I wish Connie would have recorded more Tony Hatch songs, but he worked almost exclusively with Petula Clark and his wife, Jackie Trent during the 1960's. . Believe In Me Credimi 9. I prefer the accessibility and convenience of this affordable set to the exhaustively complete and costly boxes from Bear Family, which are thematically grouped, more awkwardly presented and one generation remoter from the master tapes Polydor have so carefully restored for this definitive career summation. The set was mastered by Chris Herles Polygram Studios. Zingara, Born Free,Lonely Again, are among them.
I'll Get By As Long As I Have You 23. You Always Hurt The One You Love 27. If I Didn't Care 28. Disc one is all mono except tracks 24,25,28,29; disc two is all stereo except tracks 1,4,8,16,25; disc three is mono except for tracks 1,4,6-8,12,15,17,24,27,28; disc four is stereo except tracks 4-6,8,10-13,20-22. The tracks are arranged in roughly chronological order giving a developmental flow to her music.
It probably sounds the best of the single cd's. As usual, with respect to Connie's box sets, an excellent job was done throughout. Myerson, chronology 1959 Connie's Greatest Hits 1959 1959 Connie's Greatest Hits is a by. She was also one of the best international singers, with some superb Italian and Spanish recordings and even some good German music. An exceptionally well-executed, comprehensive singles collection on this icon from America's golden age of rock and roll. Our national deejay and shaper of musical preferences Dick Clark early on apprehended that young Concetta was a born recordmaker, always happiest in the studio transforming Brill Building pop ditties into an important body of work on par with, and usually more polished than, parallel efforts by the swiveler from Tupelo and the Georgian dynamite of Miss Brenda Lee. Along with every top-100 single, there are a few album cuts, b-sides and non-charting singles.
Being a fan of Connie Francis since childhood i have got many of her records. Where is Time After Time, and Stardust, and Because Of You? Several lp cuts have replaced and damaged the original concept of this collection. The first disc presents Concetta Franconero in Brill bubblegum mode, embarrassing but vastly entertaining. Connie was one of the best song interpreters. The liner notes include 28 pages of musical history on Francis with many pictures, backround notes on each included track and an album discography with tracks and covers. The signature hits are permanent, and it's fascinating to hear them in this sequencing chronologically interspersed with the misses, those brave B-sides and the buried album cuts. She had the ability to write songs, but chose not to.
The importance of including every pre-Who's Sorry Now recording, however, is questionable in the light that many great recordings were not included in this set. But this is of little importance. The album was repackaged with a new cover design and re-released in March 1962. George Goehring, Edna Lewis 2. By contrast, young Miss Brenda was signed to Decca the following year, aged 11.
This collection contains all of the songs recorded by Connie which charted in the U. I am surprised that this collection is currently not available. You guys are right, the mono 45's sound really nice. Fans of Connie who are interested in her other recordings should consider the four Bear Family collections which cover her Italian, German, and 1950's and 1960's American recordings. Released November 1959 Recorded October 10, 1957 March 20, 1958 June 9, 1958 June 18, 1958 September 2, 1958 November 6, 1958 February 2, 1959 April 15, 1959 July 7, 1959 Length 28: 28 E-3793 mono Harry A. Didn't I Love You Enough? It was a long time coming.
Several of the included tracks are her foreign-language recordings for which she achieved considerable recognition. Some rare recordings emerge on this set. My First Real Love 8. Happy Days And Lonely Nights 24. I'm Sorry I Made You Cry 19.
This venture is a nice tribute to her. The notes are excellent and there are many beautiful pictures of Connie. Connie Francis has always been underrated in her own country and it has been up to other lands to pay homage to her. Fans of Connie Francis will enjoy the Souvenirs Box Set. The album features the songs from Francis' most successful from her breakthrough hit in early 1958 up to the date of the album's release in November 1959. The cheesy Brillness of the songwriting begins to abate, Connie goes global with her international ballads which I think her best work , and producers give her more elegant charts arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman, Don Costa, Ray Ellis, Bill Justis, Leroy Holmes and Tony Hatch. Connie's hits do sound great in mono - nice and full bodied.