Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Blue Gene/Meets the Fair Young Ladies of Folkland
Genres: Pop, Rock
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The ultimate Pitney recording.
Rucho | 07/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been collecting different CD's of Gene's trying to get as many of his "Blue Gene" songs as possible. Voted the all time favorite album by the Gene Pitney fan club, a must for anyone who listens to Gene Pitney."
Two contrasting albums
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 04/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first album that makes up this twofer, Blue Gene, contains the kind of songs you expect to find on a Gene Pitney album. It opens with Twenty-four hours from Tulsa, a top 20 USA hit that was a much bigger hit in the UK. The title track was never released as a single in Britain or America - indeed, the only other single taken off the album in either country was Yesterday's hero, which became a minor hit in the USA but was not released in Britain as a single.
The remaining tracks on the Blue Gene include a mixture of contemporary songs and covers of older songs. Autumn leaves, a song of French origin, has been covered many times and is, of course, a classic. Answer me my love was a hit for several singers in the fifties including Frankie Laine. It was revived in the seventies by the much under-rated Scottish singer Barbara Dickson, who had a top ten hit with it.
The bonus track, That girl belongs to yesterday, was a top ten hit in the UK but only a minor hit in the USA. The single version here differs from the album version included on another CD in this series.
There is no other Gene Pitney album anything like the second album here - Gene Pitney meets the fair ladies of folk land. It comprises thirteen songs about various ladies, all recorded in a folk style. The album was released while Blue Gene was still selling well but no single was released and it seems that no serious effort was made to promote it. Because of my eclectic tastes, I enjoy it just as much as Gene's other music, but I can imagine that some of Gene's fans will not like this at all. It really depends whether you like folk music or not."
Only Needed One song from CD BUT
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