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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-25-2020
09:18 AM ET (US)
I CAME ACROSS A TON OF PROGRAM BOOKLETS OR LINER NOTES FOR THE THREE CDS. THEY ARE EXCELLENT WITH RARE PHOTOS OF MARIO AND IN DEPTH DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SONGS HE SANG. THEY ARE YOURS, JUST SEND SHIPPING COSTS. TO MAKE IT EASY I AM GOING TO ADD THE URL WHERE ALL INFO CAN BE SEEN REGARDING THE THREE CDS:

http://www.mariolanza.net/newcdsA.htm
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-25-2020
08:18 AM ET (US)
Derek McGovern could answer that Kris. There would be no copyright infringement. A few of the songs have been on some of the CDs already (and sounding much better than the old LP, reel to reel, or CDs extant. Amazon has a CD of it right now, but it is expensive (from 38 to 45 dollars) and has 72 tracks that include Vagabond King and MANY other Lanza songs.

https://www.amazon.com/Mario-Lanza-At-His-...97AFC8F4D9A04484715
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-24-2020
10:05 PM ET (US)
FORGOT TO MENTION THAT IF YOU ARE ON THE MAIN PAGE BEFORE THE FORUM YOU CAN SEE THE SONG TITLES OF EACH DISC. MOST ARE ABOUT TWENTY TRACKS EACH. CLARITY IS SUPERIOR LIKE THE SEPIA DISCS.
AND IF ANYONE NEEDS EXTRA LINER NOTES I CAN SUPPY THEM.
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Kristine CimmyPerson was signed in when posted
03-24-2020
07:25 PM ET (US)
I hope Mario Lanza-"The Vagabond King" recording is re-released on a CD. Stay well.
57913
Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-24-2020
06:59 PM ET (US)
HAVE I GOT A DEAL FOR YOU! REMEMBER THE THREE CDS JEFF RENSE ENGINEERED AND PRODUCED TO PERFECTION? THERE IS ONE CALLED LIVE CONCERT AND RADIO PERFORMANCES, ONE CALLED MAKE BELEVE AND A THIRD CALLED I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS. I HAVE A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY OF THESE THAT ARE BRAND NEW AND SEALED. YOU CAN PURCHASE THE SET FOR 15.00 PLUS 6.00 MEDIA MAIL SHIPPING. JEFF SELLS THESE FOR 8.99 EACH PLUS 6.00 SHIPPING EACH. PLUS THE LINER NOTES ARE EXEMPLARY. IF YOU WANT SET, JUST LET ME KNOW!
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Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
03-24-2020
02:31 PM ET (US)
Remember on the original LP of the Albert Hall concert, in The House on the Top of a Hill, at the ending, the note on the word Top, was off pitch by Lanza. He went a half tone sharp. On the CD Live from London, that flaw has been corrected. Today's technology can correct such things. That technology did not exist back in the 1960's. Ciao.
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Derek MainwaringPerson was signed in when posted
03-24-2020
12:51 PM ET (US)
Welcome back, Sam, good to see you posting here again.

I'd love to see a new Lanza compilation from Sony for the 2021 centenary but as far as I know there's nothing being planned at the moment. The 2-CD BEST OF EVERYTHING has sold well for them and I would not expect the company to start working on another collection right now.

As for the Sepia CDs, they are lovingly compiled by Derek McGovern and full credit to him for his commitment there. When it comes to listening to Lanza recordings remastered directly from the original tapes (Sony) versus public domain material formatted for CD from multiple sources (Sepia), that's a matter of personal preference and I have no intention of entering into that debate here. Bottom line, enjoy whichever source pleases you best.
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-24-2020
02:19 AM ET (US)
I JUST GOT AN UPDATE FROM DEREK MCGOVERN. SEPIA RECORD "MY ITALIAN SOUL" will never be remade by them but on AMAZON THERE AREA FEW LEFT, SO ACT FAST IF YOU WANT ONE. HERE IS THE URL AND LOOK FOR THE CHEAPEST ONES, WHICH WILL TOTA LABOUT 8.00 WITH SHIPPINGhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0...d=1585030719&sr=1-1
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-23-2020
09:45 PM ET (US)
HEARD FROM SEPIA RECOREDS TODAY. ONE DISC IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE WHICH IS "MY ITALIAN SOUL" DO NOT KNOW WHEN THEY WILL GET SOME MORE IF AT ALL. HOPE NO ONE HAS ORDERED IT.
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-23-2020
09:43 PM ET (US)
WELL THE BAD NEW IS THAT OUR STATE (PA) IS NOW ON LOCDOWN SO WE CANNO EVEN LEAVE OUR BACK YARDS OR LEAVE OURSELVES OPEN TO POSSIBLE ARREST. WHERE DOES THIS END I HAD A PSYCHIATRIST MEETING OVER THE INTERNET TODAY AND NEXT AVAILABLE TIME IS NOT UNTIL ANOTHER MONTH.
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-23-2020
06:46 AM ET (US)
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT PLACIDO. I HOPE HE RECOVERS SOON. JOSE BEAT HIS CANCER PROBLEM AND I REMEMBER HOW WAN HE LOOKED DURING THAT TIME. HE CAME BACK TO US AND SANG THE ONE OF A KIND ALBUM OF WEST SIDE STORY SONGS.
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Kristine CimmyPerson was signed in when posted
03-22-2020
11:40 PM ET (US)
Tenor Placido Domingo has announced he has corona virus. Get well wishes. Everybody stay safe and well. I hope, Jose' Carreras doesn't get it. Years ago, he had battled leukemia. Did he have a bone marrow transplant ?
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-22-2020
09:13 PM ET (US)
HERE IS GREAT MOMENTS IN OPERA VOLUME TWO LIST. NOTE I HAVE NOT SEEN VOLUME TWO SEPARATELY, ONLY VOLUME ONE. BUT YOU CAN GET USED DVDS WITH BOTH TITLES ON THEM FOR 2,76 PLUS SHIPPING AND TAX FOR 7.50 OR SO, WHICH IS WHAT I JUST DID.V

