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Bobby Darin -- The Curtain Falls

Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:08 pm

Re: Bobby Darin -- The Curtain Falls

Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:28 pm

It seems strange. This song is now a Darin classic, but wasn't released officially until the mid-1990s. It's as cheesy as hell, but works extremely well, especially in the context of those 1963 shows - the songs prior to this were low-key authentic folk numbers, not the big show-like finale you might expect. These were also the last full-length shows Darin would perform for nearly three years, to spend more time with his family and take on some business ventures (and probably for health reasons too).

The live album (eventually released as "Live at the Flamingo") was recorded in 1963 but left in vaults for nearly three decades. A handful of songs from the season were released on the Rhino box and the A&E biography CD that you see in the video.

Darin was with Capitol records just under three years. During that time he released eight albums (including a collection of singles), and left a live album and the equivalent of three studio albums (possibly more) in the vaults. Over 150 masters in less than three years!