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The Ultimate Bobby Darin


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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Strat. Mkt.
  • ASIN: B000002LV4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,642 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Splish Splash
2. Queen Of The Hop
3. Plain Jane
4. Dream Lover
5. Mack The Knife
6. Clementine
7. Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
8. Lazy River
9. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
10. Irresistible You
11. Multiplication
12. Things
13. I'll Be There
14. Early In The Morning
15. Artificial Flowers
16. Somebody To Love
17. Beyond the Sea

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Excellent sound quality.
Mack_T_Knife
This CD absolutely does have his best songs and, although I have other Darin CDs, I like this one the best.
Judith A. Carlson
This is Bobby Darin at his finest!!!
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104 of 104 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Morrisey on October 14, 1999
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
After searching through several CD stores and their computer data, I came upon the "ULTIMATE" of Bobby Darin's available CD catalog. This album is quality through and through. The selections are representative of his best work, from "Splish Splash" in the 50's to "Things" in the 60's. The recordings have been digitalized and sound super especially "Mack the Knife" (great studio big band sound) and "Dream Lover". I don't know how they do it but these recordings sound as if they were recorded last year, not 40 years ago. If you only want one Darin CD in your collection, this is the one. Check it out!!!
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mack_T_Knife on May 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Personally, I prefer Darin's Sinatra-style stuff, and this CD does have a couple of tunes in this style. Mainly, however, these songs are from his early rock period when he was a teen-idol. Very enjoyable stuff nonetheless. Excellent sound quality.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Candace Scott on September 29, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This CD highlights the big hits of Darin, though it omits a significant number of songs which were just as good, but never made the Hit Parade. What a tragedy that Bobby Darin died so young at 37. He is under-appreciated today and dwarfed by the huge shadow cast by Frank Sinatra. Though Darin didn't have the poignant and unmatched ability of Sinatra to phrase a lyric, his uptempo songs are nearly as good as the Chairman of the Board. He is cool, hip, has fine range and has an innate jazzy feel that infuses all of his swingier songs. The musical arrangements and musicianship displayed here is also exemplary. The orchestra that backs up Darrin is fantastic.
My personal favorite is "Beyond the Sea," one of the great swing pseudo-ballads of the 50's, recently resurrected as the backdrop of a TV commercial. Darrin proves he was the natural successor to Sinatra with his masterful vocal here. "Guys and Dolls" and "Down with Love" are nearly as good and showcases Darrin's talent. The best ballad is probably "Was There a Call for Me?" which reproduces the boozy hangover feeling of being dumped about as well as any song.
Darrin's later work was never as hip and contemporary-sounding as the music on this disc. This is an exceptional collection with many catchy, memorable tunes, and proves beyond a doubt that Darrin was an amazing talent.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By John A. Kuczma on May 6, 2000
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Bobby Darin was living proof that the music of two generations could be one and the same. For a singer who got his start with Big Band and his grounding in jazz, Darin was amazingly successful in the early Rock & Roll days.
His big hits are all included here; "Splish, Splash", "Queen of the Hop", "Dream Lover" and "Mack the Knife" leading the way.
The album includes the jazz cuts "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home" and "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", alongwith the beautiful, Big Band standards "Things" and "Beyond the Sea."
Those interested in the many influences that formed the early rock & roll movement will find this album fascinating, and Bobby Darin fans will be absolutely delighted. The Ultimate Bobby Darin is a truly outstanding production.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This CD best epitomizes the varried vocalings of Bobby Darin. Rockin' and Rollin, with SPLISH SPLASH, smilin' with YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY, cryin' with ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS, or swingin' with CLEMANTINE. This is a must own for any Bobby Darin fan, and will convert Sinatra fans over to the real deal.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 28, 2009
Format: Audio CD
The Ultimate Bobby Darin is a great place to start for anyone just getting to know how wonderful Darin was as a supreme entertainer. This CD is also good for casual fans and people who like classic pop vocals who merely want a sampling of Bobby's greatest hits. The quality of the sound is excellent and the artwork is very nicely done.

"Splish Splash" was Bobby's first really big hit; and although Bobby's people had reservations about it at first the tune hit the charts hard! People loved the rockin' beat and Bobby sings this with lots of enthusiasm and soul. The guitar work enhances the electricity of the number to make "Splish Splash" even better. "Queen Of The Hop" is a catchy little tune that you could never quite forget; going to "the hop" to dance in the late 1950s was a very big deal for teenagers and young couples and so "Queen Of The Hop" is another tune that put Bobby Darin on the map for all eternity.

"Dream Lover" has Bobby singing his heart out with a great chorus to back him up; and listen for Bobby to outdo himself on "Mack The Knife." I think of all the songs on this album "Mack The Knife" is probably the song that is most associated with Bobby Darin even though of course others have performed this number. "Clementine" is a charming number even though the lyrics don't tell the happiest story; and Bobby does great on "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey." "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey" has Bobby singing his best and the fast tempo of this ballad works very well. I love that keyboard solo as well!

Bobby sings my very favorite rendition of the classic ballad entitled "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby;" "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" features Bobby front and center--right where he belonged!
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