Volume 2
Renata Tebaldi & Franco Corelli - "Vicino a le" - from Andrea Chenier
Eileen Farrell - "Un bel di" - from Madama Butterfly
Dorothy Kirsten & Franco Corelli - "Suave fanciulla" - from La Boheme
Joan Sutherland - "Quando rapita" - from Lucia di Lammermor
Eileen Farrell - "Pace, pace, mio Dio" from La Forza del Destino
Roberta Peters - "Waltz" - from Romeo & Juliet
Joan Sutherland - "Saluta la France" - from La Fille du Regiment
Anna Moffo - "La Ballatella" from I Pagliacci
Franco Corelli - "Tu Lo Sai - Italian Song
Birgit Nilsson - "Vissi d'arte" - from Tosca
Roberta Peters - "The Bell Song" - from Lakme
Robert Merrill - Selections from Adia, La Traviata and Carmen
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-22-2020
08:51 PM ET (US)
I WROTE TO DEREK MCGOVERN TO SEE IF ANYTHING CAN BE DONE TO GET A SECON RHINO MGM RELEASE. THE FIRST GOT TIED UP IN LEGAL JARGON BUT IT IS GREAT. TOPS IS THE TENDER "ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE" WITH MARIO USING THE "SOFT PEDAL" THROUGHOUT.

I JUST WAS IN THE THEATER WATCHING A FINE DVD CALLED GREAT MOMENTS IN OPERA FROM ED SULLIVAN SHOW. I DIDN'T GET FAR INTO IT BUT SAW A SPLENDID TUCKER DOING VESTI LA GIUBBA AND A GREAT LARGO AL FACTOTUM BY ROBERT MERRILL. SEVERAL WONDERFUL SOPRANOS LIKE BEVERLY SILLS, LEONTYNE PRICE, ANNA MOFFO, ETC. HERE IS WHAT THE BACK COVER SAYS (AND I JUST DISCOVERED THERE IS A VOLUME TWO. YOU CAN GET THIS FROM AMAZON FOR THE RIDICULOUS PRICE OF 2.76 AND SHIPPING. COLOR AND PIC QUALITY AND SOUND ARE ALL EXCELLENT, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE AGE.
I WILL CHECK OUT GETTING VOLUME TWO AND REPORT LATER.

Many of the great names in the history of opera have appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" performing the arias that made them famous. Now available is the complete collection of these historic performances by opera legends including Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, BEverly Sills, Robert Merrill, Franco Corelli, Renata Tebaldi, Birgit Nilsson, Leontyne Price, Richard Tucker, Anna Moffo, Roberta Peters, Lily Pons, Jan Peerce, Marilyn Horne, Dorothy Kirsten and Eileen Farrell. 120 Mins.

Volume 1

Leontyne Price - "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca
Roberta Peters - "Una voce poca fa" - from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Robert Merrill - "Largo al fatotum" - from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Beverly Sills - "O luce di quest' anima" - from Linda Di Chamounix
Anna Moffo - "Il regimento" - from La Forza del Destino
Richard Tucker - "Vesti le guiba" from I Pagliacci
Birgit Nilsson - "Pace, pace, mio Dio" from La Forza del Destino
Jan Peerce & Robert Merrill - duet from La Forza del Destino
Maria Callas - "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca
Joan Sutherland & Marilyn Horne - "Mira, O Norma" from Norma
Peters & Merrill - "Parigi" "Morir se giovane" from La Traviata
Joan Sutherland - "Sempre libera" - from La Traviata
Lily Pons - "Gavotte" from Mignon
Dorothy Kirsten - "Un bel di" from Madama Butterfl
57903
Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
03-22-2020
04:24 PM ET (US)
TO DEREK MANNERING: HELLO OLD FRIEND! WAS WONDERING IF YOU ARE WORKING ON ANY MORE LANZA CD RELEASES.?

