Movie Greats of the 60s

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Movie Greats Of The 60s
Studio album by Connie Francis
Released July 1966
Recorded March 24, 1965
September 25, 1965
December 8, 1965
March 15–16, 1966
April 19–20, 1966
May 31, 1966
Genre Pop
Label MGM Records
E-4382 (mono)/SE-4382 (stereo)
Producer Tom Wilson
Connie Francis chronology
Jealous Heart (1966) Movie Greats Of The 60s (1966) Connie's Christmas (1966)
Singles from Movie Greats Of The 60s
  1. "Forget Domani"
    Released: May 1965

Movie Greats Of The 60s is a studio album recorded by U. S. Entertainer Connie Francis. The album features songs from the soundtracks of then current and/or recent motion pictures.

The recording of the featured songs spanned a period of more than a year, beginning with the March 24, 1965 recording of "Forget Domani": the album's most recently recorded track was "Somewhere, My Love (Lara's Theme)" recorded on May 31, 1966.[1] During the sessions, Francis worked with several renowned arrangers and orchestra leaders such as Frank De Vol, Benny Golson and Don Costa.

The album was released in July 1966 as MGM Records 12" Album E-4382 (mono pressings) and SE-4382 (stereo pressings).

In May 1967, Francis used the instrumental playbacks of nine of the album's featured songs and overdubbed Spanish vocals. "Dance my trouble away", "I will wait for you", and "The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza fine)" were omitted and not re-recorded in Spanish. By adding "Donde hay chicos" (already recorded in 1960), the Spanish version of "Where The Boys Are", the title song from Francis' own movie of the same name, a set of ten Spanish songs was compiled and released in July 1967 as a 12" album under the name "Grandes Exitos del Cine de los Años 60". With an identical cover design, "Grandes Exitos del Cine de los Años 60" was virtually the Spanish edition of "Movie Greats Of The 60s" with a slightly modified track listing.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

# Title From the Motion Picture Songwriter Length
1. "Strangers In The Night" A Man Could Get Killed (1966) Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder 3.02
2. "Call Me Irresponsible" Papa's Delicate Condition (1963) Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn 2.11
3. "I Will Wait For You" The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel 3.05
4. "You're Gonna Hear From Me" Inside Daisy Clover (1965) André Previn 2.30
5. "Second Time Around" High Time (1960) Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn 2.22
6. "Somewhere, My Love (Lara's Theme)" Doctor Zhivago (1965) Maurice Jarre, Paul Francis Webster 2.57

Side B[edit]

# Title From the Motion Picture Songwriter Length
1. "Dance My Trouble Away" Zorba the Greek (1964) Mikis Theodorakis 3.18
2. "The Shadow Of Your Smile" The Sandpiper (1965) Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster 2.54
3. "Wives And Lovers" Wives and Lovers (1963) Burt Bacharach, Hal David 2.56
4. "The Good Life" The Seven Deadly Sins (1962) Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon 3.32
5. "The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza fine)" The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) Gino Paoli, Norman Newell 3.10
6. "Forget Domani" The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965) Riz Ortolani, Norman Newell 2.39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ron Roberts: Connie Francis Discography 1955 – 1975
  2. ^ Connie Francis: Souvenirs, Booklet of 4-CD-Box, Polydor 1996, Cat.-No. 314 533 382-2