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The Very Best of David Whitfield
 
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The Very Best of David Whitfield

4 Jun. 2012 | Format: MP3

£7.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 Jun. 2012
  • Release Date: 4 Jun. 2012
  • Label: Past Classics
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Past Classics
  • Total Length: 41:16
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B008HR3W4Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,487 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 16 Mar. 2005
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While America had Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and Perry Como, Britain had its equivalent singers including Ronnie Hilton and David Whitfield.
David had eleven UK top ten hits between 1953 and 1957, two of which made number one. He had eight other UK hits, the last being I believe, which just made the bottom of the charts for one week in 1960. By that time, rock'n'roll had taken over and few people cared about David's singles but he had already made plenty of great music for future generations of fans to enjoy.
This is the first of three volumes but the majority of David's big hits are here and the remaining hits are on volume 2.
David's first number one was Answer me, which had to compete with a rival version by Frankie Laine. Frankie's version spent more weeks at nimber one than David's though there was one week where they were joint number one. Barbara Dickson covered the song in the seventies and had a UK top ten hit with it and, as far as most Brits are concerned, it has now become her song.
David's second and biggest number one hit was Cara Mia, on which he was supported by Mantonavi and his orchestra. It spent ten weeks at the top in 1954 and also made the American top ten - very rare for a British record in those days.
David's other UK top ten hits on this album are Rags to riches, The book, Santo Natale, Everywhere, When you lose the one you love, My September love and Adoration waltz.
With all those big hits, a minor hit (I believe) and several other great songs, this provides an excellent introduction to David's music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WILLIAM G COX on 21 Mar. 2013
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if like me you liked the fifties you will like this I search all the time for fifties music what a treat to find this
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Bought as a Mothers Day present and she loves it. Classic songs beautifully performed and hey, I have to like this guy cos I was named after him! Those who like songs and singers from this era wont be disappointed. Whitfield is right up there with Sinatra.
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Track details incorrect, Be careful ordering this cd, it has all the wrong tracks listed, shall keep the cd and enjoy it but disappointed not to get a particular song Beyond the Stars that i wanted
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By Ian Gallagher on 19 Dec. 2013
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This is another cd that I purchased for mom and dad, who enjoyed listening to the cd and said it was worth the money
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A fine collection of songs from this tenor from the fifties and sixties.A must for all those who remember him.
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