Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

George Benson - The Other Side of Abbey Road (1970)


I thought the idea of Benson covering The Beatles' Abbey Road was a can't miss proposition.  I thought wrong.  The problem here isn't the material or performances, it's that the bland, lugubrious arrangements simply can't be overcome, even by Benson's silky smooth voice or fantastic guitar work.  I had heard the version of Here Comes The Sun on The George Benson Collection, so I should have known better. I was hoping for something more along the lines of McLemore Avenue and was disappointed.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #125

Tracks: There's only 5 tracks (including 4 medleys) lasting a mere 32 minutes.  Unfortunately, this stuff really isn't my thing.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
Givin' It Up (2006)
Best Of: The Instrumentals (1997)
20/20 (1985)
The George Benson Collection (1981)

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