The Magic Touch: An Anthology

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All Music Guide - John Bush
A double-disc, 50-track extravaganza from one of the paragons of smooth soul, The Magic Touch: An Anthology is the most complete look at the Platters, barring only Bear Family's 1994 box set Four Platters and One Lovely Dish. Between 1955 and 1962, the quintet recorded 36 entries that reached the pop charts and they're all here, led by the ones that absolutely must be on any effective Platters compilation: "Only You And You Alone," "The Great Pretender," "You've Got The Magic Touch," "My Prayer," "Twilight Time," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Harbor Lights," and "Red Sails in the Sunset." That leaves plenty of room for the type of material collectors drool over, like the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
A double-disc, 50-track extravaganza from one of the paragons of smooth soul, The Magic Touch: An Anthology is the most complete look at the Platters, barring only Bear Family's 1994 box set Four Platters and One Lovely Dish. Between 1955 and 1962, the quintet recorded 36 entries that reached the pop charts and they're all here, led by the ones that absolutely must be on any effective Platters compilation: "Only You And You Alone," "The Great Pretender," "You've Got The Magic Touch," "My Prayer," "Twilight Time," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Harbor Lights," and "Red Sails in the Sunset." That leaves plenty of room for the type of material collectors drool over, like the previously unreleased "Hula Hop" and a rare Tony Williams solo record "When You Return", plus obscure Platters versions of songs made famous by others "The Glory of Love," "Goodnight Sweetheart, It's Time to Go," "My Old Flame," even an enjoyable stab at "Sixteen Tons". It's all delivered in the sweetest sound heard yet, with a lengthy booklet and many superb photos. It's the ultimate Platters anthology, and it's everything this important group deserves.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/1991
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731451031427
  • Catalog Number: 510314
  • Sales rank: 38,920

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Platters Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Eric Coates Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Robert Maxwell Composer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Alan Dunn Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Al Nevins Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Zola Taylor Composer
Harry Weinger Liner Notes
Tony Williams Composer
Paul Robi Composer
Jeanette Miles Composer
Lynn Paul Composer
Joyce Kilmer Composer
Oscar Rasbach Composer
Vincenzo di Paola Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Best!!!

    This is one of the best Platters cd sets I have ever bought. The only problem I have with this set is that it does not have any of thier singles from "Encore of Broadway Golden hits" or "Moonlight Memories", which both featured Tony Williams. I understand that neither of them charted but still it would be nice to hear them.

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