Classic Songs, My Way

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Paul Anka's Rock Swings was one of the best albums of its type, that being the sort where a swinging singer reimagines a set of contemporary songs in a radically different setting. There were far more successes than novelties, and it earned Anka -- deservedly -- his best reviews in at least a decade. Classic Songs: My Way includes 11 more that are just as ingeniously selected and performed, plus a pair of Anka classics re-recorded as duets. The covers or interpretations, depending on whether you're a fan of rock music or vocal are up to the same high level as Rock Swings. Highlights include a brisk, finger-snapping version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," a poignant ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Paul Anka's Rock Swings was one of the best albums of its type, that being the sort where a swinging singer reimagines a set of contemporary songs in a radically different setting. There were far more successes than novelties, and it earned Anka -- deservedly -- his best reviews in at least a decade. Classic Songs: My Way includes 11 more that are just as ingeniously selected and performed, plus a pair of Anka classics re-recorded as duets. The covers or interpretations, depending on whether you're a fan of rock music or vocal are up to the same high level as Rock Swings. Highlights include a brisk, finger-snapping version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," a poignant reading of the Duran Duran ballad "Ordinary World," and a brassy reading of "I Go to Extremes," originally by one of rock's biggest swingers, Billy Joel. In comparison, the re-recordings fare poorly. Although Michael Bublé shows fine chops on "You Are My Destiny," Jon Bon Jovi fails utterly to understand how to approach "My Way" amidst a tone-deaf and keyboard-heavy arrangement.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 602517266476
  • Catalog Number: 000870702
  • Sales rank: 164,753

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time After Time (4:03)
  2. 2 Get Here (3:20)
  3. 3 Mr. Brightside (3:49)
  4. 4 Waiting for a Girl Like You (3:15)
  5. 5 Ordinary World (4:32)
  6. 6 Heaven (3:31)
  7. 7 Bad Day (4:05)
  8. 8 I Go to Extremes (3:12)
  9. 9 Both Sides Now (5:24)
  10. 10 You Are My Destiny - Michael Bublé (3:56)
  11. 11 Walking in Memphis (4:23)
  12. 12 Against the Wind (4:39)
  13. 13 My Way - Jon Bon Jovi (5:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Anka Primary Artist
Kim Richmond Clarinet
Frank Marocco Accordion
Jim Walker Flute
Rickey Woodard Saxophone
Marilyn Baker Viola
Richard Todd French Horn
Jim Atkinson French Horn
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Charlie Bisharat Violin
George Bohannon Trombone
Mari Tsumura Violin
Denyse Buffum Viola
Bryant Byers Trombone
Lee Callet Saxophone
Darius Campo Violin
Mark Cargill Violin
Gilbert Castellanos Trumpet
Gene Cipriano Saxophone
Jeff Clayton Saxophone
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Larry Corbett Cello
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Sal Cracchiolo Trumpet
Jon Crosse Saxophone
Joel Derouin Cello
Yvette Devereaux Violin
Earl Dumler Oboe
Assa Drori Violin
Steve Durnin French Horn
Bob Efford Clarinet
Ernest Ehrhardt Cello
Charles Everett Violin
Dan Fornero Trumpet
Armen Garabedian Violin
Greg Gisbert Trumpet
Pamela Goldsmith Cello, Viola
Gary Grant Trumpet
Gary Herbig Oboe
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Greg Huckins Saxophone
Peter Kent Violin
Miran Kojian Cello
Larry Koonse Guitar
Michael Lang Piano
Rob Lockart Saxophone
Charles Loper Trombone
Warren Luening Trumpet
Edward Meares Cello
Joe Meyer French Horn
Dennis Molchan Cello
Jorge Moraga Cello
Ira Nepus Trombone
Jack Nimitz Clarinet
Joel Peskin Saxophone
Tom Peterson Saxophone
Karie Prescott Cello
Emil Richards Vibes
Anatoly Rosinsky Cello
Jimbo Ross Viola
Jim Self Trombone
Harry Shirinian Cello, Viola
Haim Shtrum Cello
Maurice Spears Trombone
Sheridon Stokes Flute
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Evan Wilson Cello
Shari Zippert Violin
Gayle Levant Harp
Drew Dembowski Cello
Michael Melvoin Piano, Electric Piano
Pip Clarke-Ling Violin
Christoph Luty Bass
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Charlie Davis Trumpet
Calabria McChesney Cello
Dana Kelley French Horn
Andrew Martin Trombone
Frances Wu Cello
Jennifer Munday Violin
Michael Valerio Bass
Don Shelton Clarinet, Saxophone
Pat Johnson Violin
James Freebarin-Smith Cello
Tamir Hendelman Piano
Craig Woods Trombone
Larry Hall Trumpet
Jenny Kim French Horn
Becky Bunnell Violin
James Ford Trumpet
Craig Gosnell Trombone
Steve Richards Cello
Charles Owens II Saxophone
Dan Tobin Smith Cello
Frederick Fiddmont Saxophone
Kevin Kanner Drums
Don Williams Percussion
Bob Zimmitti Percussion
Tiffany Yi Hu Cello
Alex Iles Trombone
Steven Holtman Trombone
Phillip Teele Trombone
Matthew Funes Cello
Raymond Tischer Viola
Gary Gray Clarinet
Technical Credits
Paul Anka Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Marc Cohn Composer
Lou Gramm Composer
Billy Joel Composer
Mick Jones Composer
Cyndi Lauper Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
Brenda Russell Composer
Jeremy Lubbock Arranger
Patrick Williams Arranger
John Clayton Arranger
Warren Cuccurullo Composer
Randy Kerber Arranger
Simon LeBon Composer
Nick Rhodes Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
Bob Seger Composer
John Taylor Composer
Jim Vallance Composer
Jacques Revaux Composer
Claude François Composer
Alex Christensen Producer
Garnet Armstrong Art Direction
Susan Michalek Art Direction
Brandon Flowers Composer
David Keuning Composer
Daniel Powter Composer
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not his Best. I am disappointed

    I just got it. I just heard it. And I just put away. It is not his best work. All of the songs are familiar... but not quite the Paul Anka power. The big bands are nice.... but over all I was not impressed. I was hoping for more of what his last album was. It came up short. Oh well... I will hope for more of the Best of Paul Anka in next releases.

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