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The Very Best of the Fleetwoods - Come Softly to Me


Download links and information about The Very Best of the Fleetwoods - Come Softly to Me by The Fleetwoods. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 28 tracks with total duration of 01:07:27 minutes.

Artist: The Fleetwoods
Release date: 1975
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 28
Duration: 01:07:27
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No. Title Length
1. Come Softly to Me 2:24
2. I Care So Much 2:11
3. Graduation's Here 1:58
4. Mr. Blue 2:25
5. Unchained Melody (A Cappella Version) 2:47
6. You Mean Everything to Me 2:32
7. Outside My Window 2:08
8. Runaround 2:33
9. Skylark 2:36
10. The Last One to Know 3:08
11. Confidential 2:21
12. Tragedy 2:46
13. Little Miss Sad One 2:56
14. (He's) The Great Imposter 2:12
15. Lavender Blues 2:03
16. One Little Star 2:35
17. Lovers By Night, Strangers By Day 2:13
18. They Tell Me It's Summer 2:29
19. Goodnight My Love 2:23
20. My Special Lover 2:05
21. Gone 2:31
22. What'll I Do 2:25
23. Ten Times Blue 2:55
24. Before and After (Losing You) 2:30
25. Lonely Is As Lonely Does 2:42
26. Radio Jingle 0:36
27. Come Softly to Me (A Capella Version) 2:36
28. Mr. Blue (A Capella Version) 2:27



Though the Fleetwoods (named after an Olympia, WA telephone exchange) generally don't receive a lot of critical acclaim, their best recordings are rather unique in presentation and mood. On this 1975 LP, which contains all but one ("Lovers by Night, Strangers by Day") of their nine Top 40 hits, the listener is treated to their soft, gentle style of doo wop that has a strong undertone of melancholy. The equal blend of the male and female voices as showcased, especially in "Come Softly to Me," gives a resonance that most soft-rock hits lack, and the spare folk-style instrumentation is mixed in such a way that it blends with the voices but never overpowers them. In other words, what normally might come across as mere lightweight pop takes on more power than one might think. Also, the loneliness that pervades much of the lyrics and music gives the material added style. Though later stars such as Gene Pitney and Roy Orbison brought more melodrama to their songs of solitude, the roots of their music lie — at least in part — in the Fleetwoods' style. A modern-day counterpart to the Fleetwoods might be the lovelorn confessions of Chris Isaak. Though this recording contains only ten songs, it is still a fine introduction to the essence of the Fleetwoods' style of late-'50s doo wop.