Paul Anka Paul Anka's 21 Golden Hits on Limited Edition K2 HD Mastering CD
K2 HD 100kHz / 24-bit Mastering
A meeting with Modern Records in 1956 led to the release of Paul Anka’s first single, “Blau-Wile Deverest Fontaine.” It was not a hit, but Anka kept plugging away, going so far to sneak into Fats Domino’s dressing room to meet the man and his manager in Ottawa. When Anka returned to New York in 1957, he scored a meeting with Don Costa, the A&R man for ABC-Paramount Records. He played him a batch of songs that included “Diana” - Costa was duly enthusiastic about the potential of the young singer and songwriter. The rapid and enormous success of “Diana” - his first number one hit – made him a star.
“They are all very autobiographical,” says Anka of his early hits. “I was alone, traveling, girls screaming, and I never got near them. I’m a teenager and feeling isolated and all that. That becomes ‘Lonely Boy.’ At record hops, I’m up on stage and all these kids are holding each other with heads on each other’s shoulders. Then I have to go have dinner in my room because there are thousands of kids outside the hotel - ‘Put Your Head on My Shoulder’ was totally that experience."
“After a few hits,” he says, “I knew I was a writer, and with writers, the power was always in the pen. When I started writing for Buddy Holly and Connie Francis, I felt that it made me different for people - they’d say, ‘Hey, you can write, you can fall back on something.” Among his proudest accomplishments was writing the Academy Award-nominated theme for The Longest Day, the 1962 film in which he also starred.
Originally issued in 1963, Paul Anka's 21 Golden Hits finds the famed singer/songwriter revisiting and rerecording the aforementioned early ABC-Paramount hits and more for his then, new label RCA Victor. This recording has been mastered by the K2 HD format of 24-bit 100kHz, which creates an unbelievable sound surpassing other formats! Compatible with all CD players.
- K2 HDCD 100kHz / 24-bit Mastering
- Includes clear protective outer sleeve
- Compatible with all CD players
- Made in Japan
Paul Anka Paul Anka's 21 Golden Hits Track Listing:
2. Put Your Head On My Shoulder
3. Lonely Boy
4. It's Time To Cry
5. Puppy Love
6. I Love You In The Same Old Way
7. You Are My Destiny
8. Crazy Love
9. Don't Ever Leave Me
10. Summer's Gone
11. Adam And Eve
12. Don't Gamble With Love
13. I'm Still Waiting Here For You
14. I Love You, Baby
15. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
16. Tonight My Love, Tonight
17. My Home Town
19. Love Land
20. Dance On Little Girl
21. The Longest Day