Ray Charles Forever [CD/DVD] [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Commemorating Ray Charles' deserved appearance on a U.S. postal stamp, Concord's 2013 CD/DVD set Ray Charles Forever rounds up various highlights from the entirety of Charles' career. This is true for both the CD and the DVD, with the latter containing live clips that loosely correspond to the music on the CD, but the emphasis here is on the CD which spotlights not Ray's hits, but Ray singing standards of all kinds. Everything from Leon Russell's "A Song for You," Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," and John Lennon's "Imagine" to "America the Beautiful," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," and "Till There Was You" are here, and they're familiar enough to compensate ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Commemorating Ray Charles' deserved appearance on a U.S. postal stamp, Concord's 2013 CD/DVD set Ray Charles Forever rounds up various highlights from the entirety of Charles' career. This is true for both the CD and the DVD, with the latter containing live clips that loosely correspond to the music on the CD, but the emphasis here is on the CD which spotlights not Ray's hits, but Ray singing standards of all kinds. Everything from Leon Russell's "A Song for You," Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," and John Lennon's "Imagine" to "America the Beautiful," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," and "Till There Was You" are here, and they're familiar enough to compensate for the curious selections from late in Charles' career, such as the lite-funk of "Isn't It Wonderful." Generally, there is an overabundance of latter-day tracks -- over half of the cuts date from 1993 or later; his '50s and '60s prime is represented by a mere two tracks ("I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town" and "Come Rain or Come Shine," respectively) -- which does mean this not only lacks big hits (no "I Got a Woman," "Hit the Road Jack," "Georgia on My Mind") but it also isn't quite representative of Charles' peerless musical synthesis, where he blurred boundaries between R&B, gospel, jazz, blues, and country. What shines through is Ray's versatility as a vocalist, as he still sounds powerful and compelling even when his surroundings are synthetic, and that forceful, distinctive vocal style is not a bad way to remember Charles at all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2013
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072348271
  • Catalog Number: 34827
  • Sales rank: 25,656

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Song For You (4:16)
  2. 2 I'm Gonna Move To the Outskirts of Town (3:42)
  3. 3 Ring of Fire (3:11)
  4. 4 Come Rain or Come Shine (3:42)
  5. 5 They Can't Take That Away From Me (4:14)
  6. 6 Till There Was You (4:09)
  7. 7 Isn't It Wonderful (4:08)
  8. 8 None of Us Are Free (5:05)
  9. 9 Imagine (4:29)
  10. 10 If I Could (4:57)
  11. 11 So Help Me God (4:03)
  12. 12 America the Beautiful (3:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ray Charles Forever
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Charles Primary Artist
Kevin Axt Bass
Jeff Driskill Saxophone
Dan Fornero Trumpet
Timothy May Guitar
Gregg Field Percussion, Drums
Chris Walden Trombone, Trumpet
Juliane Gralle Trombone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Ray Charles Producer
John Lennon Composer
Brenda Russell Composer
Leon Russell Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Barry Mann Composer
John Burk Producer, Executive Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Jud J. Friedman Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Richard Perry Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Jerry Wexler Producer
Meredith Willson Composer
Allan Rich Composer
Gregg Field Additional Production
Jean-Pierre Grosz Producer
Merle Kilgore Composer
Paul Blakemore Mastering
Chris Walden Arranger
Jorge Velasco Pro-Tools
Marti Shannon Composer
Joel Webster Composer
Andrew Pham Art Direction
Valerie Ervin Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Joe Adams Producer
Roy Jordan Composer
William Weldon Composer
Kenneth Hirsch Composer
June Carter Composer
Limuel Taylor Composer
Ronald Miller Composer
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