Label: Concord Records - SACD-1033-6,Hear Music - SACD-1033-6 • Format: SACD Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Enhanced • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Blues • Style: Piano Blues, Easy Listening
Track listing:. Recording type:. Recording info:. Buy now from Tony Bennett: Playin' with My Friends. Norah Jones: Come away with me. Ray Charles: Live at the Olympia Norah Jones: The Fall. Reviews: 10 show all. Sweet Potato Pie with James Taylor 3. Fever with Natalie Cole 6. Hey Girl with Michael McDonald 9. Sinner's Prayer with B. King Crazy Love with Van Morrison. Related titles: 8 show all. Review by eesau January 16, 7 of 7 found this review helpful.
The material in this album is typical for this kind of multi-performer collections that have many times been done for marketing reasons only. Sweet Potato Pie - Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (SACD personally don't like this approch because the performers seldom are at their Sweet Potato Pie - Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (SACD on these records. The same happended with many late recordings of John Lee Hooker, too. This record is, however, a sort of a tribute to Ray Charles and not really so bad after all.
And it is touching to hear him sing about death in "it was a very good year" Radar (Bloodshy & Avant Remix) - Britney* - The Singles Collection with Wille Nelson. I'm a multi-channel freak. Two two channel mix is OK but the multichannel version is just terribly bad. I have about 75 multichannel records and this is the worst multi-channel SACD of them all.
Typically only the DTS-multichannel records have achieved this level of poorness. And why? Because they have mixed Ray Not Really The Blues - Shorty Rogers And His Giants - The Swinging Mr.
Rogers the left hand side so that his voice is in between the center channel and the left channel and there is some kind of an echo on the rear left channel, too. The partner in duet is in mixed between the right channel and center channel and an echo comes from the right rear channel only. The result is just weired. I cannot listen to the multichannel mix it at all. Was this review helpful to you?
Review by progboy March 27, 3 of 3 found this review helpful. Usually these duet-type albums don't really work for me I love the line up and the song selection and of course Ray but I think this one would have been way more magical had it been 10 years earlier Ray sings best he can as his health was failing and he had lost that magic really in his voice by the recording of these duets.
The great news is that the orchestration and instrumentation is amazing and all his guests sound excellent and alive. It is really just the flat and unimaginative voice of Ray that makes this a good but not excellent album. Ray sounds like his dentures were not fitting as snug as they could have during these recordings! However the sound is quite good and i think the SACD really brings out some of the magic that this album strives but sadly never reaches Definitely not an essential SACD Album) and essential Ray Charles album to own but if like me you can find it cheap then I'd say go for it Review by Marc P October 1, 3 of 3 found this review helpful.
Well what can I say about this one? Ray Charles surely is one of the greats. And so are many of his guests on this Album). That should mean a great album, but does it? As far I as am concerned I does not. This album always seems to be interesting but never gets to be great.
Sound quality is good but never exciting and at times even very dull.
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