Rupert Holmes - Greatest Hits Extra tracks
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I'm one of these people that prefers songs where I get to use my brain. Brainpower is sadly lacking in today's top 40 music selections, which is why I wish the songwriters of today would enroll in Rupert 101, "How To Write A Good Song". Songs where you not only use your imagination, but you find yourself relating to/experiencing the song itself. If you only want this CD to play in the background, then buy it, (the more sales, the better!) but you'll get more out of it if you really sit and listen.
Some of my favorites include "Remember When" (Theme from Remember WENN), "Second Saxophone", "Him", and "The People That You Never Get To Love".
Now, take your mouse, move it to the "Buy It" key, click, and happily hand over your money. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
I parallel Rupert with other UNSUNG hero's of 70's pop-rock: Andrew Gold, Gino Vanelli, David Pack (Ambrosia), Lake (the "Key to the Rhyme" German group, not the ELP Lake), Chris Rea, Todd Rundgren & Kenny Loggins. Rupert's & these others' best work was to be found in the goldmine of buying their albums & not just the singles. Their work is best described as "thinking man's pop" (largely influenced by that WONDERFUL '70s music invention -- the "concept album").
REAL artists like these guys, who did their own stuff instead of simply letting the producer go out & buy it & arrange it all for them, had the guts to do their own thing instead of selling out to the flavor-of-the-month club.
Sooo, get this Rupert album from Amazon! It's a great disc for Saturday afternoon ease around the house. There are NO stinkers on this one babe! Go for it!
Then seemingly he disappeared from the charts.
But after listening to Answering Machine, Remember WENN (from the TV show which was pretty good, actually) and Second Saxophone I couldn't help but wonder why. His songs are able to tell a story in a very intriguing way.
After doing a little poking around on the internet (and confirming what I found in multiple sites) I was surprised that he was associated with the almost group, the 'Cuff Links' along with Ron Dante. But even more surprising to me was to find out he wrote The Buoys weird hit, Timothy - which seems to be about cannibalism - which I well remember from 1971.
And he also wrote many songs for Barbara Streisand among many other people.
I think the wide range of stuff he did worked against him and limited his success as a individual performer.
So I enjoyed this far more than I thought. I would rate this a pretty good 6.75 to 7.25 out of 10 stars. I recommend you give this a try as on top of all of the above I only paid $7.50 which makes this a really good deal overall!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
with his 2 hits him and escape are on this set as well as his other hits.Published 15 days ago by arnold
He knows how to present his music in a soothing and calming way. He highly exceeded my expectations.Published 22 days ago by Careerbuffky
I had forgotten just what a great performer this artist is, purchased two of the same--one for the house, one for the car.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I was not impressed by the majority of the sounds on this cd, there were a few I liked.Published 4 months ago by Ameridith Taylor
I was actually wanted Escape but there are some other songs on the album that are very good.Published 5 months ago by Richard A. Janes
Bought this and Ready Pina Colada Mix for a friend. Now he plays this in the background everything he mixes Coladas up. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alberto Cintron Gonzalez
The CD I received had a cracked case. This was unfortunate as this was intended to be a wedding gift.Published 7 months ago by iowagal