The Very Best of the Platters

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Platters merged Tin Pan Alley pop with just enough R&B grit to prefigure what came to be known as soul, and they were one of the most important vocal groups of the 1950s. The Platters were instrumental in putting black vocal groups on the pop map, charting with a dozen gold singles including the acknowledged classics "Only You" and "The Great Pretender," and their cover of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," originally recorded by Paul Whiteman in 1933, has become the definitive version of this beautiful song. This 20-track collection has all three of these hits, and includes most of the group's other essential sides, making it a nice ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Platters merged Tin Pan Alley pop with just enough R&B grit to prefigure what came to be known as soul, and they were one of the most important vocal groups of the 1950s. The Platters were instrumental in putting black vocal groups on the pop map, charting with a dozen gold singles including the acknowledged classics "Only You" and "The Great Pretender," and their cover of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," originally recorded by Paul Whiteman in 1933, has become the definitive version of this beautiful song. This 20-track collection has all three of these hits, and includes most of the group's other essential sides, making it a nice introduction to this important group.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2008
  • Label: Universal Tv Uk
  • UPC: 600753079447
  • Catalog Number: 5307944
  • Sales rank: 36,538

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Only You (And You Alone) (2:36)
  2. 2 Harbor Lights (3:08)
  3. 3 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2:36)
  4. 4 I Don't Know Why (2:15)
  5. 5 The Great Pretender (2:37)
  6. 6 Love Letters (3:13)
  7. 7 Twilight Time (2:44)
  8. 8 I'm Sorry (2:52)
  9. 9 It Isn't Right (2:25)
  10. 10 My Prayer (2:44)
  11. 11 Remember When (2:48)
  12. 12 September in the Rain (2:51)
  13. 13 You'll Never Know (1:54)
  14. 14 Temptation (1:56)
  15. 15 My Dream (2:39)
  16. 16 You've Changed (2:26)
  17. 17 (You've Got) The Magic Touch (2:26)
  18. 18 Red Sails in the Sunset (2:21)
  19. 19 Enchanted (2:52)
  20. 20 Crying in the Chapel (2:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Platters Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Barry White Composer
Buck Ram Composer, Producer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
James Kennedy Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Victor Young Composer
Bill Carey Composer
Artie Glenn Composer
Morty Nevins Composer
Robert Mellin Composer
Peter Tinturin Composer
Hugh Williams Composer
Mickey Addy Composer
Georges Boulanger Composer
Ande Rand Composer
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