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  • Audio CD (2 July 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Edsel
  • ASIN: B000R9R4R6
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,264 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. If I Were A Carpenter 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Reason To Believe 2:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. (Sittin' Here) Lovin' You 2:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Misty Roses 2:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Until It's Time For You To Go 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. For Baby 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Girl Who Stood Beside Me 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Red Balloon 2:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Amy 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Don't Make Promises 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Daydream 2:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Lady Came From Baltimore 1:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Darling Be Home Soon 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Bes' Friends 1:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Am 1:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Me About You 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. I Think It's Gonna Rain Today 2:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Whatever Happened To Happy 2:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Black Sheep Boy 1:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Hello Sunshine 2:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Lady Fingers 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Back Street Girl 3:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Easy Rider 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Everywhere I Go 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. I'm Going To Love You 2:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Long Time Movin' 2:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. My Baby Needs Me 2:58£0.79  Buy MP3 

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Harvey Randall on 25 Jun. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Fans of Darin's early pop-rock phase and his subsequent period as a Broadway entertainer have long decried Darin's 'folkie' excursions as something of an unwelcome distraction from his so-called 'real' career, but I for one believe that the latter found the 'real' Darin standing up to be counted and creating music of under-rated excellence and personal integrity. Furthermore, it didn't just suddenly 'happen' with the release of Darin's classic cover of Tim Hardin's 'If I Were A Carpenter' in 1966. He started introducing a folk section into his live act in 1963 and recruited a guitar player by the name of Jim (later Roger) McGuinn to arrange the material and accompany him on stage. By this act alone Darin earned a reputation as an important mentor in the history of the mid-1960s folk-rock explosion, encouraging McGuinn to persist in his interest in performing folk music to what he then described as a 'Beatles beat' despite the initial hostility of folk purists. McGuinn duly headed for the West Coast where he encountered a couple of young musicians called Gene Clark and David Crosby who shared his vision and, lo, the Byrds were born. But Darin didn't abandon folk with McGuinn's flight to Los Angeles and ground-breaking commercial success with the Byrds. Having played his part in bringing this development about, Darin recorded the Golden Folk Hits album (issued November 1963) and kept himself fully appraised of what was happening in New York's Greenwich Village folk scene, proving himself alert to recognise the emergent songwriting talents of Tim Hardin and the Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian. Another album in a Broadway vein was shelved on his recording of 'If I Were A Carpenter' and was replaced by a commitment to this new and exciting sound.Read more ›
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Sr Harrup on 14 May 2010
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I am a Tim Hardin fan and was first introduced to his music via Darin's version of 'Carpenter'. This is a good album with, mostly, quality song, performed by a true professional. I first hear Mr Darin when he sang 'Things' and that song is still a favourite after all these years. I must admit I was dubious when I saw the amount of Lovin' Spoonful song, but like the Tim Hardin material, they work.

Not a masterpiece, but a fine album nevertheless
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
My favorite Bobby Darin album 1 Feb. 2010
By Judy A. Lyman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
'If I Were a Carpenter' has been my favorite Bobby Darin album since it was released 40 years ago. Actually, it's the
only Bobby Darin album I ever owned. I have tried for several years to replace my scratched and worthless vinyl with a CD, but until I found this double album, all I ever found for my efforts was an 'out of print' response. So, imagine my delight when I discovered I could once again listen to 'If I Were a Carpenter.' It is all that I remembered. I just love every song on it.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
One of my favorite Bobby Darin CD's 30 April 2008
By ronna - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of my favorite Bobby Darin CD's. Once again, as he was prone to do, Bobby recorded a selection of music from different genres than previous albums. As usual, there are many gems on these 2 albums...the CD is a treasure.
If you're only familiar with Bobby's more popular hits such as Mack the Knife, Dream Lover, etc, then you owe to yourself to explore the rest of his music because those hits were only the tip of the iceberg as far as his talent was concerned. You'll hear a different Bobby on this CD.
If you're already a Bobby Darin fan, I'd consider this CD a must-have for your collection. Enjoy!
Whatever 8 Sept. 2012
By Matthew - Published on Amazon.com
This review from "collegemoney" just goes to show that you can't please everybody. The historic and artistic importance of this album is that it brought the songs of Tim Hardin to a much wider audience, and that is only a good thing. Bobby turned out to have an excellent "folk voice," as good as was his "pop voice." These songs always grabbed me for their authenticity. And his original, "Amy," which appears to have gotten a lot more airplay on the Flint and Saginaw, Michigan stations I listened to than showed up in its ultimate chart position (where I'm from it would have been top ten) is of the quality of the master himself (Hardin, that is.) This period of Bobby's career just shows his versatility. Interestingly, Hardin's only hit single was a recording of a Bobby Darin-penned tune, "Simple Song of Freedom."
Bobby at his best. 20 Jun. 2013
By Linda Moffitt - Published on Amazon.com
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My favorite CD by mellow Bobby Darin. A great artist who can put that personal feel to his lovely songs.
7 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Unfocused song choices, poor recording quality 19 Sept. 2007
By collegemoney - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
While this is the product to get if you are looking for the original Darin recordings of "Lady Came From Baltimore" and "If I Were a Carpenter," the recording quality is very murky, not cleaned up noticably from the original analog recordings. In fact, I would much rather hear these songs on a vinyl record, since deep vinyl grooves produced a more robust sound than you get here. Bobby Darin was, of course, a great singer of pop and early rock'n'roll (Dream Lover, Mac the Knife, etc.) whose heyday was the early 60's. This material was recorded in the "Death of Pop" mid-60's era when the British Invasion was firmly on shore, and psychedelia was around the corner. The record company was trying to market Bobby as a folk singer, but they seemed unsure of themselves, and the choice of songs reflects that. For example, a couple of Lovin' Spoonful covers, blended with some pop standards, some vaudeville (!) and a little folk. The album covers, as you can see, were straight pop in their appearance. This musical schizophrenia produced two LP's which were murky both in recording quality and song selection. Enough good material to be worth 3 stars, but that's about it.
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