Doris Day-Duet-Andre Previn -1962

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Doris Day-Duet-Andre Previn -1962

Unread post by Johnny » 23 Dec 2015, 16:11

The Duet Album with Andre Previn was one of my father's favourite Doris Day albums. He said it gave Doris the chance to really showcase the beauty and tenderness in her voice through a minimalist approach with background music.
The songs on this album are:
Close Your Eyes
Fools Rush In(Where Angels Fear to Tread)
Yes
Nobody's Heart - (my personal favourite)
Remind Me
Who Are We To Say (Obey Your Heart)
Daydreaming
Give Me Time
Control Yourself
Wait Till You See Him
My One and Only Love
Falling In Love Again

Here are the notes from the original1962 Duet album jacket.

""Doris Day and Andre Previn had never met before they began to prepare for this album.
At their first meeting Doris and Andre discovered many mutual interests such as sodas, animals, and ballads. In fact, that first afternoon Doris sang some of Andre's songs, three of which--- Yes, Daydreaming, and Control Yourself with the lyrics by Mrs. Previn, Dory Langdon.

The Day-Previn duo rehearsed many times after their first encounter. Then with red Mitchell, bass, Frank Capp, drums, they came to the Columbia Hollywoiod Studio where in a single woinderful afternoon this album was made.

No musician has had more experience in the field of vocal accompaniment than Andre Previn whose music for motion pictures and for records has created superb settings for singers. No singer is more persuasive in her intimate style and setting than Doris Day.

In Duet, Doris enchants and Andre plays with immense pleasure".

If you have not heard this album, give yourself the gift of hearing something different from Doris. It is wonderful.
Johnny

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Re: Doris Day-Duet-Andre Previn -1962

Unread post by Peter Flapper » 24 Dec 2015, 03:16

Hi Johnny,

I've got this album also on LP record and through the rare stereo ... it's one of the great experiences in music for me. Doris on one side, the piano/drum on the other. WoW!!!

On the Bear Family disc there are a few different versions of:
* Fools Rush In
* Close Your Eyes
* Nobody's Heart

And extra songs:
* You're Good For Me
* In Love In Vain

Enjoy,

P

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Unread post by Johnny » 24 Dec 2015, 11:12

Thanks so much Peter.

I will search out the Bear Family disc with the exrra songs. Twrrific!

Happy Holidays.
Johnny

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Unread post by Musiclover » 24 Dec 2015, 16:50

Johnny, I know why your dad liked this album. The CD, which includes the tracks Peter noted above, is also available from oldies.com -- their catalogue #COL-6874. I, too, really like the entire album, especially Fools Rush In and My One & Only Love.

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Unread post by Ania » 27 Dec 2015, 17:51

The one basic dynamic indications in music are: p or piano, meaning "soft" This is a great art to sing softly and quietly, it is easier to sing f (forte) - aloud. Doris showed tremendous vocal artistry and beauty of the delicacy of his voice. Doris is a wonderful singer with excellent vocal technique.

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