Fun new smilies Rick...thanks! I gave A Kind of Hush 5 stars. I love the song and the whole album! I always liked the song, the old version before the C's came out with it. It seems like a totally different kind of song when karen and Richard did it. When I think of this one, it brings back some fond memories of days when I started dating in hi sch. I always used to play it while I got ready for a date. Anyway, I love the "ooh ahs..." along with the chorus. Of course, there's no other group or person who could come close to the wonderful stamp Karen and Richard put on it.
I gave the song "There's A Kind Of Hush" 4-stars. I really enjoyed this song quite a bit when it was released. It was another shimmering upbeat pop song which I enjoyed so much when "Please Mr. Postman" was released. "There's A Kind Of Hush" was somewhat a repeat of PMP, but not as vibrant as PMP.
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Post by YesterdayOnceMore on Jun 13, 2006 21:26:14 GMT -5
FOUR (4) Stars (big blue, flashing stars) for this tune. I liked this one when Herman's Hermits did it, and I was in my very first band, ever - I think I must have either been in Junior High or maybe I was a Freshman in High School when I heard Herman's Hermits do it, initially.
I got the Carpenter's album KOH right away when it came out - and I do like the treatment they do with the song, but I think there could have been a bt more "excitement" at least in this the first song of the album and the title cut. Nevertheless, I enjoy listening to it....I just can't put it on the same par as some of the other covers Karen and Richard did over the years.
Post by Prisoner_Walking on Aug 14, 2006 6:00:09 GMT -5
I have a fondness for this song although it certainly doesn't rank as one of my favorites...I dunno...it just doesn't have that little extra sparkle found in other songs of the like such as 'Postman', 'Beechwood' or even 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do'.
Having said that, I still consider it an album highlight - particularly the perfectly timed sax solo which gives the song a gentle 'nudge' in the right direction towards the end.
I would recommend the more strident Live version. 4 stars.