My Romance

My Romance

by Mario Lanza
     
 
My Romance contains a selection of love songs Mario Lanza sang on The Mario Lanza Show in the early '50s, in addition to two RCA Victor recordings from 1956. The Mario Lanza Show was a Sunday-evening CBS radio program that featured Lanza and guests such as Gisele MacKenzie singing with

Overview

My Romance contains a selection of love songs Mario Lanza sang on The Mario Lanza Show in the early '50s, in addition to two RCA Victor recordings from 1956. The Mario Lanza Show was a Sunday-evening CBS radio program that featured Lanza and guests such as Gisele MacKenzie singing with the Ray Sinatra Orchestra, led by Frank Sinatra's second cousin. Ray Sinatra is the conductor on all of the performances here except for the two 1956 recordings. The songs are studio recordings -- not live audience takes -- so the quality is as high as Lanza's commercial recordings. The anthology isn't exclusively devoted to broadcast recordings, nor does it outwardly emphasize that aspect of the collection. Instead, it is designed to look like nothing more than a collection of love songs, which makes one wonder why Lanza's biggest hit, "Be My Love," was not included. Nonetheless, the songs that are included are romantic, even thrilling, with Lanza's powerful but subtle and well-controlled voice interpreting great songbook selections by Rodgers & Hart, Lerner & Loewe, and Jerome Kern. Despite the noncommercial origin of most of the recordings, only "All the Things You Are" is previously unreleased.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2001
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266375127
catalogNumber:
63751

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. All the Things You Are, song (from "Very Warm for May")
  2. A Kiss for voice & orchestra
  3. The Song Is You, song (from "Music in the Air")
  4. Where or When, song (from "Babes in Arms")
  5. Love is the Sweetest Thing
  6. I'll See You Again, song (from "Bitter Sweet")
  7. Night and day, song (from "Gay Divorce")
  8. Your Eyes Have Told Me So
  9. They Didn't Believe Me, song (from the musical play by S. Jones "The Gi
  10. If I Loved You, song (from "Carousel")
  11. Only a rose
  12. You and the Night and the Music
  13. Sylvia for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  14. On the Street Where You Live, song (from "My Fair Lady")
  15. Fools Rush In
  16. Beautiful Love
  17. I've got you under my skin, song (from the film "Born to Dance")
  18. Long Ago (And Far Away), song (from the film "Cover Girl")
  19. You Are Love, song (from the 1936 film "Show Boat")
  20. I'll Be Seeing You, song
  21. My Romance, song (from "Jumbo")

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mario Lanza   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
Irving Aaronson   Conductor
Henri René   Conductor
Ray Sinatra   Conductor
Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Noël Coward   Lyricist
Jerome Kern   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer,Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist
Lorenz Hart   Lyricist
Irving Kahal   Lyricist
Alan Jay Lerner   Lyricist
Johnny Mercer   Composer,Lyricist
Cole Porter   Lyricist
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Ray Sinatra   Lyricist
Jon Samuels   Reissue Producer
Janene Higgins   Art Direction
Oley Speaks   Composer,Lyricist
Derek Mannering   Liner Notes
Brian Hooker   Lyricist
Vito Torelli   Cover Photo
Carole Kahn   Lyricist
Ella Young   Lyricist
Jon M. Samuels   Reissue Producer
Reynolds   Lyricist

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