All-Time Greatest Hits

All-Time Greatest Hits

by Bobby Vinton


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2003
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206651225
catalogNumber: 066512
Rank: 35313

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Vinton   Primary Artist
Burt Bacharach   Conductor
Charles Calello   Conductor
Robert Mersey   Conductor
Stan Appleton   Conductor

Technical Credits

Sonny James   Composer
Bobby Vinton   Composer,Producer
Lee Andrews   Composer
Carole King   Composer
David Mann   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Arranger,Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Marty Gold   Composer
Alberts   Composer
Paul Evans   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Gene Allen   Composer
Roger Atkins   Composer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Charles Calello   Arranger
Hal David   Composer
Redd Evans   Composer
Rex Garvin   Composer
Jeffrey James   Producer
J.J. Malone   Composer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
Bill McElhiney   Arranger
Robert Mersey   Arranger,Producer
Bob Morgan   Producer,Author
Curly Putman   Composer
Gilly Sherill   Producer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Robert Tubert   Composer
Peter Udell   Composer
Bernie Wayne   Composer
Joseph F. Laredo   Liner Notes
Larry Coleman   Composer
Lee Morris   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Marty Wekser   Producer
Dave Mann   Composer
Gary Geld   Composer
Helen Miller   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
Gloria Shayne   Composer
Gene Allan   Composer
Byron   Composer
Art Crafer   Composer
Jimmie Crane   Composer
Bernice Davis   Composer
Mimi Uniman   Composer
Larry Kolber   Composer
Ernie Freeman Combo   Arranger
Bill Walker   Arranger
Jacobs   Composer
Charlie Singleton   Composer
Stan Appleton   Arranger
D. T. Henderson   Composer
Frank Daniels   Composer
Dorothy Daniels   Composer
Jimmy Nebb   Composer
Ollie Blanchard   Composer
Doyle Marsh   Composer
George Reneau   Composer

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All-Time Greatest Hits 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Vinton’s best known hits from the early ‘60s have become icons not only on Oldies Radio, but in films, commercials and elsewhere. “Roses Are Red (My Love),” “Blue On Blue,” “Blue Velvet,” “There! I’ve Said It Again” and “Mr. Lonely” are just a few of the great songs to which Vinton lent heartbreak and romance. Like a select few who came just before and after (e.g., Johnny Mathis, Bobby Rydell, Wayne Newton), Vinton thrived as a crooner in the rock ‘n’ roll era. Especially impressive is that his success spanned across the Beatle-led British Invasion of the U.S. charts. ¶ In addition to the chart-toppers, Vinton recorded a deep catalog of lesser-known hits and album tracks. He found both artistic and commercial success in reworking ‘60s hits like The Paris’ Sisters’ “I Love How You Love Me” and Brian Hyland’s “Sealed With a Kiss,” drawing out their tempos to magnify their emotion. His lush rendition of Goffin & King’s “Halfway to Paradise” added a dash of Roy Orbison styled drama to Tony Orlando’s original. It’s surprising to note that several of the songs most closely associated with Vinton were actually covers: “Blue Velvet” was recorded by Tony Bennett in the early-50s, and “There! I’ve Said It Again” was a hit for Vaughn Monroe in the mid-40s. ¶ The generously selected 25-song track songlist includes thirteen of Vinton’s fourteen Top-20 singles, and a total of twenty-three Top-40s. Also included are a few lesser known, but equally interesting tracks, including a sweet cover of Johnny & Joe’s “Over the Mountain (Across the Sea),” a Nashville Sound take of “My Elusive Dream,” the Bobby Goldsboro-esque “The Days of Sand and Shovels,” and Vinton’s own “L-O-N-E-L-Y.” Vinton’s stint in the army not only resulted in “Mr. Lonely,” but also the 1966 sequel, “Coming Home Soldier.” ¶ This is a superb collection of Vinton’s most productive years at Epic, and the most complete such greatest hits disc on the market today. All of his major singles are here, except for 1964’s “Clinging Vine,” and his 1974 comeback on ABC, “My Melody of Love.” The latter may be a casualty of inter-label licensing, but the omission of the former is mysterious. Sound quality is excellent, with finely produced true stereo throughout. ¶ 4-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings.