Pat Boone

The Fifties: Complete

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This 12-CD box set containing 347 songs -- Pat Boone's entire 1950s recorded output, including over 80 previously unissued tracks -- deserves an honest, open-minded, and thorough examination. Listeners may like or dislike Pat Boone's early R&B hits -- "Two Hearts," "Ain't That a Shame," "Tutti Frutti," etc. -- but it is important to remember that those songs comprise but a very small part of his 1950s recorded output and demonstrate one side only of his amazing versatility. Certainly on any voluminous, comprehensive collection, not all the tracks are going to be gems, and this anthology contains a few that don't shine so brightly. However, the vast majority of material here has so very much to recommend it. "Exquisite" and "impeccable" are adjectives that do not exaggerate Boone's unaffected, natural, and totally wholehearted way with a song. Whether it's "Stardust," "Begin the Beguine," "Cheek to Cheek," "Yes Indeed," "St. Louis Blues," "More Than You Know" -- these and countless others are all done to perfection. The accolades that came Pat Boone's way during the '50s included critical acclaim and raves from Sinatra, Crosby, Como, and many other contemporaries and critics alike. In an August 1957 interview with Red Robinson in Vancouver, BC, Elvis Presley said of Pat Boone, "the finest voice in music today." That all by itself says a lot. This box set has the potential of opening a lot of new eyes and maybe some closed eyes as well.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pat Boone 01:53 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:39 Amazon
3 Pat Boone 02:37 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:49 Amazon
5 Pat Boone 02:46 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:30 Amazon
7 Pat Boone 02:36 Amazon
8 Pat Boone 02:52 Amazon
9 Pat Boone 02:27 Amazon
10 Pat Boone 02:05 Amazon
11 Pat Boone 02:42 Amazon
12 Pat Boone 02:21 Amazon
13 Pat Boone 02:23 Amazon
14 Pat Boone 02:20 Amazon
15 Pat Boone 02:42 Amazon
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Pat Boone 01:57 Amazon
17 Pat Boone 02:01 Amazon
18 Pat Boone 02:27 Amazon
19 Pat Boone 02:29 Amazon
20 Pat Boone 03:00 Amazon
21 Pat Boone 02:02 Amazon
22 Pat Boone 02:41 Amazon
23 Pat Boone 02:37 Amazon
24 Pat Boone 02:15 Amazon
25 Pat Boone 02:17 Amazon
26 Pat Boone 02:26 Amazon
27 Pat Boone 02:56 Amazon
28 Pat Boone 02:14 Amazon
29 Pat Boone 02:23 Amazon
30 Pat Boone 02:59 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:21 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:55 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pat Boone 02:11 Amazon
2 Pat Boone 02:37 Amazon
3 Pat Boone 02:45 Amazon
4 Pat Boone 02:56 Amazon
5 Pat Boone 02:57 Amazon
6 Pat Boone 02:17 Amazon
7 Pat Boone 02:16 Amazon
8 Pat Boone 02:21 Amazon
9 Pat Boone 02:07 Amazon
10 Pat Boone 02:31 Amazon
11 Pat Boone 03:05 Amazon
12 Pat Boone 02:22 Amazon
13 Pat Boone 03:23 Amazon
14 Pat Boone 01:57 Amazon
15 Pat Boone 01:54 Amazon
16 Pat Boone 02:07 Amazon
17 Pat Boone 03:10 Amazon
18 Pat Boone 02:51 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:33 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:30 Amazon
21 Pat Boone 02:44 Amazon
22 Pat Boone 01:56 Amazon
23 Pat Boone 02:53 Amazon
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Pat Boone 03:01 Amazon
25 Pat Boone 03:01 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:57 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:15 Amazon
28 Pat Boone 02:20 Amazon
29 Pat Boone 02:48 Amazon
