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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

At Least He Didn't Sing "Mr Tambourine Man"!

When people become famous, they do interesting and sometimes stupid things (Charlie Sheen, LiLo).

Sometimes these people get offered the chance to record an album.  When that happens, you can get embarrassing ("The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" or "Mr Tambourine Man") sometimes.  That's why they call them "vanity" productions.

Sometimes things go a bit better.  In this case, because of his "U.N.C.L.E." fame, David McCallum was given the chance to "do a record," and I personally don't think he embarrassed himself too badly at all.

He found himself a very competent arranger, and took the chance to conduct a studio orchestra as it performed "current popular songs of the day" in easy-listening-type arrangements.

Nowadays, I'm told, these albums are of interest both to U.N.C.L.E. fans, and to the "Lounge" music set.

Putting both albums together gives you a semi-respectable playing time of about an hour.  Here is the track list:
1 1-2-3 (2:12)
2 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (2:33)
3 The "In" Crowd (3:12)
4 A Taste of Honey (2:56)
5 Yesterday (2:37)
6 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (2:33)
7 We Gotta Get Out of This Place (2:13)
8 Downtown (2:17)
9 The Far Side of the Moon (2:30)
10 Louise (2:22)
11 Insomnia (2:16)
12 The Sugar Cane (2:21)
13 Uptight (2:44)
14 Michelle (2:32)
15 Batman Theme (2:10)
16 Call Me (2:43)
17 Isn't It Wonderful (2:31)
18 My World Is Empty Without You (2:20)
19 Five O'Clock World (2:23)
20 The Shadow of Your Smile (Love Theme from "The Sandpiper") (2:59)
21 It Won't Be Wrong (2:05)
22 Far Away Blue (2:30)
23 The Edge (2:53)
24 Final (3:12)

The first 12 are the first album; the second dozen are "a bit more."

ere's the link:

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  1. i bought these albums when i was a kid any chance of updating the link. i would like to hear them again

  2. Interesting that this is a "most viewed" selection, but still unavailable. Why the sudden interest in David?