Sing Something Simple


6CD Set
Released 1994
Cat No.: RDCD791-6 (RDC92451-4)
RD Code: SING 311
Compiled by M Moritz

Cliff Adams himself actually helped to create this pack, and worked very closely with RDUK to create a collection that reflected 35 years of the BBC Radio Programme. To help sell the collection, RD held a launch party in central London to which Cliff, and notable press and media were invited, and it was here that I met with him and realised that this famous name from my past was a genuinely decent and grounded person (unlike some other artists I was to meet in the future). Unfortunately Cliff was to pass away just seven years later, but he certainly left behind a unique sound that is just not heard today.


CD1         
SING SOMETHING UNFORGETTABLE

1 - Sing Something Simple
2 - Me and My Shadow
3 - Love's Old Sweet Song
4 - The Folks Who Live on the Hill
5 - Lullaby of Broadway
6 - Stay as Sweet as You Are
7 - Always / Let the Rest of the Wold Go by
8 - Roses of Picardy / Silver Threads among the Gold
9 - Where the Blue of the Night
10 - In the Evening by the Moonlight
11 - Till We Meet Again / In the Good Old Summertime
12 - September Song
13 - Hometown / Underneath the Arches
14 - My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
15 - It Happened in Monterey
16 - The Whiffenpoof Song
17 - Red Sails in the Sunset / I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
18 - When I grow too Old to Dream
19 - Poor Butterfly
20 - Time after Time

SING SOMETHING SINGALONG

21 - Maybe It's Because I‘m A Londoner / Friends & Neighbours
22 - Keep Right on to the End of the Road
23 - I'm Shy, Mary Ellen, I'm Shy
24 - My Grandfather's Clock
25 - Medley: My Old Dutch
26 - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

CD2

27 - Down by the Old Mill Stream / Row, Row, Row / Puddlin' Madeleine Home
28 - Our Lodger's Such a Nice Man /While Strolling in the Park One Day
29 - Pennies From Heaven / I Want Some Money
30 - Home on the Range
31 - On Top of Old Smokey
32 - Beautiful Dreamer / When Jonny Comes Marching Home
33 - I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
34 - Parted / Bill Baley
35 - Japanese Sandman / Strolling
36 - Comrades / Jolly Good Company
37 - Joshua
38 - When You and I Were Sweet Sixteen / Ain't She Sweet
39 - The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo / Flanagan / Old Kent Road
40 - Sweet Adaline / Hello, Hello, Who is Your Lady Friend

SING SOMETHING ROMANTIC

41 - Try a Little Tenderness
42 - Darling je Vous Aime Beaucoup / Pigalle / Under the Bridges of Paris
43 - Serenata
44 - And I Love Her
45 - Our Day Will Come
46 - I Don't Want to Walk Without You / Can't Smile Without You / Mandy
47 - I Left My Heart in San Francisco
48 - You're a Lady
49 - My Cherie Amour
50 - Spread a Little Happiness
51 - Michelle / Chanson D'amour
52 - Can't Help Falling in Love

CD3

53 - A Fine Romance
54 - The More I See You
55 - Put Your Head on My Shoulder / Going Out of My head
56 - The Twelfth of Never
57 - This Guy's in Love with You / True Love Ways
58 - The Last Waltz

SING SOMETHING FIFTIES

59 - Cara Mia
60 - Auf Wiedersehn Sweetheart
61 - Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle
62 - A Certain Smile
63 - Love Me Tender
64 - With These Hands
65 - The Ballad of Davy Crockett
66 - I Love You Samantha
67 - Around the World
68 - Just Walking in the Rain / You're a Pink Toothbrush
69 - Softly, Softly
70 - Kisses Sweeter than Wine
71 - Oh Mein Papa
72 - Arrivederci Roma
73 - Good Luck, Good Health, God Bless You
74 - If You Love Me (I Won't Care)
75 - Hey There / Hernando's Hideaway
76 - Passing Strangers
77 - Cry Me a River
78 - Answer Me
79 - The Party's Over

CD4
SING SOMETHING COUNTRY

80 - I Love You Because / Have I Told You Lately
81 - Rose Garden / Rhinestone Cowboy
82 - Don't it Make Your Brown Eyes Blue
83 - The Most Beautiful Girl the World
84 - Tennessee Waltz
85 - Blanket on the Ground
86 - A Little Bitty Tear
87 - Lucille
88 - I'm Just a Country Boy
89 - You're the Only Good Thing (That's Happened to Me)
90 - Gentle on My Mind
91 - Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song / Sweet Dreams / I Fall to Pieces
92 - Sing Me an Old Fashioned Song
93 - Green, Green Grass of Home
94 - He'll Have to Go
95 - It Ain't Me Babe
96 - Crazy
97 - You're My Best Friend

SING SOMETHING SENTIMENTAL

98 - Singing in the Rain / Side by Side
99 - I Can Give You the Starlight / Love is My Reason
100 - Mountain Greenery
101 - You Are My Heart's Delight
102 - Our Love Is Here to Stay
103 - I Want a Girl / My Mother's Eyes / M.O.T.H.E.R.

