Things & Other Things
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Atco had a hit with Bobbys country-ish 'Things' in the summer of 62, but he had already left the label, so they had no album to go with it! So, like on 'Twist with Bobby Darin', they put together a collection of odds n ends from the vaults, and, like on 'Twist', they ended up with a fine album despite themselves! Which, of course, is just a testament to Bobbys greatness; in fact, this album may be the single most definitive demonstration of his amazing versatility, boasting country, folk, jazz, pop, rock and even tropical stylings with all but two songs written by the man himself. Includes 'Things; Ill Be There; Lost Love; Look for My True Love; Beachcomber; Now Were One; Oo-Ee-Train; Jailer Bring Me Water; Nature Boy; Theme from "Come September,"' and 'Sorrow Tomorrow'.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches; 3.28 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Collector's Choice
- Date First Available : February 12, 2007
- Label : Collector's Choice
- ASIN : B0000EWO1O
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #605,605 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Although not billed as such, this disc turns out to be a compilation of songs released as singles, some A some B sides, except for "You're Mine". This album was released at the end of his recording career with Atco so they were giving the public what they had on the shelves.
As it goes, I doubt that I heard most of them before for if not for being a B side then because they may not have charted. That excludes "Things" (a personal Darin favorite of mine) and "Now We're One". But on that one, it was Buddy Holly's version I had on 45 from when it was released.
A couple of the tunes reflect the show business direction Darin went for a while and Jailer is a very good tune.
People who were teenagers or young adults in the early 1960s should definitely be pleased with the chance to hear these songs again, and to add them to their own collection in current media format.
By the way, there is one track left out in Amazon's song list: You're Mine.
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It is thanks to Darin's diverse talents that this hotch potch of an album actually works at all. It is a collection of B sides, two instrumentals, two UK top 50 hits and previously unreleased material all recorded at various sessions between 1958 and 1961. The highlights are the #3 UK hit "Things" a jaunty up tempo number, the brooding, brass laden #24 UK hit "Nature Boy" that shows off Darin's impressive vocal range and the gospel folk of "Jailer Bring Me Water" - the B side of "Things".
Mid tempo ballads such as "I'll Be There", "Lost Love" and "You're Mine" are typical of Bobby's early pop period and full of an easygoing charm that characterised his universal appeal. There are two instrumentals, the lilting "Beachcomber", credited to Bobby Darin at the piano and which anticipated the sound of Ramsey Lewis and the latin inflected theme to the movie "Come September" in which Bobby starred. This was credited to Bobby Darin and his orchestra and both pieces were written and arranged by Darin.
Now released for the first time on CD this is a fascinating collection of some of Darin's lesser known work culled from his Atco catalogue and a one shot glimpse of just how eclectic and diverse his talents were.
Bobby Darin ist leider viel zu früh gestorben! Er litt an einem Herzfehler und starb im Jahre 1973 nach mehreren Operationen (er wurde nur 37-Jahre alt).