Friday, November 17, 2006

Dion "Dion"

This is Dion's great lost album from 1968. Dion is famous mostly for his work with the Bellmonts for great songs such as "The Wanderer" and "Runaround Sue" with their aggressive teenage snarl. But drug problems caused him to go on hiatus for a few years. When he came back with this album his sound had matured to another level, and his voice had softened into that great balladeer not leaving behind some of his stylistic scat singing though. I really dig this album a lot, its very easy going and soothing at times. His take on some of these covers is truly original, the best example being Hendrix's "Purple Haze". Also includes his comeback hit "Abraham, Martin, and John" and his own stirring war ballad "He Looks A Lot Like Me". Not sure if this is out on cd or not but here is a clean sounding rip from my vinyl copy.

Abraham, Martin And John
Purple Haze
Tomorrow Is A Long Time/Everybody's Talkin'
Sonny Boy
The Dolphins
He Looks A Lot Like Me
Sun Fun Song
From Both Sides Now
Sisters Of Mercy
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever



Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, I've been wanting to give it a listen for years!

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Joshua said...

I also cannot open the rar??

Anonymous said...

can't open the rar... Password problem?

lbrow65 said...

many thanks from OZ for sharing something special.



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