Amazing Timi Yuro: The Mercury Years

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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: 8/9/2005
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602498259658
  • Catalog Number: 9825965
  • Sales rank: 61,046

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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