"BING CROSBY & ROSEMARY CLOONEY: THE NEW RECORDINGS"
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"BING CROSBY & ROSEMARY CLOONEY: THE NEW RECORDINGS" (an EU release) features 28 NEW (2013) overdubs of rare Bing and Rosey solos and duets, updating their sound with new musical accompaniment. Some top musicians, orchestrators and engineers have applied their talents to bring these songs to life, and done so with respect for the artistic integrity of the originals. Most Crosby/Clooney fans have never even heard the dry (mono) originals, scattered across obscure & out-of-print CDs or old-time radio websites.
You may think you've heard these songs before, but you've never heard them sound this AWESOME! In some cases, the producer has added whole new musical arrangements including full strings, brass, woodwinds, guitars, harp. In other cases, today's musicians played note for note on top of the original accompaniment. These truly are NEW RECORDINGS in STEREO with a plush sound that sparkles with a new luster and an ELEGANT richness.
These tracks come from the mid-1950s/early '60s when Bing and Rosey were in peak vocal form. Crosby's sonorous baritone is applied with the greatest of ease to some very melodic tunes. And Ms. Clooney's vocal abilities will blow you away! Bing solos on a Petula Clark song, "With All My Heart," and the new instrumentation gives Rosey's big hit "Half As Much" new life. The twosome tackle the dramatic number "Summertime," from the opera "Porgy and Bess," and sing sentimentally "Til We Meet Again." Who knew that the theme song from "Gone With The Wind" had lyrics? But Bing sings them on "My Own True Love," with a big orchestral sound. His "Good Night, Sweet Dreams, Mary Lou" is so pretty, as is "Serenade In the Night." Rosey sizzles on the Latin-flavored "Sway," waxes sentimental on "Ebb Tide" (complete with the sound of the surf and seagulls).
NOTE CD RUNS 78 MINs; be sure your CD player can play this or you may miss last song.
For track listing click back of CD above left.