The Complete US & UK A & B Sides 1956-62
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3115
There is no doubt that even among the legion of larger-than-life characters who emerged in the rock ‘n’ roll era and ensuing years, Bobby Darin was one of the most remarkable and multi-talented artists of his time, readily turning his hand, with total credibility, to rock ‘n’ roll, big band jazz, country and folk as well as pure pop, and was also a hugely talented songwriter, award-winning movie actor and astute music publisher. This collection, which crams a marvellously diverse sixty tracks into a 2-CD set, comprises every A and B side he released in both the USA and the UK during the first seven years of his career, of which no less than 27 made the charts, including ten Top 10 hits and two landmark No. 1s. From “Splish Splash”, through “Queen of The Hop”, “Dream Lover”, “Mack The Knife”, “Beyond The Sea” and “Lazy River” to “Multiplication” and “Things”, it’s a varied collection of brilliantly crafted top class pop records, many produced by the ace Atlantic team of Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler.