Fishpond Gift Vouchers - Let them choose!

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Legend
By

Rating
Hurry - Only 2 left in stock!
Album: Legend
# Song Title   Time
1)    It Never Rains in Southern California - (featuring Al Stewart)
2)    Air That I Breathe, The - (featuring Cliff Richard)
3)    My Heart Is Failing Me
4)    When I Need You - (featuring Cliff Richard)
5)    Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - (featuring Bonnie Tyler)
6)    Free Electric Band, The - (featuring Courtney Taylor-Taylor)
7)    Changing Me
8)    Freedom Come Freedom Go
9)    chame a M la Culpa - (featuring Julio Iglesias)
10)    Don't Turn Around
11)    Tangled Up in Tears - (featuring Helena Paparizou)
12)    Little Arrows
13)    I'm a Train
14)    99 Miglia Da L.A. - (featuring Claudio Baglioni)
15)    Tous Les Amours de Ma Vie, A - (featuring Jeane Manson)
 

Album: Legend
# Song Title   Time
1)    It Never Rains in Southern California - (featuring Al Stewart)
2)    Air That I Breathe, The - (featuring Cliff Richard)
3)    My Heart Is Failing Me
4)    When I Need You - (featuring Cliff Richard)
5)    Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - (featuring Bonnie Tyler)
6)    Free Electric Band, The - (featuring Courtney Taylor-Taylor)
7)    Changing Me
8)    Freedom Come Freedom Go
9)    chame a M la Culpa - (featuring Julio Iglesias)
10)    Don't Turn Around
11)    Tangled Up in Tears - (featuring Helena Paparizou)
12)    Little Arrows
13)    I'm a Train
14)    99 Miglia Da L.A. - (featuring Claudio Baglioni)
15)    Tous Les Amours de Ma Vie, A - (featuring Jeane Manson)
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Albert Hammond (guitar); Denis Valerga (guitar).
  • Programmer: Denis Valerga.
  • Audio Mixers: Denis Valerga; Albert Hammond.
  • Recording information: Black Barn Studios, Ripley, London, England; Estudio Cata, Madrid, Spain; Forum Music Village Studios; Monastery Studio; One Way Studio, NY; Punta Cana Studio; Rooster Studios, Toronto, Canada; Soundflakes Studios, Athens, Greece; The Odditorium, Portland, OR; The Sign Of The Scorpion Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Photographer: Rubn Martn.
  • He might be better known to the younger generation as the father of the same-named Strokes guitarist, but Anglo-Gibraltarian singer/songwriter Albert Hammond penned more hits in the early '70s than his son's garage rock revivalists will probably manage in a lifetime, a sentiment celebrated by this 2010 collection of his most classic material. Avoiding the bog-standard compilation formula, Legend sees the former Family Dogg frontman revisit both his solo back catalog and the tracks he wrote for other artists, on 15 reworkings, mostly performed as duets with longtime friends and some of the musicians he's influenced. His collaborations with the Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor and Al Stewart on "The Free Electric Band," and "It Never Rains in Southern California" may be the only two of his own six hits included that made any impact in the U.S. and U.K., but they're far from the only recognizable tunes. "The Air That I Breathe" is a string-soaked interpretation of the Hollies' chart-topper, which combines his world-weary tones with the sprightly pop harmonies of Cliff Richard; Ron Sexsmith lends his troubadour vocals to a sax-fueled cocktail-lounge take on Leo Sayer's number one "When I Need You," while Bonnie Tyler takes the Grace Slick role on a faithful rendition of Starship's colossal '80s hit "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now." Other than the unnecessary use of Auto-Tune on Tina Turner B-side, "Don't Turn Around" (later made famous by Aswad), the production doesn't appear to have moved on from the originals, as "Tangled Up in Tears," a duet with Eurovision winner Helena Paparizou, could have been a contest entry from the '80s; the tinny Wurlitzers and game show synths of Leapy Lee's "Little Arrows" sound like they were recorded on a retro-children's keyboard, while the Fortunes' "Freedom Come Freedom Go" is subjected to a cheesy faux-reggae make-over which makes Ace of Base sound like Bob Marley. Legend is much less obtrusive when its sound is more stripped-down, as on the acoustic Latin pop of Julio Iglesias duet, "Echame a Mi la Culpa" (one of three foreign-language songs included), and the Beatlesque (and only new) composition, "Changing Me," a touching duet with his namesake son. When it comes to songwriting, Hammond more than lives up to the album title's status, but apart from a few exceptions, this disappointing set of adaptations perhaps explains why he's more renowned for his behind-the-scenes work than his on-state performances. ~ Jon O'Brien
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Legend on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top