CD5

104 - Manhattan
105 - Some Day My Heart Will Awake / We'll Gather Lilacs
106 - Deep River / The Old Folks at Home / Camptown Races / Oh Susanna / Poor Old Joe
107 - Together / Let Me Call You Sweetheart
108 - Every Time We Say Goodbye
109 - The Song Is Ended
110 - Tea for Two / September in the Rain
111 - Diane
112 - Little Man You've Had a Busy Day
113 - Anything Goes
114 - Thanks for the Memory
115 - The Way We Were
116 - I'll See You Again

SING SOMETHING FORTIES

117 - As Time Goes by
118 - When They Sound the Last All Clear
119 - Yours
120 - I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time
121 - I'm Stepping Out / The White Cliffs of Dover
122 - Lili Marlene
123 - Imagination
124 - Now Is the Hour
125 - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
126 - But Beautiful
127 - Perfidia
128 - I'll Be Seeing You
129 - Far Away Places
130 - There Will Never Be Another You

CD6

131 - A Cottage for Sale / Darn That Dream
132 - An Apple for the Teacher / Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
133 - The Gypsy / A Tree in the Meadow
134 - It Happened in Sun Valley
135 - It's Dreamtime
136 - You Belong to My Heart
137 - We'll Meet Again

SING SOMETHING GOLDEN SHOWCASE

138 - Carolina in the Morning / For Me and My Girl
139 - What'll I Do
140 - Cabaret
141 - How Are You? / The Birth of the Blues
142 - Charmaine
143 - I Won't Send Roses
144 - The Fleet's in / The Fleet's in the Port Again
145 - In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town
146 - It Don't Mean a Thing If it Ain't Got that Swing
147 - All of Me
148 - Mighty Like a Rose / When You Wore a Tulip
149 - That's My Desire
150 - Remember Me / Dreaming
151 - Mary's a Grand Old Name / Give My Regards to Broadway
152 - Rock a Bye Baby / Mame
153 - Charade
154 - Top Hat, White Tie and Tails / Puttin' On the Ritz
155 - You're the Cream in My Coffee / Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
156 - The Girl That I Marry / Get Me to the Church in Time
157 - Say it with Music

The Most Beautiful Songs Of The Century


3CD Set
Released 1994
Cat No.: RDCD781-4 (RDC92441-4)
RD Code: MOST 309 (Also MBSC)
Compiled by RD US

This collection was origianlly compiled in America. It was sold in the Reader's Digest Catalogue as imported from the US with the RD Code of MBSC. After a large number of sales, it was then reproduced in the UK with full RDUK numbering. It was known in the RD office as "The Lee Remick Pack", after the American actress the model resembled on the front cover, to differentiate it from the several other collections that used the words "Most Beautiful", "Songs", "Melodies", "Memories" in their titles.


CD1
1          Magical Moods And Moonlight Melodies

1 - Poor Butterfly - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:39
2 - Ramona - Roland Shaw & His Orchestra - 03:14
3 - Magic Is The Moonlight - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:26
4 - The White Cliffs Of Dover - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 04:05
5 - Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams with The Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:17
6 - Stella By Starlight - Douglas Gamley & His Orchestra - 05:14
7 - More - Hill Bowen & His Orchestra - 03:50
8 - In The Still Of The Night - Daniel Michaels & His Orchestra - 02:54
9 - Bewitched - Richard Alden & His Orchestra - 03:01
10 - Somewhere My Love Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago - Wally Stott & His Orchestra - 02:46
11 - Star Dust - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - 03:01
12 - Stranger In Paradise - Robert Bentley & His Orchestra - 04:18

2          Melodic Beauty In Faraway Places

13 - Jalousie - London Promenade Orchestra - 03:46
14 - Baia - Wally Stott & His Orchestra - 03:48
15 - The Girl From Ipanema - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:05
16 - Edd Tide - London Promenade Orchestra - 03:49
17 - Arrivederci Roma - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:42
18 - April In Portugal - Ken Thorne & His Orchestra - 02:40

