Bing Crosby Seasons: The Closing Chapter [Deluxe Edition]

Seasons: The Closing Chapter [Deluxe Edition]
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  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Ume


  • Buy for $1.291.Seasons
  • Buy for $1.292.On The Very First Day Of The Year
  • Buy for $1.293.June In January
  • Buy for $1.294.Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
  • Buy for $1.295.April Showers
  • Buy for $1.296.June Is Bustin' Out All Over
  • Buy for $1.297.In The Good Old Summertime
  • Buy for $1.298.Summer Wind
  • Buy for $1.299.Autumn In New York
  • Buy for $1.2910.September Song
  • Buy for $1.2911.Sleigh Ride
  • Buy for $1.2912.Yesterday When I Was Young
  • Buy for $1.2913.Around The Corner
  • Buy for $1.2914.If
  • Buy for $1.2915.The Singers
  • Buy for $1.2916.Lucy Gray (Solitude)
  • Buy for $1.2917.The Slaves Dream
  • Buy for $1.2918.Feels Good, Feels Right
  • Buy for $1.2919.Nevertheless
  • Buy for $1.2920.The Only Way To Go
  • Buy for $1.2921.Summer Wind
  • Buy for $1.2922.The Night Is Young And You're So Beautif ul
  • Buy for $1.2923.There's Nothing That I Haven't Sung About
  • Buy for $1.2924.As Time Goes By
  • Buy for $1.2925.Once In A While

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Personnel: The Johnny Evans Singers (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: James Ritz.
Recording information: BBC Studio, Maida Vale, London (01/19/1976); CBS Studios, London (01/19/1976); United Western Studios, Los Angeles (01/19/1976); BBC Studio, Maida Vale, London (09/12/1977-09/14/1977); CBS Studios, London (09/12/1977-09/14/1977); United Western Studios, Los Angeles (09/12/1977-09/14/1977); BBC Studio, Maida Vale, London (10/11/1977); CBS Studios, London (10/11/1977); United Western Studios, Los Angeles (10/11/1977).
Arranger: Pete Moore.
It was appropriate for Bing Crosby to make a record of reflective material in late 1977. Earlier in the year, he had celebrated his 50th anniversary in music with a special taped for CBS, then undergone an extended stay in the hospital after falling off a stage at the same show. And, ironically, these September sessions in London also proved to be his last -- he collapsed on a golf course just one month later. Crosby had recorded several albums in England during his late-career renaissance of the mid-'70s. Arranged as usual by Ken Barnes, Bing relaxes over a conceptual set of seasonal songs, including mostly age-old standards ("June in January," "In the Good Old Summertime") as well as a new one, "Seasons," a French song by Gilbert B‚caud given English lyrics especially for Bing. The arrangements and production are typical of the period, given a high gloss anchored by electric bass but otherwise incorporating all the hallmarks of vocal pop from the previous three or four decades. Bing's voice is hardy and strong for a 74-year old, but it's clear he doesn't possess the same strength and gravitas of even his recordings of the '60s. For every late-period gem like "Summer Wind," there's a "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," which is anchored by a saccharine studio vocal group similar to the Singers Unlimited. ~ John Bush

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