Amazing Timi Yuro: The Mercury Years

Amazing Timi Yuro: The Mercury Years

by Timi Yuro
     
 

Once it became clear to Timi Yuro that Liberty Records had no idea what to do with her extraordinarily gifts, she jumped ship, issuing her lone Mercury album, The Amazing Timi Yuro, in 1964. Produced by Quincy Jones and arranged by Bobby Scott, the album is lush and dreamily romantic, a collection of…  See more details below

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Once it became clear to Timi Yuro that Liberty Records had no idea what to do with her extraordinarily gifts, she jumped ship, issuing her lone Mercury album, The Amazing Timi Yuro, in 1964. Produced by Quincy Jones and arranged by Bobby Scott, the album is lush and dreamily romantic, a collection of standards some distance removed from the lean R&B of early hits like "Hurt." If anything, the material is a little too sophisticated for its own good, as the emotional restraint of the lyrics effectively straitjackets the stunning poignancy of Yuro's booming vocals. She nevertheless delivers each syllable with absolute sincerity and conviction. Universal's 2005 CD reissue doubles the original LP's 12 cuts via rare singles, B-sides, and all four Italian-language songs recorded for the 1965 San Remo Festival. The results are erratic, but the most potent performances, like the Teddy Randazzo-penned Northern soul favorite "Can't Stop Running Away," the devastating ballad "Just a Ribbon," and a bluesy, ballsy cover of Johnny "Guitar" Watson's "Cuttin' In," rank alongside Yuro's Liberty classics.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2005
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602498259658
catalogNumber:
9825965

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Timi Yuro   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Richard Rodgers   Composer
Teddy Randazzo   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Lew Douglas   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Ezio Leoni   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Franco Pisano   Composer
Bobby Scott   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Richard Blandon   Composer
Cliff Parman   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Frank LaVere   Composer
David Saxon   Composer
Joseph Scott   Composer
Tolchard Evans   Composer
Robert Cook   Composer
Baker Knight   Composer
Antonio Amurri   Composer
Robert Hargreaves   Composer

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