Rather than rely solely upon its back catalog as usual, Concord has gone the extra mile to make this Clooney career survey a must-buy, raiding the archives of various labels & the singer's own collection for a really valuable two-CD retrospective. Virtually all of the early stuff, where she emerges as a major pop hit-maker from Mitch Miller's Columbia stable, is on the first disc, while the second wraps up her latter-day resurrection as a jazz-tinged diva. Highlights on disc 2 include duets with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, & Frank Sinatra, & appearances with the orchestras of Duke Ellington (singing vocals on 'Blue Rose'), Nelson Riddle, & Percy Faith. Yes, there is also the totally atypical 1951 Come on-a My House' set against Stan Freeman's jangly harpsichord that broke Clooney into stardom. Gatefold digipak. 1999.