CD2

19 - Granada - London Promenade Orchestra - 03:55
20 - Fascination - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:25
21 - La Paloma - Len Stevens & His Orchestra - 03:14
22 - Tell Me That You Love Me - Don Scott & His Orchestra - 02:53
23 - I Love Paris - Ronnie Ogden & His Orchestra - 03:15
24 - Volare - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:06

3          Their Melodies Linger On

25 - The Sound Of Music - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:37
26 - Tea For Two - Roland Shaw & His Orchestra - 03:40
27 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Henry Mancini, his Piano & Orchestra - 02:43
28 – Ol’ Man River - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:19
29 - Always - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:43
30 - Cheek To Cheek - Ken Thorne & His Orchestra - 02:52
31 - Falling In Love With Love - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:55
32 - I´ve Got You Under My Skin - Wally Stott & His Orchestra - 03:47
33 - Dancing In The Dark - Joe Reisman & His Orchestra - 02:41
34 - The Man I Love - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:34
35 - Embraceable You - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:55
36 - Begin The Beguine - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:32

4          All-Time Romantic Favorites

37 - The Glory Of Love - Frank De Vol & His Orchestra - 03:09
38 - Tenderly - Henry Mancini, his Piano & Orchestra - 02:33
39 - Mona Lisa - Johnny Gibbs & His Orchestra - 04:22

CD3

40 - What Now My Love - Pete King & His Orchestra - 02:55
41 - The Way You Look Tonight - Romantic Strings & Voices - 03:54
42 - A Dreamer´s Holiday - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra - 02:52
43 - Days Of Wine & Roses - Henry Mancini, his Piano & Orchestra - 03:19
44 - When I Fall In Love - Joe Reisman & His Orchestra - 03:40
45 - Deep Purple - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:43
46 - Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars - Paul Weston & His Orchestra - 03:16
47 - Because Of You - Douglas Gamley & His Orchestra - 03:49

5          Sentimental Beauty

48 - For Sentimental Reasons - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 05:08
49 - Strangers In The Night - Marty Paich & His Orchestra - 03:19
50 - Till The End Of Time - Gordon Langford, his Piano & Orchestra - 02:14
51 - Shenandoah - Johnny Gibbs & His Orchestra - 03:15
52 - Be My Love - Ken Thorne & His Orchestra - 03:15
53 - You´ll Never Know - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:05
54 - Memories Are Made Of This - Perry Botkin Jr & His Orchestra - 02:49
55 - Try To Remember - Paul Weston & His Orchestra - 03:00
56 - Sentimental Over You - Les Brown & His Orchestra - 02:23
57 - Danny Boy - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 04:36
58 - Stormy Weather - Paul Weston & His Orchestra - 03:38
59 - I´m Getting’ Sentimental Over You - Perry Botkin Jr & His Orchestra - 02:53

6          Magical Melodies From Movieland

60 - Moon River - Henry Mancini, his Piano & Orchestra - 02:21
61 - All The Things You Are - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:55

CD4

62 - As Time Goes by - Hill Bowen & His Orchestra - 03:27
63 - Singin' In The Rain - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:44
64 - The Way We Were - Roland Shaw & His Orchestra - 03:22
65 - Edelweiss - Douglas Gamley & His Orchestra - 03:32
66 – Terry’s Theme - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:08
67 - Theme From A Summer Place - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:15
68 - The Green Leaves Of Summer - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 03:09
69 - Where Do I Begin - Henry Mancini, his Piano & Orchestra - 02:53
70 - The Shadow Of Your Smile - London Promenade Orchestra - 02:41
71 - True Love - Wally Stott & His Orchestra - 03:09
72 - My Foolish Heart - Hill Bowen & His Orchestra - 04:33

7          Today's Most Beautiful Melodies

73 - Memory - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 05:33
74 - Close To You - Joe Reisman, his Orchestra & Chorus - 03:14
75 - And I Love Her - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:28
76 - A Time For Us - Henry Mancini, his Piano & Orchestra - 02:26
77 - Yesterday - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:29
78 - Michelle - Johnny Gibbs & His Orchestra - 03:28
79 - If I Fell - Romantic Strings & Orchestra - 02:42
80 - The Music Of The Night - London Promenade Orchestra - 03:45
81 - Alfie - Douglas Gamley & His Orchestra - 04:38
82 - The Long & Winding Road - Joe Reisman, his Orchestra & Chorus - 02:42


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