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The Reprise Years

Rosemary Clooney

12 March 2007
Perhaps best known for her novelty hits of the '50s like 'Come On-A My House', Rosemary Clooney's background and foundation were however rooted in jazz.  In 1961 she recorded Love for RCA Victor, who shelved the album until her friend Frank Sinatra signed her to Reprise, bought the master, and released it.  Nelson Riddle, with whom she was passionately in love at the time, wrote some of the most beautiful scores of his entire career for this album, whilst leading an orchestra with one of the most luscious sounds of the decade.  These twelve ballads, which she picked herself, are included in this collection, as well as songs from Love's follow up, Thanks For Nothing.