30 Pat Boone 02:30 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pat Boone 02:25 Amazon
2 Pat Boone 02:46 Amazon
3 Pat Boone 02:51 Amazon
4 Pat Boone 02:05 Amazon
5 Pat Boone 02:10 Amazon
6 Pat Boone 02:31 Amazon
7 Pat Boone 02:36 Amazon
8 Pat Boone 03:00 Amazon
9 Pat Boone 02:16 Amazon
10 Pat Boone 01:53 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:23 Amazon
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Pat Boone 01:45 Amazon
13 Pat Boone 01:56 Amazon
14 Pat Boone 02:22 Amazon
15 Pat Boone 02:01 Amazon
16 Pat Boone 02:59 Amazon
17 Pat Boone 02:43 Amazon
18 Pat Boone 02:29 Amazon
19 Pat Boone 02:13 Amazon
20 Pat Boone 02:11 Amazon
21 Pat Boone 02:15 Amazon
22 Pat Boone 02:51 Amazon
23 Pat Boone 03:55 Amazon
24 Pat Boone 01:43 Amazon
25 Pat Boone 02:53 Amazon
26 Pat Boone 01:36 Amazon
27 Pat Boone 02:32 Amazon
28 Pat Boone 02:52 Amazon
29 Pat Boone 02:49 Amazon
30 Pat Boone 02:51 Amazon
31 Pat Boone 02:11 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pat Boone 02:29 Amazon
2 Pat Boone 02:27 Amazon
3 Pat Boone 01:56 Amazon
4 Pat Boone 02:38 Amazon
5 Pat Boone 02:18 Amazon
6 Pat Boone 02:25 Amazon
7 Pat Boone 02:44 Amazon
8 Pat Boone 02:34 Amazon
9 Pat Boone 02:19 Amazon
10 Pat Boone 02:23 Amazon
11 Pat Boone 02:16 Amazon
12 Pat Boone 02:19 Amazon
13 Pat Boone 03:02 Amazon
14 Pat Boone 02:29 Amazon
15 Pat Boone 02:34 Amazon
16 Pat Boone 02:42 Amazon
17 Pat Boone 02:13 Amazon
18 Pat Boone 02:40 Amazon
19 Pat Boone 02:15 Amazon
20 Pat Boone 02:24 Amazon
21 Pat Boone 02:33 Amazon
22 Pat Boone 02:25 Amazon
23 Pat Boone 02:11 Amazon
24 Pat Boone 02:20 Amazon
25 Pat Boone 02:14 Amazon
26 Pat Boone 02:18 Amazon
27 Pat Boone 02:18 Amazon
28 Pat Boone 02:21 Amazon
29 Pat Boone 02:43 Amazon
30 Pat Boone 02:34 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pat Boone 01:59 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:05 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:04 Amazon
4 Pat Boone 01:44 Amazon
5 Pat Boone 02:00 Amazon
6 Pat Boone 03:01 Amazon
7 Pat Boone 02:29 Amazon
8 Pat Boone 02:22 Amazon
9 Pat Boone 02:35 Amazon
10 Pat Boone 02:31 Amazon
11 Pat Boone feat: Shirley Jones 01:56 Amazon
12 Pat Boone 02:08 Amazon
13 Pat Boone 02:36 Amazon
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Pat Boone 01:56 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:20 Amazon
16 Pat Boone 02:11 Amazon
17 Pat Boone 02:27 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:26 Amazon
19 Pat Boone 02:25 Amazon
20 Pat Boone 01:42 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:15 Amazon
22 Pat Boone 02:39 Amazon
23 Pat Boone 02:38 Amazon
24 Pat Boone 02:42 Amazon
25 Pat Boone 02:00 Amazon
26 Pat Boone 02:43 Amazon
27 Pat Boone 01:54 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pat Boone 03:03 Amazon
2 Pat Boone 02:44 Amazon
3 Pat Boone 01:57 Amazon
4 Pat Boone 02:37 Amazon
5 Pat Boone 03:00 Amazon
6 Pat Boone 03:16 Amazon
7 Pat Boone 03:17 Amazon
8 Pat Boone 02:11 Amazon
9 Pat Boone 02:58 Amazon
10 Pat Boone 02:52 Amazon
11 Pat Boone 03:26 Amazon
12 Pat Boone 02:23 Amazon
13 Pat Boone 02:31 Amazon
14 Pat Boone 02:12 Amazon
15 Pat Boone 02:01 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:31 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:29 Amazon
18 Pat Boone 02:54 Amazon
19 Pat Boone 05:06 Amazon
20 Pat Boone 02:28 Amazon
21 Pat Boone 02:41 Amazon
22 Pat Boone 03:15 Amazon
23 Pat Boone 03:12 Amazon
24 Pat Boone 03:17 Amazon
25 Pat Boone 03:33 Amazon
26 Pat Boone 02:41 Amazon
27 Pat Boone 03:12 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 7

