The Essential Slim Whitman

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Nothing about Slim Whitman's recordings appear particularly singular or innovative at first glance, and his output of mellow, romantic songs seems to be straight old traditional country, with unassuming vocals and standard instrumentation. But a closer look at his peak period in the mid-'50s when he was with Lew Chudd's Los Angeles-based Imperial Records reveals a crafty artist who managed several pop crossover hits by dosing his country roots with some seriously atmospheric arrangements that managed somehow to sound both traditional and oddly spacy at the same time. Blessed with a distinctive high baritone voice, Whitman was also an excellent yodeler (it's no accident ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Nothing about Slim Whitman's recordings appear particularly singular or innovative at first glance, and his output of mellow, romantic songs seems to be straight old traditional country, with unassuming vocals and standard instrumentation. But a closer look at his peak period in the mid-'50s when he was with Lew Chudd's Los Angeles-based Imperial Records reveals a crafty artist who managed several pop crossover hits by dosing his country roots with some seriously atmospheric arrangements that managed somehow to sound both traditional and oddly spacy at the same time. Blessed with a distinctive high baritone voice, Whitman was also an excellent yodeler (it's no accident that Tim Burton chose Whitman's version of "Indian Love Call" to be Earth's only antidote to the alien invaders in his science fiction movie spoof Mars Attacks!) and he was also an astute businessman. Whitman was one of the first recording stars to use television to market his music, and while he might have appeared clueless on those late-night commercials for his albums, he certainly wasn't clueless when he deposited the checks that came rolling in as a result. This extremely generous three-disc collection collects material Whitman recorded between 1952 and 1981, including his unofficial theme song, "I'm Casting My Lasso Towards the Sky," the big Imperial hits "Indian Love Call," and his cover of "Rose Marie," the theme song from the 1936 movie of the same name which coincidentally featured Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald's version of "Indian Love Call," a song that had originally been done by Paul Whiteman way back in 1925. There's an awful lot of Slim Whitman here (some 85 tracks' worth), and it's probably more than most listeners would ever need, but if you like the guy, then this set is pretty much a goldmine.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/2009
  • Label: Emi Gold Imports
  • EAN: 5099969355929
  • Catalog Number: 6935592
  • Sales rank: 5,838

