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THIS NEARLY WAS MINE



One of the more interesting and unusual versions of this beloved song may be Lindsey Buckingham's version, from "Out Of The Cradle". Famous for his exhilerating guitar solos with the band Fleetwood Mac, this is a solo effort.


Against The Tide, Davis Gaines"
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Audio CD (July 30, 1997)
Number of Discs: 1
Lap Records Inc.; ASIN: B000005BUW
Track Listings
1. Against The Tide
2. In Love In Vain
3. I Wonder Who's Been Kissing Her
4. Tennessee Waltz
5. Anyone Can Whistle
6. Rainbow Sleeve
7. Music Of The Night, The
8. Tea For Two
9. Someone Else's Story
10. This Nearly Was Mine
11. I'll Love You Back To Life
12. Ol' Man River
13. All The Time

Reviews:

"phantom17@aol.com from Los Angeles , October 20, 1998: A CD FOR ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN PASSIONATE IN THEIR LIFE!!!! An unbelievable CD! Davis has unbelievable charm that is conveyed throughout all of his songs....From Sondhiem to Lloyd Webber and beyond Gaines performs with a sense of perfection that very few artists achieve when they release a compilation album, yet Davis has done it and with such ease. Best-known for "The Music of The Night" he does not dissapoint and humanizes himself for anyone who doubts that he can do anything but the Phantom with "I'll Love You Back to Life." A must get!"

"A music fan from Richmond, VA , August 3, 1998: Great eclectic mix from this big voiced Broadway star Gaines, the star with more Phantom performances than any other, has turned out a fantastic collection here of show tunes, mixed with some newly written songs. Arrangements are different - a little jazz here, a little country there, but his perfect Broadway voice shines through it all. Anyone who's enjoyed Gaines' cuts on other albums, or has seen him with Boston Pops, should really try this album. After a year & half, it's still one of my favorites, and still seems fresh. Great album!"


South Pacific: The Soundtrack from "South Pacific"
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Audio CD (March 1, 1988)
Number of Discs: 1
Bmg/Rca; ASIN: B000002W53

1. South Pacific Overture
2. Dites-Moi
3. Cockeyed Optimist
4. Twin Soliloquies
5. Some Enchanted Evening
6. Bloody Mary
7. My Girl Back Home
8. There Is Nothin' Like A Dame
9. There Is Nothin' Like A Dame
10. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
11. I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy
12. Younger Than Springtime
13. Bali Ha'i
14. Happy Talk
15. Honey Bun
16. Carefully Taught
17. This Nearly Was Mine
18. Some Enchanted Evening (Finale)
19. Some Enchanted Evening

Reviews
"VideoHound's Soundtracks: One of the best Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, South Pacific received a gorgeous treatment in its first incarnation, with Mary Martin radiant as Nelly Forbush, the American nurse assigned to a Pacific island during World War II, who falls in love with a French planter, Emile de Becque (Ezio Pinza), only to discover that he has two children from a native, something that conflicts with Nelly's small-town values. In a show that makes no bones where its heart is, race relations also play a crucial role in the secondary plot between Lt. Cable and Liat, the daughter of Bloody Mary, the island's wheeler-dealer. This prompted Oscar Hammerstein to write in "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught", an impassioned plea for equal rights, long before it became fashionable. The magnificent score yields many other memorable moments, among them "Some Enchanted Evening" and "This Nearly Was Mine," powerfully delivered by Pinza, a former basso from the Met making a career comeback in the show; "Bali Ha'i," in which Bloody Mary evokes a mysterious island; "A Wonderful Man" and "A Cockeyed Optimist," in which Nelly shows the exuberant side of her personality; "Younger Than Springtime," which gives Lt. Cable an opportunity to become lyrical in the midst of his personal conflicts; and "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame" and "Bloody Mary," two rousing choruses for the Army and Navy personnel on the atoll. The second musical to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, South Pacific opened on April 7, 1949, for a long run of 1,925 performances, and won nine Tony Awards, including one each for its principals, one each for its creators, and one for Best Musical. In its transfer to the screen, however, the show fared less well, with Mitzi Gaynor an apt but ultimately bland substitute for Doris Day, the producers' first choice. Rossano Brazzi (dubbed by Giorgio Tozzi)was somewhat better as Emile, and John Kerr (dubbed by Bill Lee) as Cable. Adding to the negative impression left by the film, shot through monochrome lenses in an ill-advised decision to try and create "an effect," some of the other principals were also dubbed, including of all people Juanita Hall, the only holdover from the Broadway original, whose singing voice was Muriel Smith. -- © 1998 Visible Ink Press. All rights reserved."

