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Wide Screen (24bt) (Mlps)
Rupert Holmes
Wide Screen (24bt) (Mlps)
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock


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All Artists: Rupert Holmes
Title: Wide Screen (24bt) (Mlps)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Airmail Japan
Release Date: 8/31/2008
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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You're never bored....
R. Kyle | USA | 02/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It didn't come as any big surprise to me that Rupert Holmes moved from music to writing books. Every song is a story in itself.

"Brass Knuckles" is a Chandleresque tale of a gumshoe set out to restore the honor of a fallen partner.

"Letters that Cross in the Mail" talks about relationships dying via the foibles of communication. It's still as droll as it ever was.

"Psycho Drama" uses the voices of Radio Mystery Theatre players to recreate the long-dead radio play.

The music's definitely dated, but the themes are not. I love Holmes' wry humor and humanity. This is my favorite of his music and often revisited."
Like A Grand Old House, Restored With Additions!
Burl Lampert | San Rafael, CA United States | 02/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've always considered this to be one of the great albums EVER, but oh wowo zowie - this is such a treat. The remastering is masterful; the musical nuances are clear at last. The additional tracks are wonderful, but especially terrific are Rupert's liner notes detailing the making of "Widescreen" in 1973-74. NOW I know how they made "Letters That Cross In The Mail" sound so unique..! Listening to it is still one of the most memorable musical experiences ever recorded. I can't recommend this CD highly enough."
Excellent 70's pop
Jon Holcombe | 01/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I stumbled across this guy by accident, and had I known he was responsible for "Escape" (The Pina Colada Song) I would have written him off immediately. But his body of songwriting is a very different story. "Widescreen", "Escape-The Best of Rupert Holmes" and "Pursuit of Happiness" are filled with melodic, entertaining, thought provoking songs.

He is essentially a lost artist from that era. Instrumentation is often complex, the lyrics tell stories and, god forbid, challenge you to think about your life.

Great songwriting is a lost art in the era of hip hop and rap. If you like Burt Bacharach, Barry Manilow (I know what you're thinking but check out "Here At The Mayflower"), Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonalds best work, you should like "Widescreen".

Beautiful melodies, great lyrics, interesting arrangements well played. For some of us that's as good as it gets."