Perry Como
Special Edition
 
RCA GERMANY
RCA CL 90245/1/2/3 ~ 1988
BMG Records (UK) Ltd.
 
Record 1
Side 1
 
For The Good Times
Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson
 
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
Music by L. Russell Brown 
with lyrics by Irwin Levine , 1973
 
The Way We Were
Music by Marvin Hamlisch 
with lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman, 1973
 
Feelings
Music by Mauricio Kaiserman with English lyrics by Morris Albert , 1975
Brazilian song with original Portuguese words by Thomas Fundera
 
The Most Beautiful Girl
Words and Music by Rory Bourke, 
Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson
 
Something
Words and Music by George Harrison
 
Killing Me Softly With Her Song
Music by Charles Fox and lyrics by Norman Gimbel , 1973
 
I Believe In Music
Words and Music by Mac Davis , 1972
 
Record 1
Side 2
 
It's Impossible
Original music and Spanish lyrics by Canache Armando Manzanero, 1970
with English lyrics by Sid Wayne
 
( They Long to Be ) Close to You
Music by Burt Bacharach 
with lyrics by Hal David, 1970
 
If ( Gates )
Words and Music by David A. Gates
 
Yesterday
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1966
 
We've Only Just Begun
Words and Music by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols, 1970
 
( The ) Shadow of Your Smile  ( Love theme from "The Sandpiper" )
Music by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, 1965
 
There's A Kind of Hush
Words and Music by David Leslie Reed and Geoff Stevens, 1966
  
You Light Up My Life
~ from the film "You Light Up My Life"
Words and Music by Joe Brooks , 1977
 
Record 2
Side 3
 
And I Love You So
Words and Music by Don McLean
 
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
 
I Want to Give
Music by  J. Eduardo Ruben Carballo and Enrique Raul De Jesus ( J. Marcelo )
English lyrics Gene Nash
 
Moon River
~ from the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer
 
Snowbird
Words and Music by Gene MacLellan, 1970
 
When I Need You
Music by Albert Hammond 
with lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, 1977
 
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Words and Music by Paul Simon
 
Catch a Falling Star
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss
and Paul Vance
 
Record 2
Side 4
 
Magic Moments
Music by Burt Bacharach
with lyrics by Hal David , 1958
  
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Words and Music by Stevie Wonder
 
When I Fall in Love
~ featured in the 1957 film "Istanbul"       
Music by Victor Young and lyrics by Edward Heyman, 1952
 
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1969
 
Michelle
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1966
 
Days of Wine and Roses
~ from the 1962 film "Days of Wine and Roses"
Music by Henry Mancini and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1962
 
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
 
The Very Thought of You
Words and Music by Ray Noble, 1934
 
Record 3
Side 5
 
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes ( with The Ramblers )
~  recorded by Perry in November, 1952
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
 
Wanted
~  recorded by Perry in December, 1953
Words and Music by Lois Steele and Jack Fulton , 1954
 
Idle Gossip
Music by Joseph Meyer
with lyrics by Floyd Huddleston
 
Papa Loves Mambo
~  recorded by Perry in August, 1954
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning and Bix Reichner 1954
 
Tina Marie
~ a double charting single from June, 1955, with flip side "Fooled"
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
 
Juke Box Baby
~  a popular double charted single for Perry from February, 1956,
and flip side to "Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )"
Music by Joe Sherman and lyrics Noel Sherman, 1956
Arranged by Joe Reisman
 
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
 
Record 3
Side 6
 
Moon Talk
~ charted single from March, 1958, with flip side "Beats There a Heart So True"
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
  
Love Makes the World Go 'Round
~ a double charting single from September, 1958, with flip side "Mandolins In The Moonlight"
Words and Music by Ollie Jones
 
Mandolins In The Moonlight
~  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
 
Tomboy
~ 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
 
I Know
~  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
 
Delaware
~ a popular single from December, 1959, with flip side "I Know What God Is"
this was Perry's last recorded single of the 50s and his first release of the 60s double charted
Words and Music by Irving Gordon ( composer of Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable" )
 
Caterina
~ a popular single from February, 1962
Words and Music by Earl Shuman and Maurice "Bugs" Bower, 1961
 
I Think of You
Music by Francis Albert Lai 
with lyrics by Rod McKuen
 
Box set and label designed by School House Studios
Printed in West Germany
 
 
Notes: This album appears to be an expanded version of the RCA Special Products release for a third party distributor circa 1981.
Special Products releases are not usually drawn from first generation tapes but the quality of this release remains unconfirmed. 
Individual tracks may be a mixture of monaural, stereo or even electronically reprocessed stereo (unconfirmed) 

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