aandersen@landmarkcollege.org from Putney, Vermont , July 7, 1998: "Magnificent recording of the classic R&H score. Although there was much controversy over the film itself, the best-selling album was the first soundtrack to sell a million copies. Here are superlative dramatic and vocal interpretations and the lushest, most dramatic use of orchestrations, both in the numbers and in the background scoring, ever to grace a musical film. The six-track TODD-AO stereo sound deservedly won an Oscar. Alfred Newman/Ken Darby are responsible for the dramatic and vocal readings and as with THE KING AND I, outdid themselves. Brilliant all round. Note: only Mitzi Gaynor did her own singing - all others were dubbed, but "grandly."




Broadway, Julie Andrews
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Audio CD (October 4, 1994)
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Pgd/Philips; ASIN: B0000041AM

1. Sound Of Music, The
2. I Have Dreamed
3. I Wish I Were In Love Again
4. Where Or When
5. Carousel Waltz, The
6. Do I Hear A Waltz
7. It's A Grand Night For Singing
8. Wonderful Guy, A
9. Out Of My Dreams
10. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
11. This Nearly Was Mine
12. Nobody Told Me
13. This Can't Be Love
14. Thou Swell
15. My Funny Valentine
16. It Never Entered My Mind
17. Spring Is Here
18. Bewitched
19. If I Loved You
20. Edelweiss
21. Cock-Eyed Optimist, A

The Concert Sinatra, Frank Sinatra
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Audio CD (July 7, 1987)
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Wea/Warner Brothers; ASIN: B000002K9C
1. I Have Dreamed
2. My Heart Stood Still
3. Lost In The Stars
4. Ol' Man River
5. You'll Never Walk Alone
6. Bewitched
7. This Nearly Was Mine
8. Soliloquy

Reviews

"This misleadingly-titled 1963 collaboration with Nelson Riddle is not a live album, but rather a collection of eight numbers (half of them Rodgers and Hammerstein compositions) from popular stage musicals. It's not exactly the swinging Sinatra of myth and legend, but it does make for a stunning musical experience; the Chairman is in great voice, and he scales the explosive orchestral peaks of Riddle's arrangements with the confidence of a mountain climber on methedrine. His versions of "Ol' Man River" and "Solilo" are big improvements over his Columbia-era attempts, and "You'll Never Walk Alone", "My Heart Stood Still" and "Lost In the Stars" are positively breathtaking." Dan Epstein

Pete Bilderback (wpb9826@is2.nyu.edu) from Queens, New York , September 9, 1998: "An awesome acheivement This album is a real underrated gem in the Sinatra cannon. The "concert" of the title refers to "concert hall" as in the kind of serious performance of art songs Sinatra might bring to a large venue like Carnegie Hall, not an actual live performance. For this recording Sinatra and Riddle utilized over 73 musicians on 4 sound stages at the Goldwyn Studios--the sound is bigger and lusher than anything else Sinatra ever recorded. Riddle's arangement of "Lost in the Stars" is particularly impressive, and Sinatra gives the definitive performance of "Soliloquy"--this is musical acting at its finest. My only complaint is that this CD should be a part of Reprise's 20 bit remaster reissue program. The sound of the CD, while adequite, falls far short of the spectacular sound (big and spacious, yet warm and intimate) acheived on the analogue original. Given the terrific job that Reprise has done with other Sinatra 20 bit masters, I'm sure that they could release a considerably better-sounding CD."

