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The Hit Singles Collection

The Hit Singles Collection

by Bobby Darin


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Rhino's 2002 compilation The Hit Singles Collection is a 20-track disc that contains all of Bobby Darin's big hits, from "Early in the Morning" with the Rinky-Dinks to "Lovin' You" at the end of his career. In between, all of his classic songs -- "Splish Splash," "Queen of the Hop," "Dream Lover," "Mack the Knife," "Beyond the Sea," "Things," "If I Were a Carpenter" -- are here, presented in excellent sound and with good notes from Bill Dahl. As single-disc collections on Darin go, few are better than this.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2002
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227832629
catalogNumber: 78326
Rank: 9657

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Darin   Primary Artist
Jack Nitzsche   Conductor
Richard Behrke Trio   Conductor
Jimmie Haskell   Conductor
Donald Peake   Conductor
Richard Wess   Conductor
Bobby Scott   Conductor
Bob Halley   Conductor

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Bobby Darin   Arranger,Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger
Richard Behrke Trio   Arranger
Herb Abramson   Producer
Sidney Arodin   Composer
James Austin   Liner Notes
Gene DePaul   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Jimmie Haskell   Arranger
Bill Inglot   Producer
Dick Jacobs   Producer
Charles Koppelman   Producer
Donald Peake   Arranger
Don Raye   Composer
Richard Wess   Arranger
Don Rubin   Producer
Bobby Scott   Arranger
Nick Venet   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Patrick Milligan   Discographical Annotation
Jamile G. Mafi   Cover Design
Maria Villar   Art Direction
Steven Chean   Editorial Research
Reggie Collins   Discographical Annotation
Leigh Hall   Liner Note Coordination
Bob Halley   Arranger
Murray "The K" Kaufman   Composer

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The Hit Singles Collection 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ran out and bought this collection after having seen (twice) "Beyond The Sea", A very good and factual story about Mr. Darin's life. This collection is a very good beginning for new Darin fans, or for some of us oldsters who want to update their music library. It's worthy to note that this particular re-mastering has cleaned up a lot of the hum and analog noise present on some older masterings. The "live" quality of the recordings have been retained, however, with none of the "mushiness" which sometimes results when such artifacts are removed. I have at least one Darin CD which was a remake of an LP, with most all of the content of this one, but it is horrible by comparison. The folks at Rhino have done an excellent job with the mastering console. The only complaint I have of this otherwise excellent CD is that the hit single "Somebody to Love" is conspicuously absent from the lineup. I have it in other collections, however, so I'm not too sad. This is one CD all Darin Fans should have.
Notbarnesornoble More than 1 year ago
An essential first CD to start your Bobby Darin collection. I can't think of a more versatile singer; listening to his range of song types is like a musical kaleidoscope, yet he does each piece as if it were his signature song -- he really owns it, and best of all he has fun with it. No wonder the Rat Pack felt threatened by him: He was a RAT PACK of four or five edgy singers, plus one soft and fuzzy one thrown in for vulnerability, all wrapped up into one!