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Unforgettable: The Standards Collection

  • 1. Unforgettable - Lou Rawls
    2. Careless Love - Madeleine Peyroux
    3. When I Fall in Love - Nat King Cole/Natalie Cole
    4. Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    5. Moonlight Serenade - Barry Manilow
    6. Rainbow Connection - Peter Cincotti
    7. You Are So Beautiful - Al Green
    8. Secret Love - George Michael
    9. Witchcraft - Robert Palmer
    10. Look of Love, The - Isaac Hayes
    11. I Who Have Nothing - Joe Cocker
    12. Lush Life - Nancy Wilson
    13. Tenderly - Earl Klugh
    14. Funny How Time Slips Away - Willie Nelson
    15. Our Love Is Here to Stay - Peggy Lee
    16. As Time Goes By - Merle Haggard
    17. Way You Look Tonight, The - Bryan Ferry
    18. Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 12030

  • Credits

    The songs on this collection of standards may be unforgettable, but unfortunately many of the versions here aren't. There are a few exceptions. Madeleine Peyroux gives "Careless Love" a refreshingly jaunty feel. Merle Haggard turns in a jazzy, fiddle-led take on "As Time Goes By." Al Green, who tackles "You Are So Beautiful," could sing a wash-and-wear label and make it memorable. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's fusing of "Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World" is already a classic recording in its own right, thanks in part to it showing up on another new movie soundtrack every month or so. But most of what is here is just here, without being particularly unforgettable. Another exception, although of a different sort, would be Peter Cincotti's version of "Rainbow Connection," which violates the unsaid rule that this song should only ever be sung by green frogs. It's memorable, certainly, but that's not always a good thing. ~ Steve Leggett

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