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The Resource Beauty is ... : the final sessions, Ray Price

Beauty is ... : the final sessions, Ray Price

Label
Beauty is ... : the final sessions
Title
Beauty is ...
Title remainder
the final sessions
Statement of responsibility
Ray Price
Title variation
  • Final sessions
  • Beauty is...
  • Ray Price, the final sessions
Title variation remainder
Ray Price, the final sessions
Creator
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ray Price had sort of a split personality as a country artist, balancing his career between the hard honky tonk shuffles full of twin fiddles he so energetically recorded in his earlier years, and orchestrated, string-laden, pop-aimed ballads that came later and earned him the reputation as "the Tony Bennett of Country." He did both styles with commercial success, becoming a subtle innovator in Nashville in his own way, whose ability to adapt his sound, his singing and phrasing, and his ear for a good song (particularly if it was a gently bittersweet love ballad) gave his long career a kind of sustained elegance. Beautiful Is... contains Price's last recording sessions, consisting of twelve pop and country ballads. He had already been struggling with serious health issues for a couple of years when he approached Fred Foster, a longtime friend and producer, early in 2013 with the idea of recording one last album. Price was 87 years of age at the time and well aware that this would be his last album. The album was finished in October of 2013, and Price passed less than two months later in December, making it a true swan song. Price's voice shows the wear and tear of the years, and no doubt his ill health, but it was still a powerfully vernacular vehicle, comfortable-sounding and full of his trademark graceful phrasing and flow. In all honesty, nothing here eclipses earlier pop-country masterpieces, but as a last statement, Beauty Is... has the poignant feel of a last act; a warm, sweet, and haunting summation of all that went before, making this a sweet, gentle coda and a beautifully fragile endnote to an iconic legacy. -- Editorial Review provided by Steve Leggett for All Music Guide, taken and adapted from BarnesAndNoble.com
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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8PB0t69CYLU
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1926-2013
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Price, Ray
Credits note
  • Produced by Fred Foster ; Arranged and Conducted by Bergen White
  • Engineered by Kyle Lehning, Jordan Lehning, and Pat McMakin, with assistance provided by Allen Parker, Jasper Lemaster, and Bryce Roberts
  • Recorded at Ocean Way, The Compound and Quadraphonic, in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mixed by Kyle Lehning at the Compound, in Nashville, Tennessee ; Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix, in Nashville, Tennessee
Dewey number
782.421642
Form of composition
country music
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M1630.18.P75
LC item number
B43 2014
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Ray Price, vocals ; with instrumentalists and vocalists accompanying ; Strings by The Nashville String Machine
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gill, Vince
  • McBride, Martina
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Country music
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Beauty is ... : the final sessions, Ray Price
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Senses
  • Until then
  • (with Vince Gill)
  • Beautiful dreamer
  • I wish I was 18 again
  • Among my souvenirs
  • I believe
  • Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder
  • (with Vince Gill)
  • This thing of ours
  • I can see you with my eyes closed
  • It always will be
  • No more songs to sing
  • An affair to remember
  • (with Martina McBride)
Control code
ocn874738434
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
858116004142
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • 04142
  • AMMI41.2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628866
  • (OCoLC)874738434
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Beauty is ... : the final sessions, Ray Price
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Senses
  • Until then
  • (with Vince Gill)
  • Beautiful dreamer
  • I wish I was 18 again
  • Among my souvenirs
  • I believe
  • Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder
  • (with Vince Gill)
  • This thing of ours
  • I can see you with my eyes closed
  • It always will be
  • No more songs to sing
  • An affair to remember
  • (with Martina McBride)
Control code
ocn874738434
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
858116004142
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • 04142
  • AMMI41.2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628866
  • (OCoLC)874738434
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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