Charlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors

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Is the RCA & Groove stuff as good as the Smash recordings? There was a 2cd put out by Ace at the start of the year which was called
Too Many Teardrops: The Complete Groove & RCA Recordings. So I wonder if i need that as much as the Smash stuff.

Stevolende, Monday, 3 December 2018 10:31 (nine months ago) link

I don't see a big difference in terms of quality between the two; if you like the Smash stud even half as much as I do then I strongly recommend that new CD (apparently there are a few bits on the new edition that I haven't heard so there may be a few duffers on it but I know most of it and it's gold IMO.)

Tim, Monday, 3 December 2018 11:25 (nine months ago) link

Thanks for mentioning Too Many Teardrops! Hadn't heard of it. After a couple of listens, I've found it surprisingly easy to get used to the strings and choirs, although some Disc 2 incidents are still annoying, and maybe scale-tipping on the more dubious material---that's okay though; that's what he and/or the suits get for turdpolishing .like Elvis, Sinatra, Willie etc. he's found that he can effectively apply his signature sound to inferior imitations of his top-shelf line of goods, and so he does, and I admit there are at least partially redeeming moments in most(?) of the worse, though not worst, tracks. Not many of this last category though!
A good number of the rolling piano jazz-blues-rock tracks I always favor, starting right off with "Big Boss Man," soon followed by "River Stay Away From My Door," later a very sassy "Ol' Man River," such as Jerry Lee might approve, then a more respectful vocal on "The Twelth of Never," though that beloved tearjerker now goes thunkin' along. Mercy!
Also a couple of intriguing ballads written by Freddie Hart:"Too Many Teardrops" starts out feeling for a fella who lost his love to the narrator, yet"I did what any man would do"---emphasis on "man" because the cry guy wasn't "strong enough to play the losing hand"--crying and drinking yourself to death doesn't count as a well-played losing hand, so what does? Revenge, mebbe? Doesn't say.
The other Hart-written track, "There Won't Be Any More, " has a terse lilt that somehow reminds me of some British Invasion tracks, like uhhh covers like "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"? But with more attitude.
The Riches-written (lots of originals here) "The Grass Is Always Greener" advises that, "You may think you're rollin' in clover/But you better think it over." Shaddup with that, I must not think bad thoughts!
The Complete Smash Sessions is the one to start with, but this is def worth checking out.

dow, Friday, 14 December 2018 20:22 (nine months ago) link

40 tracks, and I like at least---28? Love at least an LP's-worth.

dow, Friday, 14 December 2018 20:23 (nine months ago) link

Was just listening to "Behind Closed Doors" today, the first half of this album is glorious, tails off a bit though.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ (Tom D.), Friday, 14 December 2018 22:02 (nine months ago) link

five months pass...

Silver Linings is awesome.

― The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, May 8, 2009 3:22 PM (ten years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Just got another vinyl of this, and 10 years ago me OTM.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 25 May 2019 23:07 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/ai9WUg6.jpg

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 27 May 2019 17:41 (three months ago) link

ILX shall now be split into three warring factions.

pomenitul, Monday, 27 May 2019 17:42 (three months ago) link

Never forget that one time a decade or so ago when the only working thread was for a Canadian Zeppelin clone.

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 27 May 2019 17:43 (three months ago) link

I don't remember that

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 27 May 2019 17:47 (three months ago) link

but lol

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 27 May 2019 17:47 (three months ago) link

Nope.

pomenitul, Monday, 27 May 2019 17:51 (three months ago) link

In any case found cached version and no evidence therein. Believe we lost seventeen days of history at the time.

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 27 May 2019 17:53 (three months ago) link

Well at least a few people might discover Charlie Rich, that's a plus.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Monday, 27 May 2019 18:08 (three months ago) link

Well I make it alright.

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 27 May 2019 18:12 (three months ago) link

Who Will The Next Poxy Fule Be?

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 27 May 2019 18:33 (three months ago) link

Behind Closed Threads

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Monday, 27 May 2019 18:35 (three months ago) link

I'm listening to The Essential Charlie Rich as we speak :O

Number None, Monday, 27 May 2019 18:36 (three months ago) link

the titular song of this album was used in an advert by the scottish executive raising awareness regarding domestic abuse and has been forever ruined for me due to the association

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 27 May 2019 18:38 (three months ago) link

Wait they used “behind closed doors” rather than “have a heart” for an abused dog campaign?

Heez, Monday, 27 May 2019 21:31 (three months ago) link

Ugh sorry not abused dog. I think I did I mistaken that for a US commercial

Heez, Monday, 27 May 2019 21:33 (three months ago) link

Ugh sorry not abused dog. I think I did I mistaken that for a US commercial.

Heez, Monday, 27 May 2019 21:33 (three months ago) link


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