Music fan from US , July 27, 1998: "Premier Concerto Recording Of Sinatra Career Arranged by Nelson Riddle, recorded on a movie soundstage, "The Concert Sinatra" comprises outstanding performances of American standards. Riddle commented "I've never seen Sinatra be as prepared as he had been for this session", and it shows. At the height of popularity Sinatra exemplifies modern popular singing in this landmark performance. "

Todd Hamilton--toad@bggator.com from Bowling Green, Kentucky , June 5, 1998: "In my opinion, Sinatra's best!!! The Concert Sinatra is Ol' Blue Eyes at his best... Thanks to brilliant arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Sinatra really belts these tunes... My personal favorites from this album are "I Have Dreamed", "You'll Never Walk Alone", and "This Nearly Was Mine"....A must add to anyone's Sinatra Collection... "



Expressions, Chick Corea
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Audio CD (May 24, 1994)
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Uni/Grp; ASIN: B0000001TT

1. Lush Life
2. This Nearly Was Mine
3. It Could Happen To You
4. My Ship
5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
6. Monk's Mood
7. Oblivion
8. Pannonica
9. Someone To Watch Over Me
10. Armando's Rhumba
11. Blues For Art
12. Stella By Starlight
13. I Want To Be Happy
14. Smile

Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (7/8/94) : "...a rare showcase of his solo skills. As jazz interpreters go, Corea draws more on flamenco than on the blues and favors gymnastic flourishes over raw, exploratory gray zones... "

What the Critics Say: "A name virtually synonymous with fusion, Chick Corea caught the attention of the public when playing keyboards for Miles Davis in the late '60s, and went on to dominate jazz/rock through the '70s and '80s with his Return To Forever groups and high-tech, virtuoso Elektric Band. Although not his first solo piano record, Expressions is his first album of (mostly) standards. On the acoustic instrument, Chick Corea is an elegant, subtle and unerringly accurate player, capable of producing sounds of great beauty and clarity, and he deals with these tunes superbly, hinting at what can only be called stride on Lush Life and I Didn't Know What Time It Was, and treating Monk's Mood with the wit and panache with which it was written. Not quite vintage Chick Corea, but a solid introduction to a solid talent. --Linton Chiswick -- © Emap Consumer Magazines Limited. For personal use only."


A Grand Night For Singing Rodgers & Hammerstein
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Uni/Varese Sarabande; ASIN: B0000014UR

1. Some Enchanted Evening
2. This Nearly Was Mine
3. Love, Look Away
4. Gentleman Is A Dope, The
5. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair
6. I Have Dreamed
7. Shall We Dance?
8. I Cain't Say No
9. Surray With The Fringe On Top, The
10. We Kiss In A Shadow
11. It Might As Well Be Spring
12. Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'
13. If I Loved You
14. Hello, Young Lovers
15. Carousel Waltz, The
16. Honey Bun


Hold Me Close, Marieann Meringolo
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Original Cast/Gcr; ASIN: B000005DNQ

1. People Will Say We're In Love
2. No One Loves You Like I Do
3. This Nearly Was Mine
4. Sometimes
5. Bye Bye Baby
6. All The Things You Are
7. My Funny Valentine
8. That's All
9. Chances Are
10. Thou Swell
11. I'll Close My Eyes
12. The Twelfth Of Never
13. Threads Of Time

Reviews:: "BFawlty212@aol.com from New York City , August 20, 1998: She has found a voice for her heart in this collection Marieann Meringolo's stylings are fresh, unique and emotional. Her standards are reinterpreted by her velvety voice to bring a subtle, calm elegance to their meanings. She will be known as one whose quiet strength inspires and delights."

HELLSTARR@AOL.COM from NEW YORK, NY , August 20, 1998: SUPERB!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTIME I LISTEN TO THIS CD I GET CHILLS UP AND DOWN MINE SPINE. THE VOCALIZATION AND MUSICALITY OF THIS SINGER'S FIRST CD EQUALS IF NOT SUPERSEDES THAT OF OTHER ARTISTS."

