Rod McKuen - Greatest Hits Import
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I first hear "Doesn't Anbod Know My Name" on a Kingston Trio album ears ago . . . i have alwas had a special place in my memory for that song . .and to hear Rod himself deliver his own words in music is a great treat. His voice wraps around his words and thoughts and sends them out to touch our hearts and souls. He succeeds so well on this song.
another McKuen classic is "Jean" from the motion picture "The Prime Of Miss Jean Brod" -- i first heard this song of Rod's composition by "Oliver" . . and i love both renderings, Oliver's and Rod's . . . the both evoke the lonsome feeling of being out alone in the heather, missing a lost love (lost by death? or lost by a departure perhaps) . . . and it is difficult to not tear-up a bit whenever you play this track.
Rod does an exccellent job with Gale Caldwell's "Cycles" . . a song i first heard by Frank Sinatra . . . andRod also wrote an entire album of songs for Mr. Sinatra . . two kindred souls. And Rod on collection also has his "Love's Been Good To Me" which Frank recorded on his album of Rod McKuen penned songs.
Ahhhh! and then there's the Jaques Brel song which Rod put english lyrics to: "If You Go Away" . . . i first heard this song sung by Australian songstress Lana Cantrell . . . and i fell in love with Lana and this song . . . and now i get to hear it by the man who wrote the english verses.
There are twenty-two tracks on this collection . . and every one a "keeper" . . . i'm forever glad that they are now preserved for all posterity: examples of a true artist at his best!Read more ›
The leaflet that comes with the CD is more like a little book with a lot of fascinating reading about the "how's and when's and where's" of every song which makes it all the more interesting to listen to. A great buy! Go see my work on [...]
And his raspy voice even back them was alluring. I had to laugh, my Mom
and I were 33 years apart in age, but we both just couldn't pass up the chance
to watch him on television, walking the beach in his white chinos, barefoot, old
lopsided straw hat and singing in his gruff way. Mom and I were so different in
so many ways, it just amazed me that we could appreciate the same man for his
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it - as I had the old LP many years ago and was glad to be able to still buy it as a CD.Published on January 25, 2014 by Radine B. Weedon
I remembered some of his other songs that were not included. I thought this selection was only ok. I missed the other songs.Published on August 26, 2013 by Rick Carson
Bought for my neighbor and she loves it! Product took a little longer than promised, but well worth the wait!Published on February 7, 2013 by Matrix239