Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Jane Morgan - Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Greatest Hits by Jane Morgan
Greatest Hits by Jane Morgan
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A Fascinating Woman with an Honest Sound
phillip dellapenna | New York, NY | 01/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having worked as music director/accompanist for Jane for upwards of 12 years, I was pleased to find that her music is finally becoming available on CD. Now her true and honest sound will be heard by future generations. Having worked with many well-known singers of that same era, I can truly say that she was the finest club performer I have known. Without using the overabused word "charismatic," there is no denying that there was an electrical aura about her on stage that I had never encountered before and have never seen since. If you have never heard her sing, the sound clips on this website should convince you to check out any album you can get your hands on and take the opportunity to explore her marvelous way of getting inside of a lyric. You will not be disappointed. P.S.: I was pleased to learn by reading David M. Piercy's 2-11-2000 review that Jane is alive and well in Malibu, CA! If she would come out of retirement and perform again, we would all be the richer for it."
JANE'S FIRST CD
David M. Piercy | Marion, North Carolina United States | 02/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"JANE MORGAN's GREATEST HITS cd was her first ever material on cd and I had waited for it for some time. It is a fine collection...except some one put the wrong version of "Two Different Worlds" on the cd. I love both, but the cd liner notes mention ROGER WILLIAMS (another Kapp artist) on this one, but it is THE TROUBADORS instead. I would have traded Jane's beautiful cover of "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" for "It's All In The Game" but it got more airplay when it was first released and is on a 45. The first song I ever remember hearing Jane sing is "The Day The Rains Came." It is still one of my all-time favorites...even the French version is GREAT! It was a top 40 here in the USA and reached #1 in England in 1958! All the ingredients are there in Jane's first cd to be a winner....GREAT songs and a beautiful cover...which was used on one of her KAPP albums in 1960...yes, JANE MORGAN is alive and well and living in Malibu, California."
Fine album by Jane Morgan--as far as it goes, that is
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 04/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jane Morgan - Greatest Hits is a somewhat lukewarm album that simply doesn't do justice to Jane Morgan's magnificent vocal talents. There are not enough songs here to justify calling this a "greatest hits" album. However, what we do get is very good quality throughout. The artwork is just about par for the CDs put out by Curb Records but the sound quality is still quite good.
"Fascination" starts off the CD with one of Jane's biggest hits. The strings are elegant and Jane sings this sweetly--and to perfection. Jane's voice is as clear as a bell and her voice is also rich, warm and vibrant. "Fascination" makes a stunning first number for this CD. "My Favorite Things" features Jane singing her best for this classic show tune from The Sound Of Music; Jane delivers this with heart and soul--just one listen proves it.
"Till" gets a lovely interpretation by the great Jane Morgan; she delivers this with panache and the music that accompanies her couldn't be better! It all holds its own very well. "The Day The Rains Come" has that `50s flavor to it; the percussion marks the beat and Jane sings as well as any of the very best chanteuses the world has ever known. Great!
"Fly Me To The Moon" has great drums and percussion to accompany Jane; Jane sings this like the pro she always was! Jane's rendition is probably my very favorite version of this classic love song. "Moon River," from the movie Breakfast At Tiffany's, sounds like a fresh, brilliant masterpiece in Jane Morgan's capable hands--and I'm very impressed. Moreover, the strings on "Tammy" work well to enhance the natural beauty of this ballad.
"It's All In The Game" proves beyond doubt that Jane Morgan had remarkable talent. Jane never misses a beat and her interpretation plays with the tempo somewhat to allow Jane to put her own stamp on this classic love song. "Two Different Worlds" suffers from a bit too much surface noise--however, this doesn't truly detract from Jane stunning performance of this love song. "Two Different Worlds" always tugs hard at my heartstrings whenever I hear it.
The CD also ends very nicely with Jane Morgan performing "Happy Anniversary." This isn't the choice I might have expected but Jane Morgan certainly makes this a fine ending for this album. The music is very pretty and Jane's strong voice makes this a strong ending number.
Overall, Jane Morgan fans will be disappointed that this CD is called a "greatest hits" collection. These people should seek out more substantial CDs for their collections. However, causal fans of Jane Morgan and classic pop vocals just might enjoy this CD after all.