The Limeliters Look at Love in Depth

The Limeliters Look at Love in Depth

by The Limeliters


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The Limeliters Look at Love in Depth

With this album, the Limeliters ceased to be a folk music act, at least for the time being. RCA Victor, seeing folk disappear from the charts in favor of Bob Dylan's electricification, was getting impatient, and decided to augment the Limeliters' relatively spare recordings with fuller elements. Enter Perry Botkin, Jr., arranger and conductor of pop/smarm/pseudo-rock. Botkin proceeded to "spruce up" the thin tunes (all written by the team of Bud Freeman and Leon Pober) with a female vocal accompaniment and a rock & roll combo rhythm section. The theme for this album, ostensibly, was a humorous look at love songs. The zany cover, featuring smock-clad Limeliters measuring a Mary Travers lookalike, is easily their silliest. Lou Gottlieb, always the professional iconoclast, lurched into this project with his usual eclectic abandon, but it didn't work. The only thing that could have saved the departure of Glenn Yarbrough (by now flying high on the success of "Baby the Rain Must Fall") was either another tenor or superior material. Neither had surfaced by now. This would be the last release of new material by the Limeliters for three years.

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Release Date: 10/13/2016
Label: Sony Mod
UPC: 0888751311220
catalogNumber: 513112
Rank: 97270

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