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pat Boone 02:51 Amazon
2 Pat Boone 02:25 Amazon
3 Pat Boone 03:07 Amazon
4 Pat Boone 02:57 Amazon
5 Pat Boone 02:47 Amazon
6 Pat Boone 01:55 Amazon
7 Pat Boone 02:37 Amazon
8 Pat Boone 02:26 Amazon
9 Pat Boone 02:37 Amazon
10 Pat Boone 02:44 Amazon
11 Pat Boone 03:00 Amazon
12 Pat Boone 02:12 Amazon
13 Pat Boone 02:11 Amazon
14 Pat Boone 02:20 Amazon
15 Pat Boone 02:15 Amazon
16 Pat Boone 02:24 Amazon
17 Pat Boone 02:26 Amazon
18 Pat Boone 02:10 Amazon
19 Pat Boone 02:13 Amazon
20 Pat Boone 02:46 Amazon
21 Pat Boone 02:06 Amazon
22 Pat Boone 01:40 Amazon
23 Pat Boone 02:16 Amazon
24 Pat Boone 02:15 Amazon
25 Pat Boone 03:12 Amazon
26 Pat Boone 02:06 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 8

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pat Boone 02:03 Amazon
2 Pat Boone 01:49 Amazon
3 Pat Boone 02:33 Amazon
4 Pat Boone 02:25 Amazon
5 Pat Boone 02:19 Amazon
6 Pat Boone 02:07 Amazon
7 Pat Boone 02:23 Amazon
8 Pat Boone 02:23 Amazon
9 Pat Boone 02:46 Amazon
10 Pat Boone 02:58 Amazon
11 Pat Boone 01:53 Amazon
12 Pat Boone 02:01 Amazon
13 Pat Boone 02:47 Amazon
14 Pat Boone 02:27 Amazon
15 Pat Boone 02:01 Amazon
16 Pat Boone 01:48 Amazon
17 Pat Boone 03:01 Amazon
18 Pat Boone 02:16 Amazon
19 Pat Boone 02:52 Amazon
20 Pat Boone 02:26 Amazon
21 Pat Boone 02:42 Amazon
22 Pat Boone 02:34 Amazon
23 Pat Boone 02:48 Amazon
24 Pat Boone 02:22 Amazon
25 Pat Boone 01:48 Amazon
26 Pat Boone 02:31 Amazon
27 Pat Boone 02:05 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:47 Amazon
29 Pat Boone 02:24 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 9

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pat Boone 02:16 Amazon
2 Pat Boone 02:44 Amazon
3 Pat Boone 03:04 Amazon
4 Pat Boone 02:37 Amazon
5 Pat Boone 02:33 Amazon
6 Pat Boone 02:30 Amazon
7 Pat Boone 02:27 Amazon
8 Pat Boone 02:56 Amazon
9 Pat Boone 03:15 Amazon
10 Pat Boone 02:49 Amazon
11 Pat Boone 02:57 Amazon
12 Pat Boone 03:29 Amazon
13 Pat Boone 03:11 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:26 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:21 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:40 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:23 Amazon
18 Pat Boone 02:21 Amazon
19 Pat Boone 02:48 Amazon
20 Pat Boone 02:19 Amazon
21 Pat Boone 02:37 Amazon
22 Pat Boone 02:25 Amazon
23 Pat Boone 02:21 Amazon
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Pat Boone 02:05 Amazon
25 Pat Boone 02:29 Amazon
26 Pat Boone 02:41 Amazon
27 Pat Boone 02:14 Amazon
28 Pat Boone 02:23 Amazon
29 Pat Boone 02:41 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 10

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pat Boone 02:29 Amazon
2 Pat Boone 02:16 Amazon
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