The music of this unique artist accompanied me- Year 1964- for decades.
As 10Y I warbled "Greek wine" (1974).
Consciously listened I Udo first time in 1979 on "Just a Smile" (1979).
My favorite song contains "Udo 80".
"I know what I want." - The best love song he has ever written.
The text poetic, the music-to-date and powerful.
Udo sang the late 70's the "Mom and Pop" -Laden, the (, etc. "Penny", "Lidl") must give way to the big supermarket chains.
He confessed in 1978: Because you have "fired" me, "because I am no longer 30."
Both songs are not included on this "Best of" (unfortunately).
But they show: Udo was always at the height of the zeitgeist and the time.
Well, since 1979 ("just a smile") I am a Udo Jürgens fan and have all his albums.
This "Best of" collection has drawn quite rightly much criticism due to the selection.
So I think it is totally incomprehensible that from the strong 1989iger album "Without Mask" no song is represented.
Ever missing from the 80's totally 3 albums: "battue" (1985), "For your sake" (1986) and "Without Mask" (1989).
By contrast, the somewhat weaker 90s are overrepresented.
You just had to take the same 3 songs from the English-language album "Leave a Little Love" (1981)?
At least in "The Music Played" one would be "What I want to tell you" to decide (1967) for the German original recording.
On the other hand: When an artist like Udo Jürgens, who has published 50 albums, it's hard to make it all right.
"Again and again the sun rises" - Why is calculated that my favorite song by Udo?
Well, I had various life crises for various reasons --- but was still in the darkest hours since Udo: "Again and again the sun rises, because darkness forever, there is not."
That's right, Udo.
Udo, I bow and say simply: Merci!