Everything Is Beautiful/Unreal!!!

Everything Is Beautiful/Unreal!!!

by Ray Stevens
     
 
Originally issued on the Barnaby imprint in 1970, Everything Is Beautiful and Unreal!!! showcase a developing Ray Stevens that wasn't so caught up in trying to be a zany humorist with his music. Everything Is Beautiful not only showcases his more somber and melancholic side, but also sports the title track, which is easily regarded as his most

Overview

Originally issued on the Barnaby imprint in 1970, Everything Is Beautiful and Unreal!!! showcase a developing Ray Stevens that wasn't so caught up in trying to be a zany humorist with his music. Everything Is Beautiful not only showcases his more somber and melancholic side, but also sports the title track, which is easily regarded as his most well-known composition and biggest hit. The rest of the album is rounded out with several covers, including "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," Dylan's "She Belongs to Me," and a pair of Beatles covers with "Something" and "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window." In contrast to an album largely of covers, Unreal!!! largely consists of Stevens' original works, including the minor hit "Sunset Strip." Kudos to Collectables for issuing some of Ray Stevens' most serious works back to back, rather than attempting to lighten the mood by adding a comedy record, rather than Unreal!!!, as a second disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2005
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431768624
catalogNumber:
7686
Rank:
93348

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Stevens   Primary Artist,Piano,Background Vocals
Martin Katahn   Strings
Brenton Banks   Strings
George Binkley   Strings
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Marvin Chantry   Strings
Chip Young   Guitar
Dennis Good   Trombone
Lillian Hunt   Strings
Jerry Kennedy   Guitar
Sheldon Kurland   Strings
Farrell Morris   Percussion
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Norman Ray   Saxophone
Rex Peer   Strings
Billy Puett   Saxophone
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Don Sheffield   Trumpet
George Tidwell   Trumpet
Gary VanOsdale   Strings
David Vanderkooi   Strings
Glenn Baxter   Trumpet
Gene Mullins   Trombone
Bruce Waterman   Strings
Stephanie Woolf   Strings
Lillian Vann Hunt   Strings
Byron Back   Strings

Technical Credits

Ray Stevens   Arranger,Composer,Special Effects,Producer,Audio Production
Bob Dylan   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Chester Powers   Composer
Charlie Tallent   Engineer
E. Snyder   Composer
J. South   Composer
Keats Tyler   Cover Photo

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