The Complete United Artists Sessions

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Bing Crosby's death, The Complete United Artists Sessions compiles onto three discs all of his material for UA, recorded for the most part during 1974-77, the last three years of his life. Included are his album with Fred Astaire, a couple of live songs from a 1976 show at the London Palladium previously unreleased, plus several duets with Johnny Mercer and Bob Hope. Of course, the recordings made at the end of his life pale in comparison to those from his prime, but Crosby seemed happy and in good spirits, and this set can be enjoyed by any Crosby fan, not just the collectors.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Bing Crosby's death, The Complete United Artists Sessions compiles onto three discs all of his material for UA, recorded for the most part during 1974-77, the last three years of his life. Included are his album with Fred Astaire, a couple of live songs from a 1976 show at the London Palladium previously unreleased, plus several duets with Johnny Mercer and Bob Hope. Of course, the recordings made at the end of his life pale in comparison to those from his prime, but Crosby seemed happy and in good spirits, and this set can be enjoyed by any Crosby fan, not just the collectors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2003
  • Label: Emi Classics
  • UPC: 632427096528
  • Catalog Number: 59808

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That's What Life Is All About (3:28)
  2. 2 We've Only Just Begun (3:06)
  3. 3 The Best Things in Life Are Free (2:25)
  4. 4 Great Day (2:18)
  5. 5 Children (3:52)
  6. 6 The More I See You (2:25)
  7. 7 I Got Rhythm (3:02)
  8. 8 No Time at All (3:51)
  9. 9 A Little Love and Understanding (3:16)
  10. 10 The Good Old Times (3:33)
  11. 11 Cabaret (3:21)
  12. 12 Send in the Clowns (3:15)
  13. 13 Change Partners (2:54)
  14. 14 Looking at You (3:02)
  15. 15 Yours Sincerely (2:43)
  16. 16 How Are Things in Glocca Morra? (3:37)
  17. 17 The Woman on Your Arm (3:53)
  18. 18 Bon Vivant (3:48)
  19. 19 When a Child Is Born (3:21)
  20. 20 That's What Life Is All About (Reprise) (1:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Pleasure of Your Company/Roamin' in the Gloamin' [The Pleasure of Your - Johnny Mercer (4:07)
  2. 2 Good Companions/And Points Beyond - Johnny Mercer (3:38)
  3. 3 The Pleasure of Your Company (1:10)
  4. 4 Introduction to "The Way We Were" - Joe Bushkin (0:24)
  5. 5 The Way We Were - Joe Bushkin (1:55)
  6. 6 Cuando Caliente el Sol - Joe Bushkin (3:57)
  7. 7 Sing - Kathryn Crosby & Harry Crosby (2:56)
  8. 8 You've Got a Friend - Harry Crosby (2:43)
  9. 9 My Cup Runneth Over - Kathryn Crosby (3:00)
  10. 10 A Song for You (3:35)
  11. 11 Top Billing (3:19)
  12. 12 Roxie (2:53)
  13. 13 Pick Yourself Up (5:09)
  14. 14 Sing (2:49)
  15. 15 Mr. Keyboard Man (2:50)
  16. 16 How Lucky Can You Get (3:34)
  17. 17 Spring, Spring, Spring (4:04)
  18. 18 I've a Shooting Box in Scotland - Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire (3:26)
  19. 19 In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening (3:28)
  20. 20 A Couple of Song and Dance Men - Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire (2:57)
  21. 21 Top Billing (Reprise) (1:51)
  22. 22 No Time at All (4:01)
  23. 23 "Session Sound Bites" (4:34)
  24. 24 Holiday, Paris - Bob Hope (2:10)
  25. 25 Nothing in Common - Bob Hope (2:43)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Come Share the Wine (3:42)
  2. 2 I Love to Dance Like They Used to Dance (3:00)
  3. 3 Beautiful Memories (3:45)
  4. 4 Hello, Dolly! (2:34)
  5. 5 My Heart Stood Still (2:54)
  6. 6 My Resistance Is Low (2:17)
  7. 7 With a Song in My Heart (3:05)
  8. 8 Breezin' Along With the Breeze (2:58)
  9. 9 Razzle Dazzle (2:49)
  10. 10 Have a Nice Day (3:21)
  11. 11 Heat Wave (3:52)
  12. 12 Something to Remember You By (3:55)
  13. 13 I'll Never Fall in Love Again (3:18)
  14. 14 What I Did for Love (3:22)
  15. 15 Déjà Vu (As Tho' You Never Went Away) (3:11)
  16. 16 Some Sunny Day (3:10)
  17. 17 Thou Swell (3:26)
  18. 18 At My Time of Life (3:06)
  19. 19 The Only Way to Go (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Primary Artist, Vocals
Fred Astaire Vocals, Track Performer
Rosemary Clooney Vocals
Jimmy Rowles Piano
Joe Bushkin Piano, Vocals
Don Lusher Trombone
Bob Hope Vocals
Tommy Reilly Harmonica
Keith Bird Clarinet
Duncan Lamont Tenor Saxophone
Joe Mondragon Bass
Johnny Mercer Vocals, Track Performer
Pete Moore Performing Ensemble
Peter Moore Conductor, Keyboards
Judd Proctor Guitar
Alvin Stoller Drums
Tommy Whittle Tenor Saxophone
Harry Crosby Guitar, Vocals
Joseph Lilley Conductor
Johnny Evans Background Vocals
Ronnie Price Clarinet, Piano, Keyboards
Joe Lilly Choir, Chorus, Performing Ensemble
Kenny Baker Trumpet, Muted Trumpet
Kathryn Crosby Vocals, Track Performer
Joe Lilley's Orchestra Accompaniment
Pete Moore Conductor, Keyboards
Pete Moore & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Steve Taylor Engineer
Frank Sinatra Liner Notes
Tony Bennett Liner Notes
André Previn Composer
Artie Shaw Liner Notes
Mel Tormé Liner Notes
Vincent Youmans Composer
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
Bob Hope Liner Notes
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Jerry Barnes Engineer
Ken Barnes Producer, Liner Notes
Morgan Cavett Engineer
Gene DePaul Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Gary Giddins Liner Notes
Jerry Hudgins Engineer
Dick Lewzey Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Paul Moer Arranger
Peter Moore Arranger, Liner Notes
Cole Porter Composer
Joe Raposo Composer
Peter Reynolds Digital Editing, Mastering
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Marcel Stellman Composer
John Luard Timperley Engineer
Paul Williams Composer
Tim Rice Composer
Beverly Giddens Liner Notes
Alistair Cooke Liner Notes
Andrew Clark Engineer
Joseph Lilley Arranger
David Richards Engineer
Michael Parkinson Liner Notes
Edward Eliscu Composer
Darrell Edwards Composer
Roger Nichols Composer
Roy Stevens Liner Notes
Steve Woof Reissue Coordinator
Pat Grueber Engineer
Jimmy Tarbuck Liner Notes
Desmond Carrington Liner Notes
Tom Oliver Engineer
M.T. "Bill" Putman Engineer
Spike Milligan Liner Notes
Tom Jones Composer
Steve "Steev" Taylor Engineer
Billy Rose Composer
Pete Moore Arranger, Liner Notes
Louis Amade Composer
Fred Jay Zacar Composer
Cyril Ornadel Composer
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