The Best of Perry Como - Reader's Digest UK 1971

The Best of Perry Como - Reader's Digest UK 1971

Readers Digest UK Production
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS GBPC-6A
Stereo & Electronic Reprocessed Monaural
Sources and Mastering Unknown 
Original Compilation 1971

Como Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UKComo Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UK

Perry Como - The Romantic Como GBPC-6A/S1
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6841 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2441/42
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971

        Side 1 —

Fly Me to the Moon  ( In Other Words )
Words and Music by Bart Howard
 
Santa Lucia
Original Italian melody by Teodoro Cottrau , 1850
Musical adaptation by Nick Perito with Italian/English lyrics adapted by Ray Charles
 
Scarlet Ribbons
Music by Evelyn Danzig and lyrics by Jack Segal , 1949
 
Arrivederci Roma ( Goodbye to Rome )
~ 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
 
Together Forever ( from the Broadway musical "I Do! I Do!" ) Electronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
Music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones
 
Souvenir d'Italie
Music by Lelio Luttazzi and English lyrics by Carl Sigman
Original Italian lyrics by Giulio Scarnicca and Renzo Tarabusi , 1957
 

Side  2 —

( The ) Hawaiian Wedding Song ( Ke Kali Nei Au )
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"
 
Funny How Time Slips Away
Words and Music by Willie Nelson, 1962
 
Slightly Out of Tune ( Desafinado )
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
with original lyrics by Newton Mendonça, 1962
English lyrics by Jon Hendricks and Jessie Cavanaugh
 
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars ( Corcovado )
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Gene Lees and Buddy Kaye
 
Lollipops and Roses
Words and Music by Tony Velona, 1962
 
How Insensitive ( Insensatez )
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinicius De Moraes
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
 
Perry Como - The Romantic Como GBPC-6A/S1
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6841 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2441/42
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971
 
Como Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UKComo Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UK
 
Perry Como - Como's Big Hits  GBPC-6A/S2
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6842 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2443/44
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971

        Side 1 —

Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes ( with The Ramblers )Electronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
~  recorded by Perry in November, 1952
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
 
DelawareElectronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
Words and Music by Irving Gordon
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded December 28, 1959, New York, Produced by Charles Grean
 
Prisoner of LoveElectronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill
with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
 
Hot Diggity  ( Dog Ziggity Boom )Electronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of España, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
 
Magic MomentsElectronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1957
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1958
 
Papa Loves MamboElectronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
~  recorded by Perry in August, 1954
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Bix Reichner 1954

        Side  2 —

It's Impossible
Original music and Spanish lyrics by Canache Armando Manzanero, 1970
with English lyrics by Sid Wayne
 
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1969
 
Something
Words and Music by George Harrison
 
( They Long to Be ) Close to You
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1970
 
I Think I Love You
Words and Music by Tony Romeo, 1970
 
A House is Not a Home
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1964
 
Perry Como - Como's Big Hits  GBPC-6A/S2
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6842 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2443/44
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971

        Como Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UKComo Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UK

Perry Como - The Swinging Como  GBPC-6A/S3
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6843 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2445/46
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971

        Side 1 —

I've Got You Under My Skin ( 1959 Version )
~ from the 1936 Hollywood musical "Born to Dance"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
 
Everybody's Talking ( 1970 'Live' Version )
~ from the movie "Midnight Cowboy"
Words and Music by Fred Neil, 1969
 
( The ) Father of Girls ( 1968 Album Version )
Words and Music by Ervin M. Drake
 
Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella ( On a Rainy Day )
Music by Sammy Fain with lyrics by Irving Kahal 
and Francis Wheeler , 1928
 
Hello, Young Lovers ( 1960 Version )
~ from the 1951 Stage musical "The King and I"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II , 1951
 
If I Had a Hammer ( 1970 'Live' Version )
Music and lyrics Lee Hays and Pete Seeger, 1958, 1962, 1963
 

Side  2 —

Snowbird
Words and Music by Gene MacLellan, 1970
 
El Condor Pasa
Original English Lyrics by Paul Simon
Arrangement of 18th Century Peruvian folk melody by Jorge Milchberg
Notated in 1916 by Daniel Alomias Robles
 
Everybody is Looking for an Answer
Words and Music by Evangeline Seward
 
You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
Music by John Benson Brooks with lyrics by Bob Russell , 1948
 
We've Only Just Begun
Words and Music by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols, 1970
 
What's New ?
Music by Bob Haggart with lyrics by Johnny Burke 1939
 
Perry Como - The Swinging Como  GBPC-6A/S3
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6843 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2445/46
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971

        Como Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UKComo Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UK

Perry Como - Como at Home  GBPC-6A/S4
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6844 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2447/48
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971

        Side 1 —

May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You
Words and Music by Meredith Willson
 
When You Come to The End of The Day
Music by Frank C. Westphal and lyrics by Gus Kahn
 
I May Never Pass This Way Again
Words and Music by Murray Wizel and Irving Melcher
 
I Believe Electronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
Words and Music by Ervin Drake, 
Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman
 
