Up Close [CD/DVD]

Up Close [CD/DVD]

by The Buckinghams

CD(Bonus DVD)

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2014
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0617723999032
catalogNumber: 5638681436
Rank: 104828

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Lawdy Miss Claudy
  2. Don't You Care
  3. You Misunderstand Me
  4. I'll Go Crazy
  5. We Were Living a Dream
  6. Time Won't Let Me
  7. Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)
  8. Reaching Back
  9. C'mon Home ("Beginnings")
  10. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?
  11. Make Me Smile
  12. Worst That Could Happen
  13. Susan
  14. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  15. Expressway To Your Heart
  16. Domino
  17. Kind of a Drag
  18. Dance To the Music/Higher

Disc 2

  1. Lawdy Miss Claudy
  2. Don't You Care
  3. You Misunderstand Me
  4. I'll Go Crazy
  5. We Were Living a Dream
  6. Time Won't Let Me
  7. Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)
  8. Reaching Back
  9. C'mon Home (Beginnings)
  10. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?
  11. Make Me Smile
  12. Worst That Could Happen
  13. Susan
  14. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  15. Expressway To Your Heart
  16. Domino
  17. Kind of a Drag
  18. Dance To the Music/Higher

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buckinghams   Primary Artist
Carl Giammarese   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Bob Abrams   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tom Scheckel   Drums,Group Member
Bruce Soboroff   Keyboards,Group Member
Nick Fortuna   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Carlo Isabelli   Trumpet
Chuck Morgan   Trombone
Rich Moore   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer
Lloyd Price   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Joe Zawinul   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Marty Grebb   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Tom King   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
James Pankow   Composer
Jimmy Holvay   Composer
Carl Giammarese   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chuck Morgan   Horn Arrangements
Dean Sciarra   Graphic Design
Tim Swan   Engineer
Robert Lamm   Composer
James Guercio   Composer
Chet Kelly   Composer
Gary Beisbler   Composer
Susan Rakis   Road Manager
Lou Curalli   Horn Arrangements

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Up Close [CD/DVD] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Eydie_Sanders More than 1 year ago
It's been almost a little over 10 years since The Buckinghams released their CD/VHS film of their 30th anniversary concert, "Off Their Rockers". At the time, it was the only filmed version of The Buckinghams available. Finally, there is: The Buckinghams: "Up Close" The CD is a bonus feature with the DVD of the concert. One disc for the car, one for the living room. Heard all 18 songs from the 60s 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' starting the band off in high energy, and it didn't let up for 66 minutes. The band does all the expected 60s Buckinghams' hits, but classic rock favorites are included that make it a full 60s, 70s, and more dance party. There are 9 songs on this CD that are not on any other Buckinghams' CD, which makes this product one you don't already have, an essential addition to the collection. While everyone loves Johnny Maestro and Brooklyn Bridge's hit, "Worst That Could Happen," Carl Giammarese takes that song and owns it from the first note until the horns swell and bring the song to a powerful conclusion. There is no question that Giammarese's voice is a finely tuned instrument, carefully trained to leave the audience in awe after each song. Nick Fortuna does his crowd-pleasing vocal turn on "Domino" and "Expressway" but he also knocks the cover off the ball when he sings "C'mon Home" and styles his own version of "Time Won't Let Me" that surpasses the one from the 60s by ?(forgot the band). If there's a proper way to say it, The Buckinghams sound more like the band Chicago than the Band Chicago, which I heard live last year... Bob Abrams' guitar was set on stun, and the audience on the CD clearly responds to the vocal signature he brings to "I'll Go Crazy", great harmonies, and all the solid guitarwork. Bruce Soboroff takes the lead on "Make Me Smile" and brings that Chicago medley back home to stay. The keyboards are a vibrant part of this CD--defining familiar melodies and connecting you with the past. Tom Scheckel's powerful drumming never sounded better, and those familiar with the band in concert know when to expect the drumstick toss and catch during a favorite part of the show. There's nothing quite like CDs of live concerts to make you feel like you are there. Often times the sound quality just isn't all that it could be or it sounds strange, strained, or empty. Not this CD. Produced by lead vocalist Carl Giammarese, he shows his producer's ears on every track as the full-bodied sound of every song makes listening straight through without stopping the only logical choice. There's no question that the band has been together for 25 years because their sound is precise, fluid, and as familiar as only that kind of combination can produce. Giammarese is to be commended for this CD. It's not often you find a top drawer singer with the fortitude to produce an album with a critical ear. The only thing better than this CD is actually seeing The Buckinghams in concert, but given the way people visit, talk, chat and walk around at festivals, fairs, and even in arenas these days, the CD is a better bet. It's good to hear one of my favorite groups from the 60s sounding as good, if not better, than they ever did. And the photo on the cover shows a gentle maturity that is welcoming. This CD just made it into slot #1 of the 6-CD changer in the dash. Play on Buckinghams, play on.