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"You're So Vain"
The Odd Couple
Wow, been a long time between updates. A few weeks ago I took a trip to Milwaukee and scored a vinyl copy of The Odd Couple Sings, a weird example of the TV personality album that used to be S.O.P. in the 1970s. That's how we got the Donny Most album, the John Travolta album, the Shaun Cassidy albums, and the unbelievable Peter Wyngarde album.
So this time it's the Odd Couple album, with "You're So Vain" being the only modern song covered. The other songs here are such evergreens as "Brush Up your Shakespeare", "Inchworm" (from Hans Christian Andersen), and a lengthy "Odd Couple Opera" that takes up a good chunk of the second side. Also included: a version of "When Banana Skins Are Falling (I'll Come Sliding Back To You)", previously covered by Tony Randall on a solo LP (and previously posted on this very site).
Anyway, it's the standard "old stars stumble through a young people's song" stuff here, made interesting by Tony Randall's bewildered behavior. If you like this sort of thing the whole album's available at (naturally) the WFMU blog.
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