Doris Day

Eight Classic Albums, Vol. 2

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Real Gone had already issued a box with 11 original Doris Day LPs (aptly titled 11 Classic Albums), but for completists, here comes the second volume, including eight more programs of Day's effortless and dreamily warm vocal pop. Included are, in order, 1957's Day by Night, 1959's Cuttin' Capers, 1958's Hooray for Hollywood and Hooray for Hollywood, Vol. 2, 1960's What Every Girl Should Know and Show Time, and 1961's Bright and Shiny and I Have Dreamed. Day was at her commercial acting peak during this time with The Pajama Game and Pillow Talk, but since those soundtracks aren't included here, the results can sound overly fluffy. Fortunately, Day knows great material when she hears it, and she sings a raft of standards from the Great American Songbook.

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