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Dion & Belmonts - Greatest Hits [Import, Original recording remastered]

DION, Dion & The BelmontsAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 27, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B000025AZ7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,551 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Wanderer-
2. A Teenager In Love
3. Runaround Sue
4. Where Or When
5. Lonely Teenager
6. I Wonder Why
7. Lovers Who Wander
8. No One Knows
9. Little Diane
10. Love Came To Me
11. When You Wish Upon A Star
12. Rudy Baby
13. Donna The Prima Donna
14. Drip Drop
15. Ths Little Girl
16. Sandy
17. In The Still Of The Night
18. Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw
19. The Majestic
20. Abraham Martin And John

Editorial Reviews

20 of the teen idol's biggest chart hits for the Laurie & Columbia labels from 1958-68, both with & without his group The Belmonts. All tracks are digitally remastered & include 'The Wanderer', 'I Wonder Why', 'Runaround Sue', 'Donna The Primadonna', 'A Teenager In Love' & 'Abraham Martin And John'. 1999 release.

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129 of 131 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Six Stars Deserved June 24, 2001
Format:Audio CD
While there have been numerous Dion/Dion w/Belmonts CD's that have come and gone, this effort out of the German Repertoire label is a superb accomplishment. This single-disc greatest hits collection is the first true gathering of greatest hits for Dion's entire career. While there are some minor charted records not included here, these twenty tracks represent every invasion of the top-40 by Dion, solo and with the Belmonts. Indicative of the completeness of this set is the inclusion of "Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw", a tune nearly always ignored in other Dion collections.

Sound quality is excellent - on a par with the work that Ace Records did with the Dion Laurie catalog some time ago. All tracks except four, six and eight are in true stereo. Liner notes are sparse - comprising a brief, half-page synopsis of Dion's career - but is offered in both English and German.

A six-star rating in deserved to some degree simply because Repertoire has produced exactly what it calls this disc - Dion and the Belmonts' Greatest Hits - and has done it extremely well. If only one single-CD Dion disc is going into a collection, this unquestionably deserves top priority.
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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Compilation Of Dion's Hits! July 31, 2002
Format:Audio CD
One very talented artist from the late 1950s and 1960s that has slid from public notice is Dion Dimucci, more popularly known simply as Dion. Starting with a group of neighborhood pals as �Dion and the Belmonts�, he rose literally from the streets of New York to become one of the most successful pop recording artists of the era. Competing against other perpetual hit machines like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Dion produced a steady stream of chart busters throughout the early and mid 1960s. All of that music, as well as his return to public acclaim with the fabulously successful �Abraham, Martin, and John� near the end of the decade after the assassinations of both Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy.
Most of his chartbusters are here, from his initial success with the Belmonts with �Teenager In Love� to �The Still Of The Night� to �Where Or When� to his fabulously popular �The Wanderer�, which touted the smarmy style of swaggering, wildly pompadoured teenage males playing the irresistible male stereotype as best they knew how, with skin tight Levis and form-fit white tees shirts, rolled-up sleeves and all. And the flood of similar songs also making the top ten are also here, including �Runaround Sue�, �Ruby Baby�, �Donna The Prima Donna�, �The Majestic�, �Drip Drop�, and on and on. Here we find such gems as �Sandy�, �This Little Girl�, �Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw�, and �Little Dian�. Listening to this collection is like stepping back in time to my own adolescence, when life was simpler and the radio was filled with a stream of non-stop hits from a plethora of artists, who, like Dion, seemed to be able to just keep pumping them out, one after another, with almost monotonous regularity. Enjoy!
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!! April 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD
If you're looking for a quintessential collection of Dion & The Belmonts music on a single disc, then look no further than this German import of Dion & The Belmonts Greatest Hits! Let me tell you, the pristine sound quality on this disc has to be heard to be believed, especially when considering that most of these songs were recorded at least 35 years ago! You'd swear they were recorded yesterday! The fine packaging and the fact that every one of Dion & The Belmonts Top 40 singles spanning three different record labels are included on this disc make it WELL worth the value price! My question is, why can't U.S. labels ever seem to put out high quality single disc collections like this??? I've gotten to the point where I'm turning exclusively to import titles to get all my oldies music compiled and remastered the way I want it!!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the hits on one album--Finally! July 1, 2000
Format:Audio CD
It's a pure delight to finally have all of Dion's major hits, solo and with The Belmonts, on one CD. This import album truly delivers the goods. There is currently (and never been before) a U.S. compilation that matches this one, seeing as how Dion's solo hits between 1961 and 1968 were on 3 different labels, thereby making licensing more difficult for a single disc compilation. It's the best collection available for those who want just the biggest hits from Dion & The Belmonts and Dion solo. I would also put it in the category of one of the all-time best "Greatest Hits" albums ever made.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Dion Fans This CD is IT! February 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you're looking like I was for Dion's hits that sound like the oldies stations play them, this is it.
I play this one so much, loving those goldies: "Wanderer" "Donna the Prima Donna" "Ruby Baby"etc.
Even has some more which I have become fond of hearing, such as "Love Came To Me" and "Drip Drop."
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sing it, come on, you know the words... July 27, 2002
By Mr_Joe
Format:Audio CD
Working in a health care facility, I was amazed that I did not think of using this CD sooner to make my patients happy. Of course I grew up with this sound, but so did many others. When I introduced this CD into the program, it reached so many. We all sing along, the staff and patients alike, and it makes things just a little bit better. I keep a copy in the car just for me too. This is a real feel good CD and I highly recommend it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars So Happy!
From the moment I heard Runaround Sue, many many years ago, I fell in love with Dion and the Belmonts. Every song in this collection is amazing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by hazy
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best ever!
The best doo-wop group there ever was! CD includes most of the benchmark tunes of the era. The vocals and their harmonies are
second to none in the doo-wop era.
Published 2 months ago by martin j pielech
5.0 out of 5 stars Dion . . . Dion
May be a matter of taste, but I could not be happier with this album. All the songs I love by the guy who made them famous!
Published 2 months ago by Bruce Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Dion & The Belmonts
I love this CD. It makes you want to dance everytime you listen to it. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
Published 2 months ago by Patricia S. Franklin
5.0 out of 5 stars High school days
I learned to slow dance to many of the songs with my 1st girlfriend Bless her soul she pass many years ago. The songs just make me smile!!
Published 2 months ago by Edward Poole
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVE DION & BELMONTS
They were great in my era ! I can remember running home from school in order to watch Dick Clarks American Bandstand & I loved this group much !
Published 2 months ago by Jo Ann Prewitt
5.0 out of 5 stars A simpler time
I have always been a big fan of Dion and the Belmonts. This cd takes me back to a much better time. Life was more pure back then and this disc brings it all back.
Published 3 months ago by Robert A. Holub
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
The best of Dion.... and Dion and the Belmonts all on one CD.... all songs are original and play great..
Published 3 months ago by P. Ziolkowski
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Any 60s Collection
You'll be amazed at how many hits Dion & The Belmonts had. Don't know of any hits missed here and they are the original recordings, which is outstanding, since so many so-called... Read more
Published 4 months ago by William H. Powers
5.0 out of 5 stars Great oldies album
I was buying the album to obtain a specific song for my daughter. However, we all like the music on the album.
Published 4 months ago by T. H. Kepley
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