Essential

Essential

by Bobby Darin
     
 

Anyone looking for a truly essential Bobby Darin single-disc set will have a tough go of it, as there isn't one on the market that covers both his stays at Atlantic and his brief tenure with Capitol. This disc collects Darin's work for Capitol between 1962 and 1965, a time in which Darin was mostly doing nightclub pop standards like "Moon River," "On the Street Where… See more details below

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Anyone looking for a truly essential Bobby Darin single-disc set will have a tough go of it, as there isn't one on the market that covers both his stays at Atlantic and his brief tenure with Capitol. This disc collects Darin's work for Capitol between 1962 and 1965, a time in which Darin was mostly doing nightclub pop standards like "Moon River," "On the Street Where You Live," and "Call Me Irresponsible." He also made a short foray into Ray Charles-style country-pop, as evidenced by orchestrated versions of "From a Jack to a King," "Release Me," and "Eighteen Yellow Roses." These songs are less successful than the more swinging pop tunes like the wild "Hello, Dolly!" or the smoky take on "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)," but the whole disc shows that Darin's stay with Capitol was not really a high point in his career artistically or commercially. The Essential Bobby Darin is less successful than it could have been, too: It inexplicably leaves off Darin's only real hit from this period, "You're the Reason I'm Living," which hit number three on the pop charts in 1963. However, it remains a decent, though nowhere near essential, collection of Darin's smooth pop crooner side. [Consumer alert: This disc was previously released as Bobby Darin Sings the Standards in 2001 by EMI.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0724358219227
catalogNumber:
582192
Rank:
119516

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Performance Credits

Bobby Darin   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
John Gummoe   Composer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Eric Maschwitz   Composer
James V. Monaco   Composer
Manning Sherwin   Composer
Hal Shaper   Composer
Giorgio Calabrese   Composer
Antonio de Vita   Composer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Martin Hutchinson   Liner Notes
Joseph McCarthy   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer
Will M. Hough   Composer

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