Digitally remastered edition. Leading actor and lyric tenor William Tabbert is most synonymous for creating the role of Lieutenant Joseph Cable in the Original Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize winning musical, South Pacific. Tabbert's performing career began while still at high school, signing a three season contract with the Chicago Opera Company to become the youngest regular member ever on their roster. Despite Tabbert's iconic performances being preserved on the cast recordings of South Pacific and Fanny, his output as a solo recording artist was much more sporadic. However, Tabbert did record one solo album, the highly collectable Younger Than Springtime, recorded in Rome with the Fono Roma Concert Orchestra conducted by Felice Montagnini. The album features an interesting selection of standards from the worlds of musical theatre and operetta including new interpretations of his signature songs from South Pacific and Fanny. William Tabbert's Younger Than Springtime album now makes it's debut on CD, complemented by an expansive selection of rare bonus tracks culled from Tabbert's various appearances on record. The bonus tracks include Tabbert's selections from the 1959 studio album An Evening With Jerome Kern, featuring orchestrations by Stanley Melba. Also included is William Tabbert's 1951 Holiday single 'Santa's On His Way' / 'Ma! My Toys Are Broken' and selections from Up In Central Park, preserved on a V Disc in 1945. The release continues Stage Door's Collector's Series, a line of limited edition CD products packaged in a card sleeve and presented in the retro style of a miniature long-playing record. All Collector's Series titles are limited to 500 units.