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The Essential Slim Whitman

11 May 2009 | Format: MP3

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2:46
2
2:45
3
2:45
4
3:08
5
2:38
6
2:09
7
2:14
8
2:28
9
2:02
10
3:07
11
2:15
12
2:00
13
2:05
14
3:10
15
2:02
16
2:30
17
3:07
18
2:56
19
2:46
20
3:49
21
2:25
22
1:55
23
2:54
24
2:47
25
2:21
26
2:35
27
2:32
28
2:45
Disc 2
1
2:14
2
3:25
3
2:33
4
2:51
5
3:06
6
1:57
7
2:45
8
2:54
9
2:54
10
2:30
11
2:40
12
2:02
13
2:24
14
2:50
15
2:26
16
2:36
17
2:27
18
2:42
19
2:09
20
2:20
21
2:06
22
2:53
23
2:35
24
2:05
25
2:37
26
2:10
27
2:25
28
2:34
Disc 3
1
2:20
2
2:00
3
3:04
4
2:48
5
2:54
6
2:53
7
2:43
8
2:42
9
2:21
10
2:30
11
2:55
12
3:10
13
2:46
14
3:03
15
2:57
16
2:32
17
2:20
18
2:44
19
2:42
20
2:42
21
2:26
22
3:09
23
2:20
24
3:01
25
2:50
26
2:17
27
3:03
28
2:44
29
2:30


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 11 May 2009
  • Release Date: 11 May 2009
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: EMI Catalog (USA)
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 EMI Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2009 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 3:42:32
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  • ASIN: B0027DLQT2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,767 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. Wilkinson on 6 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
Fabulous, brilliant,Fantastic, but there you are as A long established Slim Whitman fan of many many years (plus most country music)us long standing fans can be very critical of these modern day recordings of our old time favourites but this recording of these 3 CDs couldn't fault them In fact I was that chuffed with it I bought another one for my sister who is also over the moon with it,So I would reccomend this particular item to any one and don't forget us older ones have heard the original recordings of these songs and these ARE as good as they were way back then-Mrs J Wilkinson
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Susan Harrison on 16 July 2009
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This cd by Slim is just fantastic,really good songs on this 3 cd set.Slim really has got such a exceptional vocal range that he can apply so well to these songs.This is a must for all fans of Slim and for anyone looking for a 3 cd set of good songs sung really well,and such a reasonable price for all this.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Henry Spiken on 6 Jun 2009
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This is an excellant Cd package, It really is an essentional Slim Whitman release, Get yours while stocks last.
Henry Spiken, Chilhowie VA USA.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 9 Jan 2012
Format: Audio CD
Every few years in the CD era, EMI UK released a double or triple CD compilation of Slim Whitman's music, always containing the few songs that set up his career (albeit sometimes re-recorded versions, but this time by the originals) with plenty of songs that hadn't appeared on those earlier compilations. For whatever reason but maybe partly because he has a very small number of songs he is famous for compared to the amount of material he recorded, Slim Whitman is unique in being treated this way among singers who I am familiar with. So it is that a double or triple CD of his music always has plenty of long-lost treasures with just a few ultra-familiar songs, in contrast to comparable compilations of anybody else's music.

Here, the highlights among the rarities include the five 1965 tracks recorded in South Africa. Two of these are in Afrikaans, one of these being a version of the gospel classic Whispering hope. Two of the others are billed as duets with Virginia Lee (who I'd never heard of until I bought this set) although she only provides harmony vocals on Blue eyes crying in the rain. It's still an excellent cover of the Roy Acuff classic, which has also become a Willie Nelson classic. Virginia is more prominent on Tennessee yodel polka, which is a true duet with both singers making a significant contribution. The remaining South African track, That's how the yodel was born, is very typical of Slim Whitman. Anybody who enjoys his yodelling will love this.

There are other rarities too, some of which are alternative versions of songs that Slim recorded that have been made available previously, but they are no less welcome for that. One such song is Red wing, which is a song that I've heard before but I'm not sure that I've heard him sing it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian Forbes on 24 Aug 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is a very exciting 3CD set from Slim Whitman, the clearest/cleanest singer of all time.
This compilation has almost erradicated the list of tracks that have only been issued on vinyl up until now. Also there are three unreleased tracks, which are stunning. One wonders why this happened. All together as the title says this album is Essential Slim Whitman, well done Paul Hazell, you told me a while ago that this was happening. Excellent work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Brown on 18 May 2010
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I have just received this CD & I am delighted with the number of songs on this box set. Many of Slim Whitman,s big hits were great to listen to again. The songs that are unfamiliar with me are just magic. I particularly enjoyed the song "Here Where it all Began" as Slim mentioned it on his Radio Interview. It really touched my heart. The sound & quality of this set is first class. I would recommend this to all Slim Whitman fans and all Country or easy listening fans to buy this fantastic box set.

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Margaret (Scotland)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. I. Bruton on 11 Jan 2010
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Have been a life long fan of Slim's. This 3 cd set is excellent. Has some songs never before released on cd which alone makes it worth while to purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Reed on 10 Jan 2010
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The Essential Slim Whitman contains an excellent range of Whitman recordings made over a long career. The originals of many of the 1950's hits are included such as `Rose Marie' (the original hit version). This set also contains many Whitman recordings on cd for the first time. However what makes this cd set stand out is the inclusion of several previously unreleased tracks. Included is the full version of `Red Wing' which was not released in any format previously. The falsetto at the end of the track is almost `haunting'. A lovely previously unreleased track `Here It All Began' is also here with others such as a later version of `Chime Bells'. Also included are the 5 rare South African recordings and these are a welcome inclusion as two tracks are sung in the Afrikaans language. Whitman fans and collectors will enjoy this cd set!
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