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The Four Aces

The Four Aces

In Association with Back To The Future: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack

For whatever reason or reasons, not all the songs heard in the movie Back to the Future are included in the soundtrack CD.

"Mr Sandman" (Performed by The Four Aces as Marty walks into downtown Hill Valley) is included in the following collection.
The Four Aces' Greatest Hits (MCA)

One of the most successful pre-rock vocal groups, the Four Aces did well during the early '50s with a narrow range of pop material but burned out before decade's end. Founded by Navy shipmates Al Alberts and Dave Mahoney, the act added Lou Silvestri and Sol Vaccaro before making a name for themselves around their native Philadelphia. After failing to find a distributor for their debut single "(It's No) Sin," Alberts founded his own Victoria label to release the single. It became a big hit in late 1951 and sold a million copies. Signed to Decca before the end of the year, their debut single for the label, "Tell Me Why," just barely missed the top of the charts and sold a million copies as well. A few Top Ten hits followed during the early '50s before the theme to Three Coins in the Fountain hit number one in 1954. Another movie theme, "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing," spent over a month at the top during 1955.

For several singles during 1955, the group had been billed as the Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts; one year later, he departed for a solo career (but never even reached the charts). Along with the rise of rock & roll, the Four Aces appeared to be doomed. They scraped the charts with a novelty song ("Bahama Mama") and a rock take-off ("Rock and Roll Rhapsody"), but failed to come through with any hits after 1959. Al Alberts continued to perform into the '90s, leading a newer edition of the act.
-- John Bush, All-Music Guide

Marty Gold - Arranger
Al Alberts - Arranger, Vocals, Producer
Milt Gabler - Producer
Steve Lasker - Digital Transfers
Dave Mahoney - Vocals
Andy McKaie - Executive Producer
James E. Myers - Producer
Jack Pleis - Arranger
Peter Grendysa - Liner Notes
Ed Kissack - Producer
Vartan - Art Direction
Lou Silvestri - Vocals
Paul Elmore - Remastering, Digital Remastering, Assembly, Digital Assembly
Marty Wekser - Reissue Producer, Research
Tony Natelli - Compilation, Compilation Producer
Sod Vaccaro - Vocals

1. Tell Me Why (Alberts/Gold)
2. Perfidia (Dominguez/Leeds)
3. Three Coins in the Fountain (Cahn/Styne)
4. Garden in the Rain (Dyrenforth/Gibbons)
5. You Brought Me Love (Alberts/Gold)
6. (It's No) Sin (Hoven/Shull)
7. Heart and Soul (Carmichael/Loesser)
8. I'm Yours (Mellin)
9. I Understand (Gannon/Wayne)
10. Stranger in Paradise (Forrest/Wright)
11. Gang That Sang "Heart of My Heart" (Ryan)
12. Should I? (Brown/Freed)
13. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (Fain/Webster)
14. Heart (Adler/Ross)
15. It's a Woman's World (Cahn/Mockridge)
16. Melody of Love (Engelmann/Glazer)
17. Woman in Love (Loesser)
18. Mr. Sandman (Ballard)

Here's the CD to get for the soundtrack. I don't like the trilogy CD. The performances are not up to my expectations. The pacing isn't the same, and the cues from the movie aren't in the same places. If you buy the CD's listed on the Musical Notes and Sources and this soundtrack, you will have all the songs from the movie.
In Association with Back To The Future: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack

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