The Definitive Collection

The Definitive Collection

by Robert Goulet


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The Definitive Collection

The physical release of the digital-only 2014 compilation The Essential Robert Goulet, Real Gone Music's 2016 double-disc set The Definitive Collection lives up to its title. Then again, it doesn't have stiff competition. Prior to this collection, the last release from Sony was the budget-line 1989 set 16 Most Requested Songs, which itself was the first collection since 1969's Robert Goulet's Greatest Hits. All these served nothing more than the basics, whereas this offers 36 songs recorded between 1960 and 1969. Goulet kept recording after this but sporadically: the '60s were his golden age and The Definitive Collection documents it thoroughly, proceeding out of chronological order with the intent of providing a more listenable experience -- a gambit that pays off handsomely. Apart from some production flourishes, Goulet didn't really evolve with the times, so the non-chronological order helps emphasize his consistency, as does the lengthy running time. Goulet remains something of a lounge lizard -- his touch is somewhat too easy -- but this shows him at his best and it's the kind of thorough compilation he deserves.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2016
Label: Real Gone Music
UPC: 0848064004943
catalogNumber: 494
Rank: 50344

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Goulet   Primary Artist
Gordon Jenkins   Conductor
Ralph Burns   Conductor
Frank deVol   Conductor
Jimmy Wisner   Conductor
Franz Allers   Conductor
Don Costa   Conductor
Joe Harnell   Conductor
Marty Manning   Conductor
Robert Mersey   Conductor
Glenn Osser   Conductor
Sid Ramin   Conductor
Oscar Kosarin   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Maurice Jarre   Composer
George Jones   Composer
Buffy Sainte-Marie   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Doris Day   Duet
Cy Coleman   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Arranger,Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Maury Laws   Composer
Frank deVol   Arranger,Producer
Jimmy Wisner   Arranger,Producer
Francis Lai   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Sheldon Harnick   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Jerry Bock   Composer
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
Roy Bennett   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Don Costa   Arranger
Joe Darion   Composer
Pierre Delanoë   Composer
Jim Foglesong   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Joe Harnell   Arranger
Sonny Knight   Producer
Burton Lane   Composer
Mitch Leigh   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Goddard Lieberson   Producer
Marty Manning   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Robert Mersey   Arranger,Producer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Glenn Osser   Arranger
Sid Ramin   Arranger
Carl Sigman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Sid Tepper   Composer
Irving Townsend   Producer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Andy Wiswell   Producer
Ron Miller   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
George R. Marek   Producer
Pierre Barouh   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Harvey Schmidt   Composer
Eddie Barclay   Composer
Reed   Composer
Fred Ebb   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Orlando Murden   Composer
Ben Oakland   Composer
Sydney Lee   Composer
Ira Levin   Composer
Eddy Marnay   Composer
Milton Schafer   Composer
Albert Beach   Composer
Charles Dawes   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Executive Producer
Vito Pallavicini   Composer
Jules Bass   Composer
Gino Mescoli   Composer
Barry Mason   Composer
Joe Marchese   Liner Notes
Cyril Omadel   Composer

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