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Farewell Fairbanks
Randy Edelman
Farewell Fairbanks
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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Digitally remastered edition of this 1976 album from the acclaimed composer. Farewell Fairbanks is arguably Edelman's most successful and accessible album. It spawned three hits in 'You', 'Uptown, Uptempo Woman' and a cove...  more »

      
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All Artists: Randy Edelman
Title: Farewell Fairbanks
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 5/8/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Soft Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Fairwell Fairbanks
UPC: 4540399007403

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Album Description
Digitally remastered edition of this 1976 album from the acclaimed composer. Farewell Fairbanks is arguably Edelman's most successful and accessible album. It spawned three hits in 'You', 'Uptown, Uptempo Woman' and a cover of 'Concrete and Clay'. A highly polished production, combined with Edelman's fantastic songwriting results in a fantastic example of radio-friendly mid '70s singer/songwriter fare. Rocking numbers and balladry sit comfortably together to create a gorgeous "adult" Pop record. Produced in conjunction with Randy himself, this release features his own sleevenotes and memories of the Farewell Fairbanks sessions. Cherry Red. 2009.
 

CD Reviews

RANDY EDELMAN SINGS GOOD AS WELL
Michael Siu-Man Lin | Hong Kong Hong Kong | 06/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Randy Edelman is very well-known for all the soundtracks he wrote & produced in the past 20 years but he really started out as a singer-songwriter in the Seventies.I think he had released 8 to 9 albums in those days before he switched over to soundtracks & movie scores. I managed to own 4 of those in vinyl and "Fairwell Fairbanks" was the best of those four. I gave it 5 stars was because it did not have a single bad song in it. Among which were his own version of "Weekend In New England" & "You" which he wrote respectively for Barry Manilow & the Carpenters. Apart from these two, other tracks like "Blue Street", "Uptown Uptemp Woman". "Fresh Out A Love" & "Let The Sailors Dance" also stood out. "Concrete & Clay' was the only song not written by Randy but had became a top20 hit in England when it was released.If you are old enough to appreciate the 70's music, Randy Edelman is a composer you cannot afford to miss.Apart from this CD, "Prime Cuts" was the other being re-released in CD recently although not yet listed on Amazon's library. I had contacted the publisher in Japan and they told me they are working on re-issuing his other works, of course, provided the copyrights concerns are resolved. So stay tuned for Edelman's fans."
Perfect Combination of Words and Music
Ralph Splendorio | New Jersey USA | 08/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Edelman Reminds me of an early mellow Billy Joel. Uptown Uptempo Woman is one of the best songs ever made. Randy is now more known for his movie work. One of Edelman's strengths is the way he ties the emotion of his arrangements with great lyrics. It is sad he had more success as a performer in England"
Pretty Perfect Album
Scott Berg | Los Angeles, CA United States | 01/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a huge Manilow and Carpenters fan and I noticed Randy had written tunes for both back in the day. Let's cut to the chase--the guy knows how to write hooky, melodic pop tunes, some of the best ever. His version of "Concrete And Clay" is worth it alone, but "Blue Street," "Highway Affair," "Uptown Uptempo Woman"...there really isn't a weak song in the group. The version of "Weekend in New England" may not float your boat if you're used to Manilow, but it's the original, so it's worth a listen or several to be sure. If you ever find yourself wishing music was once again the way it was in the piano-based portion of the 70's, you owe it to yourself to get this CD."