Clooney's "Best of the Concord Years"
2-CD Collection Features
the tracks have been previously released on Concord Records.
lovely 2-CD set, showcases Rosie at her very best.
CD packaging includes comments from
intent when she matured as a singer was always the same. To bring
honesty to every audience the most important poetry American popular
music had to offer in her lifetime. She would present it with no
excess baggage. Not an extra note, not a superfluous gesture, not a
hint of histrionics." Nick Clooney
used to say that she was glad that she ended up a singer rather than
an actor. She justified this by explaining that an actor needs other
people to do their job: directors, sets, props, costumes, a theater,
even other actors. As a "singer," she said, "I can
just tuck my songs under my arm and go sing them anywhere."
COMPLETE TRACK LISTING
Clooney joined the Concord Records family in 1977. For the next
25-years, she would embark on what became the most critically
acclaimed and, with nearly 25 recordings, one of the most prolific
periods of her career. On October 7, Concord Records is delighted to
present The Best of the Concord Years, a very special 2-CD collection
that features some of this legendary singer's most memorable and
popular recordings from nearly 25-years.
Clooney's intimate way with a lyric, her relaxed, conversational
phrasing and her distinctive voice made her one of the best friends a
song could have. The Best of the Concord Years showcases the Girl
Singer's talents at their very best, from her triumphant comeback
album in 1977 (Everything's Coming Up Rosie) to her final recording
in November 2001 (The Last Concert).
of the classic tunes featured on the 2-CD collection are taken from
Rosemary's American songbook tributes to Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter,
Harold Arlen, and Irving Berlin, including "I've Got A Crush On
You," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "Stormy
Weather," and "Cheek to Cheek." Other Clooney
signature tracks included on the CD are "Mambo Italiano,"
"Sentimental Journey," and "White Christmas,"
which was also released on "Rosemary Clooney's White
Christmas," her very first #1 album.
Clooney's time on Concord Records, long-time manager and friend
Allen Sviridoff says, "Concord afforded her the opportunity to
determine her own musical destiny, to use the best players and to
select the best music. Not only was there enormous joy in making the
records, but the records became an important window into exactly
'who' Rosemary Clooney was&ldots;we always chose themes and songs
that would reveal more of Rosemary's personality and more of her life."
Records president, Glen Barros, adds: "Rosemary will always be
in our memories, and, through her amazing body of work, she'll always
be part of the Concord family. It is thus with great love and
affection that we release The Best of the Concord Years. We hope that
it will touch fans and music lovers the way that Rosemary touched us all."
- I've Got a Crush On You
- Pennies From Heaven
- Lover Man
- I Cover The Waterfront
- How Long Has This Benn
- Will You Still Be Mine?
- Just One Of Those Things
- Stormy Weather
- I'm Beginning To See The
- Cheek to Cheek
- A Nightingale Sang In
- I Thought About You
- Something's Got To Give