On My Own: sublime or turkey

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nowmedical
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On My Own: sublime or turkey

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Sometimes when I listen to On My Own I think it is Bacharach perfection ... and the next time it sounds like plop. Why is this?

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Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

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I know as a songwriter(not famous) I have written some things in hindsight that turn out to be 'not so great"(to me)..and I understand that when people criticize, that they don't realize how difficult it is to write...but I'm not big on this song.....

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Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

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OMG! It's one of my all-time favorites -- of Burt's or anyone's. I put it -- musically speaking -- on the level of pop genius. I will never tire of listening to it. If it weren't a #1 song for Michael and Patti, then it certainly was close. A monster hit song, I would say.

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IMHO Michael McDonald was far better on this wonderful track.........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w30gPQ4JmU4

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Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

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Also, a great song, blue. The intro alone pulls you right in. Burt's genius for composing such original and wonderful music will always astound me. Especially when you listen to the total shit that songwriters(?) get away with now.

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Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

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Agreed, this is fine stuff. How did Burt manage to write so many truly special - but different - songs? No-one else comes close. PS Blue you never sent me that one!

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nowmedical wrote:Agreed, this is fine stuff. How did Burt manage to write so many truly special - but different - songs? No-one else comes close. PS Blue you never sent me that one!
Your wish is my command.......it's on it's way. :)

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nowmedical
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Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

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Thanks, another one to add to my vaults. Much appreciated.

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Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

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It's one of many songs from Burt's "dumbed down to be marketable" period. Many are truly sublime, but they're more hooks than fully-formed songs -
Burt restraining himself but unable not to be a genius! Another that just blows me away is "Take Good Care of You and Me".

ron hertel
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.... Think one would have to include "Love Power" on that list - right?

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