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The Best of Connie Francis: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection [Original recording remastered]

Connie FrancisAudio CD
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In their time, and in our's, they were the best. Bill Monroe (the best bluegrass performer ever), Connie Francis (the best girl pop singer of the '50s and early '60s) and The Ink Spots (the best R&B pop vocal group of a generation) will each be the subject of a new greatest hits compilation in the 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection series, to be released October 5, ... Read more in Amazon's Connie Francis Store

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  • Audio CD (November 2, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: November 2, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B00002MYY7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,186 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Her biggest hits on one CD-including ALL her Top 5 smashes ( My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own; Everybody's Somebody's Fool; My Happiness; Don't Break the Heart That Loves You; Where the Boys Are; Who's Sorry Now , and Lipstick on Your Collar ) plus five more.

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99 of 102 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saint Francis. November 14, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Connie Francis was the Maria Callas of Pop music. Her incredible popularity in the 1950's and early 1960's was unmatched.... she was the girl every father wanted for a daughter and every boy wanted for his girl. Her singular, sing-songy, heartbreaking voice was very similar to that of the great Patsy Cline's, partly in fact that not only did they both have that little "cry" in their voice, that almost no one can do successfully, but also in that they could take pretty much any material, no matter how minor, and make it good, sometimes great. But fame and popularity are usually followed by heartache, and Connie Francis' career was no exception. It was dominated and controlled, we later learned, by her domineering and controlling father, who made her every career decision, based on what he and the industry perceived to be her good-girl image. He famously kept a hawk-like watch on his precious commodity/daughter, including destroying the relationship with the person that she always referred to as the love of her life, Bobby Darin. Her career waned in the 1960's, due mostly to changing musical tastes, but she had forever carved out a solid niche as one of the most popular girl singers of the 20th century. She continued to perform in public, mostly in smaller venues. It was while appearing in such a place, in Westbury, New York, that the now famous, very violent sexual assault occurred , forever changing her life.

The great career, and, apparently, the great voice had ended. Bad marriages and bad business decisions followed, along with family tragedies. She retreated from public life, save for the occasional tabloid intrusion.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A voice of the century November 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The worst tragedy of Connie Francis's is that her lifetime's calamities have come to overshadow her fine music for many among the general public. Hers is a grand and powerful voice to be matched with Patsy Cline's: the sound is true, the self-harmonizing is beautiful, and the songs that made her famous (many of which were old Tin Pan Alley standards which were old-fashioned even in her heyday) hold up beautifully over the years. This is not an album for a Connie Francis aficionado but for someone more casually interested in becoming familiar with her work. The classics are all here, from such sentimental favorites as "Who's Sorry now?" and "Breakin' in a Brand New Broken Heart" to such rockers as "Stupid Cupid." Bravissima Connie!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fluffy Pop....But That's Good August 23, 2004
By Aaron
Format:Audio CD
Today we have Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.....well, back in the day there was Connie Francis and Brenda Lee. Like their modern counterparts, both girls churned out hit after hit. While Lee was quite good and had her share of awesome material *I'm Sorry, Emotions, All Alone Am I*, Connie Francis had the superior voice and more upbeat songs.

This collection captures some of her best material from the late-50's and early 1960's. It has the upbeat teenybopper anthems "Stupid Cupid" *my favroite*, "Lipstick On Your Color," and "Vacation." But then again, it also has the beatiful ballads that she pulled off just as well such as "Among My Soveniers", "Where the Boys Are" and "Who's Sorry Now."

