Actors on Record #5: Redford and Wolves
The Language and Music of the Wolves - Robert Redford 1971
If an actor is going to try their hand at cutting an album, I'd much prefer it be something like this - narrating rather than singing. I'm still feeling the burn from Eddie Murphy's album back in '85.
The first question you've got to ask: why would someone feel compelled to buy an album consisting almost entirely of wolf howls? I mean, besides the intro narration by Mr. Redford, it's just a bunch of grunting and howling. Well, upon listening to this LP, I discovered that it kind of grows on you. The howling is oddly creepy and peaceful at the same time. Just as people listen to whale sounds to set a mood, I can see the value in a record like this.
Also, I think you'll agree that it would make a pretty cool Halloween record. Minus Redford's part, the sounds are pretty chilling. Take a listen to a couple minutes from the record..