James, Tommy
Christian Of The World

James, Tommy

Christian Of The World
Sealed 1972 Gatefold Original With Custom Hype Sticker And Original K-Mart Price Tag On Shrink. Gentle Creasing To Spine And Small Corner Bump. "Bruce Staple Had The Honor Of Engineering Both Tommy James And Ex-Members Of The Shondells For Their Respective Roulette Solo Projects (Except For James' Brilliant My Head, My Bed And My Red Guitar, Which Featured The Work Of Nashville's Scotty Moore). All Of The Solo Albums By Tommy James Show A Sparkle And Understanding Of The Magic That Makes For Great Pop Recordings; It Is Absolutely A Shame He Did Not Rival Elton John For Supremacy Of The Charts In The '70s. "Bits And Pieces" Has A Riff Taken Straight Out Of Phil Spector's Crystals Songbook, While "I Believe In People" Is Everything Motown Was Searching For In The '70s When They Signed The Four Seasons And Lesley Gore. Ritchie Cordell, Who Almost Single-Handedly Wrote The Entire I Think We're Alone Now Album, Co-Writes "Church St. Soul Revival" With Tommy James; It Is The Only One Of The 13 Titles Not Co-Written With Bob King And It Is Absolutely Brilliant. So Is "Another Hill To Climb," But On Another Level. The Genius Of Tommy James Is That Along With His Perfect Radio Voice And Ability To Construct And Deliver Hits, He Knows How To Nick Riffs Right And Left And Reformulate Them To Suit His Compact Pop Essays. Christian Of The World Is Another Top-Notch Tommy James Album; Despite The Two Final Top 40 Hits He Received Until He Switched Labels, It Has Not Received The Critical Acclaim It Deserves. It's Extraordinary, From The Opening Track To "Silk Satin, Carriage Waiting." Again, Tommy James Should Have Been Battling Elton John Throughout The '70s The Way The Beatles And The Rolling Stones Went Back And Forth On The Charts. The World Is A Lesser Place Because These Recordings Did Not Get The Additional Airplay They So Richly Deserved.” – Joe Viglione, All Music Guide
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  • Artist: James, Tommy
  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: New - LP
  • Label: Roulette
  • Catalog ID: SR 3001
  • Condition:
    Near Mint (NM OR M-)
  • Country ID: USA
  • Our ID: 103226