Davijen@aol.com from New York , May 24, 1998: Love It! Marieann Meringolo has such a wonderful warmth and feeling to her voice, it is filled with passion and sincerity so rarely found in vocalists today. I love every song on this disc, I look forward to her future recordings."


Legends Of Acid Jazz, Willis Jackson
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Audio CD (March 31, 1998)
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Fantasy/Prestige; ASIN: B00000605Y

Track Listings
1. Blue Gator
2. Try A Little Tenderness
3. Gator's Tail
4. This Nearly Was Mine
5. East Breeze
6. She's Funny That Way
7. Mellow Blues
8. Sportin'
9. When I Fall In Love
10. Cookin' Sherry
11. Where Are You?
12. Contrasts


Love Songs [BOX SET], 101 Strings Orchestra
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Audio CD (May 13, 1997)
Number of Discs: 2
Madacy Records; ASIN: B000000L5H

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
2. Ramblin Rose
3. I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy
4. Cara Mia
5. La Mer (beyond The Sea)
6. Heartbreak Hotel
7. Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
8. Boca Chica
9. Secret Love
10. Add Strings
11. Are You Lonesome Tonight
12. If We Could Spend Each Night Like This
13. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

Disc: 2
1. All You Need Is Love
2. Daybreak
3. Blue Bolero
4. Hooked On You
5. Que Mango
6. Leaving On A Jet Plane
7. By The Rainbow Fountain
8. Have You Ever Been Lonely
9. Where Or When
10. Melody Of Love
11. This Nearly Was Mine
12. Sunday In Seville
13. Till Yesterday


Golden Hits (London) Mantovani Orchestra
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Audio CD (January 23, 1989)
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Pgd/Polygram Pop/Jazz; ASIN: B000001F2G


A Grand Night For Singing Rodgers & Hammerstein
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Audio CD (September 13, 1994)
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Uni/Varese Sarabande; ASIN: B0000014UR

1. Some Enchanted Evening
2. This Nearly Was Mine
3. Love, Look Away
4. Gentleman Is A Dope, The
5. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair
6. I Have Dreamed
7. Shall We Dance?
8. I Cain't Say No
9. Surray With The Fringe On Top, The
10. We Kiss In A Shadow
11. It Might As Well Be Spring
12. Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'
13. If I Loved You
14. Hello, Young Lovers
15. Carousel Waltz, The
16. Honey Bun

Not So Simply Broadway, Karen Mason
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Audio CD (May 12, 1997)
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Original Cast; ASIN: B000004CQW

Track Listings
1. Follow Me / Something's Coming
2. Lorna's Here
3. I've Grown Accustomed To His Face
4. If This Isn't Love
5. Isn't It A Pity / Long Before I Knew You
6. Mister Snow
7. Colored Lights
8. Old Devil Moon
9. Nothing Really Happened
10. This Nearly Was Mine
11. Hey, Look Me Over
12. Never, Never Land


My Romance, Performer(s): Jose Carreras
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Wea/Atlantic/Erato - #17789 / October 14, 1997
Audio CD / Number of Discs: 1
ASIN: B000005E5B

1. All The Things You Are
2. Drinking Song, The
3. Lippen Schweigen - (with Eva Lind)
4. This Nearly Was Mine
5. Rose Marie
6. If I Loved You
7. Lover Come Back To Me
8. Indian Love Call - (with Eva Lind)
9. Canto Del Volga
10. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
11. Deep In My Heart, Dear
12. Cancion Del Gitano
13. Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz

