Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop
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A Great Album
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you only buy the "greatest hits" compilations you get the icing but not the cake. Fortunately for those interested in getting a more balanced, complete listen to the wonderful music that Glen and producer Al de Lory created, the original albums are now being released on CD. Most pop albums today are chalked full of "filler" material of inferior quality and little merit. Not so with any of these albums. Great attention was given to quality song selection and the arranging/production of the tunes is consistently outstanding-usually surpassing the performances of the original artists and setting new standards of creative excellence for the new material introduced on the album. By today's standards, some of the orchestrations are a bit on the top heavy side-but aside form that, this album is as listenable as any you'll find today. Most are familiar with the title track, yet "Take my Hand for a while" and "Where's the Playground Susie" are every bit as melodic and "If this is Love" is an unusual a track that really cooks in a restrained sort of way. And "Oh What A Woman" is so un-PC by today's standards it borders on being either funny or embarrassing-depending on your point of view-but is so catchy you'll be singing along offending your favorite feminist. Oh well, some things have changed, but great music still remains. This album is a worthwhile bargain."
This is the good stuff folks!
Misty W | GlennSted Woods, PA | 05/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have often said, "You don't have to like this guy but you have to admit that he has talent!" Well, I LIKE THIS GUY! I haven't heard these songs in about 20 years, but they still sound great. Two Jimmy Webb classics for the price of one here in Galveston and Where's the Playground Susie ~ and recorded by the only man in the world who can sing what is in Jimmy Webb's heart! There are even two pretty good songs co-penned by Glen Campbell himself which is something you don't see much of! Also, there is a song called Oh What a Woman which is so dated that it is now endearing as an artifact from a time when men got away with talking about us like that. Glen Campbell may be 67 years old, but all he has to do is open his pipes to sing one note and my much-younger heart still goes pitter pat remembering the joy of these classic albums that are now remastered on CD! This is one of the best of the series. I hope you'll enjoy the memories as much as I am!!"