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16 Biggest Hits

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A perfect mixture of humor, diverse instrumentals and serious vocals from the flamboyant showman, including I'll Be Seeing You; Moonlight Sonata; Warsaw Concerto; September Song; Chopsticks and 11 more!

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  • Audio CD (July 18, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B003FCKHEE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,266 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Shane on March 8, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Many times me and some friends have joked about Liberace. We joked many times about starting a Liberace fan club here in New Zealand where we live and verious other jokes (by the way, when we mentioned his name we would pronounce it Lib-er-ace).

The point is, having heard the mans music as I hadnt before I feel a little sheepish.

We could easily being forgiven for poking fun at this utterly tacky and flamboyant man, but what an artist.

El Cumbanchero is great dance song if you ask me, with a slight latin flavor it makes me itch to dance for some reason.

The Warsaw Concerto is such a haunting song, big and dramatic, the kind of chilling songs I love to hear.

Liebestraum is a wonderful piece that has amazing staying power. One of those classical pieces that you hear some time, thinking you dont know and ending up saying "OH! I love this one!".

Easter Parade is just wonderful. Starts off slow and moody and then swings to an end.

Alexander's Ragtime Band is one of those great songs by Irving Berlin that is almost always good by any performer. While the Liberace version is not half as good as that by Bessie Smith, its still a great track.

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is another great classic pience that I find chilling to the bone, in an addictive way. The version hear is a tiny bit faster in tempo than the version by Liberace played in the film Misery (where, I might add, his music was used to great effect as the soundtrack of Paul Sheldon's stay in the deranged Annie Wilkes' house, and where I first heard Liberace's music).

The Story of Three Loves is a delightful slow piano peice perfect for rainy days.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robert Badgley on June 11, 2008
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Wlasdziu Valentino Liberace was born in 1919.His father was a french horn player in various bands and introduced music not only to Liberace but his two brothers and sister.By four he was playing piano competently and strictly by ear.By eight he was playing very complicated pieces and was inspired by the meeting of his idol the great Polish pianist,legendary Paderewski.Paderewski would eventually become a good friend of the family and Liberace himself.
During the 30s he was honing his piano technique and playing at any venue he could like nightclubs,weddings and even strip clubs.
In 1941 he became a featured soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.By this time he had dropped his first two names and shortened it just to Liberace.Throughout the 40s he continued to hone his stage presence and act,trying all the while to connect to his audience in a more intimate way than ever before.Long before he had realized a strictly classical repertoire was not going to sustain an act like his,so his mixing of some classical with popular tunes(which he preferred anyways) by now was going over tremendously.Came the 50s and he was jumping into the new medium of television like he belonged there because he felt it the best place for the type of visual act he had.And he was right.I recently reviewed a Spike Jones DVD which has Liberace as a guest on one of his early 50s shows.I invite all who can to see this wonderful spot as Liberaces' talent and showmanship is there in all its glory.His gaze is always straight ahead and into the camera,trying to connect to his TV audience.He also often adds little flairs like the exaggerated lifting of his arms when playing designed again to get and keep your attention.And as always Liberaces' almost painted-on smile is a constant throughout.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Roger Cannon on January 10, 2010
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This is the best Liberace Album that was made. They are other good ones also. But for all around album I feel this is the best. Well worth the money, and then some.You can hear the greatness in this mans piano playing. the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 25, 2007
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For many of the artists in their series of "16 Biggest Hits" for various artists, the producers concerned at Legacy Recordings/Sony Music would have to do some considerable research in order to whittle down each compilation to just 16. For example, Marty Robbins, Andy Williams, Johnny Cash, and Rosemary Clooney, all part of the same series, could each fill 3 volumes with quite a few selections left over.

So, when dealing with someone like Wladziu Valentino Liberace who had exactly 6 hit singles in his career for Columbia (he was much more album-oriented), you would expect to see all six in the volume. Here they left off not one, but two. And there is no doubt that that was what they were referring to when labelling the album "16 Biggest Hits" because, in the skimpy insert (no liner notes at all), they refer to the label and number for each selection and, where applicable, the time of the year the selection peaked on the charts, and the highest level reached. And with the exceptions of tracks 5, 9, 10 and 13 (album cuts or previously unreleased) all were released as singles.

His first hit is here, September Song from the Broadway musical Knickerbocker Holiday, which reached # 27 in May 1952, as is his follow-up hit, The Story Of Three Loves (18th Variation - Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini) which was featured in the 1953 film and made it to # 21 late that year.

But his third hit single that year - Christmas Medley (White Christmas, Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night) - is omitted. perhaps because they didn't want to include a Christmas tune in the volume. But it was, after all, a legitimate hit, going to # 21 as well (the highest he achieved) that Holiday season.
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