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Frankie Laine Audio CD
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Biographyby John Bush

Though his influence proved less durable than his record sales, Frankie Laine was one of the most popular vocalists of the 1950s, swinging jazz standards as well as half a dozen Western movie themes of the time with his manly baritone. Laine's somewhat artificial Western nature proved more successful in far-off England, where he set two chart records in 1953: ... Read more in Amazon's Frankie Laine Store

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  • Audio CD (21 Jun 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00027EFDO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,910 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. RawhideFrankie Laine 2:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Gunfight At The O.K. Corral (Version 2)Frankie Laine 2:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sixteen TonsFrankie Laine 2:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Wanted ManFrankie Laine 2:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. High Noon (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Bowie KnifeFrankie Laine 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Along The Navajo TrailFrankie Laine 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Cool Water (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. City BoyFrankie Laine 2:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Cry Of The Wild GooseFrankie Laine 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Call of the WildFrankie Laine 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Rocks And Gravel (Early In The Mornin') (Album Version)Frankie Laine 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. MisirlouFrankie Laine 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Riders in the SkyFrankie Laine 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. The 3:10 To Yuma (Version 2)Frankie Laine 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Hanging Tree (12191960)Frankie Laine 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Mule TrainFrankie Laine 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. On the Trail (Album Version)Frankie Laine 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Moonlight Gambler (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. North to AlaskaFrankie Laine 2:320.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Jezebel (Album Version)Frankie Laine 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rose, Rose, I Love You (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Girl in the WoodFrankie Laine 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Jealousy (Jalousie) (Album Version)Frankie Laine 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sugarbush (Album Version)Doris Day 1:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Your Cheatin' Heart (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Rock Of Gibraltar (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Where The Winds BlowFrankie Laine 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Hey! Joe (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Tell Me A Story (Single Version)Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd 2:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Blowing Wild (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Granada (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Gandy Dancers' BallFrankie Laine 2:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Kid's Last Fight (Album Version)Frankie Laine 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Settin' The Woods On FireJo Stafford 1:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Rain, Rain, Rain (Album Version)The Buddy Cole Quartet 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Love Is A Golden RingFrankie Laine 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The Moment of TruthFrankie Laine 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. New OrleansFrankie Laine 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Hawk-EyeFrankie Laine 2:390.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. A Woman in LoveFrankie Laine 2:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. S'posin' (Album Version)Frankie Laine 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. That Lucky Old Sun (Album Version)Frankie Laine 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. That's My Desire (Album Version)Frankie Laine 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mam'selleMichel Legrand & His Orchestra 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Believe (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. There's A Rainbow 'Round My ShoulderFrankie Laine 2:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. My FriendFrankie Laine 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Ruby And The PearlFrankie Laine 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. There Must Be A ReasonFrankie Laine 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The MermaidFrankie Laine 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. When You're In LoveFrankie Laine 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Answer Me (Album Version)Frankie Laine 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Strange Lady In TownFrankie Laine 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. HummingbirdFrankie Laine 2:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Don't Make My Baby BlueFrankie Laine 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. On The Sunny Side Of The StreetFrankie Laine 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. ShineFrankie Laine 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Love Is Where You Find ItFrankie Laine 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. I'm Gonna Live 'Till I DieFrankie Laine 2:310.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

5099751505624 -ORIGINAL TRACKS-60 SONGS ON 3 CD

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great compilation of Frankie's music 3 April 2009
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This British set is compiled from Frankie's recordings that are now owned by Sony, beginning in 1951. All the songs that charted in Britain are here except for a few minor hits, as well as re-recordings of some of his earlier Mercury hits. It is worth pointing out that Frankie often re-recorded his old hits to take advantage of technology that was improving rapidly in the fifties, and I'm not sure if all the later hits are original recordings. The original release dates given in the track listing are sometimes several years later than the date that the song hit the charts. People who must have the original recordings may decide not to buy this set on that basis, but those people will have to check any Frankie Laine compilation carefully.

Record sales charts only started in Britain in November 1952, before which there were only sheet music charts; however, Frankie's American chart success began in 1947. Among his early American hits (on Mercury) represented here by re-recordings are That's my desire, Mam'selle, Shine, That lucky old sun, Mule train and The cry of the wild goose. The last three of these all made number one in the American charts. Frankie had plenty of lesser American hits on Mercury, so dedicated fans will want a compilation of his Mercury recordings to get those hits as well as the original recordings of the ones featured here via re-recordings.

Frankie switched labels in 1951 and his records were then released on Columbia in America, but on Philips in Britain. His early American hits for his new label included Jezebel, Rose Rose I love you, The girl in the wood (a belated UK hit in 1953, having been an American hit in 1951), Jealousy, The gandy dancer's ball and When you're in love, all featured here.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musical treat 22 Nov 2009
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Anyone who enjoys Western music will enjoy this compilation by Frankie Laine - my special favourites are "Moonlight Gambler" and "Riders in the Sky" but listeners of a certain age will recall most, if not all, of the tracks, both Western and contemporary. A great listen.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a cowboy legend 14 Mar 2011
By Steve
Format:Audio CD
Singers come and go - Frankie Laine is eternal and nobody can equal him in the passion and interpretation of Cowboy ballads. Of course Hank Williams is the 'founder' of Country/Cowboy music with Johnny Cash/Glen Campbell able to belt out a few great songs but close your eyes and Frankie will take you to Tombstone, The Wild West, the gunfight at the OK Corral and the street of High Noon where Gary Cooper meets his enemies.

Frankie was and is forever a great great singer - just wish he was around today as he'd still be a super star. Thank you Frankie = legend is a word that comfortably sits against your name

Steve Wales
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb compilation 29 Jun 2014
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3 CDs containing the very best of Frankie Laine's original recordings. The first CD is mainly 'western' songs and very good they are too. The other CDs contain such hits as Jezabel, Granada, Rose Rose I love you etc etc. High quality sound. Great material. I can't think you can get a better collection for this iconic artist. A superb compilation. Hilly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thne Best there is 4 Jun 2014
By Vic
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I,ve been a Frankie Laie Fan all my life and I must agree this i one of the best collections ever
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brought back my youth! 19 May 2014
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A limited audience I suspect but in his day one of the best around. A bargain price for a bargain collection of nostalgia.
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