- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Polly Bergen was an extremely talented, all-around performer who had success in the movies, on TV and on record. Her stellar singing talents are showcased in these two albums which were originally released in the late '50s - her association with the music of singing great Helen Morgan is legendary; Bergen herself won an Emmy Award for "The Helen Morgan Story" in 1957.
- 1.Don't Ever Leave Me
- 2.Can't Help Lovin' That Man
- 3.More Than You Know
- 4.Little Things You Used To Do
- 5.Something To Remember You By
- 6.What Wouldn't I Do For That Man!
- 7.(Here I Am) Broken Hearted
- 8.Sand In My Shoes, (I've Got)
- 9.Mean To Me
- 10.Body & Soul
- 11.Why Was I Born? / Bill
- 12.Party's Over
- 13.It Never Entered My Mind
- 14.Where's The Boy I Saved For A Rainy Day?
- 15.Make The Man Love Me
- 16.But Not For Me
- 17.My Melancholy Baby
- 18.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, (When Your Heart's On Fire)
- 19.You'll Never Know
- 20.I'm Thru With Love
- 21.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
- 22.I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
- 23.You Don't Know What Love Is
2 LPs on 1 CD: SINGS MORGAN (1957)/THE PARTY'S OVER (1957).
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
This Collectables two-fer includes the first two albums that Polly Bergen recorded for Columbia, Bergen Sings Morgan and The Party's Over, which were also her only charting albums. Apparently stuck in the torch-singing mold of Helen Morgan, the Broadway star whom she saluted on her first album, Bergen sings a cavalcade of anthems for a lonely heart: "The Little Things You Used to Do," "Something to Remember You By," "Mean to Me," "Why Was I Born?," "It Never Entered My Mind," "But Not for Me," "I'm Thru With Love," "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan," and "You Don't Know What Love Is." The virtually unending shower of gloom is difficult to take, though it's possible that most listeners will have cried themselves to sleep before the 23 songs have run their course. ~ John Bush