Seasons ( Deluxe Edition ) (Dlx)

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Review Text 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 Bécaud 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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CD: 1

  1. 1. Seasons - 3:09
  2. 2. On the Very First Day of the Year - 2:17
  3. 3. June in January - 3:55
  4. 4. Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year - 3:58
  5. 5. April Showers - 2:28
  6. 6. June Is Bustin' Out All Over - 3:17
  7. 7. In the Good Old Summertime - 3:45
  8. 8. Summer Wind - 4:50
  9. 9. Autumn in New York - 3:25
  10. 10. September Song - 4:50
  11. 11. Sleigh Ride - 3:09
  12. 12. Yesterday When I Was Young - 3:23
  13. 13. Around the Corner - 1:16
  14. 14. If - 2:49
  15. 15. Singers - 1:21
  16. 16. Lucy Gray (Solitude) - 3:23
  17. 17. Slaves Dream - 2:02
  18. 18. Feels Good, Feels Right - 3:36
  19. 19. Nevertheless - 3:56
  20. 20. Only Way to Go - 3:56
  21. 21. Summer Wind - 4:15
  22. 22. Night Is Young and You're So Beautiful - 4:49
  23. 23. There's Nothing That I Haven't Sung About - 4:39
  24. 24. As Time Goes By - 3:11
  25. 25. Once in a While - 3:53

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