Seals And Crofts - I'll Play For You -1975
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1975 / Genre: Soft-Rock / Warner-Bros - USA
Seals and Crofts are a band made up of Jim Seals (born James Seals, October 17, 1941, Sidney, Texas) and Dash Crofts (born Darrell Crofts, August 14, 1940, Cisco, Texas). The soft rock duo was one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. One of their better albums with unforgettable compositions and lyrics; --very incidental-- there are short speed fluctuations (on this US pressing but it's the same with the NL pressing). I know most people can accept this; but if you are a perfectionist: you better do not download ;). Enjoy this beautiful album!
Note > No silence was deleted; please burn this album gapless..
By 1975, the duo of Seals & Crofts, really did have it both ways. With: "Summer Breeze", "Diamond Girl" and the title track of this record: "I'll Play For You" as hit singles, the Top-40 was their home. FM Radio, also took notice of many of their album cuts, and they fit in there as well. Seals & Crofts, were just about everywhere in the mid-seventies.
For me, this one just might be the best of the bunch. "I'll Play For You" contains two hit singles: "Castles In The Sand" and the title track. But, besides those two great tunes, this record has my all-time favorite Seals & Crofts, song on it...."Wayland The Rabbit". With very pretty orchestration, heartfelt singing and harmonies, and light brilliant acoustic guitars, Jim & Dash present in a song, their shining moment. To call this song: "moving" would be at least quite an understatement! As I do know that Seals & Crofts will be best remembered for their hit singles, I will always be in awe of this song and this performance. Like the standards: "Stardust" and "Yesterday", I feel 'Wayland' ranks right up there as a modern American classic song.
Besides my 'Rabbit' raving, there are plenty of gems on this record. "Golden Rainbows", "Blue Bonnet Nation" and "Fire and Vengeance" are really fine to hear again over three decades on. There is even a snappy little instrumental tucked in here as well called: "Freaks Feet", this shows the jazzy side of Jim & Dash, and stoplights just how great these guys where when you give them the wood and the wires.
Seals & Crofts, play highly crafted pop music that was loved in the 1970's. Today, they no doubt will gain more fans, as these CD's are exposed to a brand new audience. This was great music to hear in 1975, and it is still a treasure.
Philip S. Wolf@Amazon.com
01 I'll Play for You
02 Golden Rainbow
03 Castles in the Sand
04 Blue Bonnet Nation
05 Ugly City
06 Wayland the Rabbit
07 Freaks Fret
08 Truth Is But a Woman
09 Fire and Vengeance
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