one you don't know WHAT to think about

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LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
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oh, that? it's pretty good
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I COULDN'T CARE LESS
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it's SHIT
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one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby ever/never » 22 Dec 2018, 12:01


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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby Bent Fabric » 22 Dec 2018, 12:55

Barry Gibb's ability to make a kick ass record ca. THAT turn of the decade is a hell of a wonderful thing. Rather "mega" sounding high gloss analog magic.

He was smart to take on this project - as a collective, the Bee Gees were rather instant pariahs by then.

Streisand is an easy target, but...also, maybe the last of "Yeah, I can sing some shit" mainstream female vocals that pre-dates the altogether spazzier likes of Whitney, Mariah, etc.

He could write and arrange for her voice, and she seemed to really connect with the material.

It's a "diamond" record, song, etc. in my book.

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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby harvey k-tel » 22 Dec 2018, 14:45

Wow, I haven't heard that one in AGES! I'm pretty sure either my sister or my dad had a copy of 'Guilty' so it got a lot of air time at our house when I was a kid and I've got pretty fond memories of that period of my life - 10 years old, going on 11 - the world seemed wide open to me. I guess what I'm saying is I've got a lot of sentimental attachment to it. Not quite enough to say "LOVE LOVE LOVE IT", but pretty close.
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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby Diamond Dog » 22 Dec 2018, 15:04

"Guilty" is a track I kind of like.

This track I do not like one iota.
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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby GoogaMooga » 22 Dec 2018, 15:21

Good stuff. I once read somewhere that one reason Babs didn't get a nose job was because she was afraid it would affect her singing voice.
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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby ever/never » 22 Dec 2018, 15:23

harvey k-tel wrote:Wow, I haven't heard that one in AGES! I'm pretty sure either my sister or my dad had a copy of 'Guilty' so it got a lot of air time at our house when I was a kid and I've got pretty fond memories of that period of my life - 10 years old, going on 11 - the world seemed wide open to me. I guess what I'm saying is I've got a lot of sentimental attachment to it. Not quite enough to say "LOVE LOVE LOVE IT", but pretty close.


and that’s close enough to my own thoughts to save me the effort

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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 22 Dec 2018, 16:25

A bit treacly but it's Barry.
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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby Polishgirl » 22 Dec 2018, 17:25

Hot love from me.
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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 22 Dec 2018, 18:55

It certainly isn’t a record that allows you to feel even the slightest bit cool for listening to it. But Barry Gibb had spent a decade grooming me to someday love a Barbara Streisand record by the time this one came out.

I can’t help it. The melody is so inventive (especially the melodic phrasing - Gibb’s superpower), and lyrically the words, “it’s a right I defend, over and over again” just hit the bell for me every. single. time.

The arrangement should bother me, but it is just barely on the right side of the RSO pleasure-center line for me. I actually love the guitar work.

A stone-cold classic. God help us all.
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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby The Modernist » 02 Jan 2019, 11:25

I find it overblown and schmaltzy. Sure it's a well crafted song, but it's not something I'd ever want to voluntarily hear. If it had been written by Manilow I suspect it wouldn't be getting half the praise.

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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby Still Baron » 02 Jan 2019, 11:35

There are a handful of Manilow people on here, I’m sure!
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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby The Modernist » 02 Jan 2019, 11:41

Stille Baron wrote:There are a handful of Manilow people on here, I’m sure!


True!

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Re: one you don't know WHAT to think about

Postby Positive Passion » 02 Jan 2019, 17:29

A decent song brilliantly rendered by Babs.