Italian Collection, Vol. 2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Connie Francis' Italian-language recordings from the late '50s and '60s are among her most acclaimed records, both by critics and her fans. The two-volume The Italian Collection is the first comprehensive American CD compilation of these records, featuring selections from her five Italian albums -- Sings Italian Favorites, More Italian Favorites, Sings Modern Italian Hits, Mala Femmena & Connie's Big Hits from Italy, and Love, Italian Style -- as well as Italian singles and live tracks. Francis herself compiled the discs, and the results are wonderful. Any serious fan who hasn't heard this music needs to acquire this collection, and fans familiar with this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Connie Francis' Italian-language recordings from the late '50s and '60s are among her most acclaimed records, both by critics and her fans. The two-volume The Italian Collection is the first comprehensive American CD compilation of these records, featuring selections from her five Italian albums -- Sings Italian Favorites, More Italian Favorites, Sings Modern Italian Hits, Mala Femmena & Connie's Big Hits from Italy, and Love, Italian Style -- as well as Italian singles and live tracks. Francis herself compiled the discs, and the results are wonderful. Any serious fan who hasn't heard this music needs to acquire this collection, and fans familiar with this material should be pleased with the remastered sound, extensive liner notes, and previously unpublished photos. Among the highlights on Vol. 2 are "Souvenir d'Italie," "Senza Mamma e Nnammurata," "Piscatore 'e Pusilleco," "Passione," "Scalinatella," "O Marenariello," "Luna Caprese," "Nun è Peccato," "Anema e Core," and "Neapolitan Medley."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/1997
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 731453955721
  • Catalog Number: 539557

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Connie Francis Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Tony Osborne Conductor
Leroy Holmes Conductor
Don Costa Conductor
Iller Pattacini Conductor
Technical Credits
Connie Francis Producer, Remixing
Tony Osborne Arranger
Leroy Holmes Arranger
George "Funky" Brown Composer
Don Costa Arranger
Danny Davis Producer
Ray Ellis Producer
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
Arnold Maxin Producer
Norman Newell Producer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Carlo Rossi Composer
Joe Sherman Producer
Pete Spargo Producer
Marty Symes Composer
Phil Brito Composer
Chris Herles Remixing, Mastering
Pat Niglio Producer, Liner Notes, Remixing
John Farrow Composer
Joe Mazzu Arranger
Al Sitllman Composer
Harold Barlow Composer
Cesare Bixio Composer
Bruno Cherubini Composer
Eduardo DeCapua Composer
Luigi Donadio Composer
Rodolfo Falvo Composer
Iller Pattacini Arranger
Giuseppe Fanciulli Composer
Gigi Pisano Composer
Ugo Calise Composer
Salerno Nicola Composer
Vincenzo Russo Composer
Giuseppe Cioffi Composer
Ernesto Murolo Composer
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