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Best of
James Darren
Best of
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: James Darren
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 11/15/1994
Release Date: 11/15/1994
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Teen Pop, Vocal Pop, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227166427

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This is NOT Vic Fontaine.
Eclectic Revisited | 02/18/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"When James Darren assumed the role of the singing hologram Vic Fontaine in Star Trek DS9, he unwittingly struck a massive chord with fans like myself who bought his albums of a similar style namely "This Ones from the Heart" and "Because of You". I am just waiting for James to bring out some more of a similar sort.
The album "The Best of James Darren" although good, is something entirely different, perhaps, with the exception of track 1 Gidget. Great if you like late fifties and early sixties music of a more popular style, but not if you want more Vic Fontaine. Its an interesting album though and Im sure a lot of people will enjoy this retrospective view of JD's singing career. But as for me, I think as a singer James Darren's voice has got better with time. In my opinion and others Ive talked to, he is more than capable of outpeforming Frank Sinatra. Expect to see great things from James Darren he is definitely one to watch!"
The Real Hits on Here
Eclectic Revisited | Arizona | 11/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have this CD because I've always wanted to own "Conscience", a song you will never hear on an oldies station. "Her Royalty Majesty" and "Goodbye, Cruel World" were expected to be there too as they were the best, the hits. The availability of better songs might have carried James Darren to a higher level in the popular music field, but he seemed to stray into other areas that were just not "cool". "Put on a Happy Face" comes from an entirely different genre and was rather old-fashioned when it came out. Darren fans cringed. "Gidget?" Way too juvenile, And as to "Because They're Young", I'll stick with the Duane Eddy instrumental. Even so, Darren had the voice and style so I give it 4 stars. I wouldn't look for new stuff though; the always youthful-looking Darren can't be too much in demand at his age. Enjoy these gems."