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Glorious Julie, Bad Arrangements
Richard J. Roberts | Indianapolis, IN USA | 11/02/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As much as I love Miss Andrews, I must warn you against this album. The selections are fine, and Julie is in fine voice, but the instrumental accompaniments are agonizing. Imagine the worst in early eighties bad synthesizer. Then imagine the painful contrast of Julie's crystal voice and that awful background noise. If they could remix this, isolate the vocals, and then replace the synth with a simple piano, bass, and drum combo, it would be great. But as is, I just can't bear it."
PJ Samith | Holtsville, NY United States | 11/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who panned this has missed the point. The album was recorded as a birthday gift for Julie's husband, Blake Edwards. It was NOT intended for commercial release! But thank goodness it WAS released! Now that our Julie can no longer sing for us, we must thank our lucky stars that she DID sing for us while she could! And this CD is an example of Julie at her gorgeous, mature peak. The sensual whispering of "Tea for Two" is about as romantic as any music can possibly get. And I'm GLAD she is not drowned out by instruments. The synthesizer accompaniment allows her voice, and every breath, to shine out loud and clear. I thought this collection highlighted the sexy side of Julie, though with undeniable wholesomeness. "The Island" builds to a tumultuous climax just like....well...you know. And "Out of This World" has such a GREAT, bouncy groove! The simple fact is that Julie has blessed us with her music. This is some of it. It is PLENTY good enough for me! P.S. I saw Julie in concert at the time this album was released. So this is also kind of a "souvenir" of the tour she did at that time, and contains some of the music that was in her program. She is a QUEEN. Now WHEN are we gonna see some of the unreleased treasures of the past? Surely there is SOMETHING for us Julie lovers! I want a great, big, beautiful BOXED SET!!!!!"
Half a star.. if that..
E. Kingsley | Nashville | 03/09/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've heard some of the greatest stars stumble with albums, but I havent heard a "stumble" this bad before. When we think of Julie, we of course think of glorious arrangements featuring The London Symphony Orchestra or something wonderful like that. Love, Julie falls flat. Highly dated orchestrations featuring the really BAD '80s synth and drum machine almost to the point it makes you sick. The only worth while track on the album is "What are you doing the rest of your Life" Julie is perfection on that track. I bought this album thinking it might be worth listening to... but I cringe at "dated" music. Julie is superb, her voice is as it always was "Superb" but this album falls flat.
Dedication needs to be put into to reorchestrated this work and making it the gem it rightfully should have been."