Get Smart

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This 45-minute CD, assembled from Don Adams' 1960s-vintage United Artists recordings, is only intermittently funny. The basic problem is that Adams' humor, although verbal in nature, is also distinctly visual -- it needs that image of his fidgety, angular presence to make the jokes really work. Moreover, his voice in the wraparounds for the segments lifted from the program itself gets tiresome very fast, and although the sections from the program are chosen for their distinctly verbal humor, without the images to support them, they seem pale and anemic. Perhaps the CD's shortcomings are also reflective of a certain obsolescence; in the 1960s, before anyone thought of home ...
See more details below
CD
$21.65
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$22.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $13.94   
  • New (4) from $13.94   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This 45-minute CD, assembled from Don Adams' 1960s-vintage United Artists recordings, is only intermittently funny. The basic problem is that Adams' humor, although verbal in nature, is also distinctly visual -- it needs that image of his fidgety, angular presence to make the jokes really work. Moreover, his voice in the wraparounds for the segments lifted from the program itself gets tiresome very fast, and although the sections from the program are chosen for their distinctly verbal humor, without the images to support them, they seem pale and anemic. Perhaps the CD's shortcomings are also reflective of a certain obsolescence; in the 1960s, before anyone thought of home video and before it was even clear that a major, steady marketplace for reruns of sitcoms existed, the original LP release of this material was the only conceivable way that audiences could preserve and enjoy anew the best segments of the show -- stacked syndicated reruns and the VCR have altered that equation. As an added bonus on this disc, Raven Records has included a pair of songs recorded by series co-star Barbara Feldon, "Max" and "99," referring to the two lead characters from the series though they seem to have gotten their order wrong on the CD track listing. Both songs were produced by Elliot Mazer, whose other credits include Janis Joplin, Mike Bloomfield, the Byrds, and Barclay James Harvest. Neither track is anything to write home about musically, although they are funny artifacts of the era. And the notes by Adams' longtime friend Bill Dana are entertaining.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/1997
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657006122
  • Catalog Number: 61
  • Sales rank: 195,364

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Washington 4- Indians 3 (5:10)
  2. 2 School Days (2:18)
  3. 3 Satan Place (3:53)
  4. 4 Cone of Silence (1:16)
  5. 5 Too Many Chiefs- Countersign (2:40)
  6. 6 The Latest Devices (3:00)
  7. 7 All in the Mind (2:36)
  8. 8 The Incredible Harry Hoo (6:57)
  9. 9 I'm Only Human (2:47)
  10. 10 Kisses for Kaos (1:40)
  11. 11 Plane Sequence (2:47)
  12. 12 Too Many Chiefs- Hotel Sequence (2:23)
  13. 13 Weekend Vampire (3:17)
  14. 14 Sorry 'Bout That (1:09)
  15. 15 99 (2:23)
  16. 16 Max (2:51)
  17. 17 Get Smart (0:57)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Don Adams Primary Artist, Voices, cast
Frank deVol cast
Barbara Feldon Track Performer, cast
Ed Platt cast
Bill Zucker cast
Willis Bouchey cast
Technical Credits
Bill Dana Liner Notes
Buck Henry Writer
Elliot Mazer Producer
Glenn A. Baker Reissue Producer, Reissue Preparation
Warren Barnett Mastering
Kevin Mueller Reissue Producer, Reissue Preparation
Peter Shillito Reissue Producer, Reissue Preparation
Art Becker Special Effects, Engineer
J. Rose Writer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously