The First Thirty Years ~ Perry Como
 
PERRY COMO
THE FIRST THIRTY YEARS
RCA UK 1975 (e)
LFL4-7522

4- record set RCA UK production

Side One
 
And I Love You So real stereo
Words and Music by Don McLean
 
Hello Young Lovers ( 1960 )recorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ from the 1951 musical production "The King and I"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Delawarerecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ a popular single from December, 1959
Words and Music by Irving Gordon 
 
The Father of Girls ( single version )recorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Words and Music by Ervin M. Drake
 
Caterinarecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ a popular single from February, 1962, with flip side "The Island of Forgotten Lovers"
Words and Music by Earl Shuman and Maurice "Bugs" Bower, 1961
 
Catch a Falling Starrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ first certified "Gold" record by R.I.A.A. in 1958
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
 
Ave Maria ( Schubert ) ( 1949 )
recorded in the Church of Incarnation, New York City, on September 30, 1949
Original Music by Franz Schubert
 
Side Two
 
I Knowrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~  a popular charted single for Perry from May, 1959, with flip side "You Are In Love"
Words and Music by Carl Stutz and Edith Lindeman
 
No Other Love
~  a double charted single from May, 1953, with flip side "Keep It Gay"
from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Mandolins In The Moonlightrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~  a popular double charted single for Perry from September, 1958, and flip side to "Love Makes The World Go 'Round"
Words and Music by George Weiss and Aaron Schroeder
Arranged by Joe Reisman
 
Love Makes The World Go 'Roundrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ a double charting single from September, 1958, with flip side "Mandolins In The Moonlight"
Words and Music by Ollie Jones
 
Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )
~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of Espaņa, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
 
More
~ a double charting single from May, 1956, with flip side "Glendora"
Music by Alex Alstone and lyrics by Tom Glazer
 
You'll Never Walk Alone ( 1952 )
~ from the musical production "Carousel"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Side Three
 
It's Impossible real stereo
Music by Canache Armando Manzanero and lyrics by Sid Wayne
 
Round and Roundrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~  recorded by Perry in January, 1957
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman, 1956
 
Some Enchanted Evening
~ from the 1949 Stage musical "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
~ melody adapted from Chopin's "Fantaisie Impromptu in C# Minor
Music by Harry Carroll and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy, 1917, 1946
 
Temptation ( 1945 )
~ from the MGM film "Going Hollywood"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933
 
Kewpie Dollrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ a popular single for Perry from March, 1958
un-credited duet with Perry's Choral Director, Ray Charles
Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
 
Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
~  recorded by Perry in November, 1952, with "The Ramblers"
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
 
Side Four
 
I Think Of Youreal stereo
Music by Francis Albert Lai with lyrics by Rod McKuen
 
Seattle real stereo
~ from the Screen Gems TV production "Here Come the Brides"
Words and Music by Hugo Montenegro, Ernie Sheldon and Jack Keller
 
Dream On Little Dreamerrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Words and Music by Jan Crutchfield and Fred Burch
 
Walk Right Back real stereo
Words and Music by Sonny Curtis
 
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
~ from the Bing Crosby Productions, Inc., Picture "The Great John L."
Words and Music by James Thornton and Published 1898
 
Papa Loves Mambo
~  recorded by Perry in August, 1954
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Bix Reichner 1954
 
( I Left My Heart ) In San Franciscorecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Music by George Cory and lyrics by Douglas Cross
 
Side Five
 
For The Good Timesreal stereo
Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson
 
'Till The End of Time
~ adapted from Chopin's Polonaise No. 6 in A Flat Major
Words and Music by Ted Mossman and Buddy Kaye, 1945
 
Arrivederci Romarecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ featured in the 1958 Hollywood musical "Seven Hills of Rome"
Music by Renato Ranucci with Italian lyrics by Pietro Garinei and Sandro Giovannini
English lyrics by Carl Sigman
 
Sunrise, Sunset real stereo
Music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
 
( The ) Shadow of Your Smile  ( Love theme from "The Sandpiper" )recorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Music by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, 1965
 
Because
~ featured by Mario Lanza in "The Great Caruso", 1951
Music by Guy d'Hardelot and lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, 1902
 
If I Loved You
~  recorded by Perry in May, 1945
from the Musical Show "Carousel"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 1945
 
Side Six
 
( I Love You ) Don't You Forget Itrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ a popular single from May, 1963 with flip side "One More Mountain"
Music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Al Stillman ,1963
 
It All Seems To Fall Into Linereal stereo
Music by Ben Weisman and lyrics by Al Stillman
 
Vaya Con Diosrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Words and Music by Larry Russell, Buddy Pepper and Inez James, 1953
 
Tomboyrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ Perry's charted single from January, 1959, with flip side "Kiss Me and Kiss Me and Kiss Me"
Words and Music by Joe Farrell and Jim Conway
 
Mi Casa, Su Casa ( My House Is Your House )
~  recorded by Perry in January, 1957
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
 
Gonna Love That Girl
Words and Music by Frances Ash 1945
 
You Make Me Feel So Youngrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Music by Joseph Myrow and lyrics by Mack Gordon, 1946
 
Side Seven
 
Magic Momentsrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1957
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1958
 
Glendora
~ a double charting single from May, 1956, with flip side "More"
Words and Music by Ray Stanley, 1956
 
If Wishes Were Kisses
~ recorded by Perry in November, 1950
an early 50s single with flip side "Here's To My Lady"
Words and Music by Larry Stock and Milton Drake
 
Prisoner of Love
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
 
Moon Talkrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ charted single from March, 1958, with flip side "Beats There a Heart So True"
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
 
Scarlet Ribbonsrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Music by Evelyn Danzig and lyrics by Jack Segal , 1949
 
Dear Hearts and Gentle Peoplerecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Bob Hilliard , 1950
 
Side Eight
 
Hawaiian Wedding Songrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Music by Charles E. King
with English lyrics by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1959
Original written in 1926 by Charles E. King
with Hawaiian words and title "Ke Kali Nei Au"
 
Wanted
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1953
Words and Music by Lois Steele and Jack Fulton , 1954
 
It Had to Be Yourecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
~ from the 1944 Hollywood musical "Show Business"
Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Gus Kahn, 1924, 1944
 
Accentuate The Positiverecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer , 1944
 
You Came A Long Way from St. Louisrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Music by John Benson Brooks and lyrics by Bob Russell , 1948
 
I May Never Pass This Way Againrecorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo
Words and Music by Murray Wizel and Irving Melcher
 
Dream Along With Me
~  recorded by Perry in June, 1956
theme song from "The Perry Como Show"
Words and Music by Carl Sigman, 1956

           real stereo8 of 48 tacks released here in real stereo

recorded in real stereo but released here electronically reprocessed from monaural to simulate stereo27 of 48 tracks recorded in real stereo but released here in simulated stereo

Four record set RCA UK production
Contains 13 of 14 songs from "Como's Golden Records" LOP-1007 / LPM-1981 circa 1958
All Songs Electronically Reprocessed Stereo except as marked
Re-mastering Engineer unknown.
"The Father of Girls" is the original single version
"Walk Right Back" released here for the first time on LP in stereo
 
Note: The correct title for "Gonna Love that Girl" is "I'm Gonna Love that Gal
( Like She's Never Been Loved Before )" recorded May 19, 1945, with Orchestra
conducted by Russ Case and released on the flip side of "If I Loved You".
 
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