The Platters - Their Greatest Hits And Finest Performances



3CD Set
Released 1993/4
Cat No.: RDCD761-3 (RDC92421-3)
RD Code: PLAT 298
Compiled by Polygram Special Markets

This collection was not actually compiled by Reader's Digest. RD always had a non-explainable alliance with Polygram (now Universal) and it was they who created this, and many other future RD releases. Polygram had difficulty reaching their target markets for this type of product, and with RD customers being perfect for this kind of release, they licensed it complete to RD US who had a big success with it. Other RD editions, including UK, were then ordered to release the set as local product (hence the UK product numbers) and, all critisisms aside, it did sell reasonably well. Personally I never understood, why RD would share most of the profits with an inferior product that RD could have made itself, better, for a fraction of the cost.



CD1
PROGRAMME 1           THEIR GOLDEN GREATS

1 - Only You (And You Alone)
2 - My Prayer
3 - Magic Touch
4 - The Great Pretender
5 - You'll Never Know
6 - Enchanted
7 - When I Fall In Love
8 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
9 - Twilight Time
10 - Harbour Lights

PROGRAMME 2           ALL-TIME ROMATIC FAVOURITES

11 - I'm Sorry
12 - My Dream
13 - I Only Have Eyes For You
14 - Heaven On Earth
15 - P.S. I Love You
16 - Glory Of Love
17 - He's Mine
18 - One In A Million
19 - It Isn't Right
20 - On My Word Of Honour

CD2
PROGRAMME 3           ON BROADWAY

21 - Summertime
22 - September Song
23 - People Will Say We're In Love
24 - Stormy Weather
25 - You'll Never Walk Alone

PROGRAMME 4           IN HOLLYWOOD

26 - Over The Rainbow
27 - Singin' In The Rain
28 - Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing
29 - Song From 'Moulin Rouge'
30 - Theme From 'A Summer Place'

PROGRAMME 5           REMEMBERING THE 30S

31 - Pennies From Heaven
32 - My Old Flame
33 - Thanks For The Memory
34 - September In The Rain
35 - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
36 - If I Didn't Care
37 - My Reverie
38 - Red Sails In The Sunset
39 - Let's Fall In Love
40 - Once In A While

CD3
PROGRAMME 6           REMEMBERING THE 40S

41 - Sentimental Journey
42 - To Each His Own
43 - I'll Never Smile Again
44 - As Time Goes By
45 - Embraceable You
46 - You Made Me Love You
47 - Maria Elena
48 - You'll Never Know (Just How Much I Love You)
49 - Sleepy Lagoon
50 - All The Things You Are

PROGRAMME 7           REMEMBERING THE 50S

51 - Too Young
52 - Sincerely
53 - Crying In The Chapel
54 - Love Me Tender
55 - Ebb Tide

PROGRAMME 8           MOONLIGHT MEMORIES

56 - In The Still Of The Night
57 - Moonlight And Roses
58 - Shine On, Harvest Moon
59 - I'll See You In My Dreams
60 - Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

FAVOURITES FROM THE CLASSICS - Brahms



Eleventh issue in the “Favourites From The Classics” series, which was to run for 25 editions.

3CD Set
Released 1994
Cat No.: RDCD741-3 (RDC92401-3)
RD Code: HMS 011



CD1    EXCITEMENT AND GRANDEUR

1 - Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Vienna Volksoper Orchestra Conducted By Josef Leo Gruber
2 - Hungarian Dance No. 6 - National Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Eric Robinson
3 - Hungarian Dance No. 7 - Vienna Volksoper Orchestra Conducted By Josef Leo Gruber
4 - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor: 1st Movement - London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Jascha Horenstein
5 - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor: 2nd Movement - London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Jascha Horenstein
6 - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor: 3rd Movement - London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Jascha Horenstein
7 - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor: 4th Movement - London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Jascha Horenstein
8 - Waltzes, Op. 39, For Piano Duet - Vitya Vronsky And Victor Babin, Piano Duet
9 - Academic Festival Overture - Vienna State Opera Orchestra Conducted By Victor Desarzens

