Ed Ames – Remembers Jim Reeves (1972/2022) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Ed Ames – Remembers Jim Reeves (1972/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 29:49 minutes | 1,19 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RCA Victor

Ed Ames’ flirtations with country music with and without the Ames Brothers make his 1972 tribute to Jim Reeves a little less surprising than it might seem at a glance. Reeves was the archetypal pop-sounding country artist, and Chet Atkins says that Reeves was a great admirer of Ames’ voice, so the project makes a kind of sense after all. No one would mistake Ames, with his prim enunciation, for a country singer, but producer Joe Reisman wisely approached the album from a country-pop rather than easy listening direction. The subdued pedal steel and sparse accompaniment prevent the end product from seeming schmaltzy or corny, both of which are ever-present dangers when non-country artists cut country records. The slightly modernized reading of “Distant Drums” and Ames’ weary recitation on “The Blizzard” are two highlights on this thoroughly respectable tribute. ~ Greg Adams

01. Ed Ames – He’ll Have To Go (02:39)
02. Ed Ames – Adios Amigo (03:11)
03. Ed Ames – Four Walls (03:39)
04. Ed Ames – Is It Really Over? (02:17)
05. Ed Ames – The Blizzard (03:50)
06. Ed Ames – Home (02:16)
07. Ed Ames – Distant Drums (03:17)
08. Ed Ames – Welcome To My World (02:34)
09. Ed Ames – Anna Marie (03:05)
10. Ed Ames – Blue Side Of Lonesome (02:57)