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20th Century Masters [Original recording remastered]

Richie HavensAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 29, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: February 29, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B00004NHBO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,833 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 gems from Richie's groundbreaking late-'60s Verve LPs, including High Flying Bird; Handsome Johnny; Indian Rope Man ; his interpretations of Dylan's Just Like a Woman and the Beatles' Strawberry Fields Forever and Lady Madonna , and more.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much is missing May 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The Great Bedford-Stuy born Richie Havens is sorely under represented here, but what is presented is done well. Unfortunately, there are no entries from one of his best - "Electric Havens". I am sure I am not alone among his fans in offering to give up a tooth or two to hear a prime cut of "Spanish Boots of Spanish Leather" - far too long out of print... Somebody hear me - Richie's fans are loyal, and fortunately in the age group that can afford this Absolutely All-American Icon of the streets, the sixties and the sound
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice collection from a great artist March 29, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
these songs sound wonderful...wish there were more. I've seen Richie Havens in concert over 20 times...he never mellows, and always gives 100%. How about some more music from this great artist?
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars where is the REAL box set? March 16, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Richie is one of the greatest artists of all can we please see a real super-duper deluxe box set come out? He deserves it! Great disc, but there are too few songs on this to call it "The Millenium Collection"...GIVE US MORE! LOVE YOU RICHIE!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great & Vital Artist January 13, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The resounding cry from most reviewers here is why is this collection so brief. I'm in total agreement. However, understand this collection on Polydor Records only represents Richie's Verve Forcast output. That's just three albums, "Mixed Bag", "Something Else Again" and "Richard P Havens 1983". If you want to own all three albums, then the two CD collection "High Flyin' Bird-The Verve Forecast Years" is currently available.

But I have no beef with this single disc. Afterall, it does include twelve songs from the three aforementioned albums. And, the selections do provide a representative cross-section of Richie's finest works. As always, there's at least one Bob Dylan song. "Just Like A Woman" has been covered by everyone from Joe Cocker to Joan Baez. And, I don't think anyone has ever captured the plaintive feeling as brilliantly as Richie does here. And what would a Richie Havens album be without at least one Lennon-McCartney composition? Well we're treated to not one but two fine Beatle songs. "Lady Madonna" is reinvented as only Richie could have. His always distintive rhythm guitar and gritty vocals give the song a new and wonderful sound. And "Strawberry Fields Forever" takes on a whole new sense of urgency. Richie's cry of "Let me take you down..." evokes an almost gospel-like feel to it. And there's a fine sampling of orginal compositions, High Flyin' Bird, Handsome Johnny, Indian Rope Man and more.

Yes, I too would dearly welcome a comprehensive anthology of Richie's four decade output. Wouldn't it be great if selections from his own Stormy Forest Records label could find their way into such a collection? I'm sure no one would gripe over including The Bee Gee's classic "I Started A Joke" or Dino Valenti's poignant cry of "What About Me".
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Limited But Significant Set October 14, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Three '60s Havens albums were culled from and considering his prolific output, a "Best Of..." collection deserves more. But the two Jerry Merrick ballad compositions "Follow" and "From The Prison" are stunningly beautiful efforts and in themselves transcend any thematic questions. Minimalist and deeply introspective, they represent the best of the *era*. "No Experience Necessary, No Opportunity Needed" is a great uptempo work, a standout track from a standout album - "Something Else Again". In place of the last two entries, "Lady Madonna" and "Strawberry Fields Forever", I would have selected "Minstel From Gault" and "There's A Hole In The Future" from the excellent "Stonehenge" l.p.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I was shocked recently when listening to a radio interview with live music from Richie Havens to realize it was not a renewed interest in his unique music making, but was being replayed on the occasion of his death. So sad to realize we will not have any new music from such a powerfully moving man and an artist that was still writing and performing almost up until his death. I mean Moving in every way possible. As a college freshman in 1969, Richie was the sound, the feel, the smell and the touch of all that we believed was possible. It was a very exciting time to be young in America. I return to those poignant gut feelings when listening to this cd. Richie's music sounds like the promise for realization of all that is good in people.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super January 8, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My husband has been asking for a Richie Havens CD for ever. This was the
one I chose for Christmas. He loves it and so do I!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 8, 2014
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
I now have all of the classic RH on CD and I can put my LPs away for safe historical keeping..
Published 3 months ago by Marvin L. Wiley
5.0 out of 5 stars Music
Great CD of all the great songs by an icon musical performer. Very sad hearing of his passing recently. This requirement of a certain number of letters is ridiculous>
Published 3 months ago by swart
5.0 out of 5 stars a nice cross section of Richie Havens' work
This is a nice cross section of Richie Havens' work. it is not all of the best, but it is good for the people into the man. Having worked with him in the past. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Paul Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars 12 Excellent songs but CD could hold twice that much
This is a very nice collection of 12 songs but even this CD could hold many more and should have included many more. Read more
Published 11 months ago by J. Bynum
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great
This is another album that brought back great memories for my mom. Again, thank goodness Amazon makes it so easy to find items that are not usually easy to find.
Published 12 months ago by Vamp Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars No one like Richie Havens
I love the rich sound of Richie Havens. His songs have meaning and depth and I find myself singing along. He is truly one of a kind and this recording includes his best. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Cynde Meadows
5.0 out of 5 stars Richie
if you love Richie then this is a must have, a great voice has been silenced. well worth the money
Published 13 months ago by desertsusan
5.0 out of 5 stars Woodstock
It was soo good hearing a great singer again and the lyrics were great as well. worth every cent spent
Published 14 months ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars Still good after all these years!
Takes me back to the 60's when we were protesting Vietnam. Where are all the singers protesting the debacle of Iraq?
Published on January 14, 2008 by Karen Pfeifer
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