Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Paul Ryan & Barry|
Genres: Pop, Rock
German compilation for brothers who were hugely successful in the swinging 60s & became showbiz stars when they hit the charts with 'Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches' (included here) in 1965. The talented duo are the twin... more »
German compilation for brothers who were hugely successful in the swinging 60s & became showbiz stars when they hit the charts with 'Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches' (included here) in 1965. The talented duo are the twin brothers of singer Marian Ryan & were hailed as excellent composers & a hot live act. Includes all eight of their UK hit singles, Barry Ryan's six UK hit solo singles together with 'Zeit Macht Nur Vor Dem Teufel Halt', 'Sanctus Sanctus Hallelujah', 'It Is Written' & 'Colour Of My Love' - the German hit singles. Repertoire.
An essential purchase.
Bill A. O'Connor | Terre Haute, Indiana, USA | 05/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are two truly great tracks on this album: "Eloise" and "Kitsch". Either would be worth the price, and both are available on "Singles", also offered at a much lower price by Amazon. A third track, "The colour of my love", is not too bad. Others you may like (since tastes differ) but for my ... bucks the two mentioned above are essential. "Eloise" went to #2 in England and #86 in the US -- it should have gone to #1 in both cases. A dramatic love song of the most extraordinary power and originality, orchestral pop of the very finest (but without being schmaltzy), it is only matched, nearly, by "Kitsch". Here the strings are positively Wagnerian, as is the Valkyrie-like choir that sweeps up behind Barry's empassioned vocals. This one is a little more "alternative" than "Eloise", what with strange lyrics like, "I saw a queen / All dressed in green / But I could see / She had no soul. / I see the moon / Sheening [sic] in June / What we all need / Is rock and roll" -- it is all quite extraordinary, and I recommend this album (or the cheaper one) unreservedly to any lover of great 60s pop. Any collection that lacks these songs is irretrievably mutilated."