The Best of Debbie Reynolds

The Best Of Debbie Reynolds


It certainly would be possible to conceive a more comprehensive collection of the highlights of Debbie Reynolds' recording career than this 11-track, 31-minute budget-priced album. But as of 1991, much of Reynolds' catalog was long out of print, and Curb Records was to be commended for licensing her biggest hits from the archives of MGM, Coral, and Dot. That's right, these are, as advertised, the original recordings of "Aba Daba Honeymoon" (number three, 1951) and "Tammy" (number one, 1957), plus Reynolds' two other Top 40 records, "A Very Special Love" and "Am I That Easy to Forget?." The rest of the disc is filled out with other singles and LP tracks from her late-'50s and early-'60s stint on Dot, which tried to make her an adult pop star on her albums, singing standards, and a sort of answer to Connie Francis on her 45s. Of course, this was a brief period in the career of an entertainer best known for her movie musical appearances -- notably in Singin' in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown -- as well as her stage work, such as her starring role in the 1973 Broadway revival of Irene. None of that is accounted for here, which suggests what a more comprehensive collection might include. But her pop singles hits are here, just as they were heard several decades ago. (Typical of the rudimentary character of the collection is the consistent misspelling of the name of Carleton Carpenter, Reynolds' duet partner on "Aba Daba Honeymoon," throughout the packaging.) ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
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    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
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    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: HPB Everett
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  • Label: Curb
  • UPC: 715187743526
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Track listings

  • 1. Tammy
  • 2. Very Special Love, A
  • 3. Am I That Easy To Forget
  • 4. Moonglow
  • 5. Time After Time
  • 6. Mean To Me
  • 7. Love Is A Simple Thing
  • 8. S'posin
  • 9. You Won't Be Satisfied
  • 10. Hooray For Love
  • 11. Aba Daba Honeymoon (With Carlton Carpenter)
 
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  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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