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It's de Lovely: The Authentic Cole Porter Collection


Download links and information about It's de Lovely: The Authentic Cole Porter Collection by Cole Porter. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 53:47 minutes.

Artist: Cole Porter
Release date: 2004
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 17
Duration: 53:47
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No. Title Length
1. Anything Goes 3:08
2. Begin the Beguine (featuring Artie Shaw And His Orchestra) 3:16
3. From This Moment On (Remastered) (featuring Lena Horne, Lennie Hayton And His Orchestra, Lennie Hayton) 1:57
4. You Do Something to Me (featuring The Sonny Rollins) 6:47
5. It's Delovely (featuring Shorty Rogers) 2:30
6. Night and Day (Remastered) (featuring Axel Stordahl, Frank Sinatra) 3:05
7. Don't Fence Me In (from the Republic Film "Don't Fence Me In") (featuring Roy Rogers (King Of The Cowboys)) 2:47
8. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (featuring Dinah Shore) 2:55
9. I Love Paris (Remastered) (featuring Coleman Hawkins, Manny Albam, Manny Albam And His Orchestra) 3:33
10. Easy to Love (featuring Ray Noble And His Orchestra) 3:13
11. Just One of Those Things (Remastered) (featuring Lena Horne, Lennie Hayton And His Orchestra, Lennie Hayton) 2:02
12. What Is This Thing Called Love (featuring Leo Reisman And His Orchestra) 3:20
13. I've Got You Under My Skin (featuring Paul Desmond) 4:34
14. I Get a Kick Out of You (Remastered) (featuring Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra) 2:55
15. Night and Day (from Musical Comedy "Gay Divorce") (featuring Leo Reisman And His Orchestra) 3:28
16. You Do Something to Me (featuring Rosemary Clooney) 1:35
17. Night and Day (featuring Esquivel And His Orchestra) 2:42



Whenever great American song in general, or a classic songwriter specifically, goes through another phase of popularity, record labels invariably cast around to assemble yet another round of songbook compilations with artists from their catalog interpreting the standards. In 2004, on the occasion of the Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely (starring Kevin Kline), Bluebird/BMG entered the sweepstakes with It's De Lovely: The Authentic Cole Porter Collection. This collection is authentic because Porter was signed to Bluebird's long-ago parent label RCA Victor, and the label proved home to many of the best versions of his songs. It's also authentic because it features two rare performances by Porter himself. Although he never recorded with orchestral accompaniment for commercial release, Porter did record eight demos in 1934 accompanied only by his clumsy piano, and 70 years later producer Barry Feldman and bandleader Vince Giordano paved over the original backing with a newly recorded backing track that relies on a mid-'30s arrangement. The result is successful; Porter's voice betrays a few similarities to Mickey Mouse's but is no more idiosyncratic than Broadway hero Cliff Edwards, his interpretation is naturally superb, and the new accompaniment is unobtrusive. The rest of the compilation is more problematic. While most songbook compilations focus either on vintage versions contemporary to the song or later interpretations, It's De Lovely attempts both but manages only a hodgepodge of artists and time periods. The compilation certainly doesn't shirk in its presentation of excellent, classic material, but it never coalesces as a representative picture of Porter's genius. Only a few performances easily evoke Porter's era: the classic versions of "Night and Day" and "Begin the Beguine" by Fred Astaire and Artie Shaw (respectively), a performance of "Easy to Love" by the beloved crooner Al Bowlly, and a mournful version of "What Is This Thing Called Love" led by Leo Reisman and featuring trumpeter Bubber Miley from Duke Ellington's Orchestra. Latter-day interpretations by Sonny Rollins (of "You Do Something to Me") and Paul Desmond (of "I've Got You Under My Skin") are lovely also but difficult to reconcile to the whole.