The Best of Bobby Vinton (2004 album)

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The Best of Bobby Vinton
Greatest hits album by Bobby Vinton
Released June 22, 2004
Genre Pop
Label Epic/Legacy
Bobby Vinton chronology
All-Time Greatest Hits
(2003)
The Best of Bobby Vinton
(2004)
The Great Bobby Vinton
(2005)

The Best of Bobby Vinton is a collection of 14 Top 40 hits that Bobby Vinton had for Epic Records. It is the second compilation to be entitled The Best of Bobby Vinton, the previous collection being released in 1985. The tracks are in chronological order and begin with his first hit "Roses Are Red (My Love)" and end with "Sealed With a Kiss", his final hit for Epic. Inside the album cover is a biographical essay about Vinton's life and career that was written by Didier C. Deutsch.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Roses Are Red (My Love) - (Paul Evans, Al Byron) - 2:39
  2. Rain, Rain Go Away - (Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne) - 2:56
  3. Blue on Blue - (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 2:24
  4. Blue Velvet - (Bernie Wayne, Lee Morris) - 2:48
  5. There! I've Said It Again - (Redd Evans, David Mann) - 2:20
  6. My Heart Belongs to Only You - (Dorothy Daniels, Frank Daniels) - 2:42
  7. Tell Me Why - (Al Alberts, Marty Gold) - 2:36
  8. Mr. Lonely - (Bobby Vinton, Gene Allen) - 2:41
  9. Long Lonely Nights - (Lee Andrews, Bernice Davis, D.T. Henderson, Mimi Uniman) - 2:28
  10. L-O-N-E-L-Y - (Bobby Vinton) - 2:26
  11. Please Love Me Forever- (John Malone, Ollie Blanchard) - 2:37
  12. Halfway to Paradise - (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) - 2:40
  13. I Love How You Love Me - (Barry Mann, Larry Kolber) - 2:28
  14. Sealed With a Kiss - (Peter Udell, Gary Geld) - 2:48

Album credits[edit]

  • Compilation produced by Didier C. Deutsch and Darcy M. Proper
  • Mastered by Darcy M. Proper at Sony Music Studios, New York
  • Legacy A&R: Steve Berkowitz
  • Project director: Joy Gilbert Monfried
  • A&R coordination: Stacey Boyle
  • Art direction: Howard Fritzson
  • Design: Pat Jerina

Photography

  • Front cover, booklet back cover and spine sheet: Hank Parker/Sony Music Archives
  • Color spread (from left): Hank Parker/Sony Music Archives (2 photos)
  • Right inset photo: Vernon Smith
  • B&W spread, left panel and inset photos: Michael Ochs Archives.com
  • Middle and right panels: Everett Collection
  • CD label: Michael Ochs Archives.com
  • Photo researcher: Liz Reilly
  • Packaging manager: Fong Y. Lee
  • Tape research: Stacey Boyle