Behind Closed Doors

September 29, 1987 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 29, 1987
  • Release Date: September 29, 1987
  • Label: Epic/Nashville
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  • Total Length: 31:01
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  • ASIN: B00138F5QC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,057 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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This album will blow you away.
Joseph N. McCartney
Charlie Rich has a rich vocal style that brings out his talent.
Ryan Jones
Few albums capture a period as well as this one.
scott malorny

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By hyperbolium on February 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Rich's 1973 countrypolitan masterpiece is a long way from his late 50s sides as a session pianist at Sun and his brief 1960 flirtation with chart success on "Lonely Weekend." By this point in his career, having released records on Phillips, Groove, Smash (where he had a minor hit with "Mohair Sam") and Hi, he'd released everything from rockabilly to straight country to jazz-inflected versions of standards. What he hadn't done was establish a truly identifiable sound or crack the upper reaches of the charts. Six years at Epic hadn't yet yielded a career-making breakthrough, either.
All that changed with this Billy Sherrill production, and his emergence as The Silver Fox. Though they'd been working together for six years, they didn't find true commercial success until the release of the soulful, "I Take it on Home" and this follow-up LP. The title track hit #1 on the country chart early in '73, and crossed over to the pop Top 20. The follow-up single from the LP, "The Most Beautiful Girl," also hit #1 country and crossed over, as well. Rich cleaned up at the subsequent CMA's, sweeping top single, top LP and top male vocalist, and nabbed the Grammy for best country vocalist, as well as 4 ACM awards.
Though Rich and Sherrill had been working on their sound for several years, the resulting albums were a hit-and-miss give-and-take between Rich's multi-genre leanings and Sherrill's pop sound. On "Behind Closed Doors," Rich more fully surrendered to the role of country-pop crooner, finding a level of comfort that allowed him to star amidst Sherrill's layered, complex productions. It was a balance that became the template for 70s country pop recordings.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By DJ EZ Beats on May 9, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I foundly remember hearing "Behind Closed Doors" and "The Most Beautiful Women in the World" and wondering out loud sometimes "Why is my mom playing this?" Well soon I realized why...the Silver Fox was a damn good singer and his songs had a profound meaning. Living in South Central Los Angeles it was rare to hear this type of music playing or played, but my mom played it and she played it often enough that I would go to school singing "The Most Beautiful Women in the World". Now 20 odd years later I play this for my kids and they appreciate the music and his voice just like I did.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Brackney on April 26, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album was Charlie Rich's breakthrough to
massive popularity after fifteen years of gigs
in venues of "lesser" status. Charlie Rich was really
a jazz pianist and blues, soul singer who gained
his worldwide fame through the more "sophisticated"
country sound developed by producer Billy Sherrill. "Behind Closed Doors" is the standout album of this genre.
"You Never Really Wanted Me" is the song that made
me a Charlie Rich fan. It is really a blues song in
my opinion and playing it late at night in the dark will
affect you too. The rest of the album contains material
that showcases not only Charlie's magnificent voice but
the genuine emotion that Charlie conveys to the listener.
The release of "I've Got Mine" on this "expanded" album
is welcome because "never before" released material by Charlie is rare and to have the sterling "Ruby, You're Warm" on CD is a treat. Buy this one and then explore the rest of this man's catalog - you will discover blues, soul, gospel, jazz, standards and rock and roll. I challenge you to find
any other singer who is his equal.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marc Haegeman on March 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Listening to this album again, now in its remastered and expanded CD format, will probably unleash a great deal of early 70's nostalgia. Yet, pretty soon one realizes the songs haven't lost anything of their appeal and all initial arguments about the undoubtedly more commercial direction Charlie Rich was taking with "Behind Close Doors" are immediately silenced. Including the 1973 smash hits "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", "Behind Closed Doors" and "I Take It On Home", alongside a string of great cuts ("'Til I Can't Take It Anymore", "Sunday Kind of Woman", and "If You Wouldn't Be My Lady", among others), superbly masterminded by Billy Sherrill and inimitably sung, this album deservedly earned Rich immortality.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joseph N. McCartney on January 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD for 2 songs, The Most Beautiful Girl and Behind Closed Doors. As I listened, I quickly realized that this CD is a masterpiece!!! As a normal fan of Heavy Metal, I remember Charlie Rich from my early childhood, I remember liking those 2 songs, so I bought the CD. Now, I think I like the other songs better, like Peace on You (truly superb) and You Never Really Wanted Me (haunting vocals). Charlie uses his voice as an instrument, not letting it get drowned out by sound effects like todays "vocalists". Let me tell ya, this is pure genius. Charlie, I hope you are reading this, because this album reflects your talent, and your voice has propelled you to one of the greatest vocalists of all time. This album will blow you away. SUPERB!!!! Charlie, You truly are da man!!!!!!
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