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Venice Blue


Download links and information about Venice Blue by Bobby Darin. This album was released in 1965 and it belongs to Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 29:50 minutes.

Artist: Bobby Darin
Release date: 1965
Genre: Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 29:50
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No. Title Length
1. Venice Blue (Que c'est triste Venise) 2:36
2. I Wanna Be Around 2:12
3. Somewhere 2:34
4. The Good Life 2:25
5. Dear Heart 3:14
6. Softly, As I Leave You 2:57
7. You Just Don't Know 2:25
8. There Ain't No Sweet Gal Worth the Salt of My Tears 3:03
9. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) 2:39
10. A Taste of Honey 2:36
11. In a World Without You 3:09



Venice Blue was released in May of 1965 and was Bobby Darin's follow-up to the artistically (but not financially) successful From Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie. Surprisingly, Darin stuck with his previous approach and offered another selection of romantic songs and contemporary Broadway tunes. The album peaked at a disappointing 132 (worse than From Hello Dolly's 107) and remained on the Billboard charts for only four weeks. Though the album did poorly upon release, some of the tracks have been mined for later compilations, most notably "The Good Life." A curious double album available through import-only packages, You're the Reason I'm Living, has an album apparently called I Wanna Be Around, but which is actually Venice Blue. The title track sounds like a cover of a Bobby Vinton ballad with its sweeping strings and sentimentality. Standout tracks include the Johnny Mercer song "I Wanna Be Around" (similar here to "Don't Rain on my Parade"),"The Good Life," Henry Mancini's "Dear Heart," and Stephen Sondheim's "Somewhere" from West Side Story. Venice Blue also includes two Darin originals: "You Just Don't Know" and "In a World Without You." Venice Blue is not a dramatic departure for Bobby Darin, but a solid collection nonetheless. Really of interest to fans looking to complete their collection. Well-arranged and well-sung, but not the most accessible album for the neo-swing set.