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Ultra Lounge: Wild, Cool & Swingin' - Artist Series Vol 2
Bobby Darin
Ultra Lounge: Wild, Cool & Swingin' - Artist Series Vol 2
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Bobby Darin
Title: Ultra Lounge: Wild, Cool & Swingin' - Artist Series Vol 2
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 6/8/1999
Release Date: 6/8/1999
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Oldies & Retro, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724352033324, 724352033355

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A finger snappin' toe tappin' experience!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The very best in lounge music. Bobby makes every cut his own. His interpretation and style are truly original. Lots of brass and a great beat. Listening to this CD made me want to smoke a cigarette and drink something on the rocks (neither of which I do but it made me WANT to!)"
The best Darin album available
Michael J. McVay | 02/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the swingin'est Bobby Darin album on the market today. I usually try to avoid compilations, because I like to hear whole albums in their original forms, but this is a terrific collection of some of Darin's best from the Capitol years (1962-65). This CD keeps the momentum from beginning to end, and is reminiscent of Sinatra's exuberant swing albums, with Darin clearly enjoying himself on every single track. The Billy May arrangement for Once in a Lifetime is one of the most astonishing I have ever heard, and Darin is at his enthusiastic best. The previously unreleased tracks are all excellent as well. Since this collection contains most of the Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie album, one has to wonder why Capitol is so reluctant to release Darin's albums in their entirety. As it is, two other great tracks, Goodbye Charlie and Lonely Road, are buried in the Capitol Collector's Series CD, and BELONG with these great swing tracks (there's room!) Also, 10 out of 12 tracks from Oh! Look at Me Now are found on the Spotlight on Bobby Darin CD. Why not just release the entire album on one CD with "bonus tracks"?"
Answer to reviewer's question
Michael J. McVay | 07/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm writing to answer Melissa's question. She wonders why Darin's hits like "Mack the Knife" and "Beyond the Sea" are not in this compilation. He recorded those tracks on his album "That's All" for the Atco label (Atlantic records). Later, he switched to the Capitol label, which sponsors these Ultra-Lounge CDs. These labels obviously don't share material. "That's All" is available on CD, as well as many compilations containing his hits. Also, to update a previous review I wrote, Darin's Capitol albums "Oh! Look at Me Now" (arranged by Billy May) and "Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie" (arranged by Richard Wess),where many of these tracks originated, have finally been released on one CD. Look for it!"