Doris Day ‎– Golden Girl (The Columbia Recordings 1944-1966)

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Columbia ‎– C2K 65505, Legacy ‎– C2K 65505
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2 × CD, Compilation, Mono, Stereo, Club Edition
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Tracklist

1-01 Sentimental Journey 3:13
1-02 My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time 3:17
1-03 It's Magic 3:28
1-04 Love Somebody 3:04
1-05 Tacos, Enchiladas And Beans 2:52
1-06 Put 'Em In A Box, Tie 'Em With A Ribbon (And Throw 'Em In The Deep Blue Sea) 3:07
1-07 Someone Like You 2:49
1-08 That Old Feeling 3:04
1-09 Again 2:48
1-10 At The Cafe Rendezvous 2:50
1-11 You Can Have Him 3:26
1-12 Cuttin' Capers 2:41
1-13 The Very Thought Of You 3:03
1-14 Too Marvelous For Words 3:17
1-15 I Only Have Eyes For You 3:21
1-16 Crazy Rhythm 2:27
1-17 I've Never Been In Love Before 3:05
1-18 It's A Lovely Day Today 3:00
1-19 You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me 2:54
1-20 In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town 2:55
1-21 Lullaby Of Broadway 2:52
1-22 On Moonlight Bay 2:30
1-23 (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai 2:20
2-01 Baby Doll 2:53
2-02 It Had To Be You 2:42
2-03 Sugarbush 2:01
2-04 A Guy Is A Guy 2:42
2-05 April In Paris 3:11
2-06 Ain't We Got Fun? 2:37
2-07 The Black Hills Of Dakota 3:02
2-08 Secret Love 3:41
2-09 I Speak To The Stars 3:04
2-10 If I Give My Heart To You 2:52
2-11 There's A Rising Moon 3:08
2-12 Shaking The Blues Away 3:33
2-13 I'll Never Stop Loving You 1:57
2-14 Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) 2:07
2-15 There Once Was A Man 3:21
2-16 Everybody Loves A Lover 2:43
2-17 That Jane From Maine 2:29
2-18 Pillow Talk 2:12
2-19 Lover Come Back 2:18
2-20 You're Good For Me 2:05
2-21 My Romance 2:34
2-22 Doin' What Comes Natur'lly 2:49
2-23 Let The Little Girl Limbo 2:34
2-24 Move Over Darling 2:41
2-25 Sorry 2:21

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All tracks mono except 2-18 to 2-25.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): DIDP-097497 G4 3A 02
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L424
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): DIDP-097498 G2 1A 05
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI L422

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grantc

grantc

October 29, 2008

This release was designed to commemorate Day's 75th birthday (as of this writing she's still kicking) and is the first 2-cd overview of her entire recording career. You may have a preference for her earlier, big band pop or her later film music; this compilation showcases both very well. Even though I love Doris Day's perfect pop soprano and like much of this music it is mostly located in a faded pop culture era, and sometimes unconvincing. A lot of the film songs and show tunes fare the worst, while the earlier pop - and even something approaching jazz - still sounds good. Day was an exceptionally talented communicator and a technically very good singer, so she was able to make the best of what was offered.
None of this music can seriously be considered "classic" - it's lightweight commercial, never intended for a long shelf life. But a lot of this is also pleasant (although not all at once), and the remastered sound quality on this release is excellent, so if you like it both wholesome and perky this is the motherlode.