Dion and the Belmonts

Wish Upon a Star (Limited Edition) (408702)

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Wish Upon a Star (Limited Edition)

Dion and the Belmonts

Waxtime 500

8436559464222

LPS 152899

408702

ROCK AND ROLL

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LP 14,04 €

EXLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 500COPIES

THE WAY THIS MUSIC WAS MEANT TO BE HEARD
180 gram VINYL — AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

This essential LP release presents Dion’s magnificent second album with The Belmonts, "Wish Upon a Star", which was originally released in 1960 on the Laurie label. It helped define the exact nature of early New York vocal rock & roll. It is perhaps more doo-wop oriented than its predecessor (the debut LP "Presenting Dion & The Belmonts"), with its title tune, a Bizarro World version of "Swinging on aStar," and a reading of "In the Still of the Night" that doubtless would have puzzled composer Cole Porter. Other album highlights include “A Lover’s Prayer,” and “All the Things You Are,” as well as the standards "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)," “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “September Song”, and the Christmas staple “When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along.” The group's take on Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman’s composition “My Private Joy,” reveals some of the real depth behind Dion DiMucci even at this early stage of his career. He may have looked and sounded like a teen idol on some of those numbers, but he had a musical soul that transcended the limitations of teen pop. DiMucci was responsible for some of thebest white rock & roll to come out of New York during this era.

In addition to the original album, this WaxTime collector’s LP also contains 2 bonus tracks from the same period – “Teen Angel,” and the soulful “Faith”.

PERSONNEL:

DION DIMUCCI, lead vocals, plus:
THE BELMONTS: Angelo D’Aleo (first tenor vocals),
Freddie Milano (second tenor and harmony vocals),
Carlo Mastrangelo (bass vocals and drums)
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Recorded between 1959 and 1960 at Allegro Sound Studios and Bell Sound Studios, New York City. With the exception of “Teen Angel” which was recorded in February 1958.

Note: since there were many different sessions, there may have been other studios used as well.

SIDE 1:

01. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
02. IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
03. A LOVER’S PRAYER
04. MY PRIVATE JOY
05. MY DAY
06. SWINGING ON A STAR
07. TEEN ANGEL (*)

SIDE 2:

01. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
02. IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON
03. FLY ME TO THE MOON (IN OTHER WORDS)
04. I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE
05. WHEN THE RED, RED, ROBIN COMES BOB, BOB, BOBBIN’ ALONG
06. SEPTEMBER SONG
07. FAITH (*)