Music Reviews

Charlie Rich

Behind Closed Doors


Behind Closed Doors is the signature song and album for the late Charlie Rich, who almost single-handedly took the twang out of country music. The Sliver Fox, with his piano and silky smooth vocals, shook up Nashville in the early seventies, and forever changed the sound of country music. He brought country into the cities and paved the way for non-country country singers from Kenny Rogers to Faith Hill. Behind Closed Doors is another in the American Milestones series of classic country albums that are being remastered and release with bonus songs and new liner notes. I personally was rather surprised at how well Charlie Rich’s songs like “You Never Really Wanted Me” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” have stood up over the decades, and these new discs make him sound smoother than twenty-year-old scotch.,

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