The World of Roger Whittaker [Karussell]

The World of Roger Whittaker [Karussell]

by Roger Whittaker

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Overview

This 16-track, 54-minute discount-priced anthology eschews the greatest-hits approach (the nearest thing is the 1978 easy-listening chart entry "If I Knew Just What to Say") in favor of Roger Whittaker's takes on ballads and light pop songs of the 1970s, most associated with other performers. As usual, Whittaker's interpretations are simultaneously warm and uninvolved, which means he is more effective on the more generic material but out of his depth with the relative complexity of "Imagine" or "Send In the Clowns." Yet his unvarying evenness of tone can also do a disservice to songs that have benefited from more impassioned readings -- for example, in Barbra Streisand's hands, "Evergreen" sounds like a powerful song not just because she's a great singer, but also because she brings such conviction to it. Listen to Whittaker sing it, and you realize what a mediocre song it is.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/30/2003
Label: Universal I.S.
UPC: 0731455173826
catalogNumber: 5517382
Rank: 27299

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roger Whittaker   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ewan MacColl   Composer
Roger Whittaker   Composer
Ralph McTell   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Ali McLeod   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Bobby Scott   Composer
Ric Marlow   Composer
Harold Boulton   Composer
Eleanor Farjeon   Composer
Ron Webster   Composer
Arthur Davis   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Hubert Giraud   Composer
Robert William Scott   Composer

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