Magic Moments: The Very Best of Perry Como Perry Como
~ Reader's Digest ( UK )

           CD DISK: ONE

The Early Years
 
Some Enchanted Evening
~ from the 1949 Stage musical "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
"A" ~ You're Adorable
Music by Sidney Lippman
with lyrics by Fred Wise and Buddy Kaye, 1948
 
You Won't Be Satisfied ( Until You Break My Heart ) ( with The Satisfiers )
Words and Music by Freddy James and Larry Stock, 1946
 
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba   ( My Bambino Go to Sleep )
Music by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston 
with lyrics by Mack David, 1947
 
They Say It's Wonderful
~ from the musical production "Annie Get Your Gun" and Published 1946
Words & Music by Irving Berlin
 
Prisoner of Love ( 1946 Version )
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill
with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
 
A Dreamer's Holiday
Music by Mabel Wayne and lyrics by Kim Gannon , 1949
 
When You Were Sweet Sixteen  ( with The Satisfiers )
~ from the Bing Crosby Productions, Inc., Picture "The Great John L."
Words and Music by James Thornton
and Published 1898
 
Forever and Ever
Music and original German lyrics by Franz Winkler
English lyrics by Malia Rosa, 1949
 
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
 
You're Just In Love ( I Wonder Why ) ( with The Fontane Sisters )
~ from the 1950 Broadway musical "Call Me Madam"
Words and Music by Irving Berlin , 1950
 
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
 
Far Away Places
Words and Music by Alex Kramer
and Joan Whitney, 1948
 
Bali Ha'i
~ from the musical production "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Surrender
Words and Music by Bennie Benjamin and George Weiss , 1946
Bennie Benjamin Music Inc.
 
Because
~ featured by Mario Lanza in "The Great Caruso", 1951
Music by Guy d'Hardelot
with lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, 1902
 
If  (1950)
Music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Robert Hargreaves
and Stanley J. Damerell , 1934
 
I'm Gonna Love That Gal   ( Like She's Never Been Loved Before )
Words and Music by Frances Ash 1945
 
A Bushel and A Peck ( with Betty Hutton )
Introduced by Vivian Blaine in the musical production "Guy's and Dolls"
Words and Music by Frank Loesser, 1950
 
A Hubba-Hubba-Hubba ( Dig You Later )
~ from the Hollywood Musical "Doll Face", 1945
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Harold Adamson, 1945
 

CD DISK: TWO

Memories of the 50s
 
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes ( with The Ramblers )
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
 
Hoop-Dee-Doo ( with The Fontane Sisters )
Music by Milton de Lugg 
with lyrics by Frank Loesser
 
No Other Love
~ from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1953
 
Maybe ( with Eddie Fisher  )
Words and Music by Allan Flynn
and Frank Madden , 1940, 1952
 
Papa Loves Mambo
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning
and Bix Reichner 1954
 
Wanted
Words and Music by Lois Steele
and Jack Fulton , 1954
 
Say You're Mine Again ( with The Ramblers )
Words and Music by Charles Nathan
and Dave Heisler , 1953
 
Hello Young Lovers ( 1960 Version Monaural )
~ from the 1951 musical production "The King and I"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
I May Never Pass This Way Again
Words and Music by Murray Wizel and Irving Melcher
 
Idle Gossip
Music by Joseph Meyer
with lyrics by Floyd Huddleston
 
More
Music by Tom Glazer
with lyrics by Alex Alstone
 
Catch a Falling Star
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss
and Paul Vance
 
Hot Diggity  ( Dog Ziggity Boom ) ( Alternate Take )
~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of España, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
 
All At Once You Love Her ( and The Ray Charles Singers )
~ from the musical production "Pipe Dream"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Dream Along With Me ( I'm On My Way to a Star )
Words and Music by Carl Sigman, 1956
 
Magic Moments
Music by Burt Bacharach
with lyrics by Hal David , 1958
 
Kewpie Doll ( with Ray Charles ) ( Real Stereo )
Words and Music by Sid Tepper
and Roy C. Bennett
 
Moonlight Love
Music from "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy
Adapted by Domenico Savino with lyrics by Mitchell Parish, 1956
 
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
~ from the 1950 Walt Disney film "Cinderella"
Music by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston with
lyrics by Mack David, 1949
 
Round and Round
Words and Music by Joe Shapiro
and Lou Stallman, 1956
 
Ko-Ko-Mo ( I Love You So )
Words and Music by Eunice Levy, Jake Porter
and Forest Wilson , 1955
 
Juke Box Baby
Music by Joe Sherman
with lyrics Noel Sherman, 1956

           CD DISK: THREE

Favourites Forever!
 
Love Makes the World Go 'Round
Words and Music by Ollie Jones
 
Dream on Little Dreamer ( with The Anita Kerr Quartet )
Words and Music by Jan Crutchfield
and Fred Burch
 
I Know
Words and Music by Carl Stutz
and Edith Lindeman
 
Caterina
Words and Music by Earl Shuman 
and Maurice "Bugs" Bower, 1961
 
Delaware
Words and Music by Irving Gordon 
 
Mandolins In the Moonlight
Words and Music by George Weiss
and Aaron Schroeder
 
( I Love You ) Don't You Forget It
Music by Henry Mancini 
with lyrics by Al Stillman ,1963
 
Tomboy
Words and Music by Joe Farrell
and Jim Conway
 
Moon Talk
Words and Music by Al Hoffman
and Dick Manning
 
( The ) Father of Girls
Words and Music by Ervin M. Drake
 
Try to Remember ( from the musical production "The Fantasticks" )
Music by Harvey Schmidt
with lyrics by Tom Jones
 
 
For The Good Times
Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson
 
The Way We Were
Music by Marvin Hamlisch with lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman , 1973
 
It's Impossible
Music by Canache Armando Manzanero
with lyrics by Sid Wayne
 
( The ) Shadow of Your Smile  ( Love theme from "The Sandpiper" )
Music by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, 1965
 
Feelings
Music by Mauricio Kaiserman with English lyrics by Morris Albert , 1975
Brazilian song with original Portuguese words by Thomas Fundera
 
And I Love You So
Words and Music by Don McLean
 
Fly Me to the Moon  ( In Other Words )
Words and Music by Bart Howard
 
( The ) Sweetest Sounds
~ from the Stage musical "No Strings"
Words and Music by Richard Rodgers, 1962
 
I Think of You
Music by Francis Albert Lai 
with lyrics by Rod McKuen
 
The Very Best of Perry Como
 
SPECIAL FEATURES:
~ first documented alternate 'take' of "Hot Diggity ( Dog Ziggity Boom )" ( US & UK Versions )
~ first documented stereo release of "Kewpie Doll"
~ the song "Idle Gossip" was never released in North America
~ rare stereo re-release for "I May Never Pass This Way Again" and "Love Make the World Go 'Round" and "Tomboy"
~ rare mono re-release for "I'm Gonna Love That Gal" and "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
           DOCUMENTED ERRORS:
~ the "Hello, Young Lovers" track was obviously intended to be the 1951 version
~ 11 out of 26 stereo recordings are re-released here in mono including "Delaware" a popular UK hit single
 
READER'S DIGEST UK CD BOX SET ( 3 DISK ) 1998
RECORD NUMBER RDCD 2371-3
62 TRACKS
PRICE £34:95 UK
 

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