Capitol from the Vaults, Vol. 4: Love Letters

Capitol from the Vaults, Vol. 4: Love Letters

     
 
This fourth installment of Capitol Records' label retrospective, Capitol From the Vaults, is hopelessly and head-over-heels devoted to love. The label presents a cornucopia of primarily post-WW II pop tunes that have become standards over time. This collection, subtitled "Love Letters," offers up 25 tracks about love: lost, found, forgotten -- and every other

Overview

This fourth installment of Capitol Records' label retrospective, Capitol From the Vaults, is hopelessly and head-over-heels devoted to love. The label presents a cornucopia of primarily post-WW II pop tunes that have become standards over time. This collection, subtitled "Love Letters," offers up 25 tracks about love: lost, found, forgotten -- and every other applicable emotion. With amour as a backdrop, this compilation contains hits from practically every pop music genre from the mid-'40 and early '50s. Among those strongly represented on this volume are soundtrack tunes from the stage and screen. These include Mel Tormé's "Your Getting to Be a Habit With Me" which was featured in two Warner Bros. films inspired by the Big Apple -- Lullaby of Broadway and 42nd Street. Another cinematic tribute to the five boroughs is also included with "What'll I Do" by Nat "King" Cole's Trio. This Irving Berlin composition was a Top 40 hit featured in the film The Big City. As with every Capitol From the Vaults installment, the focus of the package is on the songs which made the Hit Parade. 23 of the 25 tracks on Love Letters are in fact chart hits. "Candy" featuring Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford, Margaret Whiting's "A Tree in a Meadow," and the leadoff track, "I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons)" featuring the Nat "King" Cole Trio are all certified Number One hits by Billboard magazine. The sound quality continues to deliver infinitely better quality recordings than what has previously been available -- that is if consumers could find them at all. Producer Billy Vera has once again inked some wonderfully insightful liner notes. This is a cleverly compiled addition to the Capitol From the Vaults series.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2001
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724352820221
catalogNumber:
28202

Tracks

  1. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  2. Come Rain or Come Shine
  3. Besame Mucho
  4. Candy
  5. Love Letters
  6. You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)
  7. Laura
  8. Guilty
  9. The Things We Did Last Summer
  10. Amor
  11. Mam'selle
  12. I Miss You So
  13. That's My Desire
  14. Old Devil Moon
  15. What'll I Do?
  16. Soothe Megreene, Joe
  17. Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside)
  18. A Tree in the Meadow
  19. You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  20. Here in My Heart
  21. You Belong to Me
  22. The Nearness of You
  23. Be Anything (But Be Mine)
  24. You Are Too Beautiful
  25. Somewhere Along the Way

Album Credits

Performance Credits

June Christy   Track Performer
Martino   Track Performer
Jo Stafford   Track Performer
Baxter   Conductor
Stan Kenton   Conductor,Track Performer
Mel Tormé   Track Performer
Margaret Whiting   Track Performer
Dean Elliott   Conductor
Andy Russell   Track Performer
Paul Baron   Conductor
Sonny Burke   Conductor
Nat King Cole   Vocals,Track Performer
Jerry Gray   Conductor
Johnny Mercer   Track Performer
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Martha Tilton   Track Performer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Conductor
Monty Kelly   Conductor
Sack   Conductor
Dick Stabile   Conductor,Alto Saxophone
Harold Mooney   Conductor
Johnnie Johnston   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Victor Herbert   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Charlie Ventura   Composer
Jimmy Henderson   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Billy Vera   Producer,Liner Notes
Victor Young   Composer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Russ Columbo   Composer
Alan Warner   Executive Producer,Concept
Irving Gordon   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Gabriel Ruíz   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Joan Whitney   Composer
Lou Levinson   Composer
Carroll Loveday   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Kurt Adams   Composer
Bill Borrelli   Composer
Gladys Dubois   Composer
Pat Genaro   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer
Cindy Malig   Producer
Ricardo Lopez Mendez   Composer
Bertha Scott   Composer
Edmund Goulding   Composer
Helmy Kressa   Composer
Paul Gregory   Composer

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