(2008) The Songs I Love

Perry Como

... read morePerry Como hosted an hour-long program on NBC TV until 1963, the year that Songs I Love was released. A regular feature of the show was that Como would croon a favorite song while seated on a distinctive set that spelled out "Mr. C." A photo of the set adorns the cover of Songs I Love, and the album...

37′:26″ 12 Songs

1
The Songs I Love
Perry Como
3:22
2
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Perry Como
3:17
3
Fly Me To The Moon
Perry Como
3:20
4
Slightly Out Of Tune (Desafinado)
Perry Como
3:12
5
This Is All I Ask
Perry Como
3:18
6
The Hawaiian Wedding Song
Perry Como
2:37
7
Days Of Wine And Roses
Perry Como
2:43
8
Carnival
Perry Como
3:24
9
My Coloring Book
Perry Como
3:33
10
I Wanna Be Around
Perry Como
3:00
11
When I Lost You
Perry Como
2:58
12
What Kind Of Fool Am I?
Perry Como
2:42
Released 06 October 2008, Originally Released 1963 BMG Music

Review

Perry Como hosted an hour-long program on NBC TV until 1963, the year that Songs I Love was released. A regular feature of the show was that Como would croon a favorite song while seated on a distinctive set that spelled out "Mr. C." A photo of the set adorns the cover of Songs I Love, and the album aims to reproduce the effect of that segment (which producers Hugo & Luigi describe as "one of the few great traditions in television") over a dozen soft ballads such as "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)" and "This Is All I Ask." The leadoff track, "The Songs I Love," sets the tone for everything that follows, and, not surprisingly, it turns out that pop standards are the songs Como loves. The Songs I Love was a commercially successful album aimed at fans of The Perry Como Show, to whom it is recommended. ~ Greg Adams