Hit Singles Collection - (Import CD)
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- Pop Vocal
- Classic Pop Vocals
- Mono / Stereo
- The Hit Singles Collection
Personnel includes: Bobby Darin (vocals); Richard Wess, Jimmie Haskell, Jack Nitzche, Richard Behrke (arranger, conductor).
Producers include: Herb Abramson, Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegun, Dick Jacobs, Jerry Wexler, Nik Venet, Charles Koppelman, Don Rubin.
Compilation producer: James Austin.
Recorded between 1958 & 1966. Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
While Bobby Darin was an unpredictable sort who ventured from 1950s rock & roll to swing to country and folk-rock over the course of his career, THE HIT SINGLES COLLECTION does as good a job of touching all the Darin bases as any single-disc anthology possibly could. Darin's '50s pop period is covered here ("Splish Splash," et al), as is his neo-Sinatra big-band crooner work (as on the signature song "Mack the Knife"). Subsequent musical detours for Darin included a turn down the country road ("Things," "18 Yellow Roses") and eventually his re-invention as an introspective folk-rocker ("If I Were a Carpenter"). While the format allows for only brief pit stops along Darin's artistic journey, THE HIT SINGLES COLLECTION is the perfect thumbnail sketch of the man's multifarious gifts.
- Country of Origin
- WEA (Distributor)
- Bobby Darin
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Splish Splash
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Early in the Morning
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Queen of the Hop
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Plain Jane
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Dream Lover
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Mack the Knife
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Beyond the Sea
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Clementine
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Artificial Flowers
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Lazy River
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Irresistable You
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Multiplication
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] What'd I Say
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Things
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] You're the Reason I'm Living
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] 18 Yellow Roses
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] If I Were a Carpenter
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Lovin' You
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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