One for the ages...
By Saunders Jones on
January 5, 2015
Musicianship is excellent. Hard
to mess up Rosie. Class act in her time and for all
time. Don't miss the opportunity to listen to vintage
never before heard tunes by one of the greats. The
engineering is excellent and the quality of the tracks
are perfect studio!! No scratchy trax or radio speak
sounds. Excellent buy at twice the price.
The Best Rosemary
By R. Carter on
February 18, 2016
This is an
absolutely wonderful collection. The gentle way
the vocals have been treated and the superb
arrangements of the new instrumentation make this
something very special indeed. I am a fan
Rosemary's work, yet the originals often sound
"old" (which, of course, they are). The way the
music is presented here, it sounds fresh and new,
despite the fact that these songs were originally
cut 50+ years ago. It is great receiving a new
Rosemary Clooney album after all these years! All
kudos to Larry Jordan and the gang at H&H /
Voice Masters. Fantastic job!
One of the
best compilations in years
By Jakob Brouwer on January 10, 2015
One of the
best compilations in years, beautiful
remastered, a deversity of songs. I wish this
company brought a 5 cd box! Very well done,
all with background information and a truly
great cover photo! Come on all you Rosie fans
and buy this album, it brings a smile on
is by far one of the best
compilations I heard in years
By Karen D. Greene on December
was in fine form on these tracks, most of
which were taken from radio transcriptions.
To say that they were 'cleaned up' would be
inaccurate. Instead, they were litearlly
'rebuilt' using Clooney as the foundation.
Gone are most traces of the Buddy Cole trio
and in there place are newly recorded (as
well as tastefully arranged and *well*
recorded new musical backings. The
combination makes for a completely
entertaining listen, and it's well worth it.
last few 'live' tracks are "live in studio"
and were taken from an old Armed Forces
syndicated radio program. The music is
complete and sounds great, but the editing
between tracks is slightly sloppy and
jarring, and even though the
between-tune-patter was obviously
rehersed/scripted, it still could have been
treated with a bit more care.
have to be a Rosemary Clooney fan to
appreciate this incredible release. This
is by far one of the best compilations I
heard in years. I highly recommend this to
any music lover.
The best Rosemary Clooney set you will
By Ryan Sheeler
December 3, 2014
This is an OUTSTANDING compilation - most
likely the very best RC compilation out
there. I'd like to think I know a thing or
two about music (two degrees, regional and
national awards, pro recording and
compositional experience); and this is a
VERY fine and enjoyable recording. Rosey's
voice (which in this case was during her
best "golden" period) has been blended
with these new orchestrations for an
absolutely stellar experience. She was one
of the greatest interpreters of the Great
American Songbook; and now these
recordings bring her one-of-a-kind
instrument into a new venue of sound. My
personal favorites are "Tenderly", "Our
Love Affair" and "Danny Boy" but all these
tracks are fantastic. If you fancy
yourself as a fan or collector of Rosey's
and this era of great American music; be
sure to pick this up for your collection!
Could be called "the best of"
By Jeannette Byrne
August 17, 2015
you like Rosemary you will love this.
A great disc of music!
By New York Guy on
February 9, 2015
A Wonderful Combination of Vocalist and
December 3, 2014
put together a fantastic singer in her prime
with tasteful, new musical backing and what
do you have? You have Rosemary Clooney: Rare
& Unreleased. There are quite a few
Clooney releases available, but none like
this one. Sure, you can buy the same old,
same old Clooney material if you want and
there's certainly nothing wrong with that,
but if you want to hear Rosemary Clooney at
her absolute best, as she might have sounded
today, this is the release to get.
Personally, my favorite is Tenderly but
there isn't a bad track on this cd and it is
a real treat to hear her live. If you want
to hear one of the outstanding female
vocalists of all time, I strongly urge you
to listen to the samples at good-music.biz
and you'll see what I mean.