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Eyes That See in the Dark
Kenny Rogers
Eyes That See in the Dark
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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Roger's 1983 album was produced by The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb & features the number one hit duet with Dolly Parton, 'Islands In The Stream'. 10 tracks. Castle.

      
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All Artists: Kenny Rogers
Title: Eyes That See in the Dark
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Cowboy, Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5050159160822, 078635469721, 078635469745, 766489387628, 821838459323

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Roger's 1983 album was produced by The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb & features the number one hit duet with Dolly Parton, 'Islands In The Stream'. 10 tracks. Castle.

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CD Reviews

Kenny and Bee Gees deliver outstanding album
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 09/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kenny's albums have been many and varied in style, reflecting the widely varying styles of music that influenced him. He has worked in jazz, folk and country but this album is pop music at its finest, albeit with country influences. The album was produced by the Bee Gees whose own musical pedigree is also varied, from their folk-pop records of the sixties to their disco music of the seventies and all the diverse sounds they have created since.This is an almost relentlessly up-tempo album, Seven of the ten tracks are up-tempo with just two ballads (You and I, Hold me) and one mid-tempo song (I will always love you). All the songs are originals and were written by the Bee Gees. The appearance of Dolly Parton on Islands in the stream tempts you to think that I will always love you is a cover of her song - it isn't, though Kenny has recorded that song too.The album begins with This woman, one of the seven up-tempo songs. It sets the tone of the album. Islands in the stream is, of course, the most famous track on the album. My favorite track of all is actually Evening star (and it always was, even before any singles were released from the album, which I originally bought immediately upon its release on vinyl in 1983), but the other up-tempo songs - Buried treasure, Living with you, Midsummer nights and Eyes that see in the dark - are all brilliant. The Bee Gees provide backup harmonies, more prominent on some tracks than others. Larry Gatlin also puts in a guest appearance.For a long time, this was my favorite album of all. I wore out my vinyl copy and was glad to upgrade to CD I still regard it as one of the finest albums ever recorded."
Kenny Rogers continues with the classics
R. Spencer | London, England | 09/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1983, Kenny Rogers had already had a successfull hit album with "We've got tonight", but straight after recording that he switched record labels to RCA and almost instantly put out this set, which quickly overshadowed the "We've got tonight" album (on Liberty records) halfway through the promotion.
I was only three years old when this album was released, yet I do remember having it bought for me by my parents as, even at that young age, I was a huge Kenny Rogers fan, as I still am today.

As several reviwers have already pointed out "Islands in the stream" (a duet with Dolly Parton) is the most populr song here, being one of the biggest hit songs for both artists (UK top 10, US number 1). It is by all means a wonderfull love song by any standards but I wouldn't say it was Rogers best by a long shot, or even the best track on this album.
As a kid my favourite song on this album was "Buried Treasure" not to be confused with the song "Buried treasures" Rogers recorded in the 1970s). As I get older I can see all the Bee Gee-isms in this song (they wrote it, as they did with all this albums material) but it is still pure Kenny Rogers.
My Mum used to play this album in the car when she used to pick my Dad up from work (In my lifetime I have owed three copies - LP, Tape and now the CD) along with most of Rogers others and I can remember singing along to "Evening star" and what could be better than driving with the windows down in a car, the cool air breezing by in the summer listening to "Mid-Summer Nights", especially when the lyrics are about making a journey to a better life :-)

This album is mostly love songs such as, "You and I", "Islands in the stream", "Midsummer nights" and "I will always love you" (not to be confused with Dolly Partons own song, that was later covered by Whitney Houston, Vince Gill and others including Rogers himself for his 1997 "Love Songs" album). Infact every track on this album is a love song.

As mentioned before this album was Kenny's first for RCA in a multi-album deal that put many millions into his pocket, it was a smash hit album and contained hit singles and got good reviews (even if some country critics were knocking Rogers pop influence).

Facts and figures aside however, this is a wonderful collection of songs. Full credit to The Bee Gees for the vast majority of production and song wrighting, but also full credit to Kenny Rogers, his voice, talent and charisma make this album just as much as The Bee Gees did."
Rogers Profits From The Gibb Brothers Writing
Martin A Hogan | San Francisco, CA. (Hercules) | 05/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Finally rereleased, this album is arguably Rogers best studio album and critically his peak. Producing three singles, "Islands In The Stream" is the biggest C/W single in history - written originally as an R&B song! Every song soars with Barry Gibb providing much needed backup singing. The Gatlin Brothers enthusiastically join in on "Buried Treasure" and the Bee Gees sing back on the only odd song selection, "Living With You". However, the rest of the tracks are some of Rogers best to this date, "Evening Star" representing a high point. Probably only temporarily available, it would be wise to purchase this CD now. It's a landmark album."