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Joan was one of several excellent British female singers around in the fifties, most of them now largely forgotten. In one way, it's easy to understand, as most of their repertoire (including their hits) was made up of covers of Amercican songs, but it's a shame because the quality of their music was just as good as the American originals.
Joan had two American hits (Till they've all gone home, a cover of a song previously recorded by Gisele McKenzie) and Croce de oro, both included here.
Here you will also find Joan's versions of two Doris Day songs (Someone else's roses and If I give my heart to you) which were both top five British hits for Joan, together with two Teresa Brewer songs (Till I waltz again with you - Joan's first single - and Ricochet, another huge British hit for Joan) and a nice cover of This ole house, a huge hit for Rosemary Clooney, revived in the eighties in Britain by Shakin' Stevens.
Joan had a lovely voice and could sing all types of song - brilliantly. With more original material, she could have been a big star in America and her music would be more widely available now than it actually is.
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on 25 February 2012
Joan Regan was, in my opinion, the best English female singer of the 1950`s. Her repertoire consisted largely of the more sentimental ballads, "If I Give My Heart To You", her biggest hit in the UK, "Someone Else`s Roses", the beautiful "Croce Di Oro", "Prize of Gold" and "Wonderful Wonderful". Her more uptempo hits included, "Jilted", "Ricochet", "Good Evening Friends" and "Cleo And Me-o". She had two major successes in America, "Till They`ve All Gone Home" and "Till I Waltz Again With You". All of these songs and more are included in this fine twenty track collection.

Joan starred in a 1950`s TV series entitled "Quite Contrary", and when she left it allowed another young and rising star to emerge, Ruby Murray.
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on 16 October 2013
Good album, some of the hits of Joan Regan are on the disc, but not all, but for the price a good buy.
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on 21 November 2013
Joan's clear and tuneful voice makes a great change from the screeching tuneless divas of today's charts. A good buy.
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on 21 June 2014
The CD released by Pulse is not the same as the CD released by Spectrum (although they are both called The Best of Joan Regan). The reviews all seem to refer to the Spectrum CD which has all her big hits on the Decca label up to 1958. The Pulse CD features later recordings (1959 to 1963) made for Pye including Happy Anniversary, Papa Loves Mama etc. They are both very good but have totally different tracks so make sure you buy the right one!
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on 28 June 2007
Another of the popular British singers of the 50s and early 60s.

Smooth vocals from her later "best" PYE record releases.

Good quality from Pulse again at a bargain price. My collection is growing!!
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on 24 April 2014
I am attempting to collect all chart hits from 1952-1993, I bought this because it contained a number of hits. It didn't disappoint,
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on 13 July 2015
Bought for a friend who is very happy with this album and the price.
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