NOT just another repeat compilation
Scott F. Rogers | Columbus, Indiana United States | 09/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Big surprises come in small packages. These are some of Jerry's greatest hits, but not the normal studio released recordings. These versions kick with a live swing orchestra...is that Harry James? Judging by Jerry's voice, these are early live recordings from the 50's. (The insert doesn't supply any recording dates.) His vocals are strong and impressive. Another surprise is "My Heart Tells Me", which as far as I know, has never been released by Vale in any form. For the most part this CD is pretty good. The only downside is that a couple of the songs have static in them. You would have thought that they would have digitally cleaned them up. It's still worth looking into, if for nothing else, to hear Jerry Vale with a live swing orchestra, and for the alternative versions of his hits."