Dion in the 70s

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  1. gottafeelin

    gottafeelin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'm watching Ozark and heard a great song over the credits of season 3 episode 7. I was sure it was Dion, but had never heard the song. I discovered it was "Only You Know" from his 1975 album.

    I own everything Dion released from the 50s and 60s, but have yet to venture into the 70s. Now that's about to change.

    I wondered if some of the Dion experts on this board would be willing to rate Dion's 70s albums for me. Please include an explanation for each rating. Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

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  3. andy75

    andy75 Forum Resident

    The Phil Spector Produced "Born To Be With You" that contains Only You Know is a masterpiece. That one is 5/5.
     
  4. gottafeelin

    gottafeelin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Just ordered that one. It was a twofer paired with Sweetheart.
     
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  5. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Daniel is an expert when it comes to Dion.
    He is your guy.
     
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  6. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    That's the only Dion album I know but it's exceptional!
     
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  7. andy75

    andy75 Forum Resident

    Great! I have that one too. That a fine twofer. Sounds fine. Sweetheart is an ok effort. Released directly afterwards so it's a great fit in that way. Hope you will like it as much as I do.
     
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  8. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    "Sanctuary" and "Suite For Late Summer" are great records. These are my two personal favorites from the 70s.

    The Spector record gets all the attention, and it is great, but most of Dion's 70s albums are as good, albeit sans the Spector production.

    If you like that smooth late 70s easy listening sound "Streetheart" and "Return of the Wanderer" will sail your yacht.

    "Sit Down Old Friend" and "You Are Not Alone" are acoustic affairs, much like the "Abe Martin John" album except stripped of orchestration. If you like that album you'll probably like these as well.

    I prefer the Ace cds to the Collectibles reissues as the Ace albums are more chronological and organized.
     
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  9. gottafeelin

    gottafeelin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I'll check out the first two you mentioned first.
     
  10. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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    Great album!
     
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  11. He posted a video some time ago of Dion singing 'Your Own Backyard ' that was incredible. I play it a couple of times every week.
     
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  12. rogertheshrubber

    rogertheshrubber Forum Resident

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    Agreed - fantastic use of this beautiful song at end of the Ozark episode! I "Shazamed" it to discover what song it was! Spent the next day listening to the "Born to be with You" over and over!
     
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  13. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    I was playing that Ace 2fer with Born to Be With You on it in my car last week. Both albums are great though the first one seemed to be almost all at the same languid pace. And his voice was rather low in the dense mix.
     
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  14. rob68

    rob68 all points West

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    Love the Spector album but definitely get Suite For Late Summer when you can. Sublime!
     
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  15. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident

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    The title track is amazing, one of both Dion's and Spector's finest moments.

     
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  16. andy75

    andy75 Forum Resident

    It really is. I love Phil Spectors sound so much. He and Dion was a perfect fit. I just wish that the whole album had been produced by Phil. But it's still a 5/5 record for me.
     
  17. unfunkterrible

    unfunkterrible Forum Resident

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    Yesterday , in a thread about obscure albums that deserve better I posted Dion´s Suite , and pointed out how influential , music wise, was in the style of this musician, Father John Misty (though he´s american I don´t know if he´s well-known there ), here´s a song from Suite :
     
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  18. unfunkterrible

    unfunkterrible Forum Resident

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    And here one of Father John Misty ballads :
     

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