Wednesday, July 4, 2007

You know what they say.....

Opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one. And boy, are they not afraid of expressing them!

The internet blogs, Bnet, message boards, and MySpace have all been abuzz about the new 70's CD. Opinions on the cover photo to the song list choices, to the Rosie duet abound. Now don't get me wrong, I like a good discussion just like the next person. And I'll be the first to admit that at first glance, there are few songs that I would not have chosen myself. Honestly, I only cared about one song: My Eyes Adored You. As far as I'm concerned, that sealed the purchase of the CD for me.
About the other songs...I will reserve judgment until I hear them. Why? Because when I first heard that he was recording Unchained Melody I balked. It became one of my favorite songs from the 50's CD. When I heard he was doing You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, I once again balked. Upon hearing his version, I have forgotten the original. Several songs on the 60's CD blew me away, literally. So, I'm willing to wait and listen.

However, since I am like everyone and I have an opinion, I would like to say that someone (whoever that may be) forgot Marketing 101. A good friend of mine suggested this: make the 2nd CD ALL originally unrecorded songs of Barry's from the 70's; announce that there are a limited number of them available for sale; then watch them FLY off the shelves. An added bonus of this would be that the "public" would be exposed to Barry's original music and BEG for more!

Something to ponder for TPTB,
Expressing my opinion and patiently waiting to hear "the man" work his magic again,
Texas Fanilow

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