First record releases: ~ the
theme "You Are Never Far Away" has been
recorded several times as a closing to Como albums and
used many times during closing and program credits for
the Perry Como television shows and specials. It was
recorded as a closing for Perry's first full stereophonic album, "Saturday Night With Mr.
C." released as LSO/LOP 1004 in 1958 and as a
closing for the 1961 album "Sing to Me Mr. C."
released as LSP/LPM 2390 and it was performed on both
"live" albums recorded in 1970 and 1980. The
original 1952 recording should have been released in the
1968 RCA Camden compilation "You Are Never Far
Away" CAS-2201(e) but inadvertently the short theme
from "Saturday Night With Mr. C." was used
instead and, adding insult to injury, in monaural or
electronically reprocessed stereo only! Unfortunately,
this oversight was not corrected with the compact disc
Notes: ~ This song has been the
closing theme for Mr. Como's television show from almost
the time it was first recorded in 1952. Strangely,
though, the full version recording was not released by
RCA Victor until it's inclusion in the BMG compact disc
box set "Yesterday & Today ~ A Celebration in
Song" more than forty years later. On at least one
occasion, perhaps forgetting that he had recorded it, Mr.
Como has commented that he might one day record the full
version, and so it was with considerable surprise that
the full version emerged in 1993.