Bob Newhart Something Like This... The Bob Newhart Anthology (2-CD)

Something Like This... The Bob Newhart Anthology
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  RHI 76742

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: March 20, 2001
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Rhino

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 6/01, p.132
4 stars out of 5 - "...This excellent 140-minute anthology includes his classic routines 'The Driving Instructor' and 'Bus Drivers School'...along with less famous selections..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Abe Lincoln Vs. Madison Avenue
  • 2.The Cruise Of The U.S.S. Codfish
  • 3.Merchandising The Wright Brothers
  • 4.Driving Instructor (Pilot Script For A New TV Series)
  • 5.The Grace L. Ferguson Airline (And Storm Door Co.)
  • 6.Bus Drivers School
  • 7.Retirement Party
  • 8.Ledge Psychology
  • 9.Rocket Scientist
  • 10.The Uncle Freddie Show

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Introducing Tobacco To Civilization
  • 2.The Siamese Cat
  • 3.Defusing A Bomb
  • 4.A Friend With A Dog
  • 5.The Expectant Father
  • 6.On Poodles And Planes
  • 7.The Man Who Looked Like Hitler
  • 8.King Kong
  • 9.Returning A Gift
  • 10.Buying A House
  • 11.Ben Franklin In Analysis
  • 12.Daddy Of All Hangovers
  • 13.On Trains And Planes
  • 14.Modern Witch Doctor

Product Description:

Producers include: Jimmy Hilliard.
Compilation producer: Bill Inglot.
Engineers include: Lee Herschberg.
Recorded between 1960 & 1967.
Includes liner notes by Bill Inglot and Judy Brown.
Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: Judy Brown.
Recording information: Freddie's Club, MN; San Fernando State College, Northridge, CA; The Broadmoor International Center, Colorado Springs, C; The Crystal Room of the Desert Inn, Las Vegas, NV; The hungry i, San Francisco, CA; The Ice House, Pasadena, CA; The Tidelands club, Houston, TX; UCLA; University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
Editor: Wally Kamin.
Unique among even the most cutting-edge standup comics of the '60s, Bob Newhart entertained his audiences not with snappy patter and jokes, but with long monologues in which his voice represented one side of a conversation, the other side left to the listener's imagination. This idiosyncratic format proved endlessly adaptable, as Newhart spun seemingly endless scenarios from it. Before he became a beloved TV star with the Bob Newhart Show, he released several popular comedy albums, from which the best moments have been culled for inclusion on this definitive two-disc compilation. Whether he's advising Abraham Lincoln, confronting King Kong, or getting blitzed at a retirement party (among other comedic situations to be found here), Newhart employs his patented mild-mannered, "button-down" personality to subtle but sharp comic effect.

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  • Sales Rank: 93,205
  • UPC: 081227674229
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