Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The best of quality since i collected the recordings of PM
Frans | AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS | 08/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sorry for my bad English. I'm fan of Peggy March since i was 15 year. I collected all her recordings, from my 15th year, i can buy in Holland and Germany. I have al most 600 recordings os PM. But this CD is suprior of quality i'ts like recording yesterday. And i like the varous of songs on it. My compliments. I hope the company will bring more of the American songs of Peggy on CD. Now she made in own factury a western cd (septembre 2002)
Greetings from a big Peggy March fan from Holland (52 years old)"
Peggy's U.S. Recordings Finally See The Light Of Day On CD!
Frans | 05/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many thanks to Taragon Records for recognizing this underrated, and underappreciated entertainer Ms. Peggy March. It's obvious that much care and thought went into this release as all tracks are in true STEREO! All of Peggy's chart successes are covered here, plus her first recording for RCA Victor in 1962, "Little ME." It is interesting to point out that the songs "Can't Stop Thinking About Him" and "He Couldn't Care Less" are altogether different from their commercial 45 releases. These two songs have a longer introduction and break. By the way, "He Couldn't Care Less" was written by the late Peter Allen, his brother Chris, and Dick Everitt. And then there's that great Randy Newman song, "Leave Me Alone." I was blown away when I heard this in STEREO! The mono 45 version is pale by comparison. Peggy's range starts out low which gradually builds to the sky. It was also great to hear the percussion instruments and a backing chorus that somehow got lost in the 45. "Watch What You Do With My Baby" had hit written across this record and shouldn't be ignored. It was penned by the same trio who wrote hits for Elvis Presley and The Everly Brothers, Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye. "Heaven For Lovers" is the English version of her German hit, "Mit 17 Hat Man Noch Traume" which when released in 1965 at the Baden Baden Songfestival, endeared Peggy to the German public. Peggy's entry won first prize! She subsequently released this song in Italian and Japanese. "Losin' My Touch" was pulled from her duet Lp "In Our Fashion" from 1965 and featured 4 songs from Peggy, 4 from Bennie Thomas and 4 duets. At the time, they both shared the same manager, Russell Smith and share the same birthday March 8. The label kept on pairing her with him and they recorded duets in German and Japanese. RCA once again paired her with British singer Gary Marshall for one 45 release, "An Old Fashion Wedding" b/w "Play A Simple Melody" from 1966. "This Heart Wasn't Made To Kick Around" originally a German song, called "Male Nicht Den Teufel An Die Wand," was given an English lyric an released in the States in 1967. The liner notes by Colin Escott are informative, pictures great and the CD deserving of many spins. Or is that vinyl talk? Ironically, Peggy's last recording for RCA in the States, "Boom Bang-A-Bang" b/w "Lilac Skies" was her first Stereo issue 45. This CD however, is just the tip of the iceberg of over 550 songs that Diva March has recorded over the years. Using Germany as her home base, she toured Europe constantly, even to this day in fact, and recorded and performed consistently. After RCA, she recorded for German Decca, Denon in Japan, Ariola, EMI Electrola and she currently records for Koch International. Her talent is rare and unique and deserves more releases of her material in the future."
Taragon does it right
Zub | Forks Twp., PA | 04/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For the intent of this compilation, this is the absolute best piece to own. If you're going for the RCA singles and 60s material done by March, this is far superior to any other compilations, domestic or foreign. All true stereo in superb sound taken from session and master mixdown tapes. Taragon has done a magnificent job with this material. Forget the others - this is the one to buy."