Broadway Pearls: Performer(s): Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
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Madacy Records - #7111 / October 23, 1995
Audio CD / DDD / Number of Discs: 1
ASIN: B000000LGB
Track Listings
1. I Could Have Danced All Night
2. On The Street Where You Live
3. Wouldn't It Be Lovely?
4. Show Me
5. Embassy Waltz, The
6. Get Me To The Church On Time
7. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
8. With A Little Bit Of Luck
9. On The Street Where You Live - (Reprise)
10. Buenos Aires
11. High Flying Adored
12. Don't Cry For Me Argentina
13. She Is A Diamond
14. Another Suitcase In Another Hall
15. Finale
16. Opening
17. I Hope I Get It
18. At The Ballet
19. One
20. What I Did For Love
21. Opening
22. Before The Paradise Passes By
23. Dancing
24. Ribbons Down My Back
25. Hello Dolly
26. Opening
27. Dites-Moi
28. Cock-Eyed Optimist, A
29. Some Enchanted Evening
30. Bloody Mary
31. There's Nothing Like A Dame
32. Bali Ha'i
33. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Head
34. Wonderful Guy, A
35. Younger Than Springtime
36. Happy Talk
37. Honey Bun
38. This Nearly Was Mine
39. Some Enchanted Evening - (Reprise)
40. Finale

Oscar Winners: The Lyrics Of Oscar Hammerstein, Barbara Cook
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Drg; ASIN: B000000PKS

1. Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'
2. It's A Grand Night For Singing
3. It Might As Well Be Spring
4. Surrey With The Fringe On Top, The
5. This Nearly Was Mine
6. I Won't Dance
7. Don't Ever Leave Me
8. All The Things You Are
9. Gentleman Is A Dope, The
10. Nobody Else But Me
11. Why Do I Love You?
12. Lover, Come Back To Me
13. Can't Help Lovin' That Man
14. Bill
15. Edelweiss

Out Of The Cradle, Lindsey Buckingham
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Wea/Warner Brothers; ASIN: B000002LL9

1. Instrumental Introduction (Don't Look Down)
2. Don't Look Down
3. Wrong
4. Countdown
5. All My Sorrows
6. Soul Drifter
7. Instrumental Introduction (This Is The Time)
8. This Is The Time
9. You Do Or You Don't
10. Street Of Dreams
11. Spoken Introduction (Surrender The Rain)
12. Surrender The Rain
13. Doing What I Can
14. Turn It On
15. This Nearly Was Mine
16. Say We'll Meet Again

"Out of the Cradle is the kind of adult rock record that gets lost in a marketplace that caters only to a younger audience. Buckingham developed his songwriting and production skills as the most-valuable-player in Fleetwood Mac, but as a solo artist he's proven to be a bit too arty for the mass audience he'd won as a member of Mac. Out of the Cradle is a sumptuously recorded labor of love that's as thick with guitars as it is with intricate vocal harmonies. "Surrender the Rain," billowing with voices, suggests an arty take on the Beach Boys, while "Soul Drifter" rocks to a seductive beat that's swaddled with guitars. The entire album is a treat for guitar freaks, as Buckingham includes instrumental interludes and lavishes as much attention on the sound of his guitars as most producers spend on the entire band. Buckingham interrupted work on his followup to this album for the recent Fleetwood Mac reunion. After all, a man's got to eat. --John Milward

Rolling Stone (7/9/92) "..The album's real achievement lies in presenting the full range of Buckingham's talents...it's a path to exquisite listening pleasure.. "

Entertainment Weekly (7/17/92) : "..CRADLE glows with the passion of a lonely guy sitting in his room creating art he fervently hopes will connect with real people...This may be the loveliest--and most haunting--pop album of the year..

Musician (7/92) : "...smart, crisp, wonderfully catchy...OUT OF THE CRADLE rocks... "

A music fan from Los Angeles , October 16, 1998: " 6 years later, still can't get enough. It's sad that a musician as creative as Lindsey Buckingham, hasn't produced more music. With the wonderful melodies and creative aspects of Lindsey's music, it's hard not to want to share with other people. A hint: Perfect for the car's CD/cassette player on long drives. "

A music fan from Florida , September 27, 1998: "Why didn't I get this sooner? I have all 3 of Lindsey's CDs and this is his best by far! I should've gotten it first!

bmlabelle@vax1.tristate.edu from Coldwater, Michigan , July 30, 1998: "Mind Blowing. An album like this doesn't come around everyday. Lindsey is intense and emotional, scary and soothing, all in one song. His abilities are unparalleled in today's rock community. The instrumental introductions flow with the songs that they introduce. The songs have beautiful plans and are lyrically smart and cutting edge. And of course there are the mind blowing guitar solos, a Lindsey specialty. This is definitely not a Fleetwood Mac album, although here and there you could see where it might have fit into the mix. But independant of the Mac, Lindsey always has, and continued to do so here, experimented with new ideas and sounds. Every single one on this album is a success and a winner. An amazing album from, in my own opinion, the best musician in the business today."

