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|3.0 good||Robbit | May 8th 16|
As much as I respect and enjoy Ray Charles, I really hate hearing him bathed in all of these strings and orchestral
arrangements. I realize this was the way albums were being made during this era, but accepting this fact doesn't
allow me to forgive these sorts of production values. Ray is a highly emotive performer and this clearly shines
through all of these gaudy adornments (courtesy of Quincy Jones). It also doesn't help that the album is dominated
by ballads when you might just want to hear Ray rock it a bit more. At this point in the list, I feel like I'm
crawling through a desert and simply NEED some rock & roll to change things up. You're not going to find much of
that here, but it's OK for what it is.
Favorite Tracks: "Let The Good Times Roll".
|3.0 good||FLRTE | September 15th 13|
Too much "i love you but you don't" "if you loved me" and other soppy lyrics, which is a shame because Ray does have genius, the first track is a great example of that, but you won't hear it that often on this record.
|4.0 excellent||manosg CONTRIBUTOR | September 17th 15|
|4.5 superb||CRX | August 15th 14|
|4.5 superb||Zack | March 15th 14|
|3.5 great||boleyn2 | February 21st 14|
|4.0 excellent||BiOZed | December 18th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Tupik | May 2nd 12|
|4.5 superb||taroo | August 1st 11|
|4.5 superb||cvrcmrc | September 1st 10|
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