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Memories Are Made of This V.2
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
A second double CD of evergreen favourites and classics from the 50's and 60's. Artists featured include Dean Martin, Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, Del Shannon, Doris Day, Dustry Springfield, Tom Jones, The Seekers, The E... more »
A second double CD of evergreen favourites and classics from the 50's and 60's. Artists featured include Dean Martin, Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, Del Shannon, Doris Day, Dustry Springfield, Tom Jones, The Seekers, The Everly Brothers, Slim Whitman, Julie London and many more. EMI.
Maintaining the brilliance of the first volume
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Following the success of the original compilation (Memories are made of this) and the subsequent themed compilations (Instrumental memories are made of this, Christmas memories are made of this), it is no surprise that a volume 2 has been released. Like the first volume, this is filled with easy-listening classics from the fifties and sixties, some of which have been released many times on different compilations while others don't get released very often.
There is a Drifters classic (Save the last dance for me) as well as two other songs that were American hits for the Drifters but were British hits for the artists singing them here - When my little girl is smiling (Craig Douglas) and Up on the roof (Kenny Lynch).
Cliff Richard and the Shadows are here with three songs - The next time, Don't talk to him and A voice in the wilderness. Elsewhere, there are a couple of classics each by Frank Sinatra (Three coins in the fountain, Young at heart), Dean Martin (That's Amore, Volare) and Matt Monro (Born free, Walk away).
Johnnie Ray (Cry), Jim Reeves (He'll have to go), Michael Holliday (Starry eyed), Petula Clark (I couldn't live without your love), The Seekers (Carnival is over), Perry Como (It's impossible), Bobby Darin (Beyond the sea), Peggy Lee (Fever) and the Shirelles (Will you love me tomorrow) are among the many other great singers represented by classic oldies.
There are a few less famous songs here too, notably I see the moon (Stargazers), The Swiss maid (Del Shannon) and Old Cape Cod (Patti Page), While these are all brilliant songs, they are not heard as often these days and it's great to find them on a compilation like this.
If I haven't mentioned your favorite, don't worry - there's a lot of great music here. If you enjoy easy listening music of the fifties and sixties, you'll love this compilation - and if you haven't already got the first volume, buy that too, if you can afford them both."