Live At The Desert Inn


Live At The Desert Inn by Neon Tonic at Your Free Album. MPN: 1975209. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Most every Darin fan has been waiting for this live album, recorded for Motown in 1971 and reissued here with two unreleased performances, including a rendition of the classic Beyond the Sea ! On a cool February night in 1971, entertainer Bobby Darin gathered the friends, associates, and VIPs he'd flown in for the occasion to a sort of summit meeting in the Crystal Room of Las Vegas' Desert Inn. There and then, Darin again staked his claim as one of the most accomplished, versatile, and creative


Live At The Desert Inn by Neon Tonic
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Most every Darin fan has been waiting for this live album, recorded for Motown in 1971 and reissued here with two unreleased performances, including a rendition of the classic Beyond the Sea ! On a cool February night in 1971, entertainer Bobby Darin gathered the friends, associates, and VIPs he'd flown in for the occasion to a sort of summit meeting in the Crystal Room of Las Vegas' Desert Inn. There and then, Darin again staked his claim as one of the most accomplished, versatile, and creatively unpredictable pop singers ever. Despite having traded his early teen idol incarnation for that of mature and ambitious saloon singer a decade earlier, Darin displays his uncanny knack for recasting contemporary rock and pop in his own image repeatedly here. The show may feature a loose, swinging rendition of "Mack the Knife" near the top of the set, and close with the spare, jazzy bonus version of "Beyond the Sea," but they bookend masterful takes on everything from James Taylor (a blues-charged "Fire and Rain") and BS&T's "Hi De Ho" to the Beatles (a medley of "Hey Jude"/"Eleanor Rigby"/"Blackbird"/"A Day in the Life" whose drama shames most contemporary pop covers) and a warm, elegant version of Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight." His hit version of Tim Hardin's "If I Were A Carpenter" is shrewdly paired here with the poignant, Darin-penned anti-war anthem "Sing a Simple Song of Freedom" (which Hardin covered successfully), underscoring the willful genre-bending that made Darin so intriguing. -- Jerry McCulley

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Additional Information

Brand:
Neon Tonic
Manufacturer:
Neon Tonic
Category:
Oldies & Retro
Model:
2297680
MPN:
1975209
Release Date:
2005-03-22
UPC:
013431650928
Part Number:
1975209
Artist:
Bobby Darin
Publisher:
Neon Tonic
Format:
CD
Publication Date:
2005-03-22
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.21 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.45 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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