on 3 June 2010
Life is indeed full of little surprises and... this... is one of them. The good folks at DELTA LEISURE deserve a lot of credit for releasing a most interesting package of DARIN goodies. Included are some of his early work on the (American) Decca label - SILLY WILLY, ROCK ISLAND LINE; rarities from his days as a teenage idol - MIGHTY MIGHTY MAN, NOW WE'RE ONE ; the flip side to MACK THE KNIFE (MTK), his beautiful rendition of WAS THERE A CALL FOR ME; forgotten hits - WHILE I'M GONE, PLAIN JANE; "B" sides - JUDY, DON'T BE MOODY, LOST LOVE; selections from his early albums - SOFTLY, AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE, SHE NEEDS ME; the BIG hits - BEYOND THE SEA, MTK! In a nutshell, a 2CD set over which DARIN fans will drool and a welcome introduction to a magnificient talent for those who came in late!
on 26 March 2010
As an avid fan of Bobby Darin I found some songs on this great set that were new to me (or maybe I just forgot about them) songs like The Greatest Builder Of Them All and Timber sit well alongside his most famous songs Mack the Knife, Beyond The Sea and Splish Splash.
Bobby Darin was multi taleneted and is still a great miss, on this set he sings Pop, Ballads and on one even sounds like Elvis, 38 tracks at a bargain price!