Eddie Fisher Sings/I'm in the Mood for Love/Christmas With Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher Sings/I'm in the Mood for Love/Christmas With Eddie Fisher

by Eddie Fisher
     
 
By means of this discount-priced compilation, it is possible to trace Eddie Fisher's triumphs on the album charts in 1952, the year of his greatest popularity. (This is not, however, the same thing as tracing his equal success on the singles charts. In the 1950s, record companies usually did not include singles on albums, but treated the two formats as entirely

Overview

By means of this discount-priced compilation, it is possible to trace Eddie Fisher's triumphs on the album charts in 1952, the year of his greatest popularity. (This is not, however, the same thing as tracing his equal success on the singles charts. In the 1950s, record companies usually did not include singles on albums, but treated the two formats as entirely separate entities.) All three of the eight-song, 10" LPs he released in 1952 are combined on this disc. When Fisher began to hit consistently, RCA threw together his first album, Eddie Fisher Sings, mostly out of previously rejected tracks he had cut dating back to 1949. By the time of his second album, I'm in the Mood for Love, the label was aiming seriously at the LP market and had him record new arrangements of old standards. Then, inevitably, came a Christmas album. (The CD concludes with the one-off single "Christmas Eve in My Hometown," which Fisher recorded for the 1953 holiday season.) For the 2002 listener, that makes the collection a curious mixture. Its first third consists of mostly unfamiliar songs sung in a tentative manner, concluding with Fisher's first hit, "Thinking of You." Then, in the middle, the singer takes on evergreens like "I'm in the Mood for Love" and "I've Got You Under My Skin" in his patented soaring tenor. Finally, he employs the same approach to a handful of well-known Christmas carols and a few forgotten attempts to join that pantheon. You might call the album as a whole "The Rest of the Early Eddie Fisher." For fans, that will be a treat since these recordings have been out of print for many years, and that's who should be buying this album.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2002
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431283127
catalogNumber:
2831
Rank:
202881

Tracks

  1. Just Say I Love Her
  2. Sorry
  3. A Little Bit Independent
  4. If You Should Leave Me
  5. I Remember When
  6. Am I Wasting My Time on You
  7. I Love You Because
  8. Thinking of You
  9. I'm in the Mood for Love
  10. You'll Never Know
  11. Hold Me
  12. Everything I Have Is Yours
  13. That Old Feeling
  14. Full Moon and Empty Arms
  15. Paradise
  16. I've Got You Under My Skin
  17. Silent Night
  18. White Christmas
  19. You're All I Want for Christmas
  20. Christmas Day
  21. That's What Christmas Means to Me
  22. Here Comes Santa Claus
  23. Jingle Bells
  24. O Come All Ye Faithful
  25. Christmas Eve in My Hometown

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Fisher   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Grace Jones   Composer
Dave Wakeling   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Ranking Roger   Composer
Irving Bibo   Composer
Andy Cox   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Simon LeBon   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Everett Morton   Composer
Nick Rhodes   Composer
Saxa   Composer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Little Jack Little   Composer
Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra   Contributor
Jimmy Dale   Composer
Sam Ward   Composer
Ira Schuster   Composer
Rodolfo Falvo   Composer
Jack Val   Composer
Stan Zabka   Composer
Robert Rice   Liner Notes
Dan Lipton   Composer
Martin Kalmanoff   Composer
David Oppenheim   Composer
Howard Johnson   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
David Wright   Composer
David Steel   Composer

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