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Connie Francis: Five Classic Albums (Who’s Sorry Now / The Exciting / Rock N Roll Million Sellers / Country & Western Golden Hits / Connie’s Greatest Hits) (2CD)

Connie Francis: Five Classic Albums (Who’s Sorry Now / The Exciting / Rock N Roll Million Sellers / Country & Western Golden Hits / Connie’s Greatest Hits) (2CD)


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AVID Pop continues with its Five Classic Album series with a re-mastered 2CD release from Connie Francis, complete with original artwork, liner notes and personnel details;
“Who’s Sorry Now”; “The Exciting”; ‘Rock N Roll Million Sellers”; “Country & Western Golden Hits” and “Connie’s Greatest Hits’”
Here’s a quote from the liner notes of one of our fine selections “The Exciting Connie Francis” - “There are many adjectives which apply to talented Connie Francis - vivacious, moody, winsome, evocative, charming, nostalgic, sparking, intense - and lots of more. But, one certainly does the trick in the summing-up. Above all, Connie is “exciting”! The petite young songstress radiates charm in all she sings, all she does……”. Well, what was it she does (and still does at a magnificent 82 years of age), we ask ourselves? Was she pop, was she easy listening or was she country or was she rock n roll? In the days when our latest recruit to the AVID Pop vocalist hall of fame was singing, genres didn’t seem quite so important. She was just a great singer! Part of the answer of course lies in the titles of our five fine selections, take another look above. In fact, Connie Francis was a fabulously versatile singer who happened to come along during an exciting and fast moving time in the world of musical entertainment. She was easy listening to begin with certainly (Who’s Sorry Now), but as the 50s moved along she caught the rock n roll train, and thanks to her pals The Everly Brothers also joined the country and western hootenanny. As rock n roll waned and became sanitised losing Elvis, Chuck, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee, her sound was perfect for the pop world of Fabian and Ricky Nelson etc. So, Connie moved across many musical genres, but what stood out in all of them was her remarkable voice, “exciting” indeed. She doesn’t rival Madonna as the biggest selling female singer of all time for nothing!
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CD1
1-12: ‘Who’s Sorry Now’
1. Who’s Sorry Now
2. I’m Nobody’s Baby Now
3. It’s The Talk Of The Town
4. I Miss You So
5. I Cried For You
6. Heartaches
7. I’m Beginning To See The Light
8. My Melancholy Baby
9. You Always Hurt The One You Love
10. How Deep Is The Ocean
11. If I Had You
12. I’ll Get By
13-24: ‘The Exciting’
13. Come Rain Or Come Shine
14. Hallelujah, I Love Him So
15. All By Myself
16. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
17. There Will Never Be Another You
18. The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On)
19. Time After Time
20. How Did He Look
21. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
22. That’s All
23. Blame It On My Youth
24. Melancholy Serenade
25-29: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Million Sellers’
25. Heartbreak Hotel
26. Tweedle Dee
27. I Almost Lost My Mind
28. I Hear You Knockin’
29. Just A Dream

CD2
1-7: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Million Sellers’
1. Don’t Be Cruel
2. Lipstick On Your Collar
3. Sincerely
4. Ain’t That A Shame
5. Silhouettes
6. I’m Walkin’
7. It’s Only Make Believe
8-19: ‘Country & Western Golden Hits’
8. Singing The Blues
9. Tennessee Waltz
10. Young Love
11. Your Cheatin’ Heart
12. Bye, Bye Love
13. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me
14. My Special Angel
15. Hearts Of Stone
16. Half As Much
17. Cold, Cold Heart
18. Let Me Go Lover
19. Anytime
20-31: ‘Connie’s Greatest Hits’
20. Robot Man
21. Fallin’
22. Happy Days And Lonely Nights
23. Stupid Cupid
24. Carolina Moon
25. Plenty Good Lovin’
26. Valentino
27. It Would Be Worth It
28. You’re Gonna Miss Me
29. If I Didn’t Care
30. My Happiness
31. I’m Sorry I Made You Cry

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