The Very Best of the Platters

~ Release by The Platters (see all versions of this release, 1 available)

Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1Only You
piano:
Buck Ram (on 1955-04-26)
lead vocals:
Tony Williams (1928 - 1992, USA, lead singer of the Platters, Samuel E. Williams) (on 1955-04-26)
spoken vocals [dialogue]:
Wolfman Jack (US disc jockey) (on 1955-04-26)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records (or just “Mercury.” A UMG imprint, do not use it for ©/℗ credits) (in 1955), PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (in 1955) and The Island Def Jam Music Group (American holding company, not normally a release label) (in 1957)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1955 (number: 10)
recording of:
Only You (and You Alone) (Platters song) (on 1955-04-26)
writer:
Buck Ram and Ande Rand
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS‐affiliated), Robert Mellin, Inc., Tro-Hollis Music, Inc. and Wildwood Music
2:38
2The Great Pretender
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (in 1955-09)
lead vocals:
Tony Williams (1928 - 1992, USA, lead singer of the Platters, Samuel E. Williams)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Elap Music Ltd. (a division of Pickwick Group Ltd. / a division of Carlton Home Entertainment (UK) Ltd.)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1955 (number: 8) and Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 352)
recording of:
The Great Pretender (in 1955-09)
lyricist and composer:
Buck Ram
publisher:
Panther Music Corp, Peermusic (UK) Ltd., Southern Music Publishing ((ASCAP) tradename Peermusic) and Southern Music Publishing Company Limited
52:39
3The Magic Touch2:29
4My Prayer
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (in 1956-04)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (in 1956)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1956 (number: 20)
cover recording of:
My Prayer (in 1956-04)
lyricist:
Jimmy Kennedy (Irish songwriter)
composer:
Georges Boulanger (Romani-Romanian violinist, conductor, composer)
publisher:
Peter Maurice Music, Skidmore Music Co., Inc., イーエムアイ音楽出版 ソニー事業部 (until 2021-06-30) and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング EMI外国事業部 (sub‐publisher for foreign (non‐Japanese) works) (from 2021-07-01 to present)
is based on:
Avant de mourir
2:47
5Heaven on Earth
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (in 1956-04)
recording of:
Heaven on Earth (in 1956-04)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin
composer:
George Gershwin (composer)
2:36
6You’ll Never, Never Know
recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (in 1956-07)
lead vocals:
Tony Williams (1928 - 1992, USA, lead singer of the Platters, Samuel E. Williams)
recording of:
You'll Never Never Know (in 1956-07)
writer:
Jeanette Miles, Paul Robi and Tony Williams (1928 - 1992, USA, lead singer of the Platters, Samuel E. Williams)
2:41
7I’m Sorry
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (in 1956-04)
cover recording of:
I’m Sorry (in 1956-04)
writer:
Buck Ram, Peter Tinturin and William White (Composer, "I'm Sorry")
publisher:
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI)
2:56
8My Dream
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1957-02-19)
2:40
9Twilight Time
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (in 1958-01)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Elap Music Ltd. (a division of Pickwick Group Ltd. / a division of Carlton Home Entertainment (UK) Ltd.) and PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (in 1956)
cover recording of:
Twilight Time (in 1958-01)
lyricist:
Buck Ram
composer:
Artie Dunn, Al Nevins and Morty Nevins
publisher:
Chappell Music (UK), Devon Music Inc., Porgie Music, Songs of Universal, Inc. and Victoria Music Publishing Co. Ltd.
translated version of:
Al caer la noche
42:47
10I Wish
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1957-12-04)
2:48
11It’s Raining Outside
2:53
12Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
recorded in:
Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1958-09-24)
producer:
Buck Ram
lead vocals:
Tony Williams (1928 - 1992, USA, lead singer of the Platters, Samuel E. Williams)
performer:
The Platters
cover recording of:
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (on 1958-09-24)
lyricist:
Otto Harbach
composer:
Jerome Kern
publisher:
Chappell & Co Ltd., Chappell & Co., Chappell Music (UK), Chappell Music Ltd., PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. circa 1998), PolyGram Music Publishing Ltd., Redwood Music, T.B. Harms Co. and Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998)
part of:
Roberta
3.752:42
13Remember When
recorded in:
Paris, Île-de-France, France (on 1958-09-25)
lead vocals:
Tony Williams (1928 - 1992, USA, lead singer of the Platters, Samuel E. Williams)
recording of:
Remember When (The Platters song) (on 1958-09-25)
writer:
Mickey J. Addy and Buck Ram
42:51
14Harbor Lights
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1959-08-11)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Elap Music Ltd. (a division of Pickwick Group Ltd. / a division of Carlton Home Entertainment (UK) Ltd.)
recording of:
Harbour Lights (on 1959-08-11)
lyricist:
Jimmy Kennedy (Irish songwriter)
composer:
Hugh Williams (aka Hugh Williams)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA) and Peter Maurice Music Co. Ltd.
3:09
15Ebb Tide
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1959-08-13)
cover recording of:
Ebb Tide (on 1959-08-13)
lyricist:
Carl Sigman
composer:
Robert Maxwell (American harpist, songwriter, and teacher)
publisher:
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP), EMI United Partnership Ltd., Robbins Music (publishing company owned by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.), Robbins Music Corp., SBK Robbins Catalog, Inc., フジパシフィックミュージック SBK事業部, ヤマハミュージックパブリッシング (until 2017-03-31) and ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company – do not use as release label) (from 2017-04-01 to present)
arrangement of:
Ebb Tide (original instrumental version)
2:25
16Sleepy Lagoon
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1959-08-11)
2:40