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The Very Best Of Val Doonican
 
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The Very Best Of Val Doonican

29 Jun 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 Jun 2009
  • Label: Music Club
  • Copyright: 2009 Demon Music Group Ltd.
  • Total Length: 54:15
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  • ASIN: B002H2YOK6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,190 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 16 Mar 2005
Format: Audio CD
Everybody who was around in the sixties, seventies and eighties in the UK remembers who Val Doonican was - he was a regular on TV, usually hosting his own show in which he would always sing at least one song, often sitting in a rocking chair. But before he established himself as a TV host, he was a singer with a string of UK hits - three top three hits, two other top ten hits, three that came close to the top ten and six minor hits. Ballads were his stock-in-trade but he was not limited to them as he sometimes recorded up-tempo or mid-tempo songs. In the main, he recorded easy listening pop music or covers of soul, country and folk songs adapted to an easy listening pop style but he also recorded some Irish songs too.
Val's five big hits were Walk tall (one of his more upbeat songs), The special years, Elusive butterfly (a cover of the Bob Lind classic - both Val and Bob peaked at number five in the UK charts), What would I be (his biggest hit) and If the whole world stopped loving. The three hits that didn't quite make the UK top ten were Memories are made of this (not included here), If I knew then what I know now and Morning.
Three Irish songs (Delaney's donkey, O'Rafferty's motor car and Paddy McGinty's goat) and a few covers of classic pop and country songs (King of the road, Song sung blue, For the good times, Marvellous toy, First time ever I saw your face) are also featured.
If you just want a single CD of Val's music, this contains the essentials. For a real treat, buy the double CD (His special years)instead.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Aug 2009
Format: Audio CD
This 1991 release really does bring together 20 of his best performances on record. The likes of "Walk Tall" (1965) and "O'Rafferty's Motor Car" do bring back happy memories of his TV shows. Always a great live act this CD captures a very wide range of material and seems to be the best collection currently available.
The liner notes by John Martland set the scene, the CD is nicely packaged and the sound quality is very good indeed. Running time approx 54 minutes.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Caroline on 28 Sep 2002
Format: Audio CD
A very relaxing, nostelgic album. People who are not fans of Val (or don't have a clue who he is) will still find themselves tapping their foot or rocking in their chair a little to this. The sound quality is excellent.
My only disappointment was the lack of old favourites such as Mysterious People and The driver was a Leprocorn.
Brilliant stocking filler for anyone who enjoys the bygone days of 'Easy Listening'.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Thomson on 15 July 2009
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If you just want to sit back and relax, listening to Val singing a great selection of songs will do the trick.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James Davidson on 13 Sep 2009
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we are of an age we can remember val on tv and it brings back memories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pastychomper on 12 Nov 2012
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I first heard (and became a de facto fan) of Val Doonican when my in-laws played O'Rafferty's Motor Car during a recent road trip. I was going to buy the mp3 album until I read the small print, but then I found that not only is the CD less restricted (I'm allowed to pass it on if I want to) and uncompressed, it's also cheaper. Win-win-win! :o)

The CD doesn't disappoint. The songs cover a wide range of styles, not all to my taste, but it's easy to listen to and I love the three comedy tracks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. H. M. Lackey on 23 Oct 2011
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Oh how I used to look forward to the Val Doonican Show on TV. It was such a joyto listen to. This CD takes me back to those shows and makes me realise how lacking we are today for real entertainment shows on TV Its a lovely CD.
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By Iain Reid on 6 July 2014
Format: Audio CD
Happy Papa again
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