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4.0 out of 5 stars sublime, 9 July 2007
This review is from: Release the Stars (Audio CD)
I don't understand why some of those who have commented on this album say that Rufus is past his best and that he has now just become a mainstream crooner. The songwriting on this album is sublime and anyone doesn't recognise it must be deaf. At first hearing some of the songs sound almost as easy to listen to as some of Baccarach's classic pop songs. And they also possess the same high quality craftmanship as Baccarach's songs but unlike the songs by Baccarach one does not tire on listening these songs. Rufus's songs remind me more of the songs by Cole Porter and I suspect he'd be very proud if he was compared to him. Having said that, Rufus's melancholic tendencies will probably keep preventing him from mainstream acceptance. The best songs on this album are Going to a Town, Tiergarten, Between my Legs, Rules and Regulations and Sansoucci (which is brilliant in every way). So, if you like Rufus's music at all, don't miss out on this album. It really is a resounding triumph.
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Initial post: 24 Sep 2011 15:26:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Sep 2011 15:38:49 BDT
S. E. Blake says:
Agree with your track selection entirely: particularly 'Sansoucci', which could easily have been a hit number from any classic musical of the past fifty years or so. On second thoughts, maybe 'Nobody's off the Hook' could be added to make it half a dozen really fine songs on this album.
Most artistes' "Greatest Hits" collections don't come anywhere near this selection in terms of songwriting anyway.
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