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Did You Give the World Some Love Today, Baby? [Bonus Disc]

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All Music Guide - K. Ross Hoffman
A vintage pop oddity of sorts, but one that's worthwhile for its musical content at least as much as its curiosity value, the lone LP by Swedish chanteuse Doris née Svensson is an accomplished and somewhat offbeat collection of lush pop, soul, and light funk. Cut in 1970 with a handful of veteran Swedish jazz and rock musicians who sound completely at home playing in a variety of primarily American idioms, Did You Give the World Some Love Today Baby reveals Doris to be a singer of considerable range with plenty of personality. She's a throaty belter on the funky, country-inflected "Waiting at the Station," the Northern soul-styled groovers "Don't" and "Beatmaker," and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - K. Ross Hoffman
A vintage pop oddity of sorts, but one that's worthwhile for its musical content at least as much as its curiosity value, the lone LP by Swedish chanteuse Doris née Svensson is an accomplished and somewhat offbeat collection of lush pop, soul, and light funk. Cut in 1970 with a handful of veteran Swedish jazz and rock musicians who sound completely at home playing in a variety of primarily American idioms, Did You Give the World Some Love Today Baby reveals Doris to be a singer of considerable range with plenty of personality. She's a throaty belter on the funky, country-inflected "Waiting at the Station," the Northern soul-styled groovers "Don't" and "Beatmaker," and the brassy pop-soul title tune even coming off a bit worryingly unhinged as she exhorts "you've got to love the one you love/and the whole darn world as well" -- but she scales back the fireworks for sweet, if somewhat fey, ballads like "Grey Rain of Sweden" and "Daisies," which call to mind the sophisticated songwriter pop of fellow lost gem Margo Guryan. There's also a heartfelt, tastefully orchestrated rendition of the Band's "Whispering Pines," and -- easily the album's most unusual moment -- the bizarre, unsettling jazz-psychedelia of "You Never Come Close," which sounds like nothing you'd expect to hear on an ostensibly pop record from any era it evokes something similar to Portishead's enigmatic melancholy, or Candie Payne's tormented retro-pop noir, several decades down the line. Add in a smattering of upbeat big-band swing tunes -- "I'm Pushing You Out" and the organ-led shuffle "I Wish I Knew" -- the goofy, vaudeville-ish "Won't You Take Me to the Theatre," and a jaunty cover of Harry Nilsson's "Bath," and you've got a true smorgasbord -- a little something for everybody, although it's all still quite listenable as a single entity. The world may not have given Doris much love in her day, but she's certainly comparable in terms of raw vocal ability to would-be peers like Lulu and Petula Clark -- or, as the liner notes suggest, Melanie -- arguably outstripping them in the adventurousness of her musical range in a single album, no less, and is outfitted here with perfectly decent if not necessarily exceptional material. Worth rediscovering, particularly since several CD reissues have made it readily available. [RPM's 2013 is the most extensive of the various reissues to date. It contains a second disc made up of singles recorded by Doris between 1966 and 1969, as a solo artist and as a member of the bands Plums and Dandys.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/2013
  • Label: Rpm Records Uk
  • EAN: 5013929599253
  • Catalog Number: 2959925
  • Sales rank: 118,266

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Did You Give the World Some Love Today, Baby? (3:22)
  2. 2 I Wish I Knew (2:27)
  3. 3 Grey Rain of Sweden (3:00)
  4. 4 Waiting at the Station (3:09)
  5. 5 Don't (3:08)
  6. 6 Daises (2:13)
  7. 7 You Never Come Closer (4:18)
  8. 8 Whispering Pine (3:50)
  9. 9 I'm Pushing You Out (2:57)
  10. 10 Won't You Take Me to the Theatre (2:24)
  11. 11 Betmaker (3:33)
  12. 12 Bath (2:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mama Didn't Lie - Plums (2:48)
  2. 2 Let the Sunshine in - Plums (2:09)
  3. 3 Why Did You Go - Plums (2:21)
  4. 4 A Lover's Concerto - Plums (2:39)
  5. 5 Benny Law - Plums (2:37)
  6. 6 Swanee River - Plums (2:42)
  7. 7 The Loco-Motion - Plums (2:57)
  8. 8 You Made a Fool of Me - Plums (3:06)
  9. 9 One Fine Day - Plums (3:01)
  10. 10 Wouldn't That Be Groovy - Plums (2:56)
  11. 11 Din Mamma Hon Minns - Lars Samuelsons Orkester (2:18)
  12. 12 Kärlekens ABC - Lars Samuelsons Orkester (2:33)
  13. 13 Aldrig Min Vän (2:54)
  14. 14 Boom Bang-A-Bang - Claes Rosendahls Orkester (2:12)
  15. 15 Du Som Bara Har Sett Vårar - Sven-Olof Walldoff Orkester (4:03)
  16. 16 Ta Och Tänk Efter - Sven-Olof Walldoff Orkester (2:55)
  17. 17 Go Back to Daddy - The Dandys (2:36)
  18. 18 What a Lovely Way - The Dandys (3:59)
  19. 19 Don't Let it Rain - The Dandys (2:43)
  20. 20 Flowers in the Morning - The Dandys (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Doris Primary Artist
Bengt Karlsson Guitar
Lucas Lindholm Bass
Jan Carlsson Drums
Berndt Egerbladh Organ, Conductor
Technical Credits
Stephen Foster Composer
Carole King Composer
John Lennon Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Harry Nilsson Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer
John Cameron Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Galt MacDermot Composer
Bengt Karlsson Composer
Goran Lagerberg Composer
Richard Manuel Composer
Billy Taylor Composer
Bob McNally Composer
Thore Ehrling Composer
Pamela Gray Composer
James Rado Composer
Gerome Ragni Composer
Francis Cowan Composer
Norman Martin Composer
Chris Andrews Composer
Björn Norén Engineer
Kieron Tyler Liner Notes
Roger Wallis Composer, Original Liner Notes
Simon Murphy Remastering
Olsson Composer
Paul Mccallum Packaging
Alan Moorhouse Composer
Bobson Composer
Börje Carlsson Composer
Olle Bergman Composer
Gábor Nádas Composer
Bo-Göran Edling Composer
Berndt Egerbladh Arranger, Composer
Åke Strömmer Composer
Hans Sidén Composer
Richard Lamb Composer
Sören Karlsson Composer
Thomas Sallstrøm Composer
John Chesterton Composer
Jerome South Composer
Iván Szenes Composer
Christer Olsson Composer
Akan Sterner Producer
Lennart Lundquist Composer
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