Born for You

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released in the spring of 2000 to capitalize on Kathie Lee's then-impending departure from the TV show Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, Born for You is a concept album, at least according to Gifford's liner notes. She says in the preface to the album that she wanted to record a soundtrack album, except that it would be a soundtrack to a life, presumably her own. So, she and musical director Christopher Marlowe and producer David Friedman designed an album that was supposed to have the sweep of a life. To use a rock equivalent, it could have sounded like Rod Stewart's Gasoline Alley, Every Picture Tells a Story, and Never a Dull Moment. But, since Gifford's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released in the spring of 2000 to capitalize on Kathie Lee's then-impending departure from the TV show Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, Born for You is a concept album, at least according to Gifford's liner notes. She says in the preface to the album that she wanted to record a soundtrack album, except that it would be a soundtrack to a life, presumably her own. So, she and musical director Christopher Marlowe and producer David Friedman designed an album that was supposed to have the sweep of a life. To use a rock equivalent, it could have sounded like Rod Stewart's Gasoline Alley, Every Picture Tells a Story, and Never a Dull Moment. But, since Gifford's background is show tunes, this is melodramatic and overblown instead of wryly observed. Well, Kathie Lee and her fans wouldn't have it any other way. Nevertheless, it's still a little strange to hear Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison in this context, especially since it doesn't seem to add to the theme very much. Still, it has to be said that Born for You, despite its lack of subtlety, is a better-constructed record than most of her albums, thanks to a solid choice of material, relatively less-mannered vocals, and a focus that must have helped its creators, even if it isn't evident to the audience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/2/2000
  • Label: Valley
  • UPC: 618321511527
  • Catalog Number: 15115
  • Sales rank: 171,489

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kathie Lee Gifford Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Dolly Parton Background Vocals
William Galison Harmonica
David Friedman Conductor
Martin Agee Violin
Joseph Baker Keyboards
Julien Barber Viola
Belinda Whitney-Barratt Violin
John Beal Bass
Bruce Bonvissuto Trombone
Kenneth Burward-Hoy Viola
John Campo Woodwind
Ronald Carbone Viola
Marshall P. Coid Violin
Glenn Drewes Trumpet
Harvey Estrin Woodwind
Barry Finclair Violin
Jeffrey D. Harris Keyboards
Jill Jaffe Viola
Chris Jaudes Trumpet
Susan Jolles Harp
Steve LaSpina Bass
Robert Lawrence Violin
Jeanne LeBlanc Cello
Larry Lunetta Trumpet
Sharon Moe French Horn
Ron Oakland Violin
Suzanne Ornstein Violin
Joe Passaro Percussion
John Redsecker Drums
Clay Ruede Cello
Marilyn Reynolds Violin
Peter Sanders Cello
Jim Saporito Percussion
Jack Schatz Trombone
Laura Seaton Violin
Richard Sortomme Violin
David Tofani Woodwind
John Winder Woodwind
Mineko Yajima Violin
Christopher Marlowe Piano
James Pugh Trombone
Richard Brice Viola
Robert Ingliss Oboe
Maura Giannini Violin
Eddie Salkin Woodwind
Richard Heckman Woodwind
Lisa Matricardi Violin
Evan Johnson Violin
Xin Zhae Violin
Technical Credits
Kathie Lee Gifford Executive Producer, Concept
David Friedman Producer
Frank Fagnano Engineer
Christopher Marlowe Arranger, Underscoring
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVED IT!!!

    I really enjoyed this C.D. I have just about wore it out. It is wonderful for any couple who has had a few bumps in their married life. I am waiting for her next C.D.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't Top This One

    You can count on the song, 'Born For You' to be the #1 inspirational hit for Weddings this year. If you have romance in your soul and music speaks to your heart, then don't miss this one. If this was born from Kathie Lee Gifford's life, then she is indeed a strong and passionate woman. It's timeless and worth listening to, again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS CD IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL

    This is by far the best singing Kathie Lee has ever done. And the orchestration is superb. I'd very highly recommend this CD.

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