During the 19 years I have been doing this site, I have been the first to tell fans about new developments on the Reeves scene, from matters surrounding his estate, to various articles and big media attention to our favorite singer, and of course the BEST CD and DVD releases on him.
But in all that time I don't think there has been a better CD put out on Jim than the new one I am happy to tell you about. It's called "Jim Reeves: A New Way" and it is simply MAGNIFICENT!
Even if you have never bought one of the overdub CDs before, you have GOT to get this one!!!!!!
I have been hearing these 15 songs in various stages of completion now for months and they are so dreamy and uplifting and smooth and exciting and fresh and...well, I have run out of superlatives to describe them.
It is impossible to believe that Jim left us 53 years ago this next Monday, the 31st, because on this new CD he sounds as alive as if he was in the room with you singing in your ear. The crisp, clear audio that Larry and his team have achieved on Jim's recordings is unbelievable. I understand they basically wiped nearly everything off of the original backgrounds and started over to build a new arrangement around each song.
My favorite producer, Larry Jordan, put together this new CD with the help of some incredibly talented people, including Larry's good friend Arne Benoni of Norway, the popular singer who also happens to be a very skilled musician. There was a team of musician pros from Nashville, Florida, the Carolinas and Europe who all worked on this project. It is an A+ effort.
A highlight of the new CD is a new "duet" on the song "I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand" that combines Jim with a Norwegian female singer named Tone Silvia Holen. Trust me. You would never guess she is from Norway. She has absolutely NO accent and her English is so flawless she sounds American. Her voice blends so prettily with Jim's.
I'm so excited about this great line-up of tunes that are really spellbinding. A number of these songs have never been overdubbed before. I want you to hear the samples that have been posted online at the website I have linked to below.
Incidentally, Amazon does NOT have this CD. It is exclusively distributed through our friends at the Good Music Store online...the *only* place you can get it.
Here is the link (CLICK BELOW) to the new CD! -- Julie
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