David & Jonathan
Rare & Collectible Vinyl Records

David & Jonathan

Sealed 1966 Stereo Original. Cut Out Hole. “David & Jonathan's Sole U.S. Top 40 Hit, An Adult Contemporary-Style Cover Of The Beatles' "Michelle" Produced By George Martin, Is Actually Rather Ghastly; The Arrangement Is Basically The Same, But It's Over-Burdened With Too Much Instrumentation And The Vocals Don't Have The Rhythmic Playfulness Of Paul McCartney's Original. On The Other Hand, The Rest Of The Album (With The Exception Of A Similarly Leaden Piano-Based Cover Of "Yesterday") Is Quite Good Chart Pop In A Mild Peter & Gordon Style. Unsurprisingly, The Best Tracks Tend To Be The Originals (David & Jonathan Were In Reality Roger Greenaway And Roger Cook, One Of The Most Successful Songwriting Teams In The U.K. Through The Late '60s And Early '70s), Like The Petula Clark-Style "Every Now And Then" And Their Own Version Of "You've Got Your Troubles," Which They'd Previously Written For The Fortunes. The Best Of The Covers Is Their Take On P.F. Sloan And Steve Barri's "A Must To Avoid," A Minor Sunshine Pop Classic Most Associated With Herman's Hermits, Though The Weirdly Overwrought Version Of The Four Seasons' "Let's Hang On" Has Its Over-The-Top Charms. Not An All-Time Classic By Any Means, Michelle Is Still Much Better Than Many Similar Albums.” Stewart Mason, AMG.

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  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: New - LP
  • Label: Capitol
  • Catalog ID: ST 2473
  • Condition:
    Near Mint (NM OR M-)
  • Country ID: USA
  • Our ID: 57592