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Beyond the Sea - The Very Best Of Bobby Darin

Released July 19th on Warner Music (Catalogue number: WSMCD183)

There is no question that if Bobby Darin were still alive today, he would be an enormous star, alongside Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams and other 50’s Rat Packers. But what made Darin different was his incredible diversity. Beyond The Sea – The Very Best Of Bobby Darin is a brand new collection of this sometimes overlooked icon of the 50’s and 60’s.

Beyond the Sea - The Very Best Of Bobby Darin

During his all too brief career, Darin had rock n' roll hits including Splish Splash and Dream Lover (number 1 and number 18 in the UK charts respectively) and classic versions of Mack The Knife and Beyond The Sea (charting at 1 and 8 respectively). He also touched on country, folk and show tunes on the way. His version of Guys And Dolls gives Frank a serious run for his money, and Don't Rain On My Parade swings as well as anything from Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr or any of the 50’s legends that were Darin’s contemporaries. All these and more are contained on this classic retrospective.

Darin was rarely out of the UK charts between 1958 and 1966, during which time he enjoyed a total of 22 top 50 hits. This awesome run was helped out by the fact that Splish Splash, Mack The Knife, Bill Bailey and Beyond The Sea collectively charted and re-charted 9 times during this period. In 1966 Darin enjoyed his last top 10 UK hit with yet another change in style. If I Were A Carpenter was a soft, folky ballad that showed he was as at home with a gentle, understated vocal as he was belting out the show tunes that he loved. Bobby Darin died of a heart attack aged 37, but in those 37 years he achieved more than most people do in a lifetime.

CD1
1 Splish Splash 1 How About You
2 Early In The Morning 2 What’d I Say
3 Queen Of The Hop 3 Minnie The Moocher
4 All The Way Home 4 Artificial Flowers
5 Plain Jane 5 Nature Boy
6 Dream Lover 6 Two Of A Kind (with Johnny Mercer)
7 Somebody To Love 7 That’s All
8 Mack The Knife 8 That’s The Way Love Is
9 Beyond The Sea 9 It’s You Or No One
10 The Right Time 10 Don’t Rain On My Parade
11 I Got A Woman (live) 11 Beautiful Things
12 Baby Face 12 Lover Come Back To Me
13 Things 13 Mame
14 Multiplication 14 Milord
15 Irresistible You 15 The Shadow Of Your Smile
16 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby 16 Lovin’ You
17 Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey 17 If I Were A Carpenter
18 Clementine 18 Reason To Believe
19 Guys And Dolls 19 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (live)
20 Lazy River
21 It Had To Be You

CD2
1 How About You
2 What’d I Say
3 Minnie The Moocher
4 Artificial Flowers
5 Nature Boy
6 Two Of A Kind (with Johnny Mercer)
7 That’s All
8 That’s The Way Love Is
9 It’s You Or No One
10 Don’t Rain On My Parade
11 Beautiful Things
12 Lover Come Back To Me
13 Mame
14 Milord
15 The Shadow Of Your Smile
16 Lovin’ You
17 If I Were A Carpenter
18 Reason To Believe
19 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (live)



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