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

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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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 2, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: November 2, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B00002MYY7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,747 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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