Various Artists

Old Fashioned Love Songs

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Love songs can be tailored to fashion. They come in whatever style is current, and while they may sound different in those various styles, they remain love songs because love, at least as an emotional construct, is immutable. In the end, one is either in love or out of love, and the urge to sing about it all appears to be innate. This three-disc, 63-track collection of love songs from the 1950s and '60s can be termed “old-fashioned” only because styles and fashions change -- the concept of love doesn’t. If the artists compiled here -- Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Cilla Black, and Skeeter Davis, to name just a few -- tend to croon more than they shout, growl, or rap when the subject is love, then what is being said is all the same. It’s the nature of love songs, old-fashioned or not.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:17 Amazon
2 02:24 Amazon
3 02:23 Amazon
4 02:58 Amazon
5 01:45 Amazon
6 03:20 Amazon
7 03:34 Amazon
8 03:09 Amazon
9 03:30 Amazon
10 03:48 Amazon
11 02:48 Amazon
12 04:19 Amazon
13 03:11 Amazon
14 03:11 Amazon
15 02:34 Amazon
16 02:11 Amazon
17 02:51 Amazon
18 02:18 Amazon
19 02:39 Amazon
20 02:58 Amazon
21 03:03 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:19 Amazon
2 02:45 Amazon
3 03:03 Amazon
4 03:17 Amazon
5 02:49 Amazon
6 03:11 Amazon
7 03:54 Amazon
8 03:32 Amazon
9 03:01 Amazon
10 03:37 Amazon
11 03:11 Amazon
12
02:51 Amazon
13 02:12 Amazon
14 03:04 Amazon
15 02:13 Amazon
16 02:38 Amazon
17 03:12 Amazon
18 02:32 Amazon
19 03:15 Amazon
20 02:47 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:36 Amazon
2 02:36 Amazon
3 02:34 Amazon
4 03:10 Amazon
5 02:22 Amazon
6
02:23 Amazon
7 02:49 Amazon
8 02:39 Amazon
9 02:35 Amazon
10 02:40 Amazon
11 02:22 Amazon
12 02:28 Amazon
13 02:07 Amazon
14 02:21 Amazon
15 02:11 Amazon
16 02:34 Amazon
17 02:46 Amazon
18 02:50 Amazon
19 02:03 Amazon
20 02:02 Amazon
21 01:56 Amazon
22 02:55 Amazon
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