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Sends you back to the originals,
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This review is from: Boys Don't Cry (Audio CD)
There will be no arguments from me about the quality of Rumer's song selections, all from male singer songwriters of the 70s and many neglected for far too long, for example, Clifford T Ward's emotional Home Thoughts From Abroad. My problem with the album is that it makes me want to go back to John Oates' original guitar intro to Sarah Smile or to hear the strings coming in on A Man Needs A Maid rather than listen to Rumer's versions. So by all means buy this as sort of sampler of 70s songwriters, but be prepared to be led elsewhere.
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Initial post: 13 Jul 2012 12:42:38 BDT
I totally agree. I loved Rumer's first album and own the original versions of most of the songs on this one. However, I found these versions a pale imitation. It was like anticipating your favourite meal, cooked by your favourite chef... and then discovering he was making it on a primus stove. I listened to this album once then gave it to charity and returned to the vastly superior originals.
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