This CD compiles two albums from comedian/singer Ken Dodd, PRESENTING... and HITS FOR NOW AND ALWAYS. PRESENTING... features accompaniment from Geoff Love and his Orchestra. The 26 tracks include "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", "Thank Heaven for Little Girls", "Happiness", "The River", and "Still".
Audio Remasterer: Simon Gibson.
For those who like their pop vocal music old-style and unchallenging, Ken Dodd is your man. It's not that he's bland; Dodd has an excellent voice and a certain style that work on numbers like "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone," among other songs. It's just that he's not that interesting, at least by mid-2000s standards. Still, his directness has its allure, and the transfers on both albums are excellent, with a close sound to both the singer and his accompaniment. ~ Bruce Eder