Greatest Hits - (Import CD)
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- Pop Vocal
- Classic Pop Vocals
- Mono / Stereo
- Greatest Hits [MCA]
Producers include: Marty Paich, Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Pete King.
Includes liner notes by Will Friedwald.
Personnel: Jack Jones (vocals).
Liner Note Authors: Frank Sinatra; Will Friedwald.
Recording information: 08/21/1961-08/13/1963.
Arranger: Ralph Carmichael.
The early sound of Jack Jones is a mix of Mel Torme's velvet jazz and the mainstream romance of Tony Martin. These 18 hits of his are pretty much straight forward pop ballads, but Jones possesses a rare voice that takes orders directly from the heart, hence the renditions are models of subtle sentiment. He was in his early 20s when these tracks were cut. His appeal and presence hints at the sure-footed and sophisticated interpretations he would sing in the advancing years.
The opening of "Real Live Girl" begins with Jack in a whispering mood that rises to a passionate excitement suiting the palpitating samba rhythm. Harps and violins waft along "You're My Girl," with Jones smoothly stating the melody with exemplary emotion. "A Lot Of Livin' To Do" might be the jazziest of these 18 tracks, having instrumental momentum arranged by the great Marty Paich.
- Country of Origin
- MCA (USA)
- Studio / Live
- Jack Jones
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Lollipops and Roses
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Wives and Lovers
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Call Me Irresponsible
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Lot of Livin' to Do, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Real Live Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Love With the Proper Stranger
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] She Loves Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] You're My Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Race Is On, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] And I Love Her
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Dear Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] I Can't Believe I'm Losing You
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] You're Sensational
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] My Best Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Day in the Life of a Fool, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Alfie
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Lady
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Impossible Dream, The
- Universal Distribution
- 47m 27s
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