20th Century Masters:Millennium Collection - (Import CD)
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- Teen Idol
- Mono / Stereo
- Mike Ragogna (Compilation)
- 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Pat Boone
Includes liner notes by Tony Sachs.
Digitally remastered by Jim Phillips (Universal Mastering Studios West, North Hollywood, California).
Liner Note Author: Tony Sachs.
Photographer: Wayne Knight.
The title of this collection seems to suggest that the new millennium is cause for a reexamination of Boone's musical contributions. And that may be the case, if only to remember that he rivaled the chart dominance of Elvis Presley during the early years of rock & roll, and that whereas Elvis popularized the stylings of unrecognized black artists, Boone "protected" suburban America from black R&B performers by offering tamer versions of their hits. As evidence, this collection offers his stilted, ultra-velvety takes on Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame," the Flamingos' "I'll Be Home," and Ivory Joe Hunter's "I Almost Lost My Mind," all of which provided hits for Pat. (Strangely absent, however, is his version of Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti.") To his credit, Boone was somehow able to extricate any sense of sexuality or danger from rock & roll -- no mean feat. Nevertheless, one can't dismiss the fact that Boone was a first-class pop crooner, and that when he wasn't committing offenses against rock & roll, he was rivaling the talents of Dean Martin and Eddie Fisher on such well-suited tracks as "Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)." ~ Erik Hage
- Country of Origin
- MCA (USA)
- Universal Distribution
- Pat Boone
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Ain't That a Shame
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I'll Be Home
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] I Almost Lost My Mind
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Don't Forbid Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Love Letters in the Sand
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] April Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Wonderful Time Up There, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] It's Too Soon to Know
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Sugar Moon
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Moody River
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Speedy Gonzales
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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