Groomed for stardom by underground singing legend Ann Dee (Angela DeSpirito 1920-2005) at Ann Dee's 440 Club in San Francisco, Johnny Mathis quickly became a mid-fifties singing sensation recording for Columbia Records...hit after hit yet by 1963 Johnny Mathis seemed to develop a "Seven Year Itch" changing to Mercury Records, in a few short years recording eleven extraordinary albums standing tall among the finest of his still going strong fifty plus year career. "Tender Is The Night" is richly romantic masterful collection with Don Costa arrangements perfectly complimenting full & glorious Mathis vocals sounding as though Mr. Mathis reached a new level of maturity...dark, moody and haunting vocal make superb performance of film noir song classic "Laura" definitive, had radio played this amazing version it would have gone to the top, unforgettable performance is what the art of great singing is all about. "Tender Is The Night" is a timeless collection of great songs done to the maximum, lovers of great singers in peak form will thoroughly enjoy this tremendous musical treasure.
"The Wonderful World Of Make Believe" is a magically enchanting collection of timeless gems filled with wonder & amazement, opener "Camelot" is a whimsical delight setting the mood perfectly for this wondrous musical adventure...songs of stars, bluebirds, rainbows and dreams in wonderland again finding the great singer soaring and in superb form in every way...arrangements sparkle, vocals are mesmerizing and "Beyond The Blue Horizon" is like that great ride in an amusement park one doesn't want to end. Why these great collections took so long to be released is a puzzlement, music lovers now are going to be grateful these masterful collections finally saw the light of day, better late than never.