Slim Whitman – Irish Songs The Slim Whitman Way/Reminiscing

2 on 1 CD – £9.99
Catalog No. BGOCD595
Irish Songs The Slim Whitman Way/Reminiscing  by Slim Whitman (1966)
Both LPs originally released in 1966 on the Liberty label. Now available for the first time as a 2 on 1 CD

BGO's previous Slim release has sold exceptionally well and this should do likewise - very few other Slim Whitman original LPs are currently available

Slim Whitman is one of the best loved singers of the late twentieth century. With his reliance on romantic ballads, purveyed in a rich voice that switches easily to falsetto, he became a worldwide favourite. Nowhere has he been more popular than in the UK ?V his concert tours were immensely successful and such albums as The Very Best Of Slim Whitmanand Red River Valleytopped the UK charts in 1976 and 1977.

His UK chart breakthrough came in 1955 when his version of Rose Marie topped the pop singles chart for a record-breaking twelve weeks. Billed as Slim Whitman & His Singing Guitar, he continued to score UK hits with Indian Love Call, China Doll, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, I'm A Fooland I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen throughout the 1950s. Though he didn't tour the UK after 1958, his albums continued to be released on a regular basis.

In 1970 he returned for what was planned as a handful of low-key concerts to discover that there was still a vast audience, resulting in three months of sold-out shows. For the next twenty years he was hardly absent from the UK and made it back to the charts in 1974 with Happy Anniversary, a song that was not even an American single; Happy Anniversaryis now one of the most popular songs for radio request programmes


  1. Irish Songs The Whitman Way:1. My Wild Irish Rose 2. Forty Shades Of Green 3. Eileen 4. Galway Bay 5. Dora My Darling 6. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen 7. Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral 8. Gortnamona 9. Stone Outside Dan Murphy's 10. Londonerry Air
    11. Peggy O'Neil 12. Where The River Shannon Flows

    Reminiscing:13. Reminiscing 14. I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes 15. Please Help Me, I'm Falling 16. Careless Hands 17. Tell Me Pretty Words 18. Be Honest With Me 19. La Golondrina (The Swallow) 20. Have You Ever Been Lonely 21. Mansion On The Hill
    22. Bells Of Memory 23. River Of Tears 24. Since You've Gone 25. When I Grow Too Old To Dream 26. More Than Yesterday