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Anthology Double CD

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  • Audio CD (27 Aug. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Rhino UK
  • ASIN: B00004WH6H
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,525 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Shadow Dancers
  2. Ain't That Peculiar
  3. A Foggy Day
  4. Ready And Able
  5. What's New
  6. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  7. White Rabbit
  8. Summertime
  9. Breezin'
  10. This Masquerade
  11. Shark Bite
  12. Nature Boy
  13. The Greatest Love of All
  14. On Broadway
  15. We All Remember Wes

Disc: 2

  1. Love Ballad
  2. Off Broadway
  3. Moody's Mood
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. Turn Your Love Around
  6. Love All the Hurt Away
  7. Mimosa
  8. Being With You
  9. 20/20
  10. New Day
  11. Kisses in the Moonlight
  12. Mt. Airy Road
  13. Let's Do It Again
  14. Tenderly
  15. Ready Now That You Are
  16. The Long and Winding Road
  17. C-Smooth

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George Benson - Anthology - Double Cd

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"I loved pretty", says George Benson in a quote included on this attractively packaged anthology's comprehensive liner notes. And really, the great guitarist-singer's penchant for prettiness is the thread that runs through all of his music--from his early cool-bop jazz charts (nicely represented on 1964's "Shadow Dancer" and 1967's vibrant "Ready and Able") to the 1970s chart-toppers ("This Masquerade", "On Broadway", "Turn Your Love Around") and through the Quiet Storm musings of the last two decades. As a guitarist, Benson's ability to arc and shape a melodic phrase has constantly thrilled, especially when these lines are accompanied by his trademark vocal scats. The producers wisely omit some of Benson's later (and schlockier) easy-listening works, and provide us with endearing cuts like a 1968 collaboration with Herbie Hancock on "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (delivered with a down-home, decidedly blues-inflected wail) and inspired works with musical heavies such as rhythm guitarist supreme Phil Upchurch, bassist Ron Carter, organists Jimmy Smith, Lonnie Smith and Aretha Franklin. But the anthology's most delightful inclusion is "Shark Bite", a white-hot acid jazz number that reminds us that Benson could indeed be the grooviest guitarist since the legendary Wes Montgomery. --Sylvia W. Chan

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Even if you have some of the tracks listed, this double CD is a fantastic collection spanning 27 years of music by George Benson. The anthology covers Benson's guitar mastery (Breezin, Off Broadway etc..), his unique vocal talent (This Masquerade, New Day etc..) and the great collabrations he has had with some of music's legends (Summertime, Love All The Hurt Way etc..), being a legend in his own right of course.
Included is a colourful and detailed 50 page booklet that covers Benson's life and musical highlights.
Again a must have.
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The first CD of this compilation is fantastic- great guitar playing, great production, great feeling. 'White Rabbit' is the highlight, with a fantastic spanish guitar/jazz fusion/ funk reinvention of the Jefferson Airplane classic- not as memorable as the blistering version by The Damned, but still a damn good listen. Also great are 'Shadow Dancers', 'Breezin' and 'We All Remember Wes (live)' which showcase the man's talent to the utmost. George Benson can really, really play.
The second CD on the other hand...
Well, it starts well enough, with 'Love Ballad', which remains a fantastic song despite the efforts of the producer to screw it up. And then it all goes wrong. The remainder of the songs are either a) mawkish, sentimental rubbish or b) smooth jazz. Smooth jazz, for those who don't know, is just like real jazz but with the feeling removed and replaced by an obsession with perfection and smooth, slick, and utterly intolerable production. Think Kenny G. Think pain. These are songs with names such as 'Mt. Airy Road' and 'Love All The Hurt Away'. If you are looking for a soundtrack to seduce mid-thirties divorcees with over a £7 bottle of wine from the local Tescos, this is perfect. The real low point of this disk, however, is the astonishingly dreadful version of the Beatle's soulful classic 'The Long And Winding Road'. If you have the occasion, listen to them both one after the other. This is surely a crime against art.
Also worth mentioning is the obligatory brown-nosing biography that accompanies every compilation that is released these days. It has some nice pictures, and adds nicely to the weight of the CD case. Just don't bother reading it.
So, a word of advice- by all means, buy this compilation for the quality of the first CD, and then dispose of the second CD.
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This has a lot of his successful tracks with a few unknowns. The booklet that comes with it has some great photos of the man which I enjoyed reading while listening to the CD. Just like in back of the days of vinyl when you could read the LP cover.
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