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New British CD compilation from SonyBMG is a Top 20 best-seller...
by Stephen M (Last updated: 16 May 2007)

On 29 January 2007, SonyBMG (UK) released their new CD celebrating Doris's "evergreen" legacy of song...

Backed by a major 'TV-advertising' campaign the CD on its first week of release charted at #20 on the UK album charts. It is hoped that this success will spark yet another renaissance like that of the 1990s when Doris last rode high in the Top 20.

The Magic of Doris Day is a cutely packaged collection (although unusually does not feature any photographs of the songstress). It features a nicely balanced combination of international hit singles and essential album recordings from the vaults at Columbia Records. The real bonus for fans are the inclusion of two songs that make their debut on CD. These gems were recorded after Doris had departed from her long-time label and embarked on a very successful 'sitcom' career on American television. Included is a medley that in part featured on her first TV special and her heartfelt rendition of Streisand's The Way We Were which she taped live during her second and last TV special.

If the CD wasn't exciting enough SonyBMG (UK) release one week later The Doris Day Special. This is a Region 2 DVD edition of Doris's 1971-aired TV special featuring Perry Como and Rock Hudson (released Stateside in 2006). The DVD will be available in a limited edition digipak case and also a standard plastic amaray case.

STOP PRESS: Sony BMG (Australia) released this CD & DVD on the 14 April 2007. The CD peaked in mid-May on the Australian charts at #22 during a Mother's Day promotional campaign (thanks to Paul Tassone for this information).

 

COMPETITION DRAW
Thanks to the very kind people at SonyBMG (UK) this site had 25 copies to give away of their new CD. The prize draw is now closed with the winning entrants announced below.

Congratulations to you all as you emailed the correct answer to the all important question...

QUESTION: What single from Calamity Jane was a #1 hit?    ( ANSWER: Secret Love )

Bill Biss (California USA)
Bo Holder (Indiana USA)
Bob Loader (Staffordshire England)
Catherine Kaikini (Essex England)
Charlotte Harrison (South Yorkshire - England)
Darshana Weerasena (West Midlands England)
Dave Hughes (Kent England)
David Shannon (Newcastle upon Tyne England)
Douglas Brown (Paisley Scotland)
Edward McDermott (Gosport England)
Felicity Williams (Suffolk England)
Hisakazu Koyama (Tokyo Japan)
J Willard (Eastbourne England)
Jenny Charlwood (Cumbria England)
Jo-Anne Haymer (Leeds England)
Juergen Reichenwallner (Landshut Germany)
Kjell Gronberg (Alvkarleby - Sweden)
Maxine Storey (Oxon England)
Nina Mcfadden (Glasgow Scotland)
Norman Bamford (Bolton England)
Peter Clifton (Gloucester England)
Robyn Skaar (Queensland Australia)
Roy Shepherd (Doncaster England)
Russell Linney (Chesterfield England)
Simon Bell (London England)

NOTE: Prizes will be despatched to each winner by SonyBMG (UK). For delivery please allow 28 days from the 20 February 2007.

 

The Magic of
Doris Day
This site's review rating:

Order this CD from: HMV.com / amazon.co.uk /  amazon.com / Sanity.com.au


TRACKLISTING:
01.
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)  Real Audio Clip
02.
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas) Real Audio Clip
03.
Move Over, Darling Real Audio Clip
04.
Pillow Talk Real Audio Clip
05. Teacher’s Pet
06.
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (c)  Real Audio Clip
07. When I Fall In Love
08. It’s Magic
(1952 version)
09. Lullaby Of Broadway
(a)
10.
Secret Love Real Audio Clip
11.
The Deadwood Stage Real Audio Clip
12. The Black Hills Of Dakota
13. A Very Precious Love
14.
Everybody Loves A Lover Real Audio Clip
15.
Love Me Or Leave Me Real Audio Clip
16.
Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)  Real Audio Clip
17. Dream A Little Dream Of Me
18.
Close Your Eyes (b) Real Audio Clip
19.
You'll Never Walk Alone Real Audio Clip
20. Sentimental Journey
(1964 version)

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED:
21. Secret Love / Who Will Buy? / 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
22. The Way We Were

 

Real Audio Clip = Low quality Realplayer sounclips (www.real.com)
(a) with Harry James / (b) with Andre Previn Trio / (c) with The Mellowmen

 

The Doris Day Special
This site's review rating:

Digipak case: HMV.com / amazon.co.uk
Amaray case: HMV.com
/ amazon.co.uk / Sanity.com.au


Originally broadcast as The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special  to US audiences in March 1971 the special features some of Doris's only filmed performances of hit singles and various rare songs. It also includes a timeless collaboration with the legendary crooner Perry Como and guest appearance by Rock Hudson.

Click here to read this site's guide & review.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Secret Love, Who Will Buy?, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) & Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da (Life Goes On)
02. Hurry It's Lovely Up Here
03. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
04. Didn't We (Perry Como Solo)
05. Fashion Sequence
06. The Gypsy in My Soul
07. Them Was the Good Old Days
08. When You Were Sweet Sixteen, Everybody Loves A Lover, Quiet Nights, Summertime, If I Had My Life to Live Over & Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Doris Day & Perry Como Medley)
09. You Oughta Be in Pictures
10. Rock Hudson Special Appearance
11.
Both sides now  Real Audio Clip
12. It's Magic 
Real Audio Clip
13. Sentimental Journey


BONUS FEATURES:
+ Doris on bicycle
+ Producer interview
+ Extended scenes and outtakes
+ The Doris Day Animal League
+ The Doris Day Show Promo

Real Player Video Clip  Arwin Productions Inc. courtesy MPI Home Video Clip from this Special
Arwin Productions Inc. courtesy MPI Home Video

real player video
56k | cable

 

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