Classic Tearjerkers [Time/Life]

Classic Tearjerkers [Time/Life]

     
 
Time-Life's Classic Tearjerkers is filled with some of the schmaltziest, corniest, most heartbreaking ballads of the past decades. From Carole King's "So Far Away" (1971) to Eva Cassidy's "Fields of Gold" (1998), the songs here are guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings and leave you a quivering puddle

Overview

Time-Life's Classic Tearjerkers is filled with some of the schmaltziest, corniest, most heartbreaking ballads of the past decades. From Carole King's "So Far Away" (1971) to Eva Cassidy's "Fields of Gold" (1998), the songs here are guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings and leave you a quivering puddle of spent emotions. Sure some of the selections from the '80s and '90s are a little on the slick side (Michael Bolton's "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You," LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but that is a minor distraction. The real power of the disc resides in the songs from the '70s: Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," Harry Nilsson's "Without You," Bonnie Tyler's "It's a Heartache," Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine." These are songs that connect deeply with your solar plexus. Not to mention Eric Carmen's "All by Myself," which is the kind of song that takes your solar plexus and twists it up like a pretzel before smashing it into tiny shards. Or 10cc's artistically staggering, emotionally complex denial epic "I'm Not in Love." Or Chicago's aching-like-it-will-never-heal "If You Leave Me Now." Man, this disc should come with a warning label to protect the more sensitive listeners. Keep plenty of tissue on hand, you will need it.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2004
Label:
Time Life Records
UPC:
0610583095326
catalogNumber:
196792

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Michael Bolton   Composer
Eric Carmen   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Mick Jones   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Sting   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
David Gates   Composer
Graham Gouldman   Composer
Richard Kerr   Composer
Eric Stewart   Composer
Steve Wolfe   Composer
Billy Altman   Liner Notes
Peter Cetera   Composer
Tom Evans   Composer
Pete Ham   Composer
Mick Hucknall   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Billy Vera   Composer
D. Warren   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
D. James   Composer
Ronnie Scott   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Alison Yaffie   Editorial Research
Robert Hull   Executive Producer
W. Prince Moore   Composer
Gene Zacharewicz   Executive Producer
Mitchell Peyser   Executive Producer
Neil Moss   Composer

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