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The Classic Della


Download links and information about The Classic Della by DELLA REESE. This album was released in 1962 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 36:22 minutes.

Release date: 1962
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 36:22
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No. Title Length
1. The Story of a Starry Night 2:49
2. These Are the Things I Love 3:34
3. If You Are But a Dream 3:05
4. My Reverie 3:40
5. Take My Heart 2:41
6. Strange in Paradise 3:01
7. Gone 2:37
8. Serenade 3:22
9. Moon Love 2:58
10. Softly My Love 2:41
11. Till the End of Time 3:19
12. Don't You Know 2:35



The pun in the title of Della Reese's most popular album for RCA Victor refers to the musical basis for these 12 songs: classical pieces originally composed by Tchaikovsky ("Symphony No. 6," "Melodie Op. 42"), Debussy ("Reverie"), Schubert ("Serenade"), Chopin ("Etude in E, Op. 10 No. 3," "Polonaise No. 6 Op. 53"), and Puccini ("Musetta's Waltz Song" from La Boheme), among others. The idea is a full-length expansion of her 1959 single, "Don't You Know," one of the biggest hits of her career (and also included here). Fortunately, Della Reese's voice — as strong, controlled, and pitch-perfect as it had proven in the past — is up to the challenge of such heavy material. Meanwhile, Glenn Osser's arrangements are gauzy and string-heavy, quite suited for the material and Reese's vocals. Though it's not a definitive performance, Reese admirably stretches her grasp of popular song by assimilating pieces from the classical repertoire.