Yo Frankie CD (2004)

Artist: Dion

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Product Overview


Label Collectables Records
SKU 61703991
UPC 090431804124
UPC 14 00090431804124
Format CD
Release Date 9/21/2004
Author Dion
Associated Artist/Work Orbison, Roy
Technical Info
Engineer Dave Charles
Producer Dave Edmunds
CatalogID 8041
Lable Name Collectables
Released 03/14/2006
Original Release 1989
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 41m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00090431804124
Musical Guests
Dave Edmunds
Paul Simon
Lou Reed
Patty Smyth
K.D. Lang
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Dion DiMucci (vocals, guitar); Keith Scott (guitar); Terry Williams (saxophone, drums); Arno Hecht, Jim Horn (saxophone); Chuck Leavell (keyboards); Dave Taylor, Phil Chen (bass guitar); Mickey Curry (drums); Dave Charles (percussion).
YO FRANKIE!, released in 1989, was something of a comeback album for famed '50s singer Dion. Fortunately, the album was not a strict bid for commercial success, but an attempt to update Dion's sound while still maintaining the integrity of his roots and musical legacy. To that effect, the record succeeds; YO FRANKIE! mixes the past and the present, rock and R&B, and the talents of some surprising guest stars in an artful, focused way.
Produced by Dave Edmunds (who also plays guitar on the album), YO FRANKIE! has a sharp, contemporary sound while never losing sight of Dion's soulful, doo-wop voice. Appearances by Bryan Adams, Paul Simon, Patti Smyth, and Lou Reed increase the profile of the album, yet their performances are integrated elegantly and serve the music rather than overshadow it (which can often be the case with star-studded albums). Overall, this is an impressive, pleasurable, and surprisingly relevant statement from an artist who helped forge rock & roll's first wave.
Professional Reviews
Q - 3 Stars - Good
Disc 1
1 King of the New York Streets
2 And the Night Stood Still
3 Yo Frankie (She's All Right With Me)
4 I've Got To Get To You
5 Written On The Subway Wall / Little Star
6 Drive All Night
7 Always In The Rain
8 Loving You Is Killing Me
9 Tower Of Love
10 Serenade
Product Attributes
Artist Dion
Label Collectables Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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