The Ballads Of Pat Boone(CD digipac with 40-page booklet; 31 tracks, 80:42 playing time) 31 essential tracks, recorded during Pat"s golden era, 1955 to 1962. Includes seven million-selling singles:I"ll Be Home(UK #1),I Almost Lost My Mind(US #1),Friendly Persusion/Chains Of Love ,Love Letters In The Sand(US #1),April Love(US #1),It"s Too Soon To KnowandSugar Moon . Also features memorable B-sides likeThere"s A Moon Out Tonight ,Pictures In The FireandThe Locket , as well as fabulous LP tracks likeWait For Me Mary ,Unchained Melody ,He"ll Have To Go ,My Queen In CalicoandTennessee Waltz . The lavish, 40-page booklet comprises in-depth liner notes, rare photos and a detailed discography. Perhaps the most remarkable statistic of Pat Boone"s career is that he was the biggest charting artist of the 1950s, with 39 US Top 100 entries, one more than Elvis (indeed Pat still holds the "Billboard" record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the US charts). Although he later became identified with big ballads and movies themes, Pat first exploded onto the US charts in March 1955 - a full year before Elvis - as a straightforward Rock "n" Roller. His early releases were covers of uptempo R&B hits. However, it wasn"t long before his record company, Dot, realised that there were plenty of R&B ballads that Pat could cover, and those were better suited to his warm, rich baritone. This one-of-a-kind compilation presents 31 of Pat"s memorable ballads, from the most commercially successful phase of his extraordinary, sixty-year recording career. It features three US #1s and a further dozen US hits, including his self-penned, original landmark recording ofExodus (This Land Is Mine) , plus a carefully-chosen selection of B-sides, LP tracks, and other rarities.