20 of the teen idol's biggest chart hits for the Laurie & Columbia labels from 1958-68, both with & without his group The Belmonts. All tracks are digitally remastered & include 'The Wanderer', 'I Wonder Why', 'Runaround S... more »ue', 'Donna The Primadonna', 'A Teenager In Love' & 'Abraham Martin And John'. 1999 release.« less
20 of the teen idol's biggest chart hits for the Laurie & Columbia labels from 1958-68, both with & without his group The Belmonts. All tracks are digitally remastered & include 'The Wanderer', 'I Wonder Why', 'Runaround Sue', 'Donna The Primadonna', 'A Teenager In Love' & 'Abraham Martin And John'. 1999 release.
"While there have been numerous Dion/Dion w/Belmonts CDs that have come and gone, this effort out of the German Repertoire label is a suberb accomplishment. This single-disc greatest hits collection is the first true gathering of greatest hits for Dion's entire career. While there are some minor charted records not included here, these twenty tracks represent every invasion of the top 40 by Dion, solo and with the Belmonts. Proof of the completeness of this set is the inclusion of "Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw", a tune consistantly ignored in other Dion collections. Sound quality is excellent - on a par with the work that Ace records did with the Dion Laurie catalog some time ago. All tracks except 4, 6 and 8 are in true stereo. Liner notes are sparse - a half page brief synopsis of Dion's career in English and German. A six-star rating in deserved to some degree simply because Repetoire has produced exactly what it calls this disc - Dion and the Belmonts Greatest Hits - and has done it extremely well. If only one Dion CD is going into a collection, this is unquestionably the one."
Paul Edwards | Nashville, TN United States | 04/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking for a quintessential collection of Dion & The Belmonts music on a single disc, then look no further than this German import of Dion & The Belmonts Greatest Hits! Let me tell you, the pristine sound quality on this disc has to be heard to be believed, especially when considering that most of these songs were recorded at least 35 years ago! You'd swear they were recorded yesterday! The fine packaging and the fact that every one of Dion & The Belmonts Top 40 singles spanning three different record labels are included on this disc make it WELL worth the value price! My question is, why can't U.S. labels ever seem to put out high quality single disc collections like this??? I've gotten to the point where I'm turning exclusively to import titles to get all my oldies music compiled and remastered the way I want it!!"
All the hits on one album--Finally!
cdlover2277 | Phila.,, Pa. USA | 07/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's a pure delight to finally have all of Dion's major hits, solo and with The Belmonts, on one CD. This import album truly delivers the goods. There is currently (and never been before) a U.S. compilation that matches this one, seeing as how Dion's solo hits between 1961 and 1968 were on 3 different labels, thereby making licensing more difficult for a single disc compilation. It's the best collection available for those who want just the biggest hits from Dion & The Belmonts and Dion solo. I would also put it in the category of one of the all-time best "Greatest Hits" albums ever made."
For Dion Fans This CD is IT!
rodboomboom | Dearborn, Michigan United States | 02/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking like I was for Dion's hits that sound like the oldies stations play them, this is it.I play this one so much, loving those goldies: "Wanderer" "Donna the Prima Donna" "Ruby Baby"etc.Even has some more which I have become fond of hearing, such as "Love Came To Me" and "Drip Drop.""