Too Marvellous for Words: The Top Fifty of His Many Greatest Hits [2002]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The two-disc, 50-track collection Too Marvellous for Words boasts virtually all of Der Bingle's massive hits of the 1930s and '40s, beginning in 1931 his first chart-topper, "Out of Nowhere" and ending in 1948 his last, "Now Is the Hour". And though producer Geoff Milne ignores the usual standby for compilation track listings straight chronological order, his grouping of songs by themes works very well; late on the first disc comes a series of Crosby's later out-West gems, that period when he swung lightly and seemingly without a care "San Fernando Valley," "I'm an Old Cowhand," "Swinging on a Star," "Don't Fence Me In," "Alexander's Ragtime Band". His crooner lyrics appear ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
The two-disc, 50-track collection Too Marvellous for Words boasts virtually all of Der Bingle's massive hits of the 1930s and '40s, beginning in 1931 his first chart-topper, "Out of Nowhere" and ending in 1948 his last, "Now Is the Hour". And though producer Geoff Milne ignores the usual standby for compilation track listings straight chronological order, his grouping of songs by themes works very well; late on the first disc comes a series of Crosby's later out-West gems, that period when he swung lightly and seemingly without a care "San Fernando Valley," "I'm an Old Cowhand," "Swinging on a Star," "Don't Fence Me In," "Alexander's Ragtime Band". His crooner lyrics appear throughout the second disc: "Sunday, Monday or Always," "Love in Bloom," "It's Easy to Remember," "Soon," "Moonlight Becomes You." The sound is solid as well, though the notes and accompanying information are far too brusque for the weight of Crosby's career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Jasmine Music
  • UPC: 604988039221
  • Catalog Number: 392

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams (2:40)
  2. 2 Pennies from Heaven (3:11)
  3. 3 Remember Me? (3:02)
  4. 4 June in January (3:13)
  5. 5 Red Sails in the Sunset (3:13)
  6. 6 Too Marvelous for Words (3:06)
  7. 7 The Moon Got in My Eyes (3:14)
  8. 8 You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me (2:51)
  9. 9 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (3:10)
  10. 10 Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) (2:39)
  11. 11 Only Forever (3:07)
  12. 12 Please (3:10)
  13. 13 San Fernando Valley (3:14)
  14. 14 I Can't Begin to Tell You - Connie Boswell (2:54)
  15. 15 Shadow Waltz (2:55)
  16. 16 Little Dutch Mill (2:50)
  17. 17 Alexander's Ragtime Band (3:09)
  18. 18 I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) (2:42)
  19. 19 The Last Round-Up (3:09)
  20. 20 I Wished on the Moon (3:08)
  21. 21 Goodnight, Lovely Little Lady (3:12)
  22. 22 Swinging on a Star (2:31)
  23. 23 Don't Fence Me In (3:06)
  24. 24 I'll Be Seeing You (2:51)
  25. 25 Thanks (3:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 White Christmas (3:01)
  2. 2 Moonlight Becomes You (3:11)
  3. 3 I Love You (2:37)
  4. 4 Sunday, Monday or Always (2:35)
  5. 5 Love in Bloom (3:15)
  6. 6 Soon (3:05)
  7. 7 At Your Command (3:21)
  8. 8 Dinah (2:54)
  9. 9 It's Easy to Remember (3:24)
  10. 10 Trade Winds (3:16)
  11. 11 It's Been a Long, Long Time (2:57)
  12. 12 Never in a Million Years (2:59)
  13. 13 (There'll Be A) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go ...) - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (2:55)
  14. 14 Sweet Georgia Brown (3:03)
  15. 15 Out of Nowhere (3:09)
  16. 16 Just One More Chance (3:30)
  17. 17 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby (2:57)
  18. 18 Pistol Packin' Mama - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (3:02)
  19. 19 Dolores (3:10)
  20. 20 Amor (2:37)
  21. 21 What's New? (3:12)
  22. 22 Sweet Leilani (3:18)
  23. 23 Sierra Sue (3:02)
  24. 24 Be Careful, It's My Heart (2:45)
  25. 25 Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Primary Artist
The Andrews Sisters Track Performer
The Mills Brothers Track Performer
Harry Barris Piano
George Stoll Accompaniment
Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians Accompaniment
Bob Crosby & His Orchestra Accompaniment
Bob Crosby's Bobcats Accompaniment
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Accompaniment
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra Accompaniment
Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra Accompaniment
Les Paul Trio Accompaniment
Victor Young & His Orchestra Accompaniment
Brunswick Studio Orchestra Accompaniment
Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians Accompaniment
Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra Accompaniment
Ken Darby Singers Accompaniment
Isham Jones & His Rainbo Orchestra Accompaniment
John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra Accompaniment
Vic Schoen & His Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Billy Hill Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Bing Crosby Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Eddie Cantor Introduction
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Dorothy Parker Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Harry Barris Composer
Ben Bernie Composer
Cliff Friend Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Johnny Green Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lennie Hayton Orchestra Director
Edward Heyman Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Geoff Milne Producer, Liner Notes
Charles Tobias Composer
Joe Young Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Harry Revel Composer
Louis Alter Composer
Jay Gorney Composer
Gabriel Ruíz Composer
Sunny Skylar Composer
Harry Tobias Composer
Clement Scott Composer
Dorothy Stewart Composer
Hugh Williams Composer
Ricardo Lopez Mendez Composer
Robert Fletcher Composer
Joseph Buell Carey Composer
Elliott Shapiro Composer
Maewa Kaihau Composer
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