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Ray Stevens - The Best Of (1970) [1993] *Re-Up*

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Ray Stevens - The Best Of (1970) [1993] *Re-Up*

Ray Stevens - The Best Of (1970) [1993]
EAC, FLAC image, CUE+LOG - 202 MB | MP3 320 CBR - 77 MB | Complete 600dpi JPG Artwork - 17 MB
Comedy, Novelty | 1970 PolyGram [1993 Mercury reissue 832770-2] | 5% recovery record | Source: My CD

Ray Stevens' rock & roll recordings have been poorly represented on CD, making this reissue of an 11-song, greatest-hits LP from 1970 particularly noteworthy. Stevens is associated with country music but didn't have a country hit until 1969; before that, his early rock and novelty recordings gave him several pop hits including the Top Five "Ahab the Arab." The Best of Ray Stevens contains that song and five others among its 11 tracks – only the minor hit "Further More" is omitted. Many of the cuts, like "Ahab the Arab," are humorous characters studies of fellows like "Harry the Hairy Ape" (Stevens' only other Top 20 entry from this period), "Butch Barbarian," and the motorcyclist "Speed Ball." "The Rock and Roll Show" is a long, intermittently funny skit about a rock performance that features an unintelligible Elvis Presley-style rocker, a syrupy teenage thrush, and an incompetent Duane Eddy-style guitarist. Anticipating his later success with serious songs like "Everything Is Beautiful," Stevens also made straight pop and rock for Mercury with songs like "Funny Man," "It's Been So Long," and "Loved and Lost," which are also included. Stevens' comedy recordings are built upon a nutty, fast-talking schtick that often hides the fact that many of his jokes are weak, but the memorable "Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green and Purple Pills" made it into the Billboard record books for having the longest title of any charting hit.
Ray Stevens - The Best Of (1970) [1993] *Re-Up*

Tracklist:

01 - Ahab, The Arab
02 - Funny Man
03 - Harry The Hairy Ape
04 - It's Been So Long
05 - Speed Ball
06 - Santa Claus Is Watching You
07 - Butch Babarian
08 - Loved And Lost
09 - The Rock And Roll Show
10 - Jeremiah Peabody's…Green And Purple Pills
11 - Bubble Gum The Bubble Dancer
Ray Stevens - The Best Of (1970) [1993] *Re-Up*

Ray Stevens - The Best Of (1970) [1993] *Re-Up*

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 2 from 29. April 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 10. March 2013, 22:42

Ray Stevens / The Best Of

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Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
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Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


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This is a newer rip and corrects a technical flaw that was present in the previous post.
These are the same scans as before.
This issue has only a folded insert instead of a booklet.
No artwork is included in the music archives.
All files are fully tagged.
5% recovery record
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