The Fabulous Charlie Rich

  • Koch

  • Originally Recorded in 1967-1969 for Epic,
    Billy Sherrill, producer

• Available from Tower Records

Another collection of minor miracles. If Set Me Free is the first in a trilogy of great pre-"Behind Closed Doors" albums recorded by Charlie Rich for Epic, then The Fabulous Charlie Rich confirms the growing magic between Charlie and his biggest Nashville fan, producer Billy Sherrill. It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Charlie and his wife Margaret Ann’s songwriting gifts that the two strongest songs on the album come from their pens. Both songs seem largely autobiographical. Margaret Ann’s "Life’s Little Ups and Downs" parallels the roller coaster course of Charlie’s career and reflects how it may have affected them emotionally, delivered by Charlie with heartfelt conviction. Charlie’s own "Sittin’ and Thinkin’" is gut-honest; it’s amazing that he was courageous enough to include the personal confession, "I got loaded last night on a bottle of gin ... the same thing’s gonna happen again." Unfortunately, the album didn’t register with the masses. Perhaps his next album would be the one to break out.

  1. I Almost Lost My Mind

  2. Life Has It’s Little Ups and Downs **

  3. San Francisco Is A Lonely Town

  4. Sittin’ And Thinkin’ *

  5. July 12, 1939

  6. Bright Lights, Big City

  1. Raggedy Ann

  2. Have You Ever Been Lonely? (Have You Ever Been Blue)

  3. A Picture Of You

  4. Love Waits For Me

  5. It Makes Me Want To Cry

*written by Charlie Rich
**written by Margaret Ann Rich


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