Aces Back to Back!

Aces Back to Back!

by Bobby Darin

CD(Bonus DVD)

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Grammy-winning producer Joel Dorn believes Bobby Darin to be one of the greatest singers and entertainers of the 20th century, and he's pressing his case with this extraordinary CD/DVD collection of previously unreleased or rare performances. With effortless immediacy, Darin trademarks everything from classic American pop ("Blue Skies," "All the Way," "Moon River") to theater pieces (his classic reading of "Mack the Knife") to folk (Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter," a hit single for Darin) to country (a gently swinging live take on Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"). The first seven cuts are live, culled from performances on Darin's weekly television variety show in 1972, including a lovely duet with Petula Clark on the Everly Brothers hit "All I Have to Do Is Dream"; a dramatic deconstruction of "Alone Again Naturally" that essentially recasts it as tragedy of Shakespearean complexity; and a swinging take on the classic "Beyond the Sea" (although Darin's clever ad-lib lyric reference to Tommy Sands may not compute with anyone under age 50). Never more timely than now, the message in Darin's self-penned pop-folk manifesto, "Simple Song of Freedom," begs to be heard anew, whereas a stripped-down demo version of another Darin original, "Dream Lover," is simply beautiful in its stark, tender yearning. The DVD includes terrific clips from the TV show and riveting behind-the-scenes footage from an unreleased documentary about Darin -- strictly must-see material. Yet another bonus, the liner book contains a previously unpublished essay about Darin penned by his friend and fellow giant, the great songwriter Doc Pomus (Drifters, B. B. King, Elvis, et al.). Compelling evidence this, and the judgment goes to Joel Dorn, big time.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2004
Label: Sin-Drome Records
UPC: 0825005932428
catalogNumber: 9324


Disc 1

  1. Could Be The Start of Something Big
  2. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  3. Song Sung Blue
  4. Dream (Duet with Petula Clark)
  5. Quarter To Nine
  6. Alone Again Naturally
  7. Beyond The Sea
  8. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
  9. If I Were A Carpenter
  10. Simple Song Of Freedom
  11. Up A Lazy River
  12. Jive
  13. Rainin’
  14. Long Time Movin’
  15. Dream Lover
  16. Blue Skies
  17. Moon River
  18. All The Way
  19. Mack The Knife
  20. The Curtain Falls

Disc 2

  1. This Could Be the Start of Something Big
  2. Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
  3. Song Sung Blue
  4. All I Have to Do Is Dream
  5. A Quarter to Nine
  6. Alone Again Naturally
  7. Beyond the Sea
  8. Mack the Knife
  9. Documentary Footage

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Darin   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
Marc Blitzstein   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer,Author
Tim Hardin   Composer
John Stewart   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Neil Diamond   Composer
Dion & the Timberlanes   Author
Bob Dylan   Composer
Neil Young   Author
Russ Morgan   Composer
Will Holt   Composer
Nick Reynolds   Composer
Brian Setzer   Author
Bob Crewe   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Sidney Arodin   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Joel Dorn   Producer,Liner Notes
Dubin   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Roger McGuinn   Author
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Gilbert O'Sullivan   Composer
Bob Shane   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Tim Rice   Author
Steve Blauner   Executive Producer
Johnny Depp   Author
Geoff Gans   Artwork
Gérard Calvi   Composer
Faye Rosen   Contributor
Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden   Director
James Cavanaugh   Composer
Sol Weinstein   Composer
Randy Hudson   Authoring
Ethan Gussow   Video Editor
Dominika Budzinsky   Video Editor
Jimmy Scalia   Producer
Morgan William Turner   Video Editor

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