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I Bought A Blue Car Today


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 22, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Yellow Sound Label
  • ASIN: B002JYPVGS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,928 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Shine
2. I Dance and Dance and Smile and Smile
3. That's Life
4. Wig In a Box/Wicked Little Town
5. Don't Tell Me
6. Here You Come Again/My Interpretation
7. Next To Me
8. Thinking of You
9. Unexpressed
10. Where I Want To Be
11. What More Can I Say
12. Mein Heir
13. All I Know
14. Beautiful

Editorial Reviews

This album is an eclectic mix of pop, theater, punk and chamber rock. Alan's immense talent and achievements in theater and film are abundant and nothing short of exceptional. His talent as a recording artist, singer,and front man has been untapped until now. Biding his time, Alan waited for the perfect opportunity to debut this side of his personality. This now realized project features great songs with fresh arrangements enhanced by Alan's natural and spirited delivery. This exciting adventure will keepfans and followers of Alan excited and riveted for years to come.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Thomas W. Altizer on September 23, 2009
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Do NOT mistake this for the usual fare from singers you primarily know from their work on Broadway. This is a unique musical effort from a performer without peer and you have to hear it to believe it. The only weak spot is "That's Life." The rest of the songs range from obscure to obvious, but Cumming puts his imprint on all of them. (Listen to his take on Dolly Parton's "Here You Come Again" and Kander and Ebb's "Mein Herr" to understand what I mean.) His closing song, "Beautiful" is a brilliant twenty-first century take on a very old-fashioned concept, love. This guy is a keeper!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Browning on November 20, 2009
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I can't completely recommend this CD without some reservations, unfortunately. I bought it for my partner who has a fascination for Mr. Cumming ever since he first starred in Cabaret in Broadway. He seems to be trying way too hard on several of the numbers, and "That's Life" is a true boozy train wreck. That being said, when he calms down a bit and tries to reach some emotional depth, he's wonderful. He isn't the greatest singer, frankly, but can carry a tune and tell a story...which is more than many, many others. His "Unexpressed" is captivating. I love the fact that he didn't hide his Scottish brogue for this recording. Being the son of a Scottish mother, I found this totally charming. Maybe for his next recording, he can search for those songs of depth and sub-text that might allow him to expand dramatically and musically. One gets the feeling that this was his catharsis of sorts. Maybe the next one will have expunged the demons and allow him to develop further.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rachelle Florence on November 15, 2010
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Alan Cumming is one of the most talented men in show business today. When you watch him on "The Good Wife" it's hard to picture him in the role of "Emcee" in "Cabaret". "I Bought A Blue Car Today" is awesome. Very personal songs perfomed with heart and soul, many of which it is pretty easy to share feelings. I've had it in my car since the day I bought it, and have given it as a gift to many friends. For a ride with a man looking over his life introspectively, you can't do better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By akojen on November 20, 2012
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He just seems to enjoy this entire album so much, it's hard not to smile along with him. He has a more than competent singing voice, and his Scottish accent (which he doesn't try to hide or downplay at ALL) is charming. I put this album on when I'm feeling a big down and need to boost my energy level. It hasn't failed me yet. Is he a spectacular vocalist? No, but he's not some barroom karaoke belter, either. There are a few very sweet songs on here (including the one that earned it its "explicit" rating), and I have dedicated that particular song to my husband. Not sure if Alan meant it for his husband or not, but who cares? It's a blast.
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By C. J. Capwell on March 30, 2014
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I've had this CD since 2009 and I'm listening to it again today. It is timeless. He has a style all his own and you can feel it coming through the music. It is mesmerizing. He takes you on a moody journey. It is really fantastic!
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And then recorded this boring CD. Not the best from Alan Cumming at all. I was hoping it would be so much better.
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