ALSO DO YOU HAVE MOST OR ALL OF THE SEPIA CDS? I HAVE GONE CRAZY OVER THEM SINCE I GOT MY FABULOUS TUBE STEREO SYSTEM WORKING AGAIN. ALL TRACKS SOUND FABULOUS. I WAS MISSING FOUR OF THEM SO ORDERED THEM TODAY. AT ONLY 10.50 SHIPPED, THERE IS NO BETTER LANZA BARGAIN.

GUESS WHAT I FOUND? I HAVE A PHOTO OF ELISSA SIGNED (LIKELY FROM THE NEW YORK MET SHOW). CELEBRITY SIGNED PHOTOS ARE NOT MY FORTE. HAVE VINCENT PRICE, SPANKY OF OUR GANG, JERRY MAREN OF MUNCHKIN FAME,MARGRET HAMILTON (WHOSE APARTMENT I WAS INVITED TO AND THEN SHE TOOK ME AND A FEW FRIENDS FOR A LOCAL CHINESE DINNER. SHE WAS A DELIGHT AND REMINISCED A LOT. WE COULD NOT GET HER TO DO THE WITCH AS SHE FELT SHE COULD NO LONGER DO THE VOICE WELL), PENNY MARSHALL (WHO WROTE THE PREFACE TO OUR MOTION LAMP BOOK, AND ANDREA MCARDLE, WHO SANG A CONCERT IN OUR MEDIA THEATER AND SURPRIZED ALL WITH HER GROWN UP VOICE SO STRONG AND LOVELY..

SO YOU SEE I NEED TRACY BREGMAN'S PHOTO STILL AND NOW JUST REALIZED SHE COULD GET MANY "YOUNG AND RESTLESS" PEOPLE'S SIGNED PHOTOS. I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THAT SHOW SINCE IT NEARLY BEGAN AROUND 1975 WHEN MY MOTHER AND I SAW IT DAILY. LOVE ERIC BRADEN, AND SO MANY MORE IN CAST OLD OR NEWER. TRACY COULD ALSO GET SOME PHOTOS I'M SURE FROM SISTER SHOW "BOLD AND THEE BEAUTIFUL" I HAVE WATCHED SINCE FIRST DAY. BEING 71, I DON'T THINK I SHOULD WAIT MUCH LONGER, LOL.

I WAS JUST LOOKING AT MY MARIO LANZA ITEMS FIRST, A WATCH, OLD STOCK FROM THE MUSEUM. IT IS A CHEAPIE BUT NICE. THE BEST MUSEUM OFFERING WAS THE LANZA BLACK JACKET WITH MARIO AS PAGLIACCI ON REAR. AND I HAVE THEONE OF A KING HAND DRAWN LANZA CARICATURE OF HIM IN BLUE COSTUME FROM THAT MIDNIGHT KISS. MOST VALUABLE PIECE I HAVE IS AN ORIGINAL DARK BLUE LANZA SPORT JACKET WITH HIS SWEAT STAINS INTACT UNDER THE ARM PITS AREA. I ADDED A REPRO COLOR HEAD TO IT, A WHITE SHIRT AND RED BOW TIE AND REPRO HANDS. THOSE ALL CAME FROM THE LIFE SIZED LANZA FIGURE I HAD MADE UP FROM B&W PHOTO OF LANZA WALKING WITH HIS KIDS, PROBABLY WHEN MAKING SERENADE. HAD IT MADE FULL SIZE AND COLORIZED. I USE HIM BEHIND THE WOOD BAR IN OUR HOME THEATER. FUNNY BUT HE NEVER SERVES ANYONE DRINKS,JUST GUARDS THE COLLECTIBLES ON THE BAR LIKE A RESTORED BLAZING RED OLD RADIO, A MICROPHONE SHAPED LIKE A TAP OR BEER HANDLE, A MARTINI GLASS WITH TINY HALF NUDE LADY IN IT, AN ANTIQUE LADY'S FIGURE THAT IS HOLDING UP A CLOCK THAT SWINGS BACK AND FORTH AND MORE. SORRY TO GO ON AND ON!. JUST FELT LIKE WRITING I SUPPOSE.
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Barbara CliftonPerson was signed in when posted
03-22-2020
03:22 PM ET (US)
Thanks, Martino.
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