~ An English translation
of the French song "Chanson du Coeur Brise"
Music by Harold Vicars and lyrics by Clarence Lucas , 1914
Original French lyrics by Maurice Vancaire
This well-known compilation of hit singles
first appeared ( as yet unconfirmed ) in 1948 as a 3-disc box-set of RCA's
78RPM format recordings and released a year later on their new format 7" 45RPM records.
The six-song collection was expanded in 1952 within the label's reluctant
adoption of the Columbia 10" LP format and then again in 1956
within a twelve-song compilation titled "Relaxing With Perry
Como". Both albums were also released within RCA Victor's own 45RPM
Extended Play format albums which were intended to compete with the
long-play album format without success. By the end of the 1950s, the LP
became the industry format of choice for albums whilst the 45 became the
industry format of choice for commercial singles.