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Love Again: The Lost Columbia Masters

Vikki Carr Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Jun 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00JK5C34W
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,544 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Lyin' In My Arms
2. I Finally Got It Right This Time
3. Who In The World
4. A Thing Called Sadness
5. Prettiest Face
6. Ain't It Worth The Price You Pay
7. It's Me and You
8. I Didn't Get To Stay
9. The Night Life
10. Will We Ever Make Love Again
11. Chicano
12. Che Sara
13. I Believe In You
14. If You Could Only Wait For Me
15. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
16. Loving In My Soul
17. The End Of The World

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Seventeen unreleased tracks stemming from sessions recorded for Columbia from 1970 to 1975 including an entire unreleased album.

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17-track set of previously unreleased material from the great singer including a complete unissued 1975 album!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars some unearthed gems 4 July 2014
By dutch
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Vikki Carr had tried her hand at country music before with 'Nashville by Carr' for Liberty records released in 1970, after that she left the label. 5 years later she recorded what would become her last album for Columbia records, a country album, but this time the label decided not to release it. Do you see a pattern forming? Vikki Carr was not a country singer and generally speaking this genre was not good for her. For a woman to get away with singing country you have to be what is termed 'white trash' or have a tough upbringing. Vikki does did not seam to identify with these type of lyrics. I have seen many pop singers try and sing country over the years and fail miserably. You don't just stick a steel guitar on the recording and call it country!

Well why the 5 stars I hear you say, well on the whole this album isn't half as bad as her previous effect, there are decent recordings like 'I finally got it right this time', 'Lyin' in my arms' and 'Prettiest face'. Also the final track from this session 'The night life' is wonderful. Unfortunately there are songs like 'Will we ever make love in love again' & 'Ain't It worth the price you pay' (country-by-numbers). There are usually good reasons why record labels don't release albums, they are not just being mean to fans, even Vikki didn't remember much about making this album.

But then you come to the 7 songs that didn't make her first albums for Columbia. Several are left-overs from her brilliant 'Love story' album, so you can see why there were good songs in the vaults. All of the tracks are wonderful. 'The sun ain't gonna shine anymore' is one of the best versions I have heard of the song, taken at galloping tempo. 'The end of the world' is also great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lost gems 14 July 2014
By M. A. Dunnington VINE VOICE
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I am always hesitant about unreleased material - most of the time there was a good reason for non-release. However not in this case - a really great CD - Vikki Carr at her very best - I may have to wait forty years but this CD is never off my player. A really great album of genuine great tracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You Will Love Again! 3 July 2014
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Great to hear these lost tracks with Miss Carr in fine voice
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5.0 out of 5 stars VIKKI'S LOST ALBUM IS TOO GOOD TO MISS! 1 July 2014
By A. POLLOCK TOP 500 REVIEWER
After a successful tenure at Liberty Records where she achieved four Grammy nominations and world-wide popularity via her albums and hit singles:- WITH PEN IN HAND and IT MUST BE HIM etc; by 1970 Vikki Carr had decided a change of label might benefit her rising career. In the event, Columbia offered an attractive deal and with a series of albums and non-charting singles, all things seemed set to her advantage. However, after following the trend of established singers recreating contemporary hits by others for their album repertoire, by 1975 after the previous year‘s release of ONE HELL OF A WOMAN it was a fact Vikki‘s appeal was in decline - maybe due to her material, promotion or changing times which particularly affected the role of girl vocalists - she eventually transferred her attention towards reinforcing her popularity in Latin-America via Spanish-language recordings which continues to this day.

Lost within these challenging circumstances was an unfinished and unnamed ten-song country-flavoured collection, recorded in Nashville during September 1975. It has remained in the Columbia vaults until now and consisting of mainly original material guaranteed to stretch the singer’s emotional range. LYIN‘ IN MY ARMS, A THING CALLED SADNESS and WHO IN THE WORLD are highlights but IT’S ME AND YOU which really hit my button, as vocally Vikki’s deep vocal rendition pulls the lyrics hither and thither to great effect. In fact, of the ten songs, I only recognised the bluesy THE NIGHT LIFE; a number which appeared on a contemporary Doris Day album, LOVE HIM! during the mid-Sixties. Vikki’s version, accompanied by simple guitar is a wonderful expressive exercise with her vocal replete with an attractive edge and impressive jazzy intonation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Noteworthy Mix of Music from an American Master 30 July 2014
By Jennifer Mcmullen - Published on Amazon.com
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At this point in the show biz music game, Vikki Carr is one of the remaining Living Legends from what I consider to be the Golden Age of American Recording. Because of her stature as such an artist, the fact that we are allowed to purchase and play something that long has been languishing in the vaults is reason enough to celebrate with a multiple star rating.

First of all, the "Love Again" collection is almost like having two separate albums. The much discussed "first album" on this CD is a previously unreleased country album from 1975. Based on Vikki's previous lovely forays into country while on the Liberty label, it's only natural that she, as a Columbia artist in the 70's, would make a visit to the Quonset Hut studio in Nashville where other artists (such as Tammy Wynette, Jody Miller, Charlie Rich, Johnny Paycheck) were cutting 70's radio chart hits. It's quite fascinating to hear Vikki's interpretive approach to the material that she recorded in Nashville at that time. For certain, Vikki experiments with period pieces of the mid-70's, but in the midst of this, there is some wonderfully singable material such as the upbeat "I Finally Got It Right This Time" and the lover's lament "Lyin' in My Arms." Vikki has always had an engaging quality of vulnerability to her voice, and it is in full flower on some of these pared down arrangements. One of the most affecting tracks is Vikki's world weary "blue smoke" take on the country and western Willie Nelson penned standard, "The Night Life." The spare backing of the jazz-tinged guitar next to Vikki's "late night" rendering of this classic is riveting. Another favorite of mine from the country sessions here is a very pretty tune called "Spending All My Now Loving You." The beautiful open sound of the major seventh acoustic guitar chords creates a mellow, breezy backdrop for Vikki's heartfelt reading of this tune. Seriously, don't ignore this one. It's got a certain sweetness and sadness to it that I still can't quite articulate.

The remaining tracks on the CD will seem like more familiar territory to the average Vikki Carr listener. The "barn burner" on here is "If Only You Will Wait For Me." I hear Vikki channeling her inner Judy Garland on this one. It is just full of all of the pathos and grandeur that many fans have come to love and expect from Vikki. Another standout for me is the exquisite Spanish language tune "Che Sera," which certainly sounds like an extra track from the 1972 "En Espanol" sessions. I'd recognize a stunning Bob Florence arrangement anywhere, and Vikki's heartfelt delivery of this song (and others from this Spanish language phase) are a large part of what makes those recordings extremely compelling to this very day, forty plus years later. In a word, "Che Sera" is magnificent. One more track I'd like to mention is "Loving In My Soul." This is one of those semi-inspirational tunes that was quite prevalent in the late 60's and early 70's, and Vikki just nails it, with an approach that mixes the inspirational and the sensual ( "candy in my kitchen") with delicious results. I encourage you to order a copy of this album today and enjoy a sweet delight, courtesy of the art and artistry of Miss Vikki Carr.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!!! 9 Jun 2014
By Rick - Published on Amazon.com
After so many years it finally came out and I loved it. Sure some of the songs sound slightly dated but it was recorded in 1975. Vikki did hit some of the songs with the same flare and emotion that made her a superstar. Her renditions of I Finally Got It Right This Time and Lyin In My Arms and The End Of The World brought me back to a lush country sound and the melodic voice of Ms. Carr. My favorite is her take on The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - don't understand why that wasn't released as it sure would have been a hit for her. I hope the record companies are listening so that maybe we can get more of this incredible singer.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful collection of forgotten gems 7 Jun 2014
By Michael Roberts - Published on Amazon.com
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This is such a great collection and will be extremely appreciated by all the die-hard Vikki fans out there.

The songs included and Vikki's take on them are just a revelation. Why it took so long for these to see the light of day is a major mystery.

The sound quality is outstanding and everything about the packaging, liner notes and pictures is just beautiful.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VIKKI'S LOST ALBUM IS WELL WORTH A LISTEN! 1 July 2014
By A. POLLOCK - Published on Amazon.com
After a successful tenure at Liberty Records where she achieved four Grammy nominations and world-wide popularity via her albums and hit singles:- WITH PEN IN HAND and IT MUST BE HIM etc; by 1970 Vikki Carr had decided a change of label might benefit her rising career. In the event, Columbia offered an attractive deal and with a series of albums and non-charting singles, all things seemed set to her advantage. However, after following the trend of established singers recreating contemporary hits by others for their album repertoire, by 1975 after the previous year‘s release of ONE HELL OF A WOMAN it was a fact Vikki‘s appeal was in decline - maybe due to her material, promotion or changing times which particularly affected the role of girl vocalists - she eventually transferred her attention towards reinforcing her popularity in Latin-America via Spanish-language recordings which continues to this day.

Lost within these challenging circumstances was an unfinished and unnamed ten-song country-flavoured collection, recorded in Nashville during September 1975. It has remained in the Columbia vaults until now and consisting of mainly original material guaranteed to stretch the singer’s emotional range. LYIN‘ IN MY ARMS, A THING CALLED SADNESS and WHO IN THE WORLD are highlights but IT’S ME AND YOU which really hit my button, as vocally Vikki’s deep vocal rendition pulls the lyrics hither and thither to great effect. In fact, of the ten songs, I only recognised the bluesy THE NIGHT LIFE; a number which appeared on a contemporary Doris Day album, LOVE HIM! during the mid-Sixties. Vikki’s version, accompanied by simple guitar is a wonderful expressive exercise with her vocal replete with an attractive edge and impressive jazzy intonation. Produced by Ron Bledsoe with whom Vikki had collaborated at Liberty on her early foray into country music, the arrangements are varied and imaginative.

Seven bonus tracks consist of other unreleased Columbia masters mainly recorded for inclusion in previous albums with THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE, I BELIEVE IN YOU and THE END OF THE WORLD immediately familiar as having been hits for The Walker Brothers, Neil Young and Skeeter Davis respectively whilst CHE SERA survived as an outtake from Vikki’s first Columbia Spanish-language collection EN ESPANOL (1972).

Overall, this is a superlative tribute to Vikki who continues to enjoy Latin popularity via her Spanish-language recordings. Real Gone Music’s usual fulsome notes give thorough attention to this “lost” album and must be thanked for its rediscovery, with remastering achieved to the highest degree along with the bonus tracks whilst also placing these songs within the early changing Seventies music scene.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Vikki Carr CD 12 Jun 2014
By K. Nolting - Published on Amazon.com
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Love Again was a real suprise to me. Being a Vikki Carr album made in 1975 but never released, it is a thrill to hear tracks totally new in English. Particular favorites are The Night Life, and the bonus track The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore, which is just wonderful.Vikki Carr fans will be very happy with this release.
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