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On the Sentimental Side was intended to be a long-playing vinyl album and it was recorded in June 1962 by Bing Crosby for his own company, Project Records at United Recording, Hollywood. The album is in a “sing-along” style and Crosby over-dubbed his vocals on accompaniment recorded by the Ivor Raymonde Orchestra and chorus in London in March 1962. The original sessions were produced by Simon Rady for Project Records.

On the Sentimental Side
On the Sentimental Side (CD cover).jpg
Studio album by
Released2010 (2010)
RecordedJune 21/22, 1962
StudioUnited Recording, Hollywood
GenreVocal pop
Length41:05 (original)
51:26 (reissue)
LabelCollectors' Choice Music
Bing Crosby chronology
On the Happy Side
On the Sentimental Side
I Wish You a Merry Christmas

Compositing commenced on July 31, 1962 and was never completed. Robert S. Bader of Bing Crosby Enterprises completed the compositing and mixing in January 2010.[1] The album was issued for the first time by Collectors' Choice Music on CD No. CCM2106.[2]

Track listingEdit

1."My Bonnie" / The Band Played On"Traditional / John F. Palmer, Charles B. Ward2:50
2."Always" / "Wishing (Will Make It So)"Irving Berlin / Buddy DeSylva4:31
3."Remember" / "Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet"Irving Berlin / Stanley Murphy, Percy Wenrich3:40
4."All Alone" / "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"Irving Berlin / Egbert Van Alstyne, Harry Williams3:21
5."How Can I Leave Thee"† / "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" / The Sidewalks of New York"Traditional / Arthur J. Lamb, Harry Von Tilzer / Charles B. Lawlor, James W. Blake2:46
6."If I Didn't Care" / Blueberry Hill"Jack Lawrence / Al Lewis, Vincent Rose, Larry Stock3:46
7."Beautiful Dreamer" / "The Last Rose of Summer"Stephen Foster / Thomas Moore3:28
8."Roll on Silver Moon" / "Now the Day Is Over"Charles N. Ernest / Sabine Baring-Gould2:55
9."Tom Dooley" / "The Old Gray Mare"Traditional / Traditional2:21
10."Together" / "What'll I Do"Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson / Irving Berlin3:18
11."Look for the Silver Lining" / "Say It with Music"Irving Berlin / Buddy DeSylva / Jerome Kern4:12
12."Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?" / A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody"Mack Gordon, Harry Revel / Irving Berlin3:57

†=chorus and orchestra only

Bonus tracks on CD reissue
13."Because"Edward Teschemacher, Guy d'Hardelot1:57
14."Love's Old Sweet Song"G. Clifton Bingham, James Lynam Molloy2:03
15."Smilin' Through"Arthur A. Penn1:44
16."Whither Thou Goest"Guy Singer2:46
17."Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral"James Royce Shannon1:51


  1. ^ "Collectors' Choice Music". Collectors' Choice Music. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Collectors' Choice Music". Collectors' Choice Music. Retrieved July 21, 2015.