Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jack Wild - Some Beautiful/Picture Of You (1970)

Let us hearken back to 1970, when children's television was inane, musicals were a part of mainstream culture, and Sid and Marty Krofft were not yet completely batshit insane in terms of which TV shows they produced. Out of these three factors came Jack Wild, hot on the heels of "Oliver!". "H.R. Pufnstuf" and its accompanying movie shot him to stardom, and Capitol Records signed him for an album and a couple of singles.

This record is far from perfect, but it is decent for a big-name guy like Wild.  One would have thought that, given his Broadway fame, he would have been allowed to exercise his vocal talents a bit more - but heavy production was apparently in order for these two tunes.

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