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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This is a superb single-disc distillation of the Platters' biggest hits, with all 15 of their first Top Forty hits, an astonishing run that went from 1955's "Only You And You Alone" through 1960's "Harbor Lights" -- and adds the more modern soul-pop successes they landed in 1966 and 1967 with "With This Ring" and "I Love You 1000 Times." Admittedly, it lacks a few obscure tracks found on Rhino's 1998 comp Enchanted: The Best of the Platters, although none of the extra songs are among the group's more familiar numbers. Also, serious enthusiasts might prefer Mercury's two-CD, 50-track The Magic Touch: An Anthology. Still, this set proves that the Platters recorded some...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This is a superb single-disc distillation of the Platters' biggest hits, with all 15 of their first Top Forty hits, an astonishing run that went from 1955's "Only You And You Alone" through 1960's "Harbor Lights" -- and adds the more modern soul-pop successes they landed in 1966 and 1967 with "With This Ring" and "I Love You 1000 Times." Admittedly, it lacks a few obscure tracks found on Rhino's 1998 comp Enchanted: The Best of the Platters, although none of the extra songs are among the group's more familiar numbers. Also, serious enthusiasts might prefer Mercury's two-CD, 50-track The Magic Touch: An Anthology. Still, this set proves that the Platters recorded some of the finest, and certainly the most successful, pop-doo wop crossover music ever made.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602498614389
  • Catalog Number: 000175502
  • Sales rank: 6,587

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Platters Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Tony Williams Composer
Buck Ram Composer, Producer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Alan Dunn Composer
Inez Foxx Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Tony Hester Composer
Gordon Kennedy Composer
Al Nevins Composer
Zola Taylor Composer
Tony Williams Composer
Paul Robi Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Luther Dixon Composer, Producer
Jeanette Miles Composer
Fred Bronson Liner Notes
Robert Mellin Composer
Peter Tinturin Composer
Hugh Williams Composer
Georges Boulanger Composer
Richard Wylie Composer
Ande Rand Composer
Kathryn Harrison Composer
William White Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The most romantic doo-wop ever

    The Platters run of hits was not only among the most successful of the doo-wop groups, but also one of the most iconic. Their songs have become representatives of the era, with their dramatic delivery and romantic (both happy and sad) lyrics gracing seminal films like "American Graffitti," countless reissues and '50s compilations, and endless replays on oldies radio. // At 18 tracks, this collection doesn't have too much room to present anything beyond the band's hits - which speaks positively to the chart impact that the Platters maintained. All 18 of these tracks were Top-20 on either the Pop or R&B charts, or often, both. #1s include "Only You (And You Alone)," "The Great Pretender," "My Prayer," "Twilight Time," and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." Surprisingly, essential tunes like "(You've Got) The Magic Touch," as familiar as they are, never made it to the top spot. // The combination of Buck Ram's songwriting, arranging and producing and lead vocalist Tony Williams' distinctive tenor elevated the group above the mass of one-hit doo-wop wonders from Los Angeles and New York. Mercury's collection pulls together hits from the original line-up, and several later tracks (recorded for Musicor) waxed by a later edition of the group.

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