Complete Laurie Singles

Complete Laurie Singles

by Dion
     
 

This two-disc set, which collects all of the singles, both A and B sides, that Dion released as a solo artist during his two stays at Laurie Records, does a good job of showing Dion's own restless instincts as a singer and musician, instincts that have served him well during his five-decade career, and his supplementary willingness to listen toSee more details below

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This two-disc set, which collects all of the singles, both A and B sides, that Dion released as a solo artist during his two stays at Laurie Records, does a good job of showing Dion's own restless instincts as a singer and musician, instincts that have served him well during his five-decade career, and his supplementary willingness to listen to his record label's wishes at the same time, a balancing act that gave Dion three distinct commercial phases on the pop charts from the late '50s through the end of the 1960s. He began as the lead voice for the Bronx Italian street corner doo wop group the Belmonts, producing hits for Laurie Records like "I Wonder Why" (none of Dion's Belmonts-era singles are included here) before going solo in 1960, the point where this collection picks up the story. His solo work for Laurie cast him as a teen idol, and he scored hits with the likes of "Lonely Teenager," "Runaround Sue," "The Wanderer," and "Little Diane" before leaving the label to sign with Columbia Records late in 1962. His hits with Columbia ("Ruby Baby" and "Donna the Prima Donna") continued in the teen idol vein, but by the time Dion returned to Laurie Records for a second go-round in 1968, his sound and style had changed into a kind of pop-oriented folk-rock, which gave him a Top Five hit that same year with "Abraham, Martin and John," and led to interesting near-misses with his covers of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," Fred Neil's "The Dolphins," and a barely recognizable version of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze." Amazingly, the two distinct phases of his time with Laurie Records as a solo artist have never been released side by side like this before, so this set from Real Gone Music fills a huge hole. Everything is in mono, the way the singles were mixed and originally appeared. If there is even one small complaint about this collection, it would have to be that room couldn't be found for Dion's singles with the Belmonts.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2012
Label:
Real Gone Music
UPC:
0848064000921
catalogNumber:
400092
Rank:
19003

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Lonely Teenager  -  Dion
  2. Little Miss Blue  -  Dion
  3. Havin’ Fun  -  Dion
  4. North East End of the Corner  -  Dion
  5. Kissin’ Game  -  Dion
  6. Heaven Help Me  -  Dion
  7. Somebody Nobody Wants  -  Dion
  8. Could Somebody Take My Place Tonight  -  Dion
  9. Runaround Sue  -  Dion
  10. Runaway Girl  -  Dion
  11. The Majestic  -  Dion
  12. The Wanderer  -  Dion
  13. Lovers Who Wander  -  Dion
  14. (I Was) Born to Cry  -  Dion
  15. Little Diane  -  Dion
  16. Lost for Sure  -  Dion
  17. Love Came to Me  -  Dion
  18. Little Girl  -  Dion

Disc 2

  1. Sandy  -  Dion
  2. Faith  -  Dion
  3. Come Go with Me  -  Dion
  4. King Without a Queen  -  Dion
  5. Lonely World  -  Dion
  6. Tag Along  -  Dion
  7. After the Dance  -  Dion
  8. Then I’ll Be Tired of You  -  Dion
  9. Shout  -  Dion
  10. I Got the Blues  -  Dion
  11. Abraham, Martin and John  -  Dion
  12. Daddy Rollin’ (in Your Arms)  -  Dion
  13. Purple Haze  -  Dion
  14. The Dolphins  -  Dion
  15. From Both Sides Now  -  Dion
  16. Sun Fun Song  -  Dion
  17. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever  -  Dion
  18. He Looks a Lot Like Me  -  Dion

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dion & the Timberlanes   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Fred Neil   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Robert Allen   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Ernie Maresca   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Dion DiMucci   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Ivy Jo Hunter   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Phil Medley   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Andrew Sandoval   Tape Research
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Jerry Vance   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Welton Young   Composer
Ed Osborne   Producer,Liner Notes
Robert Schwartz   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Cathy Lynn   Composer
Kenny Marlowe   Composer
Tony Fasce   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Executive Producer
Dick Holler   Composer
Kevin Bartley   Mastering
Brenda Lee Jones   Composer
George Goehring   Composer
Steve Brandt   Composer
Jimmy Isle   Composer
John Falbo   Composer
Eliot Greenberg   Composer
E. Lewis   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Silvio Faraci   Composer
Salvatore Pippa   Composer
Alfred Di Paolo   Composer
Barbara Baer   Composer
Clarence Quick   Composer
Terry Philips   Composer
Susan Butterfield   Composer

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