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|Robert Goulet||Primary Artist|
|Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky||Composer|
|Frank deVol||Composer, Producer|
|Ed Sullivan||Liner Notes|
|Jerry Bresler||Arranger, Composer, Presentation|
|Lyn Duddy||Composer, Presentation|
Posted October 1, 2010
[commenting on the first part of this combo album - which I owned on vinyl]: The late Mr. Robert Goulet was blessed with a voice that enabled him to transport the listener to a far-off land of ineffable beauty in these songs, especially those based on the haunting melodies by "classical" composers: Ravel "The Lamp Is Low" Borodin "And This Is My Beloved" Leoncavallo "You're Breaking My Heart" Rachmaninoff "Full Moon & Empty Arms" Lecuona "The Breeze & I" Grieg "Strange Music" Tchaikovsky "Story of a Starry Night", "If You Are But a Dream". Not to have these melodies deposited in your mind's memory bank means you are a pauper when it comes to REAL music! - the kind that gets you out of emotional or spiritual debt in "hard" times! And most ESPECIALLY Tchaikovsky's "ALWAYS YOU" - the song above all others on here that preeminently RECOMMENDS this album. And makes it "outstanding"... You MUST OWN this if you love the most beautiful sound of the male baritone voice - and Goulet had that in spades! - combined in his blessed rendering of these songs rescued from the past. Music for "old" souls - whatever their "actual" age is in their present (re)incarnation!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
The Barnes and Noble review is right on, and there isn't much to add. However, I believe that the "In Person" live album was actually recorded in 1962 not 1961 as the liner notes indicate. The best live album of Mr Goulet's is the "Traveling On Tour" one released on vinyl in 1966, as by that time he was far more comfortable in front of an audience than he is on the "In Person" album.The "Always You" album shows that Columbia wasn't quite sure how to package their new recording artist. In fact he didn't find his niche until his third album "Sincerely Yours". All in all, this is a cd that is certainly worth buying, as Mr. Goulet was, and still is, a stage actor who had the voice and appeal to make it in the pop arena. Very few have over the years.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.