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The Very Best of Peter Skellern CD
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Skellern may not be the greatest singer in the world in terms of range but he can do gormless Northern very well, on Our Jackie's Getting Married (from his debut album) and The Tattooed Lady (not the one whereof Groucho sang) from Holding My Own. There are also some mildly satirical pieces including Skellern's own view on the dubious benefits of fame, Society Ladies, and Noel Coward's That Is The End of the News, introduced by Joyce Grenfell in a Coward revue but well suited to Skellern's understated style - this, incidentally, was the recording which brought him to the attention of later musical accomplice Richard Stilgoe.
An interesting mix of material, then, although some buyers may question the title "Best of", as it doesn't really concentrate on his singles. But for my money this works well as a snapshot of his output.
For his take on standards, drawn from his albums Astaire, Still Magic and elsewhere, see the other Spectrum CD Sentimentally Yours, which has some beatiful arrangements.
For those who know the original albums it's frustrating that Skellern's work is currently only available on these compilations but at current marketplace prices at least you can get a generous couple of helpings at a budget price.
Didn't include the track "No more Sunday papers" otherwise a spot on collection.
Even after 41 years this song still makes me cry and have been known to change the words around for Karaoke "Im a Lady..Youre a man" This man is my fav singer...... and " Youre a Lady" is my fav song of ALL time.
This Cd was originally in 'The World Of ' series. His second single " Our Jackie's Getting Married" is also here. Its pure romantic ballads on this CD of his early 70's stuff. IF you love Peter as I do you will buy it. Its cheap enough x
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Really love Peter Skellern, really enjoyed listening to the CD, there was a couple of tracks that weren't so good, but overall, good quality sound.Published 1 day ago by Christine E. wylie
Yep Peter Skellern is that old sentimental fool but nice with it, buy it you cannot go wrong.Published 4 months ago by Linnaeus
Skellern is an excellent musician however this CD is now dated but still goodPublished 13 months ago by R. G. Barnes