Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

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by Johnny Mathis
     
 

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Featuring guest appearances from Dave Koz, Kenny G, Gladys Knight, and Yolanda Adams, Johnny Mathis's A Night to Remember includes such hits as "We're in this Love Together," "Just the Two of Us," "Walk On By," and "You Make Me Feel Brand New."  See more details below

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Featuring guest appearances from Dave Koz, Kenny G, Gladys Knight, and Yolanda Adams, Johnny Mathis's A Night to Remember includes such hits as "We're in this Love Together," "Just the Two of Us," "Walk On By," and "You Make Me Feel Brand New."

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
For 50 years, Johnny Mathis has wrapped his velvet voice around some of the best light pop arrangements in music -- whether it's Mitch Miller in 1958 or Thom Bell in 1977 or Walter Afanasieff in 2008. The 2008 edition, captured on A Night to Remember, may provoke few surprises -- the guests are frequent, the arrangements ineffably slick, the voice smooth yet heart-tugging -- but it's a fine latter-day album for Mathis, who spent the 2000s recording more Christmas albums (two) than non-Christmas albums (one). It's also his first straight-ahead adult contemporary record in a decade. Mathis sounds fantastic for a septuagenarian, and his duets (whether with singer or instrumentalist) prove his talents with the classic warm duet. The material he chooses is excellent as well; most of the songs strike the proper balance between the type of song everyone's heard but never needs to again, and the ones that should be heard more but might take more listens to carry. As well, it's a golden opportunity for producer/arranger Walter Afanasieff. Since the early '80s, Afanasieff has helmed most of the best records by many artists who have come later and courted the same audience as Mathis -- Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, and Kenny G, to name a few. He definitely saved his best for this date, a landmark in his career (though it comes too late in Mathis' career to outsell some of Afanasieff's classics). Of course, there's never a moment that's not slick and polished -- after all, not one but two smooth jazz saxophonists (Kenny G and Dave Koz) are featured on duets -- but the playing and textures from most of the musicians involved are genuinely inspiring.
Toronto Star - Ashante Infantry
The 72-year-old crooner's voice is still compelling, and he sounds like he means every sentimental word.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886971003826
catalogNumber:
710038

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Mathis   Primary Artist
Kenny G   Saxophone
Dave Koz   Saxophone
Curt Bisquera   Drums
Nathan East   Bass
Michael Landau   Guitar
Walter Afanasieff   Keyboards
Tiffany Smith   Background Vocals
Eric D. Jackson   Guitar
Jason Migas Morales   Background Vocals
Mabvuto Carpenter   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Carole King   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Ralph MacDonald   Composer
Reggie Lucas   Composer
Thom Bell   Composer
Linda Creed   Composer
Hal David   Composer
DeBarge   Composer
Jay Landers   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
James Mtume   Composer
Roger Murrah   Composer
William Salter   Composer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Keith Stegall   Composer
Rod Temperton   Composer
Dana Walden   Composer
Jonathan Lewis   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
David Channing   Engineer
Chris Brooke   Engineer
Joe Wohlmuth   Engineer
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam   Mastering
Tyler Gordon   Programming,Digital Editing
David Lewis   Composer
Elliott Peters   Engineer

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A Night to Remember 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is sooo smooth and soothing. I'll play it over and over again. I love everything that Johnny Mathis sings.
musicallyyours More than 1 year ago
Johnny doesn't age. His voice is just beautiful. Song selection is always in tune with the times. This CD is Wonderful, Wonderful.