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Dreams of Johnny Mercer

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Vocalist Monica Mancini follows up her chart-topping self-titled debut with an outstanding collection of 12 songs written by one of America's greatest