CD2    ROMANCE AND CHARM

1 - Ever Softer Grows My Slumber - Christian Steiner, Piano, With The RCA Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Charles Gerhardt
2 - Violin Concerto In D: 1st Movement - Wilhelm Melcher, Violin, With The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Gabor Otvos
3 - Violin Concerto In D: 2nd Movement - Wilhelm Melcher, Violin, With The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Gabor Otvos
4 - Violin Concerto In D: 3rd Movement - Wilhelm Melcher, Violin, With The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Gabor Otvos
5 - Symphony No. 4 In E Minor: 1st Movement - Royal Philharmonic Orhcestra Conducted By Fritz Reiner
6 - Symphony No. 4 In E Minor: 2nd Movement - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Fritz Reiner

CD3    MAJESTY AND SERENITY

1 - Symphony No. 4 In E Minor: 3rd Movement - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Fritz Reiner
2 - Symphony No. 4 In E Minor: 4th Movement - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Fritz Reiner
3 - Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat: 1st Movement - Gina Bachauer, Piano, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Antal Dorati
4 - Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat: 2nd Movement - Gina Bachauer, Piano, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Antal Dorati
5 - Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat: 3rd Movement - Gina Bachauer, Piano, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Antal Dorati
6 - Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat: 4th Movement - Gina Bachauer, Piano, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Antal Dorati
7 - Lullaby (Cradle Song) - Patricia Kern, With The RCA Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Eric Hammerstein


FAVOURITES FROM THE CLASSICS - Mendelssohn



Tenth issue in the “Favourites From The Classics” series, which was to run for 25 editions.

3CD Set
Released 1994
Cat No.: RDCD671-3 (RDC92341-3)
RD Code: MEND 010




CD1   GOLDEN FAVOURITES

1 - 'The Hebrides' Overture (Fingal's Cave) - National Philharmonic Orchestra with Charles Gerhardt
2 - Overture from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Rene Leibowitz
3 - Scherzo from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - National Philharmonic Orchestra with Charles Gerhardt
4 - Nocturne from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - National Philharmonic Orchestra with Charles Gerhardt
5 - Wedding March from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - National Philharmonic Orchestra with Charles Gerhardt
6 - Spring Song, Op. 62, No. 6 - William Bennett  and Robert Docker
7 - Violin Concerto in E Minor: 1st Movement - Hyman Bress with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Rene Leibowitz
8 - Violin Concerto in E Minor: 2nd Movement - Hyman Bress with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Rene Leibowitz
9 - Violin Concerto in E Minor: 3rd Movement - Hyman Bress with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Rene Leibowitz

CD2   TREASURED SOUVENIRS

10 - On Wings Of Song - Patricia Clark with The RCA Symphony Orchestra with Eric Hammerstein
11 - Consolation, Op. 30, No. 3 - Sidney Sax and John Curtis
12 - Rondo Capriccioso - Wild~earl
13 - Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor: 1st Movement - Moura Lympany with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Malcolm Sargent
14 - Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor: 2nd Movement - Moura Lympany with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Malcolm Sargent
15 - Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor: 3rd Movement - Moura Lympany with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Malcolm Sargent
16 - Scherzo from 'Octet for Strings' - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Rene Leibowitz
17 - Symphony No. 4 in A (Italian): 1st Movement - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Anthony Bramall
18 - Symphony No. 4 in A (Italian): 2nd Movement - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Anthony Bramall
19 - Symphony No. 4 in A (Italian): 3rd Movement - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Anthony Bramall
20 - Symphony No. 4 in A (Italian): 4th Movement - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Anthony Bramall

CD3   MUSICAL MOMENTS

21 - War March Of The Priests from 'Athalie' - Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra with James Walker
22 - Symphony No. 3 in A Minor (Scottish): 1st Movement - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Oliver Dohnany
23 - Symphony No. 3 in A Minor (Scottish): 2nd Movement - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Oliver Dohnany
24 - Symphony No. 3 in A Minor (Scottish): 3rd Movement - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Oliver Dohnany
25 - Symphony No. 3 in A Minor (Scottish): 4th Movement - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Oliver Dohnany
26 - Calm Sea And Prosperous Voyage Overture - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Oliver Dohnany
27 - Ruy Blas Overture - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Oliver Dohnany