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Mario Lanza The Student Prince EP (1959)

Mario Lanza The Student Prince EP (1959)

Mario Lanza The Student Prince EP (1959)

RCA Victor issued two different recordings with Lanza of the songs from the film. The first, in 1954, was a genuine film soundtrack recording in monophonic sound. Rather than reissuing the original soundtrack in stereophonic sound (which would have been possible since the movie was filmed using 4-track stereo, and stereo records were released starting in 1958), RCA Victor recorded and released an all-new album in 1959. The original Dorothy Donnelly lyrics were restored to this album. Both the 1954 and 1959 albums, however, also included the three additional songs written specially for the film version ("Summertime in Heidelberg", "I'll Walk With God", and "Beloved"), and both albums omit the solo for Kathie, "Come Boys".
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Bill Haley And The Comets - Rock With Bill Haley And The Comets (Trans-World 1956)

Bill Haley And The Comets - Rock With Bill Haley And The Comets (Trans-World 1956)



Rock wth Bill Haley and the Comets is the title of an early rock and roll music compilation album issued by Essex Records (ESLP 202) in 1954, and featuring music by the titular group, Bill Haley & His Comets. The album features recordings made by Haley in 1952 and 1953, including his hits, "Rock the Joint" and "Crazy Man Crazy". The album is one of the earliest known LP releases of the rock and roll genre, predating similar releases by Elvis Presley and by Haley himself, as he and his band later went on to Decca Records and recorded "Rock Around the Clock".

All the songs on this album were previously released as singles under the Essex banner, including several that were originally released when the band used the name Bill Haley and the Saddlemen. The album does not include any of the tracks Haley and the Comets recorded in 1954 before moving to Decca, nor are any of the tracks from 1951-52 included that Haley recorded for Essex's sister label, Holiday Records (although later releases of Haley's Essex label work would later include these tracks).

Essex leased this album out to numerous other labels that subsequently issued it under their own brand. This includes Somerset Records, Paragon Records, Reo Records, Transworld, and Quality Records.

Bill Haley And The Comets - Rock With Bill Haley And The Comets (Trans-World 1956)


The Left Banke - There's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Recordings 1966-69

The Left Banke - There's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Recordings 1966-69


The Left Banke - There's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Recordings 1966-69



Though it's missing a few rarities -- namely the Steve Martin single for Buddha that reunited him with Michael Brown -- this is the most definitive Left Banke compilation. It features the entirety of their two late-'60s albums, as well as a couple of singles that didn't make it onto LPs at the time (though they later appeared on Rhino's History) and a previously unissued cut, "Men Are Building Sand." Their debut 1967 LP, Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina, is an underrated classic of the time, matching smart harmonies and pop hooks to baroque orchestration. Its brilliance casts a bit of a shadow over the rest of this collection. The group's 1968 album, Too, suffered from bloated production and, more importantly, the absence of chief songwriter/arranger Michael Brown. In turn, the 1967 single Brown cut under the Left Banke moniker with singer Bert Sommer suffers from the absence of lead vocalist Steve Martin. By the time Brown and Martin tenuously reunited for a late-1969 single, some of the spark had gone. All of the aforementioned highs and lows of this prodigiously talented but strife-ridden group are on this disc.

The Left Banke - There's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Recordings 1966-69


Norsk Rocks Historie Vol. 4 - Rhythm 'n' Blues & Psykedelia (1966-1969)Norsk Rocks Historie Vol. 3 - Beatgrupper (1964-1967)Norsk Rocks Historie Vol. 2 - Shadowstida (1960-1964)Norsk Rocks Historie Vol 1 (1958-1960)Mario Lanza The Student Prince EP (1959)Kenny Lynch Shake and Scream Promo (1964)Bill Haley And The Comets - Rock With Bill Haley And The Comets (Trans-World 1956)Brenda Lee ‎– Speak To Me Pretty EP (1962)Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas ‎– The Billy J. Kramer Hits  EP (1963)The Left Banke - There's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Recordings 1966-69

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