A music fan from CALIFORNIA , July 8, 1998: "Enriching Quality Musicianship... Just listen with an open mind and it will satisfy."

A music fan from Virginia Beach, Virginia , June 15, 1998: "A beautiful, emotional work of art -- NOT Fleetwood Mac. If you've heard Lindsey's other 2 albums, realize that this one is a GIANT leap ahead -- it's a masterpiece. And it does NOT sound like Fleetwood Mac. There is complex and varied guitar work plus beautiful lyrics and flowing, soothing melodies. I love every track. Maybe you saw Lindsey's acoustic solo performance on "The Dance" -- this album displays that spirit. It's just beautiful -- I can't wait for his next release."


Percy Faith Plays Richard Rodgers
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Track Listings
1. Where Or When
2. The Carousel Waltz
3. I Enjoy Being A Girl
4. Dancing On The Ceiling (he Dances On My Ceiling)
5. This Nearly Was Mine
6. March Of The Siamese Children
7. Blue Moon
8. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
9. Sixteen Going On Seventeen
10. It Might As Well Be Spring

Fred Hersch Plays Rodgers & Hammerstein
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Wea/Atlantic/Nonesuch; ASIN: B000005J49
1. Cock-Eyed Optimist, A
2. No Other Love
3. Loneliness Of Evening
4. It Might As Well Be Spring
5. I Have Dreamed
6. People Will Say We're In Love
7. Do I Love You (Because You're Beautiful?)
8. Shall We Dance?
9. Surrey With The Fringe On Top, The
10. This Nearly Was Mine
11. Getting To Know You

Speak To Me Of Love, Ray Conniff & The Singers
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Sony Music; ASIN: B0000024S2

Track Listings
1. Lover, Come Back To Me
2. Beyond The Sea
3. Don't Blame Me
4. Speak To Me Of Love
5. Sweetest Sounds, The
6. This Nearly Was Mine
7. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, (When Your Heart's On Fire)
8. Love Has No Rules
9. You'll Never Walk Alone
10. Under Paris Skies
11. Slow Poke
12. Who's Sorry Now

Stage Heroes, Colm Wilkinson
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Audio CD (April 29, 1997)
Number of Discs: 1
Bmg/Rca Victor; ASIN: B000003ET2
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Track Listings
1. Man Of La Mancha
2. Impossible Dream, The
3. Pity The Child
4. Anthem
5. Maria
6. Somewhere
7. Phantom Of The Opera, The
8. Music Of The Night
9. Bring Him Home
10. Empty Chairs At Empty Tables
11. Some Enchanted Evening
12. This Nearly Was Mine
13. How To Handle A Woman
14. If Ever I Would Leave You
15. Summertime
16. It Ain't Necessarily So

Reviews

BocaKA@aol.com from NJ , October 25, 1998: "The finest singer of stage music I have ever heard. Every song on this CD is a "10"! You won't find a more diverse singer than Colm Wilkinson when it comes to being able to sing such songs as Empty Chairs & Empty Tables to Summertime. I can't pick a favorite-they are all sung by one of the greatest interpreters of stage music, and every song is a hit. One of my absolute favorite CD's. My only gripe-I wish he recorded more CD's; his discography is very limited. "

A music fan from Toronto, Canada , September 23, 1998: "Great but not the best Wilkinson surely has a great voice. However, at the time of this recording, he had not reach his height yet (in terms of vocal ability). Don't get me wrong, I still think this is a superb recording, judging from his expressive interpretation of each song. I find some of the "original recordings" boring after hearing this recording. Great recording to hear, but if you heard the current Wilkinson, you won't love it. By the way, don't get upset with all the other cast albums, this IS Wilkinson. Can't leave the orchestra out. London Philharmonic makes the recording so much a difference."

Music fan from Kansas City, Kansas , August 23, 1998: ""Stage Heroes" is Pure Excellence Colm Wilkinson has, without a doubt, one of the finest voices today. "Stage Heroes" is an excellent example of his incredible talent. From the harrowing, emotional "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" to the hauntingly beautiful "Music of the Night" to the dynamic "Man from La Mancha," Wilkinson proves without a doubt his exceptional strength and versatility as an artist. Ordinarily, I listen to country music, but have found myself continually listening to "Stage Heroes" at home or the office. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who is even remotely curious about it. Once you listen, you'll be hooked."

hiduluth@geocities.com from Duluth, MN , August 22, 1998: "Fantastic! The songs on this CD are perfect at showing off Colm Wilkinson's beautiful, pure, calm yet powerful voice. The songs on this CD are fantastic, and there is really only one flaw on this CD and that is at the very beginning, but it is hardly noticeable and is before the first song even begins. I love "Man of La Mancha" and "The Impossible Dream"; adore "Anthem" and "Pity the Child"; and the songs from SOUTH PACIFIC and WEST SIDE STORY are great. I also like the other songs. (I must say nobody does the beautiful "God on High" like Colm Wilkinson, and my two favorite musicals are LES MISÉRABLES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA). "

chip@lr.net , December 19, 1997: "I have never heard such a magnificent voice in my entire life. Colm Wilkinson can pierce your heart with the power and passion of that voice. "Stage Heroes" is his one solo CD still in pressing and showcases his talents in musical theatre. The original and definitive Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and lead in The Phantom of the Opera for over 4 years has a chance to showcase his talents on this CD. The CD features two songs each from 8 different musicals: Man of La Mancha, Chess, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, South Pacific, Camelot and Porgy and Bess. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Man of La Mancha is thundering, Pity the Child conveys the anguish and pain of that song better than any other recording I've heard, Maria soars, Anthem pierces the heart. And then there are the two songs he is most associated with on this CD as well: Bring Him Home and Music of the Night. A treasure trove for the ear! I cannot recommend this CD more highly. It is the finest solo effort I've ever heard."


Standard Brands, Lenny Breau, Chet Atkins
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1. Batucada
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3. Cattle Call
4. Taking A Chance On Love
5. Somebody's Knockin'
6. This Can't Be Love
7. This Nearly Was Mine
8. Going Home
9. Polka Dots And Moonbeams

Younger Than Swingtime: Music From South Pacific, Ruby Braff, Dick Hyman
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8. There Is Nothing Like A Dame
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Leading Men Don't Dance, Various Artists - Soundtracks - Musicals
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10. Leading Ladies Medley
11. Stranger in Paradise
12. This Dream / The Impossible Dream
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Rodgers And Hammerstein Songbook For Orchestra, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops
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Rogers & Hammerstein's London Cast Recordings
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Something Wonderful- Bryn Terfel sings Rodgers & Hammerstein
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Tenors on Tour / Domingo, Carreras, Pavarotti
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George Wright Goes South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
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Boston Skyline - #129 / February 15, 1995
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The Party's Over: Broadway Sings The Blues, Various Artists - Soundtracks - Stage Productions
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Track Listings
1. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered - (from "Pal Joey")
2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - (from "Roberta")
3. I Never Know When - (from "Goldilocks")
4. Lonely Town, A - (from "On The Town")
5. Where Am I Going? - (from "Sweet Charity")
6. If He Walked Into My Life - (from "Mame")
7. Anyone Can Whistle - (from "Anyone Can Whistle")
8. This Nearly Was Mine - (from "South Pacific")
9. My Own Morning - (from "Hallelujah, Baby!")
10. Send In The Clowns - (from "A Little Night Music")
11. Be On Your Own - (from "Nine")
12. Being Alive - (from "Company")
13. Fifty Per Cent - (from "Ballroom")
14. What I Did For Love - (from "A Chorus Line")
15. Bill - (from "Show Boat")
16. Party's Over, The (from "Bells Are Ringing")

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