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Very Best of Bobby Darin Import

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  • Audio CD (23 Dec. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B00000I8AN
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 671,115 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. If I Were A Carpenter
2. Rainin'
3. Reason To Believe
4. Lovin' You
5. Misty Roses
6. The Girl That Stood Beside Me
7. Amy
8. Don't Make Promises
9. I'm Going To Love You
10. She Knows
11. The Lady Came From Baltimore
12. I Am
13. Long Time Movin'
14. I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
15. Simple Song Of Freedom (Demo)
16. Long Line Rider
17. Jive
18. Distractions (Part 1)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BruceB VINE VOICE on 3 July 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Bobby Darin was a great talent and I have several CDs of his songs already.

I also had an original vinyl 45 of "Lovin' You"/"Amy" and it was so well worn that it did not digitise well. I wanted both tracks anew and they were on this album.

I wasn't expecting a CD full of gems, and unusual [for Darin] tracks, but was very pleased to find that this album reflected a special period in Darin's career, where he veered towards a folk style.

There are some really good tracks her, and also several that aren't so good but overall, a very pleasing album.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Great music! 29 April 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you listen to oldies radio stations, they never play Bobby's work from this period, and that's a shame because it's so good. Most stars only imitate themselves, but Bobby had such talent he was able to interpret each genre of music authentically, and with talent and originality. His "Rainin'" always makes me cry. His renditions of the Tim Hardin songs are thoughtful, soft, and caressing, especially "Misty Roses," and although Tim Hardin's own versions of his songs were very good, Bobby's voice is so beautiful! The lyrical quality of "Amy" is so lovely. His political songs are great, too.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Little-heard Darin but great material 31 May 2003
By klstrob - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Bobby Darin had a lot of phases in his professional career. His early rock 'n' roll efforts gave way to some great pop and big band interpretations during the later Atlantic/Atco years. He was gonna be bigger than Sinatra, he said. The Capitol years were a mixed bag, some pop, but the beginnings of what you hear in this CD from his late career, folk/protest, Direction-label phase. What you hear on this CD is vastly different from the oldies radio material most people are familiar with. He's thoughtful, does great intepretations, has some fun, and proves he was as versatile and as memorable a singer as you could want. There have been critics of this recording who say different masters should have been used, the stereo is wrong, etc., but I think it's one of the best. Definitely belongs in a complete Darin library.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Additional Item 2 Jun. 2003
By klstrob - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I meant to add that the recording of "Distractions" is worth the price of the CD alone. For years it has been unavailable on CD--I had to find a copy of it on a 45 RPM. "Long Line Rider" was also a minor hit in the turbulent late sixties--holds up well today.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
My all-time favorite recording 2 Sept. 2006
By Lisa M. Nickerson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
These Bobby Darin songs from the late 60's were an amazing discovery for me when I first bought the "If I Were A Carpenter" album. Now I have them on CD and they still sound as original and fresh today. They are completely different from Darin's earlier pop music. Some other artists have recorded some of the pieces on this album, but none is as moving as the Darin originals. I especially love the orchestrations, which really complement the songs.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Unheard and underappreciated 14 Feb. 2010
By M. Davis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Music nobody wanted to hear when it came out because it didn't fit the Splish Splash or Mack persona, even though nobody expected the Beatles to be singing 'yeah,yeah, yeah' on Sgt. Pepper. As good as the covers are (and they are excellent), the originals are gems. Long Time Movin' is a 'will' written four years before his death, clever, catchy, a little romantic, and apt. Distractions is wonderful and fun; so is Jive.

Give it a listen.
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