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It Must Be Him/Honey
     

It Must Be Him/Honey

by Ray Conniff
 
A good matchup of two similar and consecutive LP releases is offered on this discount-priced two-fer. It Must Be Him and Honey were Ray Conniff's first two albums of 1968, and they were among his more successful, each enjoying a long chart run and earning gold record certification. Conniff had updated his arranging style by this point, adapting himself

Overview

A good matchup of two similar and consecutive LP releases is offered on this discount-priced two-fer. It Must Be Him and Honey were Ray Conniff's first two albums of 1968, and they were among his more successful, each enjoying a long chart run and earning gold record certification. Conniff had updated his arranging style by this point, adapting himself to the rock revolution by bringing in electric guitars and beefing up the sound of the rhythm section, but he hadn't changed his basic approach. All 22 tracks here are his versions of songs that were in the pop charts between 1964 and 1968, originally recorded by the likes of British Invasion acts like the Beatles and Herman's Hermits as well as a slew of middle-of-the-road pop singers. Some of the songs, notably "Yesterday," "Sounds of Silence," and "Goin' Out of My Head," as well as the trio of songs written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and the two written by Jimmy Webb, have gone on to become standards. Others are more of their time, though they may spark a smile of recognition among '60s nostalgia fans. Conniff's arrangements shadow those of the original recordings, while his singers render the lyrics in a consistently pleasant, superficial style, even when they are negotiating the disquieting sentiments of "Sounds of Silence," for example. The indiscriminate use of male voices on lyrics written from a female point of view sometimes lends an unintended subtext of sexual ambiguity ("It must be him!," sing the boys and girls with apparently equal ardor) -- that is, if you want to hear it that way. Maybe the best way to appreciate this long-outdated style of music is with a sense of humor.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/22/2002
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431743225
catalogNumber:
7432
Rank:
69709

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Conniff   Primary Artist,Conductor

Technical Credits

Ray Conniff   Arranger,Liner Notes
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Teddy Randazzo   Composer
Bobby Russell   Composer
Francis Lai   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Joe Darion   Composer
Jack Gold   Producer
Jack Lattig   Engineer
Mitch Leigh   Composer
Sid Ramin   Composer
Tony Velona   Composer
André Popp   Composer
Pierre Barouh   Composer
Reed   Composer
Bob Weinstein   Composer
Bryan Blackburn   Composer
Pierre Cour   Composer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
C. Carson Parks   Composer
Barry Mason   Composer
A. Popp   Composer

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