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Al Bowlly, Love Is The Sweetest Thing : His 51 Finest, 1931-1941

Al Bowlly Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Retrospective
  • ASIN: B003UFMK3W
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,655 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Love Is the Sweetest ThingAl Bowlly 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Time on My HandsAl Bowlly 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Lady of SpainAl Bowlly 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Lazy DayAl Bowlly 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Hang Out the Stars in IndianaAl Bowlly 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sweet and LovelyAl Bowlly 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Got a Date with an AngelAl Bowlly 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. GuiltyAl Bowlly 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Hold My HandAl Bowlly 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Was TrueAl Bowlly 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. By the FiresideAl Bowlly 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. We've got the Moon and SixpenceAl Bowlly 2:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Sailin' on the Robert E. LeeAl Bowlly 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I Can't Write the WordsAl Bowlly 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Lying in the HayAl Bowlly 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Maybe It's Because I Love You Too MuchAl Bowlly 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The Old Spinning-WheelAl Bowlly 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Roll Up the CarpetAl Bowlly 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Love Locked OutAl Bowlly 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Night and DayAl Bowlly 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. My Hat's on the Side of My HeadAl Bowlly 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Close Your EyesAl Bowlly 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. You Ought to See Sally on SundayAl Bowlly 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. I'll String Along with YouAl Bowlly 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Over My ShoulderAl Bowlly 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. The Very Thought of YouAl Bowlly 2:490.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. When You've Got a Little Springtime in Your HeartAl Bowlly 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Never Had a ChanceAl Bowlly 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. JudyAl Bowlly 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Isle of CapriAl Bowlly 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Blue MoonAl Bowlly 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. My Melancholy BabyAl Bowlly 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Paris in the SpringAl Bowlly 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Top Hat, White Tie and TailsAl Bowlly 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dinner for One Please, JamesAl Bowlly 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Touch of Your LipsAl Bowlly 3:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Easy to LoveAl Bowlly 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I've Got You Under My SkinAl Bowlly 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Where the Lazy River Goes ByAl Bowlly 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Bei Mir Bist du SchoenAl Bowlly 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. MarieAl Bowlly 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Moonlight on the HighwayAl Bowlly 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Sweet as a SongAl Bowlly 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Mama, I Wanna Make RhythmAl Bowlly 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Music, Maestro, Please!Al Bowlly 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Penny SerenadeAl Bowlly 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Two Sleepy PeopleAl Bowlly 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. DreamingAl Bowlly 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. It Was a Lover and His LassAl Bowlly 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. When That Man Is Dead and GoneAl Bowlly, Jimmy Mesene 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Goodnight, SweetheartAl Bowlly 3:170.99  Buy MP3 

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CHAD SAYS "WOT, NO ROY FOX?" 6 Nov 2010
By Barry McCanna TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
If you tap in "Al Bowlly" on Amazon you'll find over 100 albums on offer, of which you probably own a number already. So you may well ask why should you add this to your collection? The short answer is because of the quality of Alan Bunting's remastering, which is as good as I've heard, and enables every nuance of the words and music to be appreciated to the full. It's claimed to be "His 51 Finest", but to cover the period 1931 to 1941 without including a single Roy Fox recording strikes me as perverse.

Amazon shows only the song titles, which is an insufficient guide. On the first CD, tracks 1 to 5, 7 to 13, 16 to 19, and 21 to 25 are by Ray Noble with the NMDO, as are tracks 1, 2, 4 & 25 on CD 2, 5 to 13 being by his US orchestra. Filling in the gaps, on CD 1 tracks 6 & 20 are by Carroll Gibbons & the SHO, 14 & 15 are by Lew Stone (as are tracks 16, 18 & 19 on CD 2) and Monia Liter on piano accompanies track 26 on CD 1 and track 3 on CD 2. To complete CD 2, tracks 14, 15 and 22 are by Ronnie Munro, track 17 is with the Crooner's Choir, tracks 20 & 21 are by Geraldo, track 23 is with Ken "Snakehips Johnson, and track 24 is with Jimmy Mesene.

Thus the emphasis is very much on Ray Noble, with 24 recordings by the NMDO and nine by his US orchestra, and the compilation is topped and tailed by two of the most reissued song in the Al Bowlly canon. So there's a fair amount of duplication, not least with the Vocalion and Rathbone series, which in these straitened times is an important factor. But it's attractively packaged, with a good track listing, and a potted bio by Peter Dempsey, so if you can stretch to it I guarantee you'll not be disappointed.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fell in love with the music and songs 9 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
I think purchasing this cd is the best thing ever. Although, I am young at age I am a fun of Al Bowlly and I always wanted to buy a cd that will have most of my favourite songs. This includes all of my favourites! Also the high quality of the sound, gives you the sense that it was recorded just yesterday! Thumbs up for Al Bowlly's '51 finests'!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Al Bowlly - Love is..... etc 7 Jan 2012
By C. Webb
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All the best known ones and quite a few I've never heard before, in a good quality affordable package. Nostalgia at its best!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Al Bowley sings again 5 April 2013
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On a lovely summer afternoon, what could be better than sitting in the garden, a glass of something in your hand and listening to Al's voice singing on the breeze. A timeless pleasure indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift for Dad 24 Dec 2011
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I bought this cd for my Dad and he absolutely loves it thankyou Amazon for making an 80yr old very happy this Christmas. I will be back again in the future for more purchases as i am sure Dad has a long list of singers from this era that he will want me to try to get for him and now i know where to come to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars first class recording 8 Dec 2011
By bill
Format:Audio CD
i found the sounds clear and the voice content very good for an old recording also the service was very good for a old record
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia! 6 Nov 2011
By Kim Fan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
They don't write them like this anymore. More's the pity. However, it is nice to know that they are available on Amazon. Our grandchildren love them so maybe they are coming back?
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