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Ten Easy Pieces

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Ten Easy Pieces is a Winner for Listeners

    After hearing one of the pieces on this CD on the radio, I immediately ordered it and have not been disappointed. Although all of the pieces are familiar, none are mundane. The vocals are accompanied with extraordinary piano background using novel chord progressions that cause the listener to pay attention. Several of the tunes on the CD were made popular years ago by Glen Cambell, but this is definitely not done in country style. The sound is sophisticated and Webb's voice clarifies the words making the listener stop and realize the real meaning on each song. Galveston, the first piece on the CD, should cause emotion to rise in most listeners. This CD is a deinite favorite and I look forward to finding others of this type.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My Favorite

    Of all the important songwriters (and those who could sing) of the '60's Jimmy Webb is arguably my favorite. While others during that era tuned into folk, psychadelic, r&b; Jimmy remained true to "pop" standards. Perhaps that is why much of his music still endures to this day, as does Rogers and Hart, Berlin and Porter. It is lyrically witty and musically complex.

    I own all of his early works, but this is a stand out. It is just Jimmy, piano, some additional musicians playing just the hits. His voice is pure, the album is delight.

    I would love to see him do a part 2, with some lesser known songs of his, such as "Magic Garden", "Summer's Daughter", "Watermark", etc.

    If you want to own one album by Webb, this would be the one, the singer and his songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Old material made new again.

    A beautiful album. It's wonderful to hear a songwriter offer their own insight into their own music. A simple emphasis on a word here or there, different phrasing, can make one appreciate the song all the more. I enjoyed every track on this album. Do yourself a favor, buy it.

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