Good Morning Starshine: The Best of Oliver Original recording remastered
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These are Oliver's Greatest Hits, most on CD for the first time ever! This includes the hits Good Morning Starshine (from the Broadway musical Hair), Jean (from The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie) and Sunday Mornin'. Completely Remastered from the original master tapes.
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His three top 40 hits, Good Morning Starshine, Jean and Sunday Mornin' are here, along with a spattering of other singles (including some that he recorded for United Artists), and some rareties (including a song he recorded with Lesley Gore under the artist name Billy and Sue).
The sound quality is top notch, as should be expected with any Taragon label release, and Sunday Mornin' (released on cd for the first time, i believe) is presented here in a brand new first time stereo mix. I think that Taragon could've thrown on a few more tracks and included some of Oliver's B-sides, but to get his 3 hits in one place, in superb sound (the other two top 40 hits have never sounded better), makes the cd worth getting anyhow. You can't miss with this one.
To fully appreciate the everlasting mark Oliver's "Good Morning Starshine" (Although he is not the composer) has left in the listeners ears the song is crafted with such precision that if the rest of the CD were blank this is a must own.
"Good Morning Starshine" rightly opens the Greatest Hits package. A timeless song that had wide scale appeal from the fan of Top 40 Radio to the listener of Album Rock, the 3:39 have no imperfections only brilliance.
Oliver has more in his arsenal than being a one hit wonder. "Jean" would have been a quality song for any performer with a certain vocal quality but Oliver's delivery of the lyrics brings it to the next level. The first two tunes show the wide range of his vocal strengths.
If the song "Come Softly To Me" sounds familiar it was a hit for the "Fleetwoods." Lesley Gore and Oliver have a brilliant duet found here.
"Early Mornin' Rain" originally penned by standout Gordon Lightfoot, is given a great treatment by Oliver. He captures the folk inflection needed to make the lyrics believable but enhances the rendition with strings in the background.
"Walkin' Down The Line" has Oliver cover Dylan. It isn't only that he attempted the superlative composition but delivers with an emphatic vocal.
Oliver's career wasn't only interpreting the work of others. He wrote songs as well and you can experience those on the Greatest Hits.
With remastered sound and a chance to enjoy "Good Morning Starshine" without clicks and pops why don't we all purchase this before the early morning rain falls.
Enjoy the music and be well,
Author of the Jefferson Airplane book "Take Me To A Circus Tent"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
thank you for your prompt service.
The rest is rather mediocre.
Though "Come Softly to Me" with Lesley Gore is intersting.