Jack Jones: A singer
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you can find a copy of Jack Jones "I Am A Singer," it is well worth a listen. In this album, Jack Jones really shows his versatility as a singer. In this CD album, Jack does old standards like "Here's That Rainy Day" and yet ventures into jazz and soft rock as well. He proves again, while perhaps not pleasing musical purists, that a singer need not lock his or herself into a narrow style or category. The album was recorded in the late 1980's and reflects the adult contemporary music of that time. Jack gives a new interpretation to hits made popular by Foreigner and Billy Joel such as "Foolish Heart" and "Leave If A Tender Moment Alone." The pop crooner then takes listeners on a jazz style tour of "Another Rio" - where "love and passion are still in fashion." He crosses over into soft rock with "Lovesick" and "All Because of Love." Neither song will likely appeal to the more traditional Jones fans, but again demonstrates that Jack can do a justice to a variety of tunes.For over forty years, Jack Jones has been a singer and this album is a good sampling of the range of his vocal abilities."
THE voice of pop.
Birthe Jrgensen | Odense, Denmark | 11/01/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a big fan of Jones ever since I saw (and heard) him do the "Imagine/From A Distance"-medley, on British TV some years back. -He just blew me away !. No other male singer impresses me more, I can assure you. Now, we all know he's great on jazz tunes, but I've always prefered the more poppy stuff, no doubt because of that medley. This album has some good songs on it, like the title track, and the Steve Perry cover. I just wish he'd do more albums like this one (and a new x-mas album.) His voice is absolutely perfect for this type of pop music. One of my other favorite singers is Alice Cooper, and before you break out in laughter, I actually think there are similarities. Contrary to common belief, Alice can actually sing beautifully, and be quite a balladeer when he wants to. -That's when the two remind me of each other, with their great voices. Jack did a Richard Marx ballad recently; surely one of Coop's would work, too. How about it, Jack ?."
In Good Voice, unfortunate accompaniment
Ralph | 01/02/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately, Jack made a bad choice to have mostly electronic keyboard accompaniment on this album, except possibly for "here's that rainy day". Not even a real electric guitar or bass is anywhere to be found. The drums also sound computerized. How sad. 3 stars for the vocals (4 stars if you can ignore the excessive reverb), a big "ZERO" for the fake sounding accomp."