*JUST IN* V.A. – Clowns Exit Laughing – The Jimmy Webb Songbook – Ace CD

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*JUST IN* V.A. – Clowns Exit Laughing – The Jimmy Webb Songbook – Ace CD

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Ace’s highly regarded and highly popular Songwriter Series continues apace, with several exciting projects in place for release in the second half of 2022 and beyond. This month they welcome Jimmy Webb onto their expanding list with “Clowns Exit Laughing”, a deep dip into this prolific tunesmith’s extensive catalogue of the past six decades.

After a period of establishing his credentials as a writer with Motown’s West Coast office, Jimmy really came into his own in the mid-60s with classic songs like ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’, ‘Wichita Lineman’ and ‘Up Up And Away’. Everyone wanted to record a Jimmy Webb copyright, and a great many people did as this CD demonstrates.

Although Jimmy has never stopped writing, “Clowns Exit Laughing” naturally concentrates on a time when a new Jimmy Webb classic seemed to appear every other week.  As is always Ace’s policy with the Songwriter Series, each featured artist performs only one song but we are sure that inclusions by the likes of Tony Joe White, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and other major names will disappoint nobody.

Also included for collectors are several rare, seldom heard original versions of songs primarily associated with other artists, such as Don Ho’s original of ‘Galveston’ and James Darren’s first recording of ‘Didn’t We’.

As ever, comprehensive annotation and copious illustration are part and parcel of the CD package. Ace is delighted to bring this magical collection to you, and equally delighted to add this stellar songwriter to their ever-growing series.

tracklist:

01 By The Time I Get To Phoenix – Glen Campbell
02 Up, Up And Away – Dionne Warwick
03 Carpet Man – The Nocturnes
04 When Eddie Comes Home – The Everly Brothers
05 I Need You – Shane Martin
06 Honey Come Back – Chuck Jackson
07 Where’s The Playground, Susie? – Everything But The Girl
08 Midnight Mail – Joey Scarbury
09 The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress – The Walker Brothers
10 Wichita Lineman – Tony Joe White
11 Didn’t We – James Darren
12 Macarthur Park – Waylon Jennings & The Kimberlys
13 I Keep It Hid – The Supremes
14 Do What You Gotta Do – Nina Simone
15 Galveston – Don Ho
16 The Worst That Could Happen – B.J. Thomas
17 Requiem: 820 Latham – Mel Tormé
18 Magic Garden – Dusty Springfield
19 Rosecrans Blvd. – The 5th Dimension
20 Which Way To Nowhere – The Brooklyn Bridge
21 Clowns Exit Laughing – The Fortunes
22 P.F. Sloan – Rumer
23Highwayman – Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson
24 If This Was The Last Song – Dee Dee Warwick With The Dixie Flyers

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Artist

V.A.

Title

Clowns Exit Laughing – The Jimmy Webb Songbook

Label

Ace

Product#

187441

Cat#

CDTOP 1620

Release Date

2022

Grade Disc

NEW

Grade Cover

NEW

Compilation

YES

Distributed Item

YES

Reissue

NO

Country

UK

Picture Sleeve

YES