Truth & Beauty you know the saying ... no where does it app
Acclif | Cottswolds | 02/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I could give it 20 stars I would. His poetic expression leaves them all in the shade. Dion's humility and tenderness and the love he conveys in his heart will stump you. As the cover says it really is like the artist is having a private and beautiful converstaion with you. My god Dion was 28, a young fella when he recorded this - but the depth of his expression just moves my soul everytime I listen to this CD."
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 07/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Dion's self-titled album recorded in a day & a half because of the popularity of "Abraham Martin & John" never made it into my collection, although the classic single certainly did. I'm very pleased to hear this album for the first time. I didn't really know what to expect from this 1968 effort. Dion's 1970s albums for Warner Bros. were among my favorites, particularly his recording of Melanie's "Close to It All." This set seems to set the table for that. Perhaps the most startling gem is his take on Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" with an acoustic arrangement. Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" sounds wonderful, so familiar. Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" also blooms with its lovely wistful melody, "Bows & flows of angel hair, ice cream castles in the air, feathered canyons everywhere, I've looked at clouds that way." Leonard Cohen's "Sisters of Mercy" is also a classic track. The bonus track that was the B-side of "Abraham," "Daddy Rollin'" is a howling burning rocker. The sound on this remastered version CD is excellent; and the material and Dion's beautiful voice make this well worth adding as essential from the 60s. Enjoy!"