McGuinn does just that, singing both bridges over the phone from his home in Orlando, Florida. And he comes to the same conclusion. "They stole it!" he says, laughing.

Adios Amigo has a celebratory tone missing in most tribute albums--let alone most albums in general--these days. If Tiven doesn't feel Arthur's swan song was "a high note to go out on," this album certainly provides a happy yet touching coda.

The closing track takes Arthur full circle. "Adios Amigo" is sung by his good friends from the Fame days, Dan Penn and Donnie Fritts; they were in his first group, the Pallbearers, and, ironically, were pallbearers at Arthur's funeral. The song sums up the point of the album: the story of the goodbyes never said, the albums that should've been made and the friendships that endure long after friends pass away.

And, of course, one other thing: to clue people in on the oldest new artist in music, Arthur Alexander.

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