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Tommy Edwards
shot to fame in 1958 with his ‘beat ballad’ update of the old standard It’s All In The Game, which topped the
U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the R&B chart and the UK singles chart, selling 3.5
million copies worldwide.
It made a star
out of the singer/songwriter from Richmond, Virginia, who was then 36 years
old. Edwards had first recorded the song for MGM in 1951 but this remake for
the rock’n’roll era transformed his career.
Edwards first
made an impact as an R&B artist as early as 1946 when he penned ‘That
Chick’s Too Young To Fry’ for Louis Jordan. Subsequently, his songs were
recorded by Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, the Four Tops and even Donny &
Marie Osmond.
Tommy sadly
passed away at the tender age of 47 but 15 October is now ‘Tommy Edwards Day’
in his home town as a mark of respect.
This 2-CD set
offers four albums and several singles A’s and B’s from Tommy Edwards’ ‘purple
patch’ with MGM, following the global success of It’s All In The Game.
All are taken
from the original master tapes in the US MGM vaults, resulting in the majority
of the tracks being presented in true stereo and have been re-mastered.
Accompanied by a fully illustrated and annotated colour booklet.
The package
includes his subsequent US hits: Please
Love Me Forever (#61), Love Is All We Need (#15), remakes of two more of
his earlier hits – Please, Mr. Sun (#11),
The Morning Side Of The Mountain (#27) – Mr Melancholy Baby (#26), It’s Only
The Good Times (#86), I’ve Been There (#53), I Looked At Heaven (#100), (New
In) The Ways Of Love (#47), Honestly And Truly (#65), Don’t Fence Me In (#45),
I Really Don’t Want To Know (#18) and It’s Not The End Of Everything (#78).

Release Date: 24/09/2012

DISC ONE:

LP: It’s All In The Game (E/Se-3732), 1958
1.
IT’S ALL IN THE
GAME
2.
THE MORNING
SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
3.
I’LL ALWAYS BE
WITH YOU
4.
YOU WIN AGAIN
5.
MR. MUSIC MAN
6.
PLEASE LOVE ME
FOREVER
7.
THAT’S ALL
8.
MY SUGAR MY
SWEET
9.
LOVE IS A
SACRED THING
10.
(NOW AND THEN
THERE’S) A FOOL SUCH AS I
11.
LOVE IS ALL WE
NEED
12.
PLEASE MR. SUN
LP: For Young Lovers (E/Se-3760), 1959
13.
MY MELANCHOLY
BABY
14.
IT’S ONLY THE
GOOD TIMES
15.
A TEARdrop ON A
ROSE
16.
PARADISE
17.
I LOOKED AT
HEAVEN
18.
SHE SENDS HER
REGARDS
19.
IT ALL BELONGS
TO YOU
20.
MUSIC, MAESTRO,
PLEASE
21.
TAKE THESE
CHAINS FROM MY HEART
22.
ONCE THERE
LIVED A FOOL
23.
UP IN A CLOUD
24.
WELCOME ME
25.
I’VE BEEN THERE 45, MGM 12814,
1959
26.
(NEW IN) THE
WAYS OF LOVE 45, MGM 12837,
1959
27.
HONESTLY AND
TRULY 45, MGM 12837,
1959
28.
DON’T FENCE ME
IN 45, MGM 12871,
1960
29.
I’M BUILDING
CASTLES AGAIN 45, MGM 12871, 1960
DISC TWO:
LP: You Started Me Dreaming (E/Se-3805), 1960
1.
INDIAN SUMMER
2.
ALWAYS
3.
STARS FELL ON
ALABAMA
4.
LOST IN THE
DESERT OF LOVE
5.
YOU’RE A
HEAVENLY THING
6.
NAVAJO
7.
UNTIL THE REAL
THING COMES ALONG
8.
YOU’RE A
SWEETHEART
9.
YOU STARTED ME
DREAMING
10.
MY LOVE IS A
SPARROW
11.
ALL OVER AGAIN

LP: Step Out Singing (E/Se-3822), 1960
12.
STORMY
WEATHER
13.
THAT OLD
FEELING
14.
SYMPHONY
15.
MY LUCKY STAR
16.
TANGERINE
17.
THE LAMP IS LOW
18.
OVER THE
RAINBOW
19.
SENTIMENTAL
JOURNEY
20.
ISLE OF CAPRI
21.
SHOULD I
22.
THE COMPOSER
23.
I REALLY DON’T
WANT TO KNOW
45, MGM 12890, 1960
24.
UNLOVED 45, MGM 12890, 1960
25.
BLUE
HEARTACHES 45, MGM 12916, 1960
26.
IT’S NOT THE
END OF EVERYTHING
45, MGM 12916, 1960
27.
AS YOU DESIRE
ME
45, MGM 12959,
1960
28.
SUZIE WONG 45,
MGM 12959, 1960

Weight 200 kg
Barcode

5013929507920






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