The Italian Collection, Vol. 1

The Italian Collection, Vol. 1

by Connie Francis
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The Italian Collection, Vol. 1

Connie Francis' Italian-language recordings from the late '50s and '60s are among her most acclaimed records, both by critics and her fans. The two-volume The Italian Collection is the first comprehensive American CD compilation of these records, featuring selections from her five Italian albums -- Sings Italian Favorites, More Italian Favorites, Sings Modern Italian Hits, Mala Femmena & Connie's Big Hits from Italy, and Love, Italian Style -- as well as Italian singles and live tracks. Francis herself compiled the discs, and the results are wonderful. Any serious fan who hasn't heard this music needs to acquire this collection, and fans familiar with this material should be pleased with the remastered sound, extensive liner notes, and previously unpublished photos. Among the highlights on Vol. 1 are "Tango Della Gelosia," "Terra Straniera," "Tango Delle Rose," "Ciao, Ciao Bambino," "Arrivederci Roma," "Canta Ragazzina," "La Paloma," and "Addio, Mi' Amore."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/1997
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0731453955622
catalogNumber: 539556
Rank: 12400

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Connie Francis   Primary Artist,Vocals
Tony Osborne   Conductor
Leroy Holmes   Conductor
Stan Applebaum   Conductor
Ernie Freeman   Conductor
Joe Sherman   Conductor
Cliff Parman   Conductor
Iller Pattacini   Conductor

Technical Credits

Connie Francis   Producer
Alan Lorber   Arranger,Producer
Tony Osborne   Arranger
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Leroy Holmes   Arranger
Stan Applebaum   Arranger
Danny Davis   Producer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Ray Ellis   Producer
Ernie Freeman   Arranger
Bill Levenson   Executive Producer
Marty Paich   Arranger
Arnold Maxin   Producer
Bob Morgan   Producer
Norman Newell   Producer
Joe Sherman   Arranger,Producer
Pete Spargo   Producer
Jim Vienneau   Producer
Phil Brito   Composer
Carmen Lombardo   Composer
Pat Niglio   Producer,Liner Notes
Vittoria Mascheroni   Composer
Harold Barlow   Composer
Cesare Bixio   Composer
Bruno Cherubini   Composer
Carlo Donida   Composer
Labati Donida   Composer
Iller Pattacini   Arranger
Mogol Audio 2   Composer
Marjorie Harper   Composer
Peppino Mendes   Composer
Eldo di Lazzaro   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer
Aldo Bottero   Composer
Filippo Schreier   Composer

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The Italian Collection, Vol. 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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She is one of the few remaining icons still going strong ranking beside Sinatra, Crosby, Ella, Sarah, and others. Connie Francis has the distinction of being the largest selling female vocalist, the first international female singing superstar (she sings in 9 languages), and the first woman to break the all male RnR scene on her own terms. This collection of her 5 US released Italian LPS is one of two volumes. Both are gems personally hand picked by Connie. Her most mature and best work (LOVE ITALIAN STYLE) has many tracks and shows her at her vocal peak. Her version of IL CIELO UNA STANZA (Room Full of Stars) is classic understatement and her live version of YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME recorded in an open arena will give the listener chills. Her voice is truly solid gold. She can make any song hers. And thanks to Connie Francis she paved the way for all other rock/pop singers to follow. A wonderful homage to a truly one of a kind singer. Listen and love it.