Here’s a 60-track, 3-hour, 3-CD set from Reader's Digest that chronicles the best of this Frankie Laine’s prolific 60-year career - all in one expansive collection.
Working mostly with Columbia Records, Reader's Digest licensed eight songs, including most of his Top Ten hits from PolyGram's Mercury Records, for which he recorded in the late '40s and early '50s. They also licensed 15 songs recorded in the '70s, '80s, and '90s -- from Laine himself, including a re-recording of his big hit, "You Gave Me a Mountain," and such curiosities as a 1986 version of "Fever" that finds Laine backed by synthesizer sounds and electric rock guitar.
The first disc is "Frankie's Greatest Hits," the second features his Country & Western hits including Rawhide and the third features romantic and nostalgic songs. (See complete track listing below).
Short of the much more expensive Bear Family box sets, this is the most comprehensive Frankie Laine collection available, in mint condition and at an attractive price.
Contains a booklet with liner notes that were written by Frankie Laine himself
If you’d like to get a sense of what the music on this CD collection is like, feel free to take a listen to some short audio excerpts we posted on our Facebook page. Just cut and paste the link below into your browser and you can go hear some brief samples (not the full tracks).
CDs are Factory Sealed Set – Never Opened – Never Played
NOTE: There is a significant crack in the font jewel case – it won’t affect the discs (See scans above)
THE FABULOUS FRANKIE LAINE
His Greatest Hits and Finest Performances
Reader’s Digest - 1997
** Frankie’s Greatest Hits **
01 That’s My Desire
03 The Cry of the Wild Goose
04 That Lucky Old Sun
05 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)
06 Rose, Rose I Love You
07 I Believe
09 In the Cool, Cool of the Evening w/Jo Stafford
10 Hambone w/ Jo Stafford
11 Dream A Little Dream of Me
12 Nevertheless (I’m in Love With You)
13 Sugarbush w/ Doris Day
14 If I Were a Bell
15 Love is a Golden Ring
18 Tell Me A Story w/ Jimmy Boyd
19 Rain, Rain, Rain
20 Mule Train
CD # 2
** Sweet Country Memories **
01 Hey, Good Looking w/ Jo Stafford
02 Your Cheatin’ Heart
03 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
06 Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine
07 Little Child (The Little Boy & The Old Man)
08 North to Alaska
09 Green, Green Grass of Home
10 Hey Joe!
** Moonlight Gambler **
11 Moonlight Gambler
12 Gambella (The Gambling Lady)
13 Luck Be a Lady
14 Along the Navajo Trail
15 Rovin’ Gambler
16 Sunday Morning Coming Down
17 Answer Me, Lord Above
18 Blowing Wind (Ballad of Black Gold)
19 The Wayfaring Stranger
CD # 3
** A Heart Full of Romance **
01 Georgia on My Mind
02 Blue Moon
03 Try a Little Tenderness
04 By the Time I Get to Phoenix
05 Scarlet Ribbons (for Her Hair)
07 A Woman in Love
09 How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
10 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
** Sentimental Memories in Gold **
11 Memories in Gold
12 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans w/ Jo Stafford
13 It Only Happens Once
14 Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart
15 Beyond the Blue Horizon
16 Rockin’ Chair
17 You Gave Me a Mountain
18 Some Day
19 If I Never Sing Another Song
20 We’ll Be Together Again
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