Goldie Hawn - Goldie (Reprise, 1972)
PS Ce serait trop beau si l'album était parfait. Le titre ''Butterfly'' vire au carnage, mais ce n'est qu'un mauvais moment à passer. et ça ne doit pas vous décourager de continuer l'écoute!
LP Reprise Records MS 2061 (USA, 1972)
01. My Blue Tears
02. Wynken, Blynken and Nod
04. Uncle Pen
05. The House Song
06. I'll Be your Baby Tonight
08. Cloudy Summer Afternoon
09. Ring Bell
10. I Wanna Woo You
Note : It's a tragedy of pop culture in the new millennium that starlets don't rush willy-nilly into the recording studio anywhere near as much as they used to. Goldie Hawn's sole foray into pop music -- originally released in 1972 on Warner Bros. after Laugh-In but before Steven Spielberg's Sugarland Express revealed her dramatic range as an actress -- isn't Golden Throats-level bad, surely to the disappointment of hipsters everywhere. Although Hawn's helium-pitched voice is a trifle thin and limited, the selection of material wisely plays to her strengths, with Dolly Parton's "My Blue Tears" and -- believe it or not -- Joni Mitchell's "Carey" both well-suited to her soprano vocals. In fact, the only really egregious errors aren't really her fault: the Frenchified "Butterfly," with its absurdly cheesy choral backing, wouldn't have sounded good sung by anybody, and the countrified take on Van Morrison's "I Wanna Roo You" has a botched arrangement that slaps on a vaguely oompah-style waltz-time arrangement that suits neither singer nor song. Other than that, though, Goldie is a sweetly endearing country-tinged middle of the road pop record of a style that just isn't being made anymore.
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