Now and Then: Greatest Hits 1964-2004

Now and Then: Greatest Hits 1964-2004

by Roger WhittakerRoger Whittaker

CD(Bonus Tracks / German Import)

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Roger Whittaker's overall career is under-represented by a casual glance at his list of hit singles -- only seven in total, all of which were included on the Now and Then: Greatest Hits 1964-2004 compilation (although his hits actually came to an end in 1986, and his only forays into the album charts have been with similar compilations since then). However, Whittaker's hits do stand out, and one was always under the impression that he achieved more -- but seven hits it was, and only three of those reached the Top Ten. He became famous for telling stories and painting portraits with his music, and there was no better example than his biggest success, "The Last Farewell." Also included was his first European success, "Mexican Whistler," which first alerted the public to his skills at whistling as well as singing, a skill used to great effect on his final hit, "The Skye Boat Song," a duet with Des O'Connor from Christmas 1986. For all the good work he put into his own songs, the album also contains some cover versions that he probably shouldn't have attempted, the worst being "If I Were a Rich Man" from the musical Fiddler on the Roof, cut down to less than three minutes. There have been many compilations of his work up to this point, and Now and Then can be added to the list.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2005
Label: Ariola Germany
UPC: 0828765883320
catalogNumber: 658833
Rank: 6885


  1. Durham Town
  2. New World in the Morning
  3. Wind Beneath My Wings
  4. I Don't Believe in If Anymore
  5. River Lady
  6. I'm Back
  7. The First Hello, The Last Goodbye
  8. Why
  9. If I Were a Rich Man
  10. Mammy Blue
  11. The Skye Boat Song
  12. The Other Side
  13. Uncle Benny
  14. You Are My Miracle
  15. A Perfect Day
  16. The Last Farewell
  17. Mexican Whistler
  18. The Best I Can
  19. I Am But a Small Voice
  20. Mon Pays Bleu
  21. Jenny
  22. Feather on the Wind

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