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The Very Best of Roger Whittaker [CD]

Roger Whittaker Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (6 Oct 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Spectrum
  • ASIN: B0000252C4
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,598 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Durham Town
2. The Last Farewell
3. Morning Has Broken
4. Mamy Blue - Roger Whittaker, Zack Laurence, Orchestra
5. The Skye Boat Song
6. Morning Please Don't Come
7. Quel Monde Merveilleux (What A Wonderful World)
8. He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother
9. New World In The Morning
10. I Don't Believe In If Anymore
11. Streets Of London
12. Mexican Whistler
13. Dirty Old Town
14. A Taste Of Honey - Roger Whittaker, Leon Young, Orchestra
15. Good Morning Starshine
16. By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Roger Whittaker, Zack Laurence, Orchestra
17. From Both Sides Now
18. Why - Roger Whittaker, Zack Laurence, Orchestra

Product Description

18-track hits collection including 'Durham Town', 'New World In The Morning' 'Mexican Whistler' 'Skye Boat Song' & 'Streets of London'

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly the very best of Roger Whittaker 2 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Roger Whittaker was born in Kenya of English parents in 1936. His first success (on radio at least; it was a big hit only in Europe) was with what some at the time dismissed as a novelty, "The Mexican Whistler", in 1967. However this belied his talent as an extremely accomplished balladeer with an original tone to his voice that bridges the gap in tone between baritone and bass.
He became a popular radio and television performer in the 1970s, with great chart success, and all of the hits are on this collection. The material, some of which he wrote himself, also crosses bridges, being a mix of easy listening, country and folk, such as "Durham Town" and "New World In The Morning", even throwing in some social comment on the perils of war, "I Don't Believe In If Anymore". Also notable is a smooth version in French of "What A Wonderful World" that contrasts nicely with Louis Armstrong's original growl. Not sure about "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" though.
Sound quality is excellent throughout, despite (or perhaps because of) the absence of digital remastering, being clear, rich and warm. All tracks are the original recordings.
A fine album for sitting back in the old armchair and relaxing to.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Compilation 18 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
I remember listening to these songs when I was a child in my Mum's car. I'm not exactly an Easy Listening fan, but he has such a wonderful voice. His songs really are good and original. This collection has the best of all of his songs in my opinion. A very good buy!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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This CD has all the essential tracks, in (as far as I can tell)original form. Good background music for doing something else to, and suitable for most audiences (everyone from aged grandparents to younger acquaintances).
Boy can that guy whistle. And sing too. I wouldn't claim to be a particular fan (give me Steeleye Span and Yes and the Moody Blues!) but I can cheerfully listen to Roger Whittaker for several hours.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars memories 25 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
bought this for nostalgic reasons and not dissappointed, all the favourites are there, good crystal clear recording.well pleased with this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 80 minutes beautifully spent 26 May 2011
By L. bate
Format:Audio CD
A total joy to listen to i can remember watching him in the seventies
what a beautiful voice listen to new world in the morning i defy anyone
not to go to work positive,a truly wonderful way to while away 80 minutes
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'AN EASY-LISTENING DELIGHT' 20 May 2014
By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
'Roger Whittaker' singer/ songwriter -guitarist -famed whistler best known as
a Folk-Singer venturing into the pop-world on occasions.
British national though born in 'Nairobi' back in 1936.
I bought the album initially way back now, for the song 'The Last Farewell' but
grew to love many of the songs included on-board.
His vocals are what I'd describe as easy-listening, he first broke into the U.K
singles Chart with 'Durham Town' (The Leavin') which reached number '12' back
in 1969.
in 1970 'I Don't Believe in 'If' Anymore' (Chart '8') also the same year with
'New World in The Morning' (Chart '17') in 71' 'Why' (Chart 47) and 'Mamy Blue'
(Chart 31)
A few years past chart-wise but in 1975 'The Last Farewell' (Chart '2') Which is
my personal favourite as indicated earlier.
'Roger' did have one further 'U.K' hit which was the Whistled 'The Sky Boat Song'
(Chart '10' 1986)
All the Chart-Entries are on board this talented artist album that I've reviewed.
'Roger Whitaker' has a superb easy-listening style, this album a great reflection
of his music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good easy listening CD 29 Feb 2012
By buzz007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I remember my Mum having this on vinyl, I enjoyed hearing this again atfer 20 plus years, Roger has a pleasing voice good to relax to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice to hear some good old music 31 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The only thing I dislike was that the case was cracked but these things happen other wise very happy *
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Bought as a present and enjoyed by recipient.
Published 1 day ago by Karen Butler
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
not bad
Published 3 days ago by keith godwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Simply unique.
Published 9 days ago by The Admiral
3.0 out of 5 stars Just Ok
bought this as a second hand item.Clean and disc in A1 order.All sounds very dated and dreary now,perhaps because I should had paid more for a newer Issue. Read more
Published 1 month ago by alan
4.0 out of 5 stars the very best of roger whittaker
One of the best compilations of his work that i have heard.very nice with a whole varied range of his work.Well worth the purchase price
Published 1 month ago by bsmbob
5.0 out of 5 stars Roger hittaker CD
Bought this as a xmas present for my partner so have not heard it yet. However, I'm sure it will be enjoyed by both of us.
Published 7 months ago by Sylvia Keeling
4.0 out of 5 stars Roger Whittaker CD
I bought this as I like this musicians style. I would recommend it to any of the many fans of Roger Whittaker
Published 7 months ago by FroudeTQ
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I bought this for my husband to replace the original LP he had which is now lost. Awful reproduction. Tinny, scratchy and a big disappointment. Nothing like the old LP. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Virgowriter
5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best of Roger Whittaker
Great c.d. all his best songs I remember from long ago, well recorded original recordings , very pleased with it.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The original hit recordings, just as they were first released
I try to only get original hit recordings. This album is all originals and in excellent quality too. Great value.
Published 15 months ago by terry Lydall
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