Behind Closed Doors [Bonus Tracks]

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Eight years after the great Charlie Rich's death, the critical debate continues to rage as to whether Rich's broad, deep artistry was well served during his hit-making years on Epic Records. 1973's Behind Closed Doors was the veteran artist's commercial breakthrough, with a 21-week run atop the country charts and a pair of No. 1 singles in the title song and "The Most Beautiful Girl." The album finds producer Billy Sherrill's countrypolitan production highlighting the innate jazz, blues and gospel elements of Rich's voice, as demonstrated by the changing textures of "Sunday Kind of Woman" and the intoxicating late-night ambiance of "I Take It on Home." The four bonus ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Eight years after the great Charlie Rich's death, the critical debate continues to rage as to whether Rich's broad, deep artistry was well served during his hit-making years on Epic Records. 1973's Behind Closed Doors was the veteran artist's commercial breakthrough, with a 21-week run atop the country charts and a pair of No. 1 singles in the title song and "The Most Beautiful Girl." The album finds producer Billy Sherrill's countrypolitan production highlighting the innate jazz, blues and gospel elements of Rich's voice, as demonstrated by the changing textures of "Sunday Kind of Woman" and the intoxicating late-night ambiance of "I Take It on Home." The four bonus tracks include the gospel-inflected, previously unreleased standout "I've Got Mine."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Charlie Rich finally had a genuine hit with Behind Closed Doors, an exceedingly lush expansion of the sound he had essayed with producer Billy Sherrill on his first Epic albums. Here, Sherrill ups the ante considerably by adding layers of strings and choirs, and the two move the material toward the mainstream. The key to the record's success is that Rich's signature blend of country, jazz, blues, rock, and pop retains its character throughout it all, resulting in an album that's a twin peak: the pinnacle of Sherrill's countrypolitan sound, while standing as one of Rich's great albums. The hit singles -- "Behind Closed Doors," "The Most Beautiful Girl," "I Take It On Home" -- deservedly receive most of the attention, but the record is filled with great songs, including two from his wife Margaret Ann "A Sunday Kind of Woman," "Nothing in the World To Do With Me" that stand as highlights. Throughout it all, Rich delivers the kind of shaded, nuanced performances that earned him a devoted cult -- a cult that might not cherish Behind Closed Doors as much as some of his other records because of its lushness, but if that lushness introduced a new audience to the wonders of Charlie Rich, it can't be bad at all. [The 2001 CD reissue features remastered sound and four bonus tracks, one of which was previously unreleased "I've Got Mine".]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972426020
  • Catalog Number: 724260
  • Sales rank: 1,906

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Rich Primary Artist, Primary Artist
The Jordanaires Background Vocals
The Nashville Edition Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Charlie Rich Contributor
Lou Bradley Engineer
Charlie Bragg Engineer
Dorian Burton Composer
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Billy Sherrill Producer
Robert Tubert Liner Notes
Norro Wilson Composer
Al Quaglieri Reissue Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
A. Rich Composer
Rory Bourke Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Great Voice!

    I remember the Era of Charlie Rich well. Those of you who didn't, this is a great selection to hear his work. He always was famous, but I often wished he had gotten more accolades before his demise. He is buried in Memphis, TN. He had so much more potential than was attributed him. Just a great voice,to me similar to Elvis. He deserved more appreciation of his great his talent, his voice. He had a presence I shall always remember. I loved "Behind Closed Doors", he was always such a gentleman and this one was before it's time..but a great song! He was on many TV Shows and known as "The Silver Fox"..We lost him too soon.I hope his music lives on forever.Great to see his work on here! This sounds like an excellent selection of his work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rich at his peak

    An almost perfect album, marred only by the dreadful track, ''We Love Each Other''. It would have been perfect if it had instead included his recording of ''Feel Like Going Home'', originally released as a B-side to one of his Epic singles.

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