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As Long As I'm Singing: The Bobby Darin Collection Box set


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Audio CD, Box set, November 21, 1995
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  • Audio CD (November 21, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0000033OJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,111 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Early In The Morning - The Rinky-Dinks
2. Splish Splash
3. Queen Of The Hop
4. Don't Call My Name
5. All The Way Home
See all 26 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Mack The Knife
2. Beyond The Sea
3. That's THe Way Love Is
4. That's All
5. Clementine
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. As Long As I'm Singing
2. Oh! Look At Me Now
3. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
4. The Party's Over
5. This Isn't Heaven
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Things
2. You're The Reason I'm Living
3. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
4. Sally Was A Good Old Girl
5. 18 Yellow Roses
See all 27 tracks on this disc

Customer Reviews

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Yet Bobby Darin sang'm all, and sang'm well.
bix lang
It is all here to savor and enjoy for anyone who wants the real deal and the best of them all!
Bradly Briggs
The packaging is excellent to boot as is the great booklet.
Anthony Nasti

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84 of 85 people found the following review helpful By bix lang on September 12, 2003
Format: Audio CD
A quite legitimate argument could be proffered that Bobby Darin (born Cassotto) was the most unique and extraordinary singer in the history of American popular music. I know that in these sordid, pretentious, and intellectually-challenged times similar claims have been made about everyone from Snoop Dog to Big Head Todd. But a genuinely credible case could be made for Bobby Darin. Here's why: Darin was that rarest of performers capable of ingratiating himself to fans of all ages, races, and musical tastes. He had million-selling singles in musical categories as diverse as Jazz/Swing, Country & Western, Folk, and Rhythm and Blues. Darin was hailed as a brilliant performer from industry giants as diverse as Johnny Mercer, Perry Como and Henry Mancini on the one hand, and Neil Young, Rod Stewart and Elvis Presley on the other. He had a natural jazz feel and a sense of syncopation that eluded even Sinatra and Bennett. He had a sense of showmanship and an inborn panache that was unmatched. Sammy Davis Jr. and Wayne Newton both hailed Darin as the most connsummate cabaret performer in the world. Now, let's throw in the fact that Darin is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the American Songwriters and Composers (ASCAP) Hall of Fame. Add to all of this the fact that Darin, despite making less than a dozen films, was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor ("Captain Newman, M.D.") and was the recipient of the Golden Globe Best Actor Award ("Pressure Point"). He was nominated for four Grammies in 1959 and won two of them ("Best New Vocalist" and "Song of the Year" for "Mack the Knife").Read more ›
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Stein on May 4, 1998
Format: Audio CD
This boxed set offers a good sample of the tremendous talent of Bobby Darin, who could sing rock, pop, showtunes, lounge, folk, country, blues, and gospel in the same show without breaking a sweat or missing a beat. The first disc consists of rock songs, while the second and third focus on his pop material. The fourth disc ends with a smattering of country hits (some of which topped the country charts), a bit of gospel, a good dose of folk, and several protest selections. Darin wrote or co-wrote 164 songs over his short career (he died in 1973 at the age of 37), and this boxed set includes several of his works from all genres. This is the ideal collection for the Darin fan, although there are CDs on the market that fill the gaps that a four-disc set inevitably leaves. (You'll want Capitol's "Spotlight on Bobby Darin" disc for his knock-out performances of Sinatra/Crosby standards only a few of which come on the boxed set.) I never tire of this set because it always offers a song to match my mood (and because Darin simply was one of the most talented people to appear on the recorded media).
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Scott N. Burton on October 26, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Bobby Darin may have only lived to the ripe old age of 37,but what a tremendous talent he was-I just purchased a CD player over a year ago & this collection was the first one I bought-Keep in mind that Bobby wasn't content on just doing rock & roll-As this anthology shows,he was capable of covering other genres of music,most notably,country,folk,& pop-True,there were those who branded Darin as a Frank Sinatra wannabe,but that's what put bread on the table-Also,it should be noted that Darin was a great intepreter of other people's work-Listen to his rendition of Ray Charles'"I've Got A Woman",Randy Newman's "Sail Away" & John Sebastian's "Darling Be Home Soon".The folk portion of his career was memorable,as well-"If I Were A Carpenter",written by Tim Hardin,was Bobby's last top 10 hit in 1966 & a great song,to boot-The achingly beautiful "Simple Song Of Freedom" is another favorite of mine-The enclosed booklet contains testamonials from people such as his son,Dodd,Dick Clark,& Roger Mc Guinn-A biopic of Darin was supposed to have been released some time ago,but unfortunately,that has been shelved for the time being-Kevin Spacey was supposedly chosen to portray Darin-Good choice-He has a decent singing voice & would do justice to Darin's material-In conclusion,if you're a major league Darin fan,buy this boxed set-It's worth every penny.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Bobby Darin was simply one of the most talented performers of all time. At a time in music when performers took few chances, Darin did it all. What's amazing is how he excelled in every genre he attempted.Even Sinatra, arguably the all-time greatest pop singer, often sounded foolish when attemping contemporary material. Check out Darin's folk songs, they are the real deal. Darin refused to be typecast, and in the long run it probably hurt him. If he would have stuck to the standards, he would probably be right behind Sinatra in stature. I would never fault an artist, however, for attempting to expand his, and our, horizons. The Rhino box is a tremendous testament to a vastly underrated artist.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 15, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I was a kid when Bobby Darin hit the big time. I thought this collection would probably be Ok, mostly nostalgic but nothing to get worked up about. Was I wrong! Darin is absolutely terrific on this four CD set. I wish now I had seen him in a night club show in the era he was doing them. It must have been an incredible experience. Darin had a bad heart due to bouts of rheumatic fever as a child and figured he had to get all of his artistry out with great intensity and speed. Everything he sings packs a wallop as a result, regardless of theme or style.

He had incredible range, covering just about every style of singing which then existed. Sadly, he was right about his lifeline. His heart killed him at age 37. In many songs, I thought I was listening to Sinatra when Darin was doing his style, which is quite a compliment because I am rarely fooled when it comes to Frank's singing. It's hard for me to imagine how anyone could go wrong on this set. Darin sings it all spectacularly and he sounds like he recorded it today. It is that fresh sounding.

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