Whither Thou Goest
Music and Lyrics Guy Singer, 1954
 
Bless This House Electronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
Words and Music by Helen Taylor 
and May H. Morgan ( a.k.a. Brahe ), 1927

        Side  2 —

Nearer My God To Thee Electronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
Words and Music by Sarah F. Adams 
and Lowell Mason
 
A Still Small Voice
Music by Ben Weisman and lyrics by Al Stillman
 
Abide With Me Electronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
Music by William Henry Monk 
with lyrics by Henry Francis Lyte, 1861
 
The Rosary Electronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
Words and Music by Robert Cameron Rogers 
and Ethelbert Nevin
 
Only One
Words and Music by Sunny Skylar, Tom Glazer, and Andrew Ackers
 
Prayer For Peace
Music by Nick Acquaviva with English Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
 
Perry Como - Como at Home  GBPC-6A/S4
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6844 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2447/48
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971

        Como Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UKComo Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UK

Perry Como - Como In Love  GBPC-6A/S5
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6845 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2449/50
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971

        Side 1 —

'Till the End of TimeElectronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
~ adapted from Chopin's Polonaise No. 6 in A Flat Major
Words and Music by Ted Mossman and Buddy Kaye, 1945
 
BecauseElectronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
~ featured by Mario Lanza in "The Great Caruso", 1951
Music by Guy d'Hardelot and lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, 1902
 
When You Were Sweet Sixteen  ( with The Satisfiers )Electronically reprocessed stereo from monaural
~ from the Bing Crosby Productions, Inc., Picture "The Great John L."
Words and Music by James Thornton and Published 1898
 
Maria
~ from the 1957 Broadway musical production "West Side Story"
Music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, 1957
 
The Sweetest Sounds
~ from the Stage musical "No Strings"
Words and Music by Richard Rodgers, 1962
 
I'll Remember April
~ from the 1942 Western Musical Comedy "Ride 'em Cowboy"
Music by Gene DePaul and lyrics by Patricia Johnston, and Don Raye
 

Side  2 —

Yesterday
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1966
 
Somebody Cares
Words and Music by Johnny Robba, Frank Reardon and Ernest G. Schweikert
 
Look to Your Heart ( from the TV production "Our Town" )
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn
 
Sweet Adorable You
Words and Music by Thomas Baker Knight
 
Once I Loved ( Amor e Paz )
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinicius De Moraes
English lyrics by Ray Gilbert
 
My Cup Runneth Over ( from the Broadway musical "I Do! I Do!" )
Music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones
 
Perry Como - Como In Love  GBPC-6A/S5
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6845 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2449/50
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971
 
Como Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UKComo Sings the Show Stoppers - Reader's Digest UK
 
Perry Como - Como Sings the Show Stoppers  GBPC-6A/S6
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6846 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2451/52
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971

        Side 1 —

Moon River
~ from the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer
 
Sunrise Sunset ( from the Broadway and musical production "Fiddler on the Roof" )
Music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
 
How to Handle a Woman ( from the Broadway and musical production "Camelot" )
Music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
 
Try to Remember ( from the musical production "The Fantasticks" )
Music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones
 
( The ) Shadow of Your Smile  ( Love theme from "The Sandpiper" )
Music by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, 1965
Arranged by Torrie Zito
 
When You're in Love ( from the film "Seven Brides and Seven Brothers" )
Music by Gene De Paul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer
 

Side  2 —

Moonglow and Theme from "Picnic"
~ from the 1956 film "Picnic"
Words and Music by Will Hudson, Eddie DeLange, and Irving Mills 1934, 1956
Theme from "Picnic" Words by Steve Allen and Music by George Duning 1956
 
My Favorite Things
~ from "The Sound of Music" 1959, 1965
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Days of Wine and Roses
~ from the 1962 film "Days of Wine and Roses"
Music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1962
 
Carnival
~ from the film "Black Orpheus"
Music by Luiz Bonfa and lyrics by Antonio Mariz, 1960
 
Can't Help Falling In Love
Words and Music by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore ( Hugo & Luigi )
 
What Kind of Fool Am I ?
~ from the 1961 Stage Musical "Stop the World I Want to Get Off"
Music by Leslie Bricusse and lyrics by Anthony Newley
 
arranged by Torrie ZitoElectronically Reprocessed Stereo
 
Perry Como - Como Sings the Show Stoppers  GBPC-6A/S6
Readers Digest UK Production 1971
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS RDS-6846 STEREO
Matrix Numbers 2451/52
Sources and Mastering Unknown
Original Compilation 1971
 
The Best of Perry Como - Reader's Digest UK
 
Readers Digest UK Production
RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS GBPC-6A
Stereo & Electronic Reprocessed Monaural
Sources and Mastering Unknown 
Original Compilation 1971
 
Selections in this compilation are from the following
feature RCA Victor albums:

        Perry Como ~ I Believe  LPM-1172 1956

           I BELIEVE ~ 1956 LPM-1172

I Believe
Bless this House
Nearer My God to Thee
Abide with Me
The Rosary
 
Compilation Produced by Charles Grean
Originally Assembled in 1956

        Como's Golden Records ~ original album

          COMO'S GOLDEN RECORDS ~ 1958 LOP-1007

Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes
Delaware track substitution
Prisoner of Love
Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )
Magic Moments
Papa Loves Mambo
'Till the End of Time
Because
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
 
