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Futurist

Robert Downey Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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8. Details
9. Hannah
10. Smile

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Oscar nominated & Emmy winning actor Robert Downey Jr. reveals a new side to his talent with the release of The Futurist, his first recording as singer and songwriter. With eight original songs and a pair of covers of a classic Yes song and Charlie Chaplin's 'Smile'. Downey also plays piano on a number of the songs.

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The actor-turned-recording-artist oeuvre has long been ripe for ridicule -- Sebastian Cabot does Dylan, anyone? -- and short on surprises, but this warm, low-key effort by Downey offers up a few intriguing ones. Though he's toyed with music previously, the actor's commitment here is a total one, his troubadour guise carried via an earthy voice with echoes of Dave Matthews' and informed by lyrics with more than a little personal, if lyrically opaque, truth. The wistful "Broken" may be carried on the album's most lilting melody, but its repeated AA-creed refrain is a bittersweet reminder of Downey's personal demons. Spare, jazzy arrangements help keep the focus on Downey's voice throughout, a brave tack that sometimes overplays his novice songwriting skills. But while songs like the Wonder Boys-inspired "Hannah" may amble, the forceful "Man Like Me" and stately grace of "Kimberly Glide" are better showcases for Downey's musical promise. His eight originals are supplemented by two covers: an expected, if overly smoky jazz trio cover of Chaplin's "Smile" and a quaintly confident cover of Yes' "Your Move" sweetened by Jon Anderson himself on backing vocals. -- Jerry McCulley

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic March 4 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Nice deep music on this CD and Robert has such a great sultry voice. I could listen to it for hours :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars RDJ! March 28 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
RDJ is so great.......musician, actor, hunk o hunk burning love....of course everything about him is incredible including his commitment to his fam and fitness
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally Dec 16 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Finally... music that hits you in the brain,the heart and the stomach.It is so fine that i can't find a category to attach it to other than that it is so new to the scene, that it makes everything else out there secondary.It is one of the few CD's that hit me out of the blue so hard,when i put it in the cd player i listened to it three times none stop.Lastly before this gets sounding to sappy,three words..buy it quickly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Sexy Dec 6 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I was a big fan of Downey's rendition of "the River" from the Alley Mcbeal sound track and I recently heard him perform on the Tonight show. This is a departure from what I would normally purchase but there's something very sexy about his voice.
The cover of "Your move" and "a Man like me" are favorites. He can croon to me anytime.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star Sept. 26 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Don't waste your money
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