This is a great collection from a chick who placed quite a bit of tunes on the charts. For the slightly older generation, I'm sure she's still fondly remembered, but from mine, she should be appreciated.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Greatly abbreviated best-of collection May 20, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Though one can't fault the tracks that are included here, it's disappointing to find this collection seems to have replaced the splendid "The Very Best of Connie Francis, Vol. 1." Given that the original 1963 "Very Best of" had 15 tracks, and the CD reissue had *21*, the 12 titles on this disc are a paltry offering.
There are quite a few top-40 hits missing, including the truly stellar Sedaka/Greenfield penned "Fallin'," the torchy "You're Gonna Miss Me," Paul Anka's "Teddy," and the title tune from 1963's "Follow the Boys."
This current release may be easier to buy (and have a better booklet), but a used copy of "The Very Best Of, Vol. 1" is the better spin.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRINGS BACK GREAT MEMORIES October 23, 2002
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IN THE 50'S "AMERICAN BANDSTAND" AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY LAUNCHED A GROUP OF WELL POLISHED ITALIAN KIDS AS AMERICA'S TEEN IDOLS. THEY WERE PAUL ANKA, FRANKIE AVALON, FABIAN,MARK VALENTINO, BOBBY RYDELL, FREDDY CANNON, ANNETTE AND CONNIE FRANCIS. OF ALL THESE KIDS CONNIE FRANCIS WAS THE MOST NATURALLY TALENTED. OUR PARENTS EVEN LIKED HER, BECAUSE SHE WAS TURNING THEIR ERA TUNES INTO POP RECORDS ("AMONG MY SOUVENIRS", "IF I DIDN'T CARE", "CAROLINA MOON" ETC.)CONNIE HAD A DISTINGUISHED SORT OF NASAL VOICE,BUT SHE CARRIED HER TUNES BEAUTIFULLY. SHE WAS SLIGHTLY MORE MATURE THAN THE OTHERS.SHE SANG GREAT ROCK 'N' ROLL SWING-STYLE SONGS LIKE "STUPID CUPID",'EVERYBODYS SOMEBODY'S FOOL" ETC. ALL HER SONGS WOULD END UP ON THE TOP TEN CHARTS. SHE HAD IT GOING. YOU'LL REALLY GET THE FEEL OF THE 50'S AND 60'S WITH THIS WONDERFUL C.D. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND IT!!
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The music, the package...stellar! November 9, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Connie Francis' reign as the queen of the pop charts in the late 50s and early 60s is the gist of this ubiquitous "Millenium Collection". Actually, this is pretty standard Connie Francis 101. This is sure to please the casual fan or the casually curious. Kudos to Universal Music Group for a splendid package! The smashing photos contained on the cover are a real eye-catcher. Kudos to the same for considering Miss Francis worthy of such a wonderful re-issue.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great hits from yesteryear!
If you like this kind of music, add this one to your collection. Brings back childhood memories from a different time and place. Love it!
Published 10 days ago by KingTut
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretending to be Connie Frances
Love her songs back in the sixties. I learned all these songs by heart. She was
A great singer. She made me want to be
A singer
Published 13 days ago by Lulu
5.0 out of 5 stars And theres Connie !!
Who doesen"t love that wonder voice !! Great CD. and the songs we love, that she sings that touch are hearts when we were young.. Youl love this Cd...... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Elise from Calif.
5.0 out of 5 stars She was a high school crush that stayed with me! Can't resist her...
Anything I say about Connie Francis would be some feelings and flattery that has already been said. She is one of the major artists of our time.
Published 1 month ago by Donald Liston
5.0 out of 5 stars Connie
Love this CD, sorry I posted a review about it on the incorrect CD. If you love her songs you will love this CD
Published 1 month ago by Eleanor Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars memories
husband grow up with her & danced with her & her mother as well. They had a wonderful time during her rehersals
Published 1 month ago by Sharon
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BUY
I LOVE THIS ERA OF MUSIC. I GREW UP WITH THIS MUSIC AND HAVE BEEN COLLECTING THESE CD'S FOR YEARS.
Published 1 month ago by Sally Bengel
4.0 out of 5 stars A must for your collection
Great tunes. If you don'tknow where the boys are check for lipstick on their collars. Fun listening and great memories..
Published 1 month ago by Nina Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars If you old enough to remember this lady then you will enjoy this music
What can I say. Gee I am an old hippie and love acid rock, but I also like Bach, so who has any taste now a days. The album is great and it sound good. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Connie Francis 20th Century Masters.
I love Connie's voice. She is, has been, and always will be one of the greatest female singers of all time. There is nothing like the listening to her great voice.
Published 1 month ago by oldmodelT
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