by Connie FrancisConnie Francis


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In the late '50s and early '60s, there were few bigger stars in the world of music than Connie Francis. Able to sing many different styles convincingly, from rock & roll to country, from lush adult ballads to Italian love songs and girl group sounds, Francis had hits galore and created a very impressive body of work. 2005's Gold rounds up 50 of her singles recorded between 1957 and 1969 on two discs and becomes the best Francis collection on the market for anyone who wants to get the full scope of her incredible talent without forking over the money for a box set. Included are such classic tunes as "Who's Sorry Now," "Stupid Cupid," "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You," the Phil Spector-penned "Second Hand Love," and the tough Ellie Greenwich/Jeff Barry girl group rocker "Don't Ever Leave Me." Consider Gold a crash course in Connie Francis. Just one listen will either remind you how much you already dug her or it will make you a staunch supporter.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2005
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0075021036826
catalogNumber: 000402202
Rank: 67227


Disc 1

  1. Who's Sorry Now?
  2. I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
  3. Stupid Cupid
  4. Fallin'
  5. My Happiness
  6. If I Didn't Care
  7. Lipstick on Your Collar
  8. Frankie
  9. You're Gonna Miss Me
  10. Among My Souvenirs
  11. God Bless America
  12. Mama
  13. Teddy
  14. Everybody's Somebody's Fool
  15. Jealous of You (Tango Della Gelosia)
  16. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own
  17. Malaguena
  18. Many Tears Ago
  19. Where the Boys Are
  20. Breaking in a Brand New Broken Heart
  21. Together
  22. He's My Dreamboat
  23. Hollywood
  24. When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart)
  25. Baby's First Christmas

Disc 2

  1. Don't Break the Heart That Loves You
  2. Second Hand Love
  3. Vacation
  4. I Was Such a Fool (To Fall in Love With You)
  5. I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
  6. Al-Di-La
  7. Follow the Boys
  8. If My Pillow Could Talk
  9. Drownin' My Sorrows
  10. Your Other Love
  11. In the Summer of His Years
  12. Blue Winter
  13. Be Anything (But Be Mine)
  14. Looking for Love
  15. Don't Ever Leave Me
  16. Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight?
  17. For Mama (La Mamma)
  18. Forget Domani
  19. Jealous Heart
  20. When the Boys Meet the Girls
  21. Spanish Nights and You
  22. Time Alone Will Tell (Non Pensare a Me)
  23. Born Free
  24. The Wedding Cake
  25. Zingara: Gypsy

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Connie Francis   Primary Artist
Alan Lorber   Conductor
Stan Applebaum   Conductor
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Don Costa   Conductor
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Gus Levene   Conductor
Marty Manning   Conductor
Bill McElhiney   Conductor
Joe Sherman   Conductor
Geoff Love   Conductor
Leroy Holmes & His Orchestra   Conductor
Tony Osborne Orchestra   Conductor
Joe Lipman   Conductor
Cliff Parman   Conductor
Morty Craft   Conductor
Joe Mazzu   Conductor
Ernie Freeman Combo   Conductor

Technical Credits

Ernesto Lecuona   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Connie Francis   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer,Producer
Ray Allen   Composer
Bill Justis   Arranger
Alan Lorber   Arranger,Producer
Charles Aznavour   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
John Barry   Composer
Stan Applebaum   Arranger
Jeff Barry   Composer,Producer
Roy Bennett   Composer
Don Black   Composer
George "Funky" Brown   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Artie Butler   Arranger
Jenny Carson   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger,Composer
Don Costa   Arranger
Eddie Curtis   Composer
Danny Davis   Producer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Ray Ellis   Producer,Audio Production
Todd Everett   Liner Notes,Essay
Hal Gordon   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Jerry Kennedy   Director
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Giulio Libano   Arranger
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Marty Manning   Arranger
Arnold Maxin   Producer
Harry Meyerson   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Morgan   Producer
Ted Murray   Composer
Norman Newell   Composer,Producer
Riz Ortolani   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Joe Sherman   Arranger,Producer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Myrna Smith   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Pete Spargo   Producer
Sid Tepper   Composer
Jim Vienneau   Producer
Stan Vincent   Composer
Norro Wilson   Producer
Jim Stewart   Composer
Jackie Rae   Composer
Jesse Kaye   Producer,Audio Production
Margaret Lewis   Composer
Bill Ramal   Arranger
Vartan   Art Direction
Phil Brito   Composer
Chris Mosley   Composer
Leroy Holmes & His Orchestra   Arranger
Reed   Producer
Mark Barkan   Composer
Morty Craft   Producer,Audio Production
Herbert Kretzmer   Composer
Joe Mazzu   Arranger
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Edna Lewis   Composer
Vittoria Mascheroni   Composer
Enrico Ricciardi   Composer
Eros Sciorilli   Composer
Danny Stradella   Composer
Alberto Testa   Composer
Luigi Albertelli   Composer
Harold Barlow   Composer
Borney Bergantine   Composer
Cesare Bixio   Composer
Bruno Cherubini   Composer
Jeannine Clesi   Composer
Bob Gall   Composer
Gary Weston   Composer
Audio 2   Composer
Johnny Gluck   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Betty Peterson   Composer
David Lee   Composer
Horatio Nicholls   Composer
Hank Hunter   Composer
Marjorie Harper   Composer
Peppino Mendes   Composer
George Goehring   Composer
Carlo Donida-Labati   Composer
Michael Canosa   Composer

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