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Something of Value
Eric Bogle
Something of Value
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

Eric Bogle is the leading singer/songwriter in Australia. His songs have been recorded by many international folk and popular artists. His song "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" has become a folk standard.

      
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Eric Bogle is the leading singer/songwriter in Australia. His songs have been recorded by many international folk and popular artists. His song "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" has become a folk standard.

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What a pleasant surprise!
Jenine Mosher | St Paul, MN United States | 06/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this c.d. used, as part of a group of folk c.d.s, knowing nothing about Eric Bogle. What a great surprise to find such a wonderful singer with equally wonderful songs. I think my favorite is probably "Rosie," which is just plain beautiful and made me cry the first time I listened to it (and subsequent times, too). I also love the Scottish accent, which is something I don't get to hear very often. Overall, this is just a well-rounded c.d., with something for everyone."
Terrific folk album...
G. Wagoner | Piqua, OH | 09/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eric Bogle captures many questions of life in a well-rounded presentation of his fine voice. The song "Rosie" is one of the prettiest songs I know--one that sticks easily in your memory. His good sense of humor is a bonus. "Poor Bugger Charlie" is the filler song - the rest is first rate!!"
Vintage Bogle - among his best, moving and meaningful
G. Wagoner | 09/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I must confess I am a fan of Eric Bogle since I first picked up an album of "Scraps of Paper" many years ago. "Something of Value" continues this melding of words and music to provide great story telling songs that can open the eyes and minds of those who listen. The title track sums up lost opportunities to build a great and just society and gives lessons for us in the States, "Old Bugger Charlie" is on a similar theme. Probably the most moving track for descendents of immigrants in the new worlds is "Two Strong Arms". It tells a familiar story really well. I laugh and sing along to "Harry's Wife" - another familiar story. Musically it's well done, alternating pace and using tempo and melody to tell the stories of ordinary lives in an extraordinary and entertaining fashion. Although he seems to me as much poet as musician, the music is enjoyable even if you don't listen to the words. A great CD."