Polly Bergen

Bergen Sings Morgan/The Party's Over

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This Collectables two-fer includes the first two albums that Polly Bergen recorded for Columbia, Bergen Sings Morgan and The Party's Over, which were also her only charting albums. Apparently stuck in the torch-singing mold of Helen Morgan, the Broadway star whom she saluted on her first album, Bergen sings a cavalcade of anthems for a lonely heart: "The Little Things You Used to Do," "Something to Remember You By," "Mean to Me," "Why Was I Born?," "It Never Entered My Mind," "But Not for Me," "I'm Thru With Love," "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan," and "You Don't Know What Love Is." The virtually unending shower of gloom is difficult to take, though it's possible that most listeners will have cried themselves to sleep before the 23 songs have run their course.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:34
2 4:45
3 3:25
4 3:28
5 3:03
6 4:00
7 3:27
8 4:05
9 3:44
10 3:36
11 4:54
12 2:52
13 3:28
14
2:26
15 2:16
16 2:57
17 2:03
18 2:42
19 2:53
20 2:57
21 2:16
22 2:47
23 3:15
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