Contains 48 tracks, including 5 previously unreleased songs.
Personnel includes: Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Buddy Clark, Frankie Laine, Gene Nelson (vocals); Paul Weston & His Orchestra, Les Brown & His Orchestra, Harry James & His Orchestra, Percy Faith & His Orchestra, The Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra, The MGM Studio Chorus & Orchestra, The Mellomen, The Norman Luboff Choir.
The Page Cavanaugh Trio: Page Cavanaugh (piano); Robert Morgan (guitar); Charles Parnell (bass).
The Buddy Cole Quartet: Edwin Cole (piano); Vincent Terri (guitar); Phil Stephens (bass); Alvin Stoller (drums).
Compilation producer: Didier C. Deutsch.
Recorded between 1944 & 1966. Includes liner notes by Andrew Velez.
Digitally remastered using 20-bit technology by Dawn Frank (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
This two-CD set covers 22 years of Doris Day's work. It reveals a picture of a wide-ranging talent. Throughout the decades Doris Day has bestowed an unfaltering sensitivity on her recordings as she applied this talent to the wide range of material.
One thinks of the sweet, nice girl she was typically cast as in film musicals and comedies of the '50s and '60s, but her singing provides a portrait of greater depth than her film work. From the outset of her career her vocals cast spells on the listener, as in "Sentimental Journey," where she amplifies the tune with dead-on definition. On light, fluffy novelties like "Pillow Talk" she belts out the material with cheer, while "Tacos, Enchiladas and Beans" is a perfect humorous synthesis of power and coyness.