The Hit Singles Collection (CD) ~ Bobby Darin Cover Art

Bobby Darin The Hit Singles Collection

By: Bobby Darin

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Track Listing

DISC 1 for Bobby Darin The Hit Singles Collection Album By Bobby Darin
1   Splish Splash
2   Early In The Morning
3   Queen Of The Hop
4   Plain Jane
5   Dream Lover
6   Mack The Knife
7   Beyond The Sea
8   Clementine
9   Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
10   Artificial Flowers
11   Lazy River
12   You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
13   Irresistible You
14   Multiplication
15   What'd I Say
16   Things
17   You're The Reason I'm Living
18   18 Yellow Roses
19   If I Were A Carpenter
20   Lovin' You

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Album Description

Rhino release featuring 20 swingin'' tracks released from 1958-1966 on the Atco, Capitol and Atlantic labels. 2002.

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Bobby Darin was one of the most personally complex and unpredictable artists of the rock era. Indeed, it''s hard to find another major artist who reinvented himself with the deceptive ease and overwhelming success chronicled on this 20-track highlight disc. After scoring three lively and considerable Top 10 successes in the space of a year in the late 1950s ("Splish Splash," "Queen of the Hop," "Dream Lover"), Darin traded in his teen idol sweater ''n'' slacks for a tux and tie (evidence suggests he considered rock a passing fad!) and went gunning for Sinatra and the Rat Pack. The immediate results were the Grammy-winning No. 1 legend "Mack the Knife" (adapted from Kurt Weill''s "Moritat" in The Threepenny Opera) and the enduring, French-inspired Top 10 hit "Beyond the Sea." If Darin spent the early ''60s alternately goosing standards from the American songbook ("Clementine," "Bill Bailey," "Lazy River," "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," etc.) and mending a few rock-pop fences ("Multiplication," "Things"), he still had another surprise in store. His Top 10 take on Tim Hardin''s dolorous "If I Were a Carpenter" cast him all too convincingly as conscientious ''60s folkie. Other highlights here include his irresistible, swinging take on the lyrically bleak "Artificial Flowers" and his successful, self-penned nods to the ''60s Nashville sound, "You''re the Reason I''m Living" and "18 Yellow Roses." Darin was considerably more than the first postmodern lounge Revivalist, and herein lies the evidence. --Jerry McCulley

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