iTunes

Öppna iTunes Store.Om iTunes inte öppnas klickar du på appsymbolen för iTunes i Dock eller på Windows-skrivbordet.Förloppsindikator
Öppnar iBooks Store.Om iBooks inte öppnas klickar du på iBooks i Dock.Förloppsindikator
iTunes

I iTunes är det otroligt enkelt att ordna en samling av digitala mediefiler och lägga till nya.

Det går inte att hitta iTunes på datorn. Hämta iTunes nu så kan du provlyssna på och köpa musik från Rock Swings av Paul Anka.

Har du redan iTunes? Klicka på Jag har iTunes om du vill öppna det nu.

Jag har iTunes Gratis hämtning
iTunes för Mac och PC

Rock Swings

Paul Anka

Öppna iTunes när du vill provlyssna, köpa och hämta musik.

Albumrecension

Having written a fair number of them, Paul Anka recognizes a contemporary standard when he hears one, even if it doesn't conform to the historical model as it's existed from the days of Tin Pan Alley to Broadway. And so his songbook of chestnuts plucked from the '80s and '90s rock canon, Rock Swings, fares much better than its closest contemporary, Pat Boone's novelty In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy. First of all, there's the material — a compelling selection of standards that reveals a close inspection and an inspired reimagining of the pop and alternative artists of the period (perhaps not by Anka himself). The disc does commit a few errors by resorting to novelty selections (Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), but the big surprise here is that most of the songs slip into the standards bag with an uncanny ease (Pet Shop Boys' "It's a Sin," Billy Idol's "Eyes Without a Face," Lionel Richie's "Hello"). No matter how far the stretch, Anka and his inspired primary arranger, Randy Kerber, make these songs work in a swing context; in fact, it takes only a single listen to confirm that the narrator of even Van Halen's "Jump" is at heart quite the ring-a-ding swinger — casual, cynical, knowing. There are other inspired choices here, tender ballads like R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" or Spandau Ballet's "True," and, astonishingly, the nihilist anthem "Blackhole Sun" by Soundgarden. Most of Chris Cornell's lyrics — "Hang my head, drown my fear/ Till you all just disappear" — could easily have found a home on Sinatra's Only the Lonely (although at least one line — "Call my name through the cream/ And I'll hear you scream again" — wouldn't have had a prayer). Anka only missteps when he tries to wring meaning from lyrics that require some emotion to carry them; on "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the prime offender, Anka slips into novelty territory when he injects a forceful "Yeah!" immediately after delivering Nirvana's classic lines "A mulatto, an albino/ A mosquito, my libido," as though he can confirm Kurt Cobain's words as a home truth.

Kundrecensioner

Surprisingly good - and funny!

To be honest, Paul Anka was the last artist I had planned on every buying, but after hearing his renderition of Van Halen's "Jump" on UK TV show "Parkinsson", I was hooked. These are the tracks I grew up with during the 80'ies (and some from the 90'ies), and I have most of the originals. To hear a Cure-song in a Las Vegas style swing setting is just too funny - or the old Nirvana classic. You can almost hear Curt Cobain in the background, spinning in his grave. Paul Anka's version of Oasis' "Wonderwall" is wonderfully up-beat and snappy, and it all just works. As a production, it's 100% genuine craftsmanship all the way, nicely polished and sharp. Most of all, it's great fun because it's such an unexpeced combination of styles, gently executed with love for both the originals and for big band swing.

Biografi

Född: 30 juli 1941 i Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Pop

Aktiva år: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the biggest teen idols of the late '50s, Paul Anka moved to the adult sphere several years later and became a successful performer, songwriter, music businessman, and recording artist, remaining so well into the new millennium. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1941 to parents of Lebanese Christian descent who owned a local restaurant, Anka proved a child prodigy, beginning his show business life at the age of 12 as an impressionist. By the age of 14, he was stealing the family car to drive to amateur...
Hela biografin
Rock Swings, Paul Anka
Visa i iTunes

Kundbetyg

Det finns inte tillräckligt många betyg för att visa ett genomsnitt för denna/detta album.

Som följer

Samtida