Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Those of you who think we are crazy, nay, "psycho" for reissuing this record have clearly never heard Tony Perkins sing! Young Mr. Perkins was the proud possessor of a deep, unaffected singing voice at the time (1957) he c... more »
Those of you who think we are crazy, nay, "psycho" for reissuing this record have clearly never heard Tony Perkins sing! Young Mr. Perkins was the proud possessor of a deep, unaffected singing voice at the time (1957) he cut this album for Epic, which also happened to be the time that he was Hollywood?s Next Big Thing. But for somebody being groomed to be a teen idol, Tony stuck pretty close to the standards on this recording, which was also blessed with great arrangements by Marty Paich. We?ve added Tony?s late-?50s singles for Epic plus an unreleased alternate take for a full-length, 19-track sojourn into a lesser-known side of one of the more talented and complex performers of the ?50s and ?60s. A Collectors? Choice Music exclusive!
I like em, how about you?
Daniel Freund | Flossmoor, Il United States | 04/07/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a fan of Tony Perkins the actor, I was intersted to see what this album sounded like. Perkins had been in musicals, but he never had professional training for his voice. He actually sounds pretty good, although he tends to have a waivering quality, or vibretto, in his singing. Tony Perkins recorded this record when he was a teen idol, and while he said that "Nobody sold it, and as far as I know, nobody bought it," I would say buy this record, if not for Tony's voice, then for the novelty of having Norman Bates n'harmony.
I especially like the track "How about You""