All the Best
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This collection of seventeen songs also comes with a sleeve insert with notes by Leo Sayer on each of the songs and a listing of chart position for each of the tracks along with release dates. Any information I provide on chart position in this review is from the liner notes.
This CD opens with the 1973 release "The Show Must Go On" from the 1974 #2 UK album "Songbird." This song charted at #2 in the UK. I first encountered this song as a hit by Three Dog Night, which ironically happened as their career was winding down.
"Giving It All Away" is next. This song, from the album "Just a Boy," apparently did not chart. However, the album reached #4 in the UK and #16 in the US. Another song from that album is "One Man Band," which charted #6 in the UK and #96 in the US. The first significant US hit was "Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)," also from "Just a Boy, and is the first Leo Sayer song that I remember hearing from Sayer in the 1970s. This song reached #4 in the UK and #9 in the US in 1974 and 1975 respectively. This song borders on being a novelty song, and reminds me of Mungo Jerry's song "In the Summertime.Read more ›
Anyway, Leo Sayer is a good singer who specialised in ballads/love songs and easy listening pop songs. Occasionally he gets a little more rock and some of his song are a bit harder to characterise, being a little more quirky.
Lyrically, he delves into the personal or autobiographical. Sayer isn't as prevalent on Australian radio [FM Radio] as he used to be. Probably "Thunder in my heart" is the only one getting airplay nowadays, following on the heels of a remix of that song a year or two ago. The original version is still the best and it's a pity the songs I consider to be Leo's best don't seem to get played anymore.
My picks as the standout tracks on this compilation:
You make me feel like dancing-very good pop song with Sayer's distinctive falsetto. Has a funky bass and a cool guitar intro. Features the piano. A month or so back The Wiggles' tv show here in Australia had the Wiggles perform this song with Leo Sayer.
How much love-a little more rock. Features the piano, violin and viola, perhaps.Read more ›
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Name of Rosalind is All the Best and Best is a good way describe it. I would say the very best. I love it!Published 16 months ago by sbcdaw
I really enjoyed Leo Sayer back in "the Day" but the technology is not really there like we have on CD's now. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by K. C. Long
I bought this CD mainly for the song "Love you more than I can say", which was one of my favorites growing up. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by Jag