My only critic to this classic record, I feel like the last track, Ain't No Use In Talkin', was not the right choice/way to end the brilliant tracklist.
Last but not least, this record Diane Doe (also credited as co-songwriter here and there), his fiancée at the time, 'the most beautiful woman I've ever known', you can also see them pictured on the LP backcover.
On Rockasteria blog there is an interesting retroview on the backstory of Nature Boy, - here just a glimpse:
The making of this record could be the plot of a movie. [..] It started out with me signing a contract with Verve for $100,000.00 advance. [..]I insisted that the recording be done in my house and that they also sign Warren Bernhardt. [..] I had the musicians living in my house and had rented every conceivable instrument and recording device possible at the time, [..] We had a month to do the project. My fiancé at the time (Diane Doe) and Warren's future wife got into a fight and all music ceased. [..] To make the very long story short, after all the contract talks and money to make this project work, we spent the entire budget on parties and who knows what and, at the end of a month, we had just one basic track. One track! It was acoustic guitar and conga drums – “Spoon's Caress”. We had spent $100,000.00 and achieved nothing. The sixties. Now it was time to show Verve what a great project they had paid for. Out of desperation, I started recording tunes with myself playing all the parts except drums, which Donald MacDonald agreed to do. I sang, I played bass, I played piano, guitar, percussion, whatever it took to get the record done. [..]
not yet, probably nobody cares, or nobody cared enough to tell something. Also: nobody reads komakino.
your IMPORTANT text:
icon: will be resized 30x30pxl