Peter Allen The Very Best of Peter Allen: The Boy From Down Under

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  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Hip-O Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Honest Queen
  • Buy for $0.992.Tenterfield Saddler
  • Buy for $0.993.Just Ask Me I've Been There
  • Buy for $0.994.Everything Old Is New Again
  • Buy for $0.995.I Honestly Love You
  • Buy for $0.996.She Loves to Hear the Music
  • Buy for $0.997.I Go to Rio
  • Buy for $0.998.Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage
  • Buy for $1.299.The More I See You
  • Buy for $0.9910.I Could Have Been a Sailor
  • Buy for $0.9911.Don't Wish Too Hard
  • Buy for $0.9912.Don't Cry Out Loud
  • Buy for $0.9913.I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love
  • Buy for $0.9914.One Step Over the Borderline
  • Buy for $0.9915.Fly Away
  • Buy for $0.9916.Bi-Coastal
  • Buy for $0.9917.I Don't Go Shopping
  • Buy for $0.9918.I Still Call Australia Home
  • 19.You Haven't Heard the Last of Me
  • 20.Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - (live)

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Peter Allen (vocals, keyboards).
Producers include: Brooks Arthur, Dick Bozzi, Richard Landis, Joel Dorn, Peter Allen.
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Recorded between 1971 & 1985. Includes liner notes by Tony Sachs.
Australian Peter Allen, who passed away in 1992, will probably be best remembered as a brilliant songwriter and flamboyant performer rather than as a charting artist. Indeed, his own chart successes were modest, but cover versions of his material have been pure gold for many major acts, including "Jennifer" for teen idol Bobby Sherman, "I Honestly Love You" for fellow Aussie Olivia Newton-John, and "Don't Cry Out Loud" for Melissa Manchester. His songwriting range -- tender ballads through to poppier fare and even campy fun numbers like "I Go to Rio" -- has rarely been rivaled. And while his career was neither as long nor prolific as other piano men like Elton John and Billy Joel, his work is arguably in their league. The Very Best of Peter Allen: The Boy from Down Under captures the cream of Allen's career on one highly engaging disc. All but two of the 20 tracks were penned or co-penned by Allen. Highlights include his moving 1972 ballad about his grandfather, "Tenterfield Saddler" (Allen was born in the town of Tenterfield, N.S.W.), the Judy Garland tribute "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage," his ragtime-style classic "Everything Old Is New Again," and a live version of "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" recorded at Carnegie Hall in the mid-'80s. But perhaps the jewel in the crown is his poignant ode to his homeland, "I Still Call Australia Home." A vivacious performer with a poet's sensitivity, this album spans the moods and melodies that made Peter Allen such a special artist. ~ Adrian Zupp

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