PERRY COMO
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 9:09AM
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With 131 Chart Singles and Over 20 Charting Albums, Perry Como Is One of the Most Decorated Singers in Pop Music History

Nevertheless, Because of His Television Shooting Schedule His Live Performances Were Somewhat Rare

1980’s Perry Como Live on Tour Offers a Rare Chance to Hear Him Perform

Captures Mr. C. Captivating a Live Chicago Audience with His Trademark Warmth and Charm, Plus Some Very Funny Bits of Crowd Interaction

An Hour-Long Concert Recording

Includes Renditions of Such Huge Hits as “Temptation,” “It’s Impossible,” “Till the End of Time,” ”Catch a Falling Star,” ”Round and Round,” and ”Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes”

Also Includes a Number of Songs He Never Recorded Commercially

Musical Accompaniment Provided by Como’s Long-Time Music Director Nick Perito, with Vocal Arrangements by the Great Ray Charles

Liner Notes by Como Expert Matthew Long

Includes Photos from the Tour Drawn from the Sony Archive

Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in NYC...Sounds Better Than the Original Vinyl Release

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PERRY COMO: Perry Como Live on Tour. CD

With 21 charting albums, 53 chart hits, and countless appearances on television and radio to his name, Perry Como has been awarded with virtually every accolade the music industry has to offer. But there remains one facet of his career that remains underappreciated: his skill as a live performer. That’s because, from 1948 through the early ‘70s, Perry almost never toured, spending every waking and working moment out of the recording studio preparing his beloved television specials. As a result, only a small percentage of his fans ever got the chance to see him work his magic on stage. Luckily for the rest of us, though, Perry left behind this marvelous live album, which was recorded in Chicago in 1980. Clocking in at a remarkable hour for a single-LP release, Perry Como Live on Tour captures Mr. C not only performing huge hits like “Temptation,” “It’s Impossible” and a medley of “Till the End of Time”/”Catch a Falling Star”/”Round and Round”/”Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes,” but also displays all the warmth and charm that made him such a commanding presence on the small screen, with some extended (and very funny) bits of crowd interaction. Como’s long-time musical director Nick Perito provides the accompaniment, and the great arranger Ray Charles—who first started working with Perry in 1948—directs the choir. Our Real Gone CD debut reissue of this classic live album features liner notes by Matthew Long and photos from the Sony archive featuring images taken on this very tour, while the remastering by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York ensures that this release actually sounds better than the vinyl version ever did. An essential look at a forgotten side of a superstar!

 1. Overture: Till the End of Time/Round and Round/Catch a Falling Star/Prisoner of Love/Temptation/Hot Diggity Dog (Dog Ziggity Boom)/It’s Impossible

2. Where or When

3. Beautiful Noise

4. You Needed Me

5. Temptation

6. Bing Crosby Medley: Blue Skies/But Beautiful/Dear Hearts and Gentle People/Sweet Leilani/Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive/Swingin’ on a Star/Pennies from Heaven;/Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra/White Christmas/In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening

7. If I Could Almost Read Your Mind

8. Perry Como Medley: Till the End of Time/Catch a Falling Star/Round and Round/Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes

9. You’ll Never Walk Alone

10. You Are Never Far Away from Me (Theme)

11. Oh Marie

12. It Could Happen to You

13. And I Love Him So

14. It’s Impossible

15. Send in the Clowns

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