Vikki Carr is one of the best-loved and most accomplished entertainers in the United States, Latin America and Europe. She is celebrating her fifth decade of a career in which she has won three Grammy Awards and has released over 60 best-selling recordings. Her concert tours of 2006/2007 sold-out shows in the U.S., Mexico and South America. She has performed for the Queen of England, five United States Presidents, wartime soldiers in Vietnam and sold-out audiences around the world. She has worked in radio, television, film and theater. Her music embraces two languages and she is among the first artists to bridge the cultures of the United States and Latin America, paving the way for many performers today. The diversity of her rich voice is impressive. She can belt out the blues or touch the heart with a soft romantic ballad.
Vikki’s 1990 album Set Me Free ranks as one of her most impressive musical achievements. Her singing has never sounded more radiant, assured, and vocally enticing. All of the songs were written by the talented songwriting team of Roberto Levi and Bebu Silvetti with half of them being performed in English translations. This particular selection, sung in the original Spanish, is one of several great cuts that demonstrate Vikki’s dominance as the indisputable queen of the romantic ballad.
Originally released on Columbia, these two Vikki Carr albums zero in on easy listening versions of popular love songs from the '60s and early '70s. The rather formulaic treatments work best on the well-known compositions of the period, especially "If You Could Read My Mind," "For All We Know," and "So Far Away."
This 1989 compilation was produced by the late Alan Dell a man of great taste in all things musical. He often played Vikki Carr on his BBC radio shows ad as part of his EMI compilation series focused on many top flight vocalists and this certainly applies to the legendary Miss Vikki Carr.
Excellent collection of classics! Every major artist of the forties thru the sixties performs on this box set. It will take a while to go through all 200 songs but what a joy and value.
The sound quality is just excellent. I have never heard these classics from the 40/50's resonate so clear and clean before, a real treat.