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Handbags & Gladrags: Immediate Collection
Chris Farlowe
Handbags & Gladrags: Immediate Collection
Genres: International Music, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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With his rasping R&B voice & effortless command of soul, Chris Farlowe was one of Britain's mightiest vocal talents of the 60s. He reached his peak at Andrew Oldham's Immediate label & his best & most collectable sides are...  more »

     
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All Artists: Chris Farlowe
Title: Handbags & Gladrags: Immediate Collection
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Castle Music UK
Release Date: 9/27/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: International Music, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Soul, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5050749410122

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With his rasping R&B voice & effortless command of soul, Chris Farlowe was one of Britain's mightiest vocal talents of the 60s. He reached his peak at Andrew Oldham's Immediate label & his best & most collectable sides are included on this collection. 20 tracks. Castle. 2004.

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Solid Brit 60's blue-eyed soul
Philip Bradshaw | toronto canada | 04/14/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"It's funny, classic soul music has always appealed to a wider audience in the UK than in its native America. Long after once-famous soul stars found an audience hard too find at home they had no difficulty in attracting fans to live shows in England, Scotland and Ireland. Accordingly, it is no surprise to find a bevy of English singers either covering American classics or recording songs in a similar style.

Chris Farlowe, while never finding any acceptance in North America, was more or less a household name in the UK during the mid sixties. This collection gathers together the best of his best years - with Immediate during the years 1965 to 1969. At times Farlowe sings in a similar vein to The Walker Brothers - dramatic "blue-eyed soul". At other times he becomes a little edgier as he tackles Pickett and Redding. The Jagger-Richards penned Out of Time is the definitive version of a great song. He is less successful with Yesterday's Papers and an odd Paint it Black.

This a cd that I can recommend only to Farlowe fans and to lovers of British blue-eyed soul. Although he certainly has a strong, distictive and interesting voice and although the material is varied and the musicianship professional, as it usually is with Britsoul, Farlowe is unlikely to appeal to many who are not already well-aquainted with his music.

For me three stars is a mild thumbs up."