Perry Como

Platinum & Gold Collection

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AllMusic Review by John Bush

A brief 12-track collection of Perry Como's hits from his RCA period (1943-1987), Platinum & Gold Collection includes a few of his good-time '50s hits -- "Papa Loves Mambo," "Magic Moments," "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" -- as well as two of the songs that made his career early on: "It's Impossible" and "Far Away Places." At barely a half-hour, though, this should be a choice for the budget-minded record-buyer. A few reluctant collectors may have their opinions altered when they notice the presence of the rare title "Somebody Up There Likes Me," and the even more obscure "Weave Me the Sunshine" (the latter a recording from 1974 which makes its CD debut here).

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