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LP 255: Peter Nero – The Best Of (CBS, 1972)

10 Jul

Side 1
01 For Once In My Life
02 Wichita Lineman
03 Scarborough Fair / Canticle
04 Rain In My Heart
05 I Love How You Love Me

Side 2
06 I’ve Gotta Be Me
07 Variations On The Theme Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
08 Hey Jude
09 Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (All I Need Is Time)
10 I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

Side 3
11 Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
12 Goin’ Out Of My Head
13 Without Her
14 Something
15 My Way

Side 4
16 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
17 Jean
18 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
19 Lay Lady Lady
20 Come Saturday Morning

This double album is a fine selection of Peter Nero’s choice cuts from the late 1960s / early 1970s period. With 20 tracks lasting almost 60 minutes there’s plenty bang for your buck. Highlights are as follows:

Scarborough Fair / Canticle – brooding piano and moog with what sounds like a harpsichord in the background.

Variations On The Theme Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da – bonkers classical meets the mop tops.

Lay Lady Lady – melancholy string beast. Very atmospheric.

Comments and feedback are welcome.