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For the Nero-Minded/Young and Warm and Wonderful

Peter Nero, Frances NeroAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 2, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: May 2, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collectables
  • ASIN: B00004S984
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,586 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Moon River
2. Dancing On the Ceiling
3. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
4. Little Girl Blue
5. Something's Coming
6. My Man's Gone Now
7. Ev'rything I've Got
8. Let's Not Waste A Moment
9. Isn't It Romantic
10. Yesterdays
11. Too Late Now
12. Love Is A Simple Thing
13. When I Fall In Love
14. Secret Love
15. Don't Blame Me
16. You Are Too Beautiful
17. Wonderful You
18. Thou Swell
19. Young And Warm
20. Just Squeeze Me
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Two more charting albums both released in 1962! Includes Moon River; When I Fall in Love; Secret Love; Dancing on the Ceiling , and more. 24 tracks!

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A More than Welcome Blast from the Past June 28, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album may come as a shock to people who think of Peter Nero as a purveyor of easy listening or smooth jazz. In his early days, he put classical-music shadings into popular songs and performed them with lightning speed, creating jazz piano with real bite and texture. The tunes are comfortable and familiar, but there's also a lot of fun stuff going on if you're willing to listen deeply. For example, "Dancing on the Ceiling" contains passages from Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony, "The Way You Look Tonight" alternates between classical and pop stylings, and "Yesterdays" glides back and forth between major and minor interpretations of the theme. Buy this album immediately, and be sure to watch for more reprints from Nero's early years!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Nero May 5, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Finally! Two CD's from Nero's original albums. Even though his "Young and Warm and Wonderful" album shares the CD titled "For the Nero Minded", the majority of the tracks are winners. During those early albums, Marty Gold conducted and scored the orchestral support which worked beautifully with Nero's arrangements. It has stood the test of time very well. "Hail the Conquering Nero" is next for me. If you are a Nero fan and you've missed his early stuff -- they're here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Nero ~ As Good As Ever! June 22, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Peter Nero's Greatest Hits now digitally mastered on CD is as great as the LP ever was! Familiar but still thrilling overtures from our past. Nobody gets the rhythm or titilating piano any better than Peter Nero!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but it is too short November 29, 1999
By Ingalls
Format:Audio CD
Peter Nero played the piano with great taste. This album is good but is way too short with only ten selections. Still, so little of his work is available on cd that this will have to do for now.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! September 10, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Ian Levine has split soul fans in two camps, those who despise his recordings with more than 100 former Motown artists, and those who thank him for getting such talented artists to work again. Frances Nero had only a few singles released on Motown before retiring completely from the music business. 24 years later, it was Ian Levine who persuaded her to record again, and he did for her what Berry Gordy never did: he gave her a hit record. The brilliant "Footsteps Following Me" reached the UK Top 20 in 1991, displaying Frances' sunny, bright voice on a catchy, flowing tune. There are plenty of other good tracks on this CD, I recommand "Making My Daydream Real", "Mister Right" (co-written by Edwin Starr), "Right Up To The Limit" and the very 90s "Come Back And Start Again". Ashford/Simpson's "Some Things You Never Get Used To" is a very good remake, but there are, however, songs that don't work quite as well, the covers of "Attack", "Why Don't I Run Away From You", and the surprisingly lackluster re-dos of 70s disco anthems "Shame" and "Young Hearts Run Free", but apart from these, the majority of tunes are a good and competent showcase for such a beautiful voice as Frances Nero's.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Listening At Its Best May 15, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wonderful music. This CD contains Peter's best known pop favorites of the late 1960s and early 1970s. His most successful single, "Theme from The Summer Of '42" is here. Just beautiful!! His great version of "Love Story" is also in this collection. My favorite is the "Theme from The Godfather"--very moody and full of music. Wish this had "Brian's Song"--Nero's other best selling single. Worthwhile purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hisorical December 14, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I have this in LP. I grew up listening to my fathers recordings of Sinatra, Jackie Gleason, and Norrie Parramour etc.. This album is fantastic. One of the main reasons why I listen to smooth jazz today. A child of the 60's no more. If you like Lyle Mays with Pat Metheny you'll love Peter Nero. A guitar player for 40 yrs. Nero gave me a great appreciation for the jazz pianist. He paved the way for people like Mays and David Benoit. I wasn't sure this would still be in circulation let alone cd.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All hail Nero!! February 11, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of Peter Nero since age 5, when my father took me to see him play. I met him several times since then and have heard him in a trio, a solo setting, as well as with a pop orchestra. There are so few masters of piano in this world...make no mistake...this man is a master in every genre, and in every sense of the word. Do not miss this (or any) of his recordings.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great pianist
Peter Nero post-RCA/Victor discography (vinyl)

(Columbia and Arista labels listed here, only)

45 singles:
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44846 For Once In My... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Son of Flintstone
5.0 out of 5 stars For the Nero-Minded/Young and Warm and Wonderful
Great CD for a special evening with friends. playing tunes all remember with the Peter Nero flair.
Thanks for sending it promptly and it arrived in good shape
Published 10 months ago by SUSAN HALL
4.0 out of 5 stars Too Bad This Cover Of An LP Couldn't Have Been Expanded A Bit
When Collector's Choice received permission from Columbia to re-issue their 10-track 1974 LP PC/PCA 33136 as a CD in 2011, it's too bad they couldn't have also negotiated the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by AvidOldiesCollector
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Nero!! What more can I say?
You're gonna love it! Peter Nero is an outstanding artist. If you enjoy quality music, then you will enjoy this CD.
Published 19 months ago by Dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars A most underrrated pianist
I grew up trying to imitate Peter Nero on the piano...unsuccessfully. But he was a helluva role model. His arrangements are a lovely amalgam of classical and pop. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Marty Nemko
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music!
Peter's greatest hits are just that, great and beautiful, too. His stylings & performances are always the best. Read more
Published on May 8, 2012 by Babsy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality
CD was a good quality, and it shipped quickly. I would surely purchase from this vendor again in the future.
Published on April 24, 2012 by Carla Batchelor
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted.
Ordered this from Amazon. Got it in a few days. Real nice graphics on the case. CD plays great in my car and in my computer.Couldn't be happier.
Published on January 31, 2012 by donaldjrhyne
5.0 out of 5 stars A stellar album
Peter Nero plays some of the most beautiful ballads that have ever been written. These old standards will come alive with the background orchestra and his wonderful phrasing. Read more
Published on December 27, 2007 by Gina V. Stiles
5.0 out of 5 stars Fundamental issue in your collection !
This album has many peaks . Nero plays mixing rhytm and lyricism ; feeling and nuance ; elegance and personality . Read more
Published on October 21, 2004 by Hiram Gomez Pardo
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