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Jul172013

Joanie Sommers—The Complete Columbia Recordings

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  • Hailed as "The Voice of the '60s" and "The Pepsi Girl," Joanie Sommers Was One of the Most Accomplished and Versatile Singers of Her Generation

  • All 23 Tracks on Come Alive!—The Complete Columbia Recordings Make Their CD Debut

  • Includes the Come Alive! Album in Stereo

  • Twelve Bonus Tracks, Six Unreleased

  • Includes One of Joanie's Trademark Pepsi Jingles

  • Liner Notes by Joanie Sommers' Manager Alan Eichler

  • Photos 

JOANIE SOMMERS: Come Alive!—The Complete Columbia Recordings. CD

Capable of singing jazz, pop and rock ‘n’ roll with equal aplomb, Joanie Sommers was one of the most accomplished and versatile singers of her generation, so much so that at various times she was hailed as “The Voice of the ‘60s” and “The Pepsi Girl” (after contributing vocals to several jingles for the soft drink brand). However, while her work for the Warner Bros. label has been thoroughly reissued (most notably by another Real Gone release, The Complete Warner Bros. Singles), her subsequent recordings for the Columbia label have remained untouched in the digital age…until now. Come Alive!—the Complete Columbia Recordings includes the complete stereo version of Joanie’s 1966 album Come Alive!—a title derived from a Pepsi ad campaign of the era—plus 12 bonus tracks, featuring such non-LP single sides as her Top 10 Adult Contemporary rendition of “Alfie” (here also in an Italian version) and a trio of solo tunes from On The Flip Side, the Burt Bacharach-Hal David TV musical she starred in with Rick Nelson.  All 12 bonus tracks make their album debut, many in first time stereo—and six are previously unreleased. Plus there’s even an original Joanie 1960s Pepsi radio jingle of “Come Alive!” Joanie’s manager Alan Eichler contributes liner notes featuring quotes from the singer herself, with photos from her private archive. This was the last album Joanie recorded in the 1960s; it’s a key part of her legacy.

 

1.   You’d Better Love Me

2.   The Shadow of Your Smile

3.   It’s All Smiles

4.   Girl Talk

5.   Sunday in New York

6.   You Take What Comes Along

7.   Call Me

8.   Watch What Happens

9.   Too Late Now

10. A Wonderful Day Like Today

11. It Had to Be You

12. You’ve Got Possibilities

13. Never Throw Your Dreams Away

14. Alfie

15. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

16. Take a Broken Heart

17. Never, Never

18. Let It Be Now

19. Love Song

20. Try to See It My Way

21. You Take What Comes Along (Italian Version)

22. Alfie (Italian Version)

23. Come Alive (Pepsi Jingle)

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