Original Compilation Assembled in 1958
track substitutionAdded to UK Compilation in 1970

        When You Come to the End of the Day

           WHEN YOU COME TO THE END OF THE DAY ~ 1958 LSP-1885

Scarlet Ribbons
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
When You Come to the End of the Day
I May Never Pass this Way Again Wither Thou Goest
A Still Small Voice
Only One
Prayer for Peace
 
Produced by Joe Reisman
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & The Ray Charles Singers
Arrangements by Joe Reisman, Jack Andrews and Joe Lipman
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York,
on April 30, May 1, June 18, 19, and 23, 1958
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
 

        Como Swings original album

           COMO SWINGS ~ 1959 LSP-2010

I've Got You Under My Skin
Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella ( On a Rainy Day )
You Came a Long Way from St. Louis
 
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & Ray Charles
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, 24th Street, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson.
Recorded April 9th, 16th, 23rd & May 21st, 1959

        For the Young at Heart - 1961

           FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART ~ 1961 LSP-2343

Hello, Young Lovers
 
Produced by Hugo & Luigi.
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Chorus
Arrangements: O.B. Masingill
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City.
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded October 25th, 26th & November 2nd, 15th, 1960

        By Request ~ 1962

           BY REQUEST ~ 1962 LSP-2567

Lollipops and Roses
What's New?
Maria
The Sweetest Sounds
I'll Remember April
Somebody Cares
Moon River
Moonglow and Theme from "Picnic"
My Favorite Things
Can't Help Falling in Love
 
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson

        The Songs I Love ~ RCA Victor1963

           THE SONGS I LOVE ~ 1963 LSP-2708

Fly Me to the Moon ( In Other Words )
The Hawaiian Wedding Song
Slightly Out of Tune ( Desafinado )
Days of Wine and Roses
Carnival
What Kind of Fool Am I?
 
Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Produced by Hugo & Luigi
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson

        The Scene Changes ~ Perry Goes to Nashville

            THE SCENE CHANGES ~ 1965 LSP-3396

Funny How Time Slips Away
Sweet Adorable You
 
Perry Como with The Anita Kerr Quartet
Produced by Chet Atkins and Arranged by Anita Kerr
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio,
Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineers: Chuck Seitz and William Vandevort

        Lightly Latin ~ RCA Victor 1966

 LIGHTLY LATIN ~ 1966 LSP-3552

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars  ( Corcovado )
How Insensitive  ( Insensatez )
Yesterday
Once I Loved ( Amor e Paz )
The Shadow of Your Smile
What Kind of Fool Am I?
 
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
Choral Director: Ray Charles and the Ray Charles Singers.
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
December 29, 1965 ~ March 1, 1966

 

        Perry Como In Italy ~ original RCA Victor album 1966

 IN ITALY ~ 1966 LSP-3608

Santa Lucia
Arrivederci Roma  ( Goodbye to Rome )
Souvenir d'Italie
 
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
The Alessandro Alessandroni Singers Directed by Ray Charles
Recorded in the RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy.
Recording Engineer: Pino Mastroianni
May 9 - 19, 1966

 

        Look to Your Heart ~ 1968

           LOOK TO YOUR HEART ~ 1968 LSP-4052

Together Forevertrack substitution
The Father of Girls
Look to Your Heart
My Cup Runneth Over
Sunrise Sunset
How to Handle a Woman
Try to Remember
When You're in Love
  
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito with the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City circa June 1968
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
track substitutionReleased in "Seattle" compilation album 1969

 

        Perry Como In Person - 1970

           IN PERSON ~ 1970 LSPX-1001

Everybody's Talking
If I Had a Hammer
  
Produced by Ernie Altschuler.
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito.
Special Material and Musical Consultant: Ray Charles.
Vocal Accompaniment by The Doodletown Pipers.
Recorded live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas on June 25, 26, and 27, 1970.
Recording Engineer: Mickey Crofford

        It's Impossible ~ December 1970

           IT'S IMPOSSIBLE ~ 1970 LSP-4473

It's Impossible
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Something
( They Long to Be )  Close to You
I Think I Love You
A House is Not a Home
Snowbird
El Condor Pasa
Everybody Is Looking for an Answer
We've Only Just Begun
  
Produced by Don Costa Productions, Inc.
Conducted by Nick Perito
Recorded at the International Hotel, Las Vegas circa November, 1970
Recording Engineer: Mickey Crofford
 
Title track "It's Impossible" produced by Ernie Altschuler
Arranged and Conducted by Marty Manning
Recorded at RCA's Studio A, New York City, May 5/6, 1970
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson

           Listing, credits and graphics for "The Best of Perry Como" were contributed by Matthew Long, England

           Other Reader's Digest Box Sets:

        The Best of Perry Como ~ Reader's Digest U,S. 1975The Best of Perry Como - Reader's Digest UK 1971The Incomparable Como ~ Reader's Digest UKThe Best of Perry Como - 14 Track UK Reader's Digest

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