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Gold [Universal]

Gold [Universal]

by Bing Crosby
     
 
Bing Crosby's career was so long, and it featured so many landmarks, that it's easy to lose sight of the forest for all those trees. Unfortunately, his edition in the voluminous Gold series doesn't help matters much. Yes, it reels in 50 tracks from his career, but there's little rhyme or reason to the program, and his most innovative decade (the '30s) receives

Overview

Bing Crosby's career was so long, and it featured so many landmarks, that it's easy to lose sight of the forest for all those trees. Unfortunately, his edition in the voluminous Gold series doesn't help matters much. Yes, it reels in 50 tracks from his career, but there's little rhyme or reason to the program, and his most innovative decade (the '30s) receives very little attention. That said, nearly all the major hits are here somewhere on this two-and-a-half-hour track listing, beginning with one of the biggest ("Swinging on a Star") and including "White Christmas," "Don't Fence Me In," "Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)," "Blue Skies," and "Pennies from Heaven." There are many more hits than misses, but even boasting 50 tracks, exclusions are all over the place, usually in favor of middling songs from his '50s past-prime days such as "Gigi" and "Busy Doing Nothing." [Gold was previously released in 1996 with a different cover and title (Best of Bing Crosby).]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2008
Label:
Polygram Uk
UPC:
0042288238416
catalogNumber:
882384

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Swinging on a Star
  2. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  3. Moonlight Becomes You
  4. Gone Fishin'
  5. Busy Doing Nothing
  6. So Would I
  7. A Friend of Yours
  8. Gigi
  9. I've Never Been in Love Before
  10. Among My Souvenirs
  11. A Weaver of Dreams
  12. Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)
  13. I Whistle a Happy Tune
  14. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
  15. Dear Hearts and Gentle People
  16. The Very Thought of You
  17. Sweet Leilani
  18. Give Me the Simple Life
  19. San Antonio Rose
  20. The Spaniard That Blighted My Life
  21. People Will Say We're in Love
  22. The Folks Who Live on the Hill
  23. Sentimental Music
  24. Moonlight on a White Picket Fence
  25. Blue Skies

Disc 2

  1. Anything You Can Do
  2. Embraceable You
  3. A Fella with an Umbrella
  4. MacNamara's Band
  5. Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)
  6. Getting to Know You
  7. Galway Bay
  8. Don't Fence Me In
  9. Just One of Those Things
  10. Sam's Song (The Happy Tune)
  11. Like Someone in Love
  12. Stardust
  13. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
  14. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
  15. Oh! What a Beautiful Mornin'
  16. Pennies from Heaven
  17. Play a Simple Melody
  18. The Things We Did Last Summer
  19. Just for You
  20. I Can't Begin to Tell You
  21. Marrying for Love
  22. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  23. Silent Night
  24. Deck the Halls/Away in a Manger/I Saw Three Ships
  25. White Christmas

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Bernie Wayne   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Jack Elliott   Composer
Guy Bonham   Composer
Wamp Carlson   Composer
Red Latham   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Eric Maschwitz   Composer
James V. Monaco   Composer
Harry Owens   Composer
Manning Sherwin   Composer
Clement Scott   Composer
James Royce Shannon   Composer
Carroll Carroll   Composer
Arthur Colahan   Composer
Billy Merson   Composer
Daryl Easlea   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Horatio Nicholls   Composer
Maewa Kaihau   Composer
Shamus O'Connor   Composer
John J. Stamford   Composer

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