Pat Boone

Yes Indeed!

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Ol' White Shoes at his high-spirited, debonair best is what you get on this superb 1958 album release. Yes Indeed! is one of the most ambitious and enterprising albums of his career. It displays most definitively Pat Boone's ability to not only get close to and comfortable with a new piece of music, but to transform it with delightful ease into a rich musical experience. His Star Dust album (from earlier in 1958) proved his mastery of the popular ballad. With Yes Indeed!'s lighthearted, enthusiastic, and sophisticated mix, Pat Boone takes a giant step forward toward being the complete singer -- one who could do it all and do it wonderfully well. His masterfully mature treatments of "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" and "Lonesome Road" fully belie his own youthful status. Lines like "They can't take that away from me" and "My baby just cares for me" are tendered with good-hearted, unaffected grace and are anything but blasé. "Gone Fishin'" takes you virtually to that favorite place, and is an enchanting odyssey and a musical masterpiece all in one. "Sweet Sue" and "Robins and Roses" are a sweet, refreshing breeze to the senses. The impassioned vitality of the title track, along with "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Stairway to Paradise," and others, makes this album an incomparable swingin' session -- not a track falls flat. It's Boone at his most versatile, and it is dynamite.

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