Perry Como

Seattle/The Songs I Love

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Seattle/The Songs I Love Review

by Al Campbell

This two-fer CD combines Perry Como's 1963 album The Songs I Love with Seattle, released six years later. While Como's voice was always in excellent shape, the arrangements for these sessions are too diverse to provide a cohesive listening experience. Songs I Love features pleasant standards such as "Days of Wine and Roses," "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Seattle, on the other hand, is an attempt to make Como's sound a bit hipper in a 1969 sort of way. The title track is the same tune made popular at the time by teen idol Bobby Sherman and was used as the theme song to the TV show Here Come the Brides in which Sherman starred. Unless you're a die-hard collector, best to skip this two-fer.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Perry Como 02:30 Amazon
Perry Como 02:30 Amazon
3 Perry Como 02:51 Amazon
4 Perry Como 02:30 Amazon
Perry Como 02:18 Amazon
6 Perry Como 02:44 Amazon
7 Perry Como 02:10 Amazon
Perry Como 03:42 Amazon
9 Perry Como 02:18 Amazon
Perry Como 02:04 Amazon
11 Perry Como 02:49 Amazon
12 Perry Como 03:20 Amazon
13 Perry Como 03:19 Amazon
14 Perry Como 03:22 Amazon
15 Perry Como 03:13 Amazon
16 Perry Como 03:20 Amazon
17 Perry Como 02:36 Amazon
18 Perry Como 02:48 Amazon
19 Perry Como 03:33 Amazon
20 Perry Como 03:37 Amazon
21 Perry Como 03:02 Amazon
22 Perry Como 03:00 Amazon
23 Perry Como 02:41 Amazon
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