Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Connie Francis Sings 26 Tracks
Joseph J. Russo | Los Angeles, CA | 06/15/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is The Platinum Collection: The Very Best of Connie Francis - 26 Original Greatest Hits. (No wonder Amazon opted to just list the title as "Collection") You'll find a lot of the usual Connie Francis standards here with a few of the more unique ones thrown in for good measure. The track listing is as follows:
1) Stupid Cupid, 2) Frankie, 3) Where The Boys Are, 4) It's So Easy, 5) Lipstick On Your Collar, 6) Vacation, 7) Everybody's Somebody's Fool, 8) Heartbeat, 9) My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own, 10) Many Tears Ago, 11) Among My Souvenirs, 12) Who's Sorry Now, 13) Hurt, 14) Are You Lonesome Tonight, 15) April Love, 16) Together, 17) Tenessee Waltz, 18) La Vie En Rose, 19) Moon River, 20) Quiereme Muncho, 21) Besame Mucho, 22) Don't Break The Heart That Loves You, 23) I Can't Stop Loving You, 24) Breaking In A Brand New Broken Heart, 25) My Happiness, and 26) Torn Between Two Lovers.
The sound quality if very good as it was remastered on high definition through Global PA Studios. A nice litte addition to anyone's Connie Francis collection, though you can get most of these on other compilations. The main selling point would be the HD quality in my book."
REISSUE OF INGENIOUS MARKETING PLOY
Terry D. Robertson | Asheville, NC USA | 09/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Platinum collection boasts HD sound with some nice rare Lp tracks and many of Oonnie's 1989 Malaco Sessions where she remade her hits. Unfortunately, these sessions found Connie in rather poor form to her health problems. Many of the arrangments of the old hits although better quality in terms of sound, lacked the spark of the originals. Several of her hits were given new arrangments. SECOND HAND LOVE is unique. Connie also recorded several tunes covered by other artists and oddly, the highlight of this recordings is her take on TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS. This is one of the rare exceptions where song meets singer and the combination is perfect. The two were meant for each other and it's a shame Connie never recorded it first. But you have it hear to enjoy. As for her remakes, her laidback and plaintif version of her hit TOGETHER is very well done. The arrangement sticks fairly close to the original but has a nice updated feeling and Connie sings it in a soft mid range voice that addes to the enchantment of this chart topping hit.
This is nice packaging by Spectrum. It was originally available as the Platinum Collection for many years on an import basis.
The sound is exceptional and my only complaint is that the record company chose not to remaster the original hit recordings. But there are so many other fine and somewhat obscure tunes that make's this a really great package and I highly recommend it to all her fans.