Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson

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Robin Wilson's sole album is an obscure but often wonderful piece of adult contemporary pop. Wilson's full, rich voice is akin to Barbra Streisand's without the tendency towards histrionics, or a more upbeat Karen Carpenter. Allen Stanton's production is middle of the road without being too syrupy (this is, after all, the guy who produced the Byrds' Fifth Dimension, not some Mitch Miller wannabe), akin to Lenny Waronker's work with Harpers Bizarre. Arrangers extraordinaire Nick DeCaro, Don Costa, and Mort Garson handle the charts, creating a fine synthesis of orchestrations and beat-group pop similar to Tony Hatch's classic Petula Clark sides. Only the song choices are questionable, and then only occasionally; for every over-egged "Soon It's Gonna Rain," from the sticky musical The Fantasticks, there's a smartly swinging pop tune like the Dusty Springfield-style single "Walk Away" or a fine version of the Bacharach/David classic "A House Is Not a Home." Robin Wilson is a delight, well worth searching out for all '60s adult contemporary fans.

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