The liner notes include an interview with Frankie Laine.
These recordings from the 1950s give us a glimpse of how at ease Frankie Laine was tackling highly dramatic film and television soundtracks. Laine's voice soars in a panoramic breadth that adds essential thrills and power to these entertaining recordings.
Laden with gimmicks, exotic touches, and melodramatic motifs, productions like 1951's JALOUSIE and 1952'S ROCK OF GIBRALTAR are harnessed by Laine's dominant vocal sweep. He is much more than just a shouter, and his sensitive and gentle side manifests itself on the emotionally moving "Answer Me," and the gospel-like reverence of "I Believe," both from 1953. The spectacular "Cool Water" is totally animated by Laine's restless and free-roaming voice.
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