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The music of David Seville
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from liner notes:
HE has fun. His music is wild and laughing. It jumps. It winks. It shouts. It skips and runs.
At the same time it is earnest and sometimes even sorrow-laden, as in THE GIFT, for instance - one of the truly memorable love songs of our day.
This broad range, this variety, accounts for some of his appeal andpopularity, but not all of it. There's just no telling, that's all, but after you've heard half a dozen of his numbers you get a pretty strong feeling that he's got a touch of genius.
How else could you account for what he does with CECILIA? The thing is pure humor, complete with zany hero, gulpy with the astonishment and anxiety of being smitten by unbelievable beauty.
Like the lunatic cowboy of Laredo, old David of Seville jumps onto his black horse and gallops off in all directions. The difference is that he always arrives, and each new place turns out to be a place worth reaching.
So far nobody has been able to predict what he will do next, or how he will do it. He himself doesn't know and doesn't want to know. That's half the fun and adventure.
There is a theory among record-makers that the numbers on an LP album have got to be all alike, generally under the heading of Music to Dream By, or Music to Get Fat By, or Music to Eat Tuna Sandwiches By. David Seville doesn't subscribe to that theory. Some people don't like tuna sandwiches, he claims. Some people are already fat. Some people prefer to dream after they go to sleep. That's none of his business, he says.
His business is to make music - all kinds of it.
He does it and here's his first album.
- William Saroyan
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