- Released: August 26, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Columbia JC 35659 (1978)
- Original Album #2: Columbia PC 36255 (1979)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Ray Conniff has sold over 50 million LPs spanning six decades with his orchestral arrangements. This collection includes two of his original albums featuring Conniff's interpretations of pop hits by the Bee Gees and other hit artists of the 70's.
- 1.Emotion / How Deep Is Your Love (Extended Mix) (Previously Unreleased)
- 2.How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- 3. Save Me, Save Me
- 4.Night Fever / Stayin' Alive
- 5.I Just Want To Be Your Everything (Extended Mix) (Previously Unreleased)
- 6. Just The Way You Are
- 7. You Light Up My Life
- 8. Love Theme From "A Star Is Born"
- 9. I Will Survive
- 10. Reunited
- 11. I Want Your Love
- 12. She Believes In Me
- 13. Practice Makes Perfect
- 14. If Not For You
- 15. Halleluya
- 16. The Twenty-Third Psalm
- 17. Little Music Box Dancer
- 18. Love You Inside Out
- 19.Land of Make Believe (Bonus Track)
Personnel: Gene Morford (vocals); Pete Jolly (piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano).
Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA (09/06/1978-06/??/1979).
Photographer: Charles Bush.
Arranger: Ray Conniff.
This Collectables reissue combines two similar Ray Conniff dates originally released on Columbia Records, Ray Conniff Plays the Bee Gees & Other Great Hits and I Will Survive, originally issued in 1978 and 1979 respectively. The 19 tracks are formulaic renditions of songs by the Bee Gees alongside hit pop tunes of the era including "I Will Survive," "Reunited," "She Believes in Me," and "You Light Up My Life." Those who appreciate easy listening pop will find this a welcome addition to their collection. ~ Al Campbell