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let Me Live Again (2:46)
  2. 2 More Than Yesterday (2:45)
  3. 3 It Takes a Lot of Tenderness (2:45)
  4. 4 Here Where It All Began (3:08)
  5. 5 Something Pretty (2:38)
  6. 6 Salina (2:09)
  7. 7 I'm Beginning to Love You (2:14)
  8. 8 My Heart Is in the Roses (2:28)
  9. 9 Nights of Splendour (2:03)
  10. 10 No Other Love (3:07)
  11. 11 It's a Sin to Tell a Lie (2:15)
  12. 12 My Heart Was Made for Loving You (2:00)
  13. 13 Stop and Think It Over (2:05)
  14. 14 What About You (3:09)
  15. 15 A Touch of Yesterday (2:02)
  16. 16 Our Song (2:31)
  17. 17 So Close to Home (3:07)
  18. 18 I'll Always Be in Love with You (2:56)
  19. 19 It's My Life (2:47)
  20. 20 Where Did Yesterday Go (3:50)
  21. 21 I Remember You (2:25)
  22. 22 It's My Lucky Day (1:55)
  23. 23 Nearer My Love to You (2:54)
  24. 24 When There Is Love (2:47)
  25. 25 North Wind (2:21)
  26. 26 Elizabeth (You're My Queen) (2:35)
  27. 27 Love Lanes of Yesterday (2:32)
  28. 28 Red Wing (2:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Where the Lilacs Grow (2:14)
  2. 2 Puff the Magic Dragon (3:25)
  3. 3 I Just Thought I'd Call to Say I Love You (2:33)
  4. 4 Angel in an Apron (2:51)
  5. 5 Foolish Question (3:06)
  6. 6 I'll Never Let You Cry (1:57)
  7. 7 A Perfect Day (2:45)
  8. 8 A World Worth Living In (2:54)
  9. 9 Guess Who (2:54)
  10. 10 One for You One for Me (2:30)
  11. 11 Come Take My Hand (2:40)
  12. 12 If Wishes Were Horses (2:02)
  13. 13 Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) (2:23)
  14. 14 You're Coming Home (2:50)
  15. 15 Got the All Overs for You (All Over Me) (2:26)
  16. 16 Rainbows Are Back in Style (2:36)
  17. 17 Bandera Waltz (2:27)
  18. 18 It's Your Day Today (2:42)
  19. 19 You You You (2:09)
  20. 20 Cora Lee (2:20)
  21. 21 Chime Bells (2:06)
  22. 22 Follow It (2:53)
  23. 23 Just a Few Sweet Kisses (2:35)
  24. 24 In a Hundred Years (2:05)
  25. 25 Wheel of Hurt (2:36)
  26. 26 Margie (2:10)
  27. 27 Irresistible (2:25)
  28. 28 Happy Anniversary (2:34)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Rose Marie (2:20)
  2. 2 Unchain My Heart (1:59)
  3. 3 Song of the Old Water Wheel (3:04)
  4. 4 Secret Love (2:48)
  5. 5 That's How the Yodel Was Born (2:54)
  6. 6 China Doll (2:53)
  7. 7 Twilla Lee (2:44)
  8. 8 My Heart Is Broken in Three (2:42)
  9. 9 Serenade (2:21)
  10. 10 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (2:30)
  11. 11 Love Song of the Waterfall (2:55)
  12. 12 Indian Love Call (3:10)
  13. 13 Die Son Skyn Weer More (Sunrise) (2:46)
  14. 14 Tumbling Tumbleweeds (3:03)
  15. 15 I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (2:56)
  16. 16 Cattle Call (2:32)
  17. 17 Tennessee Yodel Polka (2:20)
  18. 18 Blue River (2:44)
  19. 19 Roll River Roll (2:42)
  20. 20 I'm a Fool (2:42)
  21. 21 Fluistrende Hoop (Whispering Hope) (2:26)
  22. 22 Danny Boy (3:09)
  23. 23 Curtain of Tears (2:20)
  24. 24 End of the World (3:01)
  25. 25 At the End of Nowhere (2:50)
  26. 26 Put Your Trust in Me (2:17)
  27. 27 You Have My Heart (3:02)
  28. 28 My Love Is Growing Stale (2:44)
  29. 29 I'm Casting My Lasso Towards the Sky (2:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Slim Whitman Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Rudolf Friml Composer
Slim Whitman Composer
Jesse Belvin Composer
Billy Preston Composer
Freddie Hart Composer
Jimmy Wakely Composer
Elton Britt Composer
Link Davis Composer
Alice Hawthorne Composer
Roy Bennett Composer
Alan Bernstein Composer
Dave Burgess Composer
Jerry Chesnut Composer
Con Conrad Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Dallas Frazier Composer
Bud Green Composer
Charles Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Billy Reynolds Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Sam H. Stept Composer
Sid Tepper Composer
Gavyn Wright Artwork
Tex Owens Composer
Pedro Flores Composer
Arlene Hardin Composer
Zeke Clements Composer
Jerry Foster Composer
Ray Griff Composer
Ian Jones Mastering
Earl Sinks Composer
Les Reed Composer
Stephen Michell Composer
Charles Tobias Composer
Del Porter Composer
Pat Anthony Composer
Victor Schertzinger Composer
Benny Davis Composer
Sylvia Dee Composer
Arthur Kent Composer
Larry Morey Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Billy Mayhew Composer
Larry Shayne Composer
Harold Spiro Composer
Bernard Barnes Composer
JoAnne Belvin Composer
Cy Coben Composer
Eliot Daniel Composer
Lee White Composer
Carl Winge Composer
Traditional Composer
Rod Morris Composer
Carl Hoefle Composer
Clyde Pitts Composer
Lotar Olias Composer
Howard Thomas Composer
Paul Esmond Hazell Liner Notes
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
Joan Javits Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS ONE IS A MUST!

    In reference to EMI's latest Slim Whitman compilation release "Slim Whitman - The Essential" I must say this 3 CD boxed set is the best Slim Whitman compilation release in years. It has something for everyone including velvety smooth love songs that take your breath away, not to mention the newly discovered songs that were hidden away in the vaults for decades. Also, there are reworked versions of two of his classic yodeling numbers, Chime Bells and Redwing, with even more Yodeling. The information booklet included is a pleasant surprise with a very rare photo of Slim on the cover with that famous Slim Whitman grin, and the liner notes by Paul Hazel are absolutely top notch. If there is one thing I would have liked to have seen done better, it is on the newly discovered song "Here Where It All Began." In that particular song Slim's voice is somewhat over-powered (yes that is possible) during the chorus. It is still an incredible song, and I keep going back to it time and time again. I just wish with all the technology that we have today the accompaniment during the chorus would have been toned down a bit. I highly recommend this set, as it is masterfully presented and a must have for Slim's fans old and new.

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