Younger Than Springtime and Other Rarities

William Tabbert

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Easy Listening, Musical
Stage Door
December 8, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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William Tabbert's 'Younger Than Springtime' album now makes its debut on CD, complemented by an expansive selection of rare bonus tracks culled from Tabbert's various appearances on record.

Leading actor and lyric tenor William Tabbert is most synonymous for creating the role of Lieutenant Joseph Cable in the Original Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize winning musical, 'South Pacific'. The triumphant success of his sensitive portrayal of Cable, for nearly five years of consecutive performances, firmly established William Tabbert as an all-time top ranking musical comedy and dramatic star. When 'South Pacific' finally closed, he abandoned his crew cut, and created the romantic leading role of Marius in Harold Rome's hit Broadway musical 'Fanny'.

Despite Tabbert's iconic performances being preserved on the cast recordings of 'South Pacific' and 'Fanny', his output as a solo recording artist was much more sporadic. However, Tabbert did record one solo album, the highly collectable 'Younger Than Springtime', recorded in Rome with the Fono Roma Concert Orchestra conducted by Felice Montagnini. The album features an interesting selection of standards from the worlds of musical theatre and operetta including new interpretations of his signature songs from 'South Pacific' and 'Fanny'.

The bonus tracks include Tabbert's selections from the 1959 studio album 'An Evening With Jerome Kern', featuring orchestrations by Stanley Melba. Also included is William Tabbert's 1951 Holiday single 'Santa's On His Way' / 'Ma! My Toys Are Broken' and selections from 'Up In Central Park', preserved on a V Disc in 1945.

The release continues Stage Door's "Collector's Series", a line of limited edition CD products packaged in a card sleeve and presented in the retro style of a miniature long-playing record. All Collector's Series titles are limited to 500 units.

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Key Value
Catalogue number STAGE2410
Barcode 5055122154204
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 30g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 125mm x 2mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Gigi (from 'Gigi') 03:53
2. Giannina Mia (from 'The Firefly') 03:06
3. Fanny (from 'Fanny') 02:30
4. Tomorrow 03:38
5. Girls Medley - Standing On The Corner (from 'The Most Happy Fella') / A Fellow Needs A Girl (from 'Allegro') / Old Fashioned Girl / The Girl That I Marry (from 'Annie Get Your Gun') 05:48
6. Younger Than Springtime (from 'South Pacific') 02:41
7. Tempo D'Estate A Venezia 03:57
8. Autumn Medley - Autumn Leaves / Another Autumn (from 'Paint Your Wagon') / Tristesse Eternelle 07:24
9. If Ever I Would Leave You (from 'Camelot') 03:38
10. If You Are But A Dream 02:37
11. The Song Is You (from 'Music In The Air') 02:40
12. All The Things You Are (from 'Very Warm For May') 02:21
13. I've Told Every Little Star (from 'Music In The Air') 01:20
14. You Are Love (from 'Show Boat') 02:34
15. Where Or When (from 'Babes In Arms') 03:25
16. Santa's On His Way 02:04
17. Ma! My Toys Are Broken 02:25
18. 'Up In Central Park' Medley - Part One 05:04
19. 'Up In Central Park' Medley - Part Two 05:01