Various ‎– Capitol Hit Parade - Dave's Dedicated Decades

Label:
Capitol Records ‎– M&E #1
Format:
CD, Promo, 14 kt. gold CD
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Tracklist

1 Tex Williams Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigaret) 2:44
2 Freddie Slack Cow Cow Boogie 3:14
3 Johnny Mercer Personality 2:50
4 Margaret Whiting Now Is The Hour 3:06
5 Les Paul & Mary Ford How High The Moon 2:07
6 Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune 3:06
7 Nelson Riddle Lisbon Antigua 2:36
8 Dean Martin Memories Are Made Of This 2:19
9 The Four Freshmen Graduation Day 3:05
10 Louis Prima & Keely Smith That Old Black Magic 2:57
11 The New Kingston Trio Tijuana Jail 2:50
12 The Four Preps Down By The Station 2:39
13 Nat King Cole Ramblin' Rose 2:49
14 The Beatles Penny Lane 3:00
15 Heart Alone 4:37

Notes

Special 14-kt gold promotional CD given to attendees of a ceremonial dinner given on behalf of a longtime Capitol executive, during the company's 1987 Manufacturing & Engineering conference. Only 100 copies were said to have been manufactured and distributed.

The booklet cover is a take-off on the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" cover, containing the Beatles original LP images, and those of 70+ employees, including Chairman & CEO Bhaskar Menon.

Considering this is a production by the label's M&E department, there are numerous errors in tape selection: the Tex Williams song is the 1960 stereo re-make, and a few songs are re-channeled mono tracks ("Wheel of Fortune" & "Down by the Station"). "Now is the Hour" sounds muffled and truly awful on this disc.

"Penny Lane" is the mono single version, as is Nelson Riddle's "Lisbon Antigua".

The disc contains a "NOT FOR SALE" notation in the data ring.

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