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Sometimes Late At Night

7 Jan 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 Jan 2009
  • Label: Boardwalk
  • Copyright: 2009 Margate Copyright Group
  • Total Length: 40:16
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0036YA03Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,776 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Martin on 25 Aug 2001
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have waited years for this magnificent, if little-known album to be re-released on CD. The sweeping arrangements of Burt Bacharach, combined with the quiet, girlish charm of Carole Bayer-Sager and a host of big names in the background such as Michael Jackson, Michael MacDonald and Lee Ritenour, make for an album that has a wonderful, almost intimate quality to it.
So why only One Star? Simply because the album is in dull mono, rather that the glorious, high quality stereo that it deserves - and originally was when on vinyl. They should be ashamed of themselves, they have ruined it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Duncan Andrew Gaylor on 31 July 2002
Format: Audio CD
I first encountered this album in cassette form more than ten years ago and it immediately became a firm favourite. Needless to say, as it was on tape, it soon got mangled in the car sound system; then I found out that the title had been deleted. Since then, I have literally searched the world for it. Now I can once more enjoy the sounds of Carol Bayer Sager's songs delivered as the songwriter intended. Technically her voice is not the best but she more than makes up for that in the poignancy of the lyrics as interpreted by her soulful (almost mournful timbre). Everyone finds a singer who 'speaks' to them on a personal level, communicating more than the bare music and words. This is Carol's signature album and one that I would heartily recommend to lovers of tunes you can sing along to. The album runs the gamut from the sad "You don't know me" to the defiant "Stronger than before". Buy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Fothergill on 16 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
Heard this album many years ago and eventually got it onto taped as usual the tape then become managled in tape machine and end of album / tape.
There is no special reason to remember this album other than when I first heard it I thought it was brilliant. It has always stuck with me and even today I still look to see if it is back in the shops, but with the home coming of the internet etc I have finally got it back as part of my music collection.therefore FINALLY AT LAST I CAN LISTEN TO SOME GREAT EVENING MUSIC
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Format: Audio CD
A combination of Bacharach and Bayer Seger made when they were an item, creates one of the finest m.o.r. recordings ever and so under-rated/exposed. I,too, had this on vinyl and as is normal with house moves etc.. it disappeared and I spent years trying to find it on DVD eventually about 5 years ago buying it from the USA.
If you are a fan of Burt B., memorable tunes and a seamless performance BUY THIS. Essential to most collections of thoughtful, tunefull, emotional music. You will never regret it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
An Unrivaled Heartbreaker 27 July 2001
By dev1 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I don't recall just how I came across this recording twenty-years ago, but I'm delighted that I did. Usually, "Adult Contemporary" and "Easy Listening" are not my favorite types of popular music. Sometimes Late At Night is an exception, and likewise, an exceptional album.
If Carol Bayer Sager's intention was to cut deep into the listener's heart for forty-two minutes, Sometimes Late At Night is a success. The album chronicles the shattering of a romantic relationship from the first hint of trouble to its final demise. The Prolog opens with the line "Look how all our dreams came true/and see how I've got me and baby you've got you." Selfishness lends way to acknowledgement (I Won't Break), recollections of self-doubt (Somebody's Been Lying), unfulfilled dreams (Sometimes Late At Night), and the resurgence of self-reliance (Stronger Than Before).
Sager's voice is a quavering reed-thin instrument. At times she sing-speaks as if reading from a dairy (Prolog, Somebody's Been Lying, Sometimes Late At Night, Stronger Than Before, You Don't Know Me). Not an operatic singing voice, but more than capable of transferring emotion to the listener. And the impact of love lost is profound. I'm surprised that she was able to keep it together during the recording sessions.
Sometimes Late At Night doesn't fit easily in the category of "Easy Listening." This is an unrivaled heartbreaker.
Technical Note: Critical listening does reveal minor distortion. I believe this is a result of over saturating the original analog masters during passages with loud bass guitar lines. Still, I'd trade the vinyl LP for the CD any day. These trivial annoyances pale in comparison with Sager's painful lyrics and Burt Bacharach's luscious music.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
just a little more patience 30 Mar 2002
By Sean T. Maloney - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
for all those disappointed in the remastering of this cd re. the glitch in the song "you don't know me," the cd will be released in japan on april 24th without any sound problems. add to that a complete booklet with full lyrics and no compromising of either the front or back album artwork. in other words, no ugly boardwalk label border on the front and the great back pic of carole and burt is maintained. thank god for the japanese!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1981 Release in Living MONO!!! 13 Jan 2006
By D. R. Saxton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was instantly disappointed when I put this CD on and listened to the wonderful world of Carole Sager in MONO. I was suspicious right off because the sound was pinched and compressed, so I put on my 100 dollar headphones to discover the CD was transfered to disc in Mono! It is a crime because nobody still recorded music in mono during the early '80s!!! Also the packaging was pretty low-budget, considering the price that was slapped on this disc. Another change from the 1981 LP was how the songs blended into one another. There were some nice segues between tracks on the original Record and the sound production was decent for that time period. My disc faded some songs early and there wasn't the nice segues anymore. Now I see some people are asking 30 bucks for this piece of junk. It could have been a real beauty but Boardwalk really messed up! Let's hope that the Japanese import that is coming soon will be done correctly, and allow this beautiful cd to be heard the way it should be heard again! Yes, in true STEREO!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful CD - Dreadful recording! 29 May 2001
By P. J. NICHOLLS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What a disappointment - I have waited so long for this title to be released on CD - I treasure my vinyl copy so much. Whilst the CD doesn't have the scratches and pops of the vinyl, it is very poorly recorded when one considers how it could have been done. Why one asks. One track is omitted from the listing (no big deal, but sloppy) but the sound quality is just not what we have come to expect from CDs. I have this artist's other CDs and they are great - why this one?! It's the best album she recorded in my opinion! One track even jumps during the song! I wouldn't be without the CD but I can only hope that CBS or someone will produce a better recording of it in the future.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Disappointing reissue 28 Mar 2001
By Patrick M. Hnidka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Just got the new reissue of "Sometimes Late At Night", an album that would be one of my Desert Island Discs (definitely a "5 star release"). However, this CD is very cheaply presented: only the cover photo remains from the original package (with an ugly pink border). The original back cover photo is not incuded, nor are the song lyrics. For that matter, there are no songwriter credits, and one song "On The Way To The Sky", does not appear in the track listing (though it is on the CD). Finally, the remastering is pretty horrible with jarring distortion (between 3:10 - 3:12) in track #12 ("You Don't Know Me"). I suppose we will have to wait until a Japanese label licenses this from Boardwalk Music, RKO Records, and Reach Entertainment, Inc (distributed by City Hall Records) and reissues it right! Oh well, I guess it's better than nothing...but not by much!
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