• Dick HAYMES - The Golden Years Of - Let The Rest Of The World Go By

For many Dick Haymes collectors this will be a much-awaited gem of a box set. As with any project of this size the overall sound quality has to be a major consideration and this is consistently excellent throughout the 4 discs. In fact it was difficult to detect any surface noise even on the oldest of the recordings. There are examples of Dick’s earliest work with Harry James I’ll Get By, (1941) and those blockbusters hits such as You’ll never Know & It can’t be wrong (1943) with The Song Spinners. Put together, quite wisely, in chronological sequence the listener can hear just how Dick’s voice developed from that of a big band vocalist to a major solo artist. Included are his biggest hits, Stella by starlight, Laura, Till the end of time, It had to be you with Helen Forrest etc and there are memories too of many of his film musicals including, Let the rest of the world go by (Irish Eyes are Smiling, 1944), It might as well be Spring (State Fair, 1945), The more I see you (Diamond Horseshoe, 1945), Mi Vida, (Carnival in Costa Rica, 1947) etc. Naturally, with any collection of this size there are going to be the obvious duplications (the chart hits) with other CDs but the inclusion of rarer material, radio performances, two lovely duets with Helen Forrest, Two sleepy people, People will say we’re in love and some world transcriptions, which have previously only had a limited release, makes the 101 selections an absolute must for the collector and a wonderful set for the curious first time buyer. The collection has 12 songs with the Andrews Sisters or Patty Andrews, 9 tracks with Helen Forrest including 2 rare radio show duets, 6 Irving Berlin tracks with Carmen Cavallaro to highlight but a few of the songs. There are just so many top performances here that one is simply spoilt for choice. This is the first time that any label has put together such a comprehensive collection, which represents the best of his output from 1941 to 1952 a period during which Dick was a major recording star. With a running time of over 5 hours, sleeve notes by nostalgia expert Geoff Milne, fully annotated with recording dates, matrix numbers where known and orchestral backings this is a major collection.

Also available by Dick Haymes JASCD124 and JASMCD2525

See also JASBOX 29-4.

Track Listing

Disc One
1. I'LL GET BY
2. LAMENT TO LOVE
3. A SINNER KISSED AN ANGEL
4. I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO DREAM THE REST
5. WAIT FOR ME, MARY
6. YOU'll NEVER KNOW
7. IN MY ARMS
8. IT CAN'T BE WRONG
9. PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME, HONEY
10. LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY
11. HOW BLUE THE NIGHT
12. OUR WALTZ
13. IT HAD TO BE YOU
14. TOGETHER
15. GREAT DAY
16. BY THE OLD CORRAL
17. LET THE REST OF THE WORLD GO BY
18. THE MORE I SEE YOU
19. I WISH I KNEW
20. WHERE OR WHEN
21. THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE ME
22. LOVE LETTERS
23. LAURA
24. I'LL BUY THAT DREAM
25. SOME SUNDAY MORNING

Disc Two
1. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING
2. SLOWLY
3. THAT'S FOR ME
4. TILL THE END OF TIME
5. HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
6. I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS
7. OH! WHAT IT SEEMED TO BE
8. IT'S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
9. IN LOVE IN VAIN
10. TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE
11. PEOPLE WILL SAY WE'RE IN LOVE
12. AREN'T YOU KIND OF GLAD WE DID?
13. FOR YOU, FOR ME, FOR EVERMORE
14. MI VIDA
15. THE GIRL THAT I MARRY
16. HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA?
17. STELLA BY STARLIGHT
18. MAM'SELLE
19. ANYTHING YOU CAN DO
20. THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS
21. WHEN I'M NOT NEAR THE GIRL I LOVE
22. I WISH I DIDN'T LOVE YOU SO
23. AND MIMI
24. WHAT'LL I DO?
25. YOU DO

Disc Three
1. LITTLE WHITE LIES
2. TERESA
3. MY SIN
4. IT'S MAGIC
5. BY THE WAY
6. SAY IT ISN'T SO
7. LADY OF THE EVENING
8. THE GIRL ON THE MAGAZINE COVER
9. ALL ALONE
10. SAY IT WITH MUSIC
11. SOFT LIGHTS AND SWEET MUSIC
12. I'D LOVE TO CALL YOU MY SWEETHEART
13. WHAT DID I DO?
14. GOLDEN EARRINGS
15. YOU CAN'T BE TRUE, DEAR
16. NATURE BOY
17. A ROOM FULL OF ROSES
18. MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE
19. LET'S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK
20. LITTLE FISH IN A BIG POND
21. HUSH, LITTLE DARLIN'
22. KEEPSAKES
23. I'M IN LOVE
24. YOU'D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO
25. WHY WON'T YOU?
26. WUNDERBAR

Disc Four
1. THE OLD MASTER PAINTER
2. I SURRENDER, DEAR
3. YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM
4. CAN I COME IN FOR A SECOND
5. I OUGHTA KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU
6. DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM WALKING?
7. WISHING (WILL MAKE IT SO)
8. PENTHOUSE SERENADE
9. A LITTLE BIT INDEPENDENT
10. COUNT EVERY STAR
11. DON'T BE AFRAID
12. YOUR EYES HAVE TOLD ME SO
13. THE BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS
14. CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN?
15. EMPTY SADDLES
16. YOU'RE JUST IN LOVE
17. ONCE UPON A TIME TODAY
18. IT'S A LOVELY DAY TODAY
19. I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO DREAM THE REST
20. EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME
21. TOO LATE NOW
22. SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR
23. SUNDAY, MONDAY OR ALWAYS
24. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
25. ADIEU

Other Details
Price Code C
Format 4CD
Release Date 01/06/2003
UPC Bar Code No 604988030921

Write a review

Please login or register to review

Dick HAYMES - The Golden Years Of - Let The Rest Of The World Go By

  • Product Code: JASBOX 9-4
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £17.99

Qty