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on 2 January 2007
Having worked with EMI to get this re-issue released, I am of course very happy to final see it reach the stores!

This is Eartha Kitt at her very best, recorded for EMI in the UK in the mid 1960's both album were recorded with Norman Newell as Producer (Shirley Bassey's favourite Producer at EMI) and the wonderful Tony Osborne Orchestra.

At last both albums are completely restored to there original glory, the track order is as it was on the LP's and all the original sleeve notes are included. One super feature is the restoration of the original cover artwork and pictures from the era.

Thank you EMI for putting this release out, a great tribute to a wonderful performer.
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on 25 August 2006
Eartha Kitt was a household name in the 1950's and made album after album. The 1960's brought big changes to the music world and RCA Victor released Eartha Kitt from her recording contract around the same time that they found a new young singer called Elvis.
Miss Kitt did move with the times and re-recorded all of her hits in 1960 for the independant lable KAPP did a one album stint at MGM and later moved on to the British based EMI Columbia lable in the early 1960's.
Her first offering 'The Romantic Earth' was relesed in 1962, produced by Norman Newell and orchestrated by Tony Osborne the second album 'Love For Sale', which repeated the team from the previous album, in 1965. These two albums are the 24 tracks on this release from EMI and sees all 24 re-issued together for the first time. Surprisingly not in the order original designated on the original LPs, what the point of this is I do not understand. To play the albums in the original order play tracks: 12,16,13,6,18,22,20,19,7,17,21, and 11 for 'The Romanic Eartha' and 2,5,4,14,23,9,3,10,24,1,15 and 8 for 'Love For Sale'. There is also a sound problem on the opening track which completely ruins this release, the opening harp strings are missing giving the impression that the track was started a fraction of a second to late.
Also the artwork does not use anything from the original albums but relies heavily on photographs from Eartha's earlier career at RCA. The 1970's were a deep point for Miss Kitt's carrer with only one album being recorded and released in 1970.
The 80's saw Eartha return with a huge bang and reinvent herself as a dance diva. Miss Kitt who is around 80 years young, is still performing in New York and releases a live album later this year.
This CD has been witdrawn from sale and replaced by EMI. The new version, which I worked on for EMI, has corrected all the above faults.
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on 15 April 2008
thoses two LP really needed to be re-issued: the orchestrations are maaaaarvelous, and Eartha probably at her best!
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on 20 July 2010
i already had her "love for sale" album on vinyl but it had a minor hiss problem so when i saw this available i snapped it up and was very pleasantly surprised with the "romantic eartha" which is also included. Both albums are what i call straight singing eartha gimmicky camp numbers which show cases what a good singer she could be.the orchestration is wonderful and with her versions of "moon river,i wish you love,autumn leaves , september song" she can be really wistful .others really bring a smile to your face and really give you a lift.good price but better than that,her two best ( i think)ever, albums rolled into one.a keeper
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on 31 August 2009
Two lovingly restored albums faithfully compiled (in original running order) on one CD.

If only 'they' could see fit to faithfully restore and release her other more difficult to find albums ('Bad But Beautiful' especially) from this era.

Sadly missed, Miss Kitt. Thanks for the years of wonderfull purrrrring. ^..^
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on 3 August 2010
D. W. Peirce-hendriks

We should be grateful to this man!
These two albums - which I have on vinyl and have almost worn out - are probably the best of many wonderful albums that Eartha ever made.
Sadly she is no longer with us but her magic lingers on.
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on 27 December 2012
A wonderful collection of songs not available on the Earthaquake set.
Brilliantly performed by the sorely missed great singer Eartha Kitt.
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on 31 January 2015
The one and only Eartha and this is her finest collection
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on 17 November 2015
Good value, arrived on time.
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