Another week, another Perry Como compilation - the shops are full of them and it doesn't help the reputation of this well-loved star of the 1950s. I could be very rude about the motives for the release of this one - suffice to say the title track is used in a TV commercial.
Perry Como started off as a romantic balladeer and then, in the 50s when he was a regular on prime-time American TV, moved more into novelty numbers, like "Hot Diggity" and "Delaware", huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic. After a long gap in the 60s he achieved even bigger success in a return to ballads, with the likes of "It's Impossible". By this time, however, his voice was not what it had been and a succession of similar schmaltzy songs, together with an increasing laid-back and packaged/canned feel to his TV shows, meant that he became almost a charicature of himself.
While his biggest hits are on this collection, and the sound quality is superb for their age, there is a lot of the 1970s saccharine filler (such as "If", "Close To You", and "The Most Beautiful Girl") and there are better albums, on all counts of quality, quantity and value, elsewhere in the listings.