Tracks 13-14 originally released as Columbia Single 4-41275 in 1958.
Tracks 15-16 originally released as Columbia Single 4-41342 in 1959.
Track 17 originally released on Columbia Single 4-41675 in 1960.
Tracks 18-19 originally released as Columbia Single 4-41971 in 1961.
Tracks 1-12 & 18: Orchestra conducted by Luther Henderson
Tracks 13-16: Orchestra conducted by Glenn Osser
Tracks 17 & 19: Orchestra conducted by Frank Devol.
Reissue Producer: Dan Rivard
Released: March 14, 2006
Originally Released: 2004
Label: Collectables Records
Original Album: Columbia CS 8018 (1959)
Description by OLDIES.com:
This reissue of Polly Bergen's 1959 Columbia album "My Heart Sings" features seven bonus tracks previously only available as Columbia singles in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
1.I'm In The Mood For Love
2.Come Rain Or Come Shine
3.When I Fall In Love
4.You Better Go Now
5.Don't Blame Me
8.Just One Of Those Things
9.(All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings
10.The Lady Is A Tramp
11.I Cried For You
12.I Want To Be Happy
13.Come Prima (For The First Time) (Bonus Track)
14.Au Revoir Again (Bonus Track)
15.I Feel Sorry For The Boy (Who Hasn't Got A Girl) (Bonus Track)
16.He Didn't Call (Bonus Track)
17.Do It Yourself (Bonus Track)
18.Bye Bye Blackbird (Bonus Track)
19.The Happiest Girl In The World (Bonus Track)
MY HEART SINGS pairs Polly Bergen with arranger Luther Henderson, who shakes up his signature orchestral approach via the addition of cool jazz horns and late-night accoutrements perfectly matched to Bergen's dusky vocals. It's a shame the material is so predictable--standard "singer with strings" fare like "Sophisticated Lady," "When I Fall in Love," and "I'm in the Mood for Love"--but the set's style and sophistication make up for covering such familiar ground; for that matter, Bergen is such a distinct performer that even the most well-tread lyrics seem refreshed, and the joy she brings to bubbly renditions of "Lucky Day" and "The Lady Is a Tramp" is infectious.
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