The Definitive Perry Como Collection

An RCA Victor Statement about RCA Camden Records

DISK: ONE

Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes ( with The Ramblers )
Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
 
Wanted
Words and Music by Lois Steele
and Jack Fulton , 1954
 
Idle Gossip
Music by Joseph Meyer
with lyrics by Floyd Huddleston
 
Papa Loves Mambo
Words and Music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning
and Bix Reichner 1954
 
Tina Marie
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
 
Juke Box Baby
Music by Joe Sherman
and lyrics Noel Sherman, 1956
 
Hot Diggity  ( Dog Ziggity Boom )
~ Adapted from Alexis Chabrier's 1st theme of España, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Words and Music by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning, 1956
 
More
Music by Alex Alstone
with lyrics by Tom Glazer
 
Glendora
Words and Music by Ray Stanley, 1956
 
Magic Moments
Music by Burt Bacharach
and lyrics by Hal David , 1958
 
Catch a Falling Star
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss
and Paul Vance
 
Kewpie Doll ( with Ray Charles )
Words and Music by Sid Tepper
and Roy C. Bennett
 
I May Never Pass This Way Again
Words and Music by Murray Wizel and Irving Melcher
 
Moon Talk
Words and Music by Al Hoffman
and Dick Manning
 
Love Makes the World Go 'Round
Words and Music by Ollie Jones
 
Mandolins In the Moonlight
Words and Music by George Weiss
and Aaron Schroeder
 
Tomboy
Words and Music by Joe Farrell
and Jim Conway
 
I Know
Words and Music by Carl Stutz
and Edith Lindeman
 
Delaware
Words and Music by Irving Gordon 
 
Caterina
Words and Music by Earl Shuman 
and Maurice "Bugs" Bower, 1961
 
It's Impossible
Music by Canache Armando Manzanero
with lyrics by Sid Wayne
 
I Think of You
Music by Francis Albert Lai 
with lyrics by Rod McKuen
 
And I Love You So
Words and Music by Don McLean
 
For The Good Times
Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson
 
Walk Right Back
Words and Music by Sonny Curtis
 
I Want to Give
Music by  J. Eduardo Ruben Carballo and Enrique Raul De Jesus ( J. Marcelo )
English lyrics Gene Nash,
 
DISK: TWO
 
( The ) Wind Beneath My Wingsreal stereo
Words and Music by Larry Henley
and Jeff Silbar, 1983, 1988
 
Can't Help Falling In Love
Words and Music by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti
and Luigi Creatore ( Hugo & Luigi )
 
You Light Up My Life
~ from the film "You Light Up My Life"
Words and Music by Joe Brooks , 1977
 
Prisoner of Love ( 1970 Live )
~ introduced and featured by Russ Columbo in 1931
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill with lyrics by Leo Robin, 1931
 
Some Enchanted Evening
~ from the 1949 Stage musical "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
No Other Love
~ from the 1953 Stage Musical "Me and Juliet"
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1953
 
Kiss Me And Kiss Me And Kiss Me ( Tre Voite Baciami )
~  a popular  single for Perry from January, 1959, and flip side to "Tomboy"
Original music by Luciano Beretta with Italian lyrics by Arturo Casadei
English lyrics Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
 
Door of Dreams ( and The Ray Charles Singers )
Music by Robert Allen
with lyrics by Al Stillman
 
Temptation ( 1974 Version )
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
with lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933
 
Empty Pockets Filled With Love
The Best of Irving Berlin's Songs from 'Mr. President'
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
 
( They Long to Be ) Close to You
Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1970
 
This is All I Ask
Words and Music by Gordon Jenkins, 1963
 
Yesterday
Words and Music by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney, 1966
 
Here, There and Everywhere
Words and Music by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
 
Love Don't Care ( Where It Grows )
Words and Music by Tupper Saussy
 
My Cup Runneth Over ( from the Broadway musical "I Do! I Do!" )
Music by Harvey Schmidt
with lyrics by Tom Jones
 
My Days of Loving You ( 1971 Version from "I Think of You" )
Words and Music by Eddie Snyder 
and Richard Ahlert
 
In The Still of The Night
~ from the 1937 Hollywood musical "Rosalie"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
 
I've Got You Under My Skin
~ from the 1936 Hollywood musical "Born to Dance"
Words and Music by Cole Porter
 
If I Could Almost Read Your Mind ( 1970 Live )
Words and Music by Ray Charles and Nick Perito
 
( The ) Best of Times  ( 1987 album version  ) 
~ from the score of the Broadway musical "La Cage Aux Folles"
Words and Music by Jerry Herman, 1983
 
One Little Candle 
Music by George Mysels
with Lyrics by Joseph Maloy Roach, 1952
 
You Are Never Far Away From Me 
Music and Lyrics by Allan Roberts 
and Robert Allen
The Definitive Perry Como Collection
RCA CAMDEN ( UK ), FEBRUARY 14, 2000
ASIN: B00004LCBR
CATALOGUE NO. 74321727112
 
 WARNING:   The RCA Camden Label was established in 1957 as a value-for-money "budget" compilation release.
The label was purposely designed for sale at very low "affordable" prices. While it was claimed that the quality
of these releases were not being compromised, the facts clearly show this not to be the case. Common sense clearly
suggests that it's impossible ( pardon the pun ) to maintain the same engineering standards for a budget release label
such as RCA Camden as compared with the premium RCA Victor label. In 1957 this may have been reasonably possible
but with the advent of stereo recordings, and higher technical standards, this claim became increasingly difficult to
maintain. By 1960 the number of tracks contained within the average Camden album was reduced from 12 to 10 and
for stereo Camden releases it wasn't uncommon for some tracks to be reprocessed from monaural masters to simulate
stereo. In general, Camden releases are remastered from second generation sources and that continues to be the
case even today within compact disc compilations. While some RCA Camden compilations can be very good,
as were a number of Perry's original Camden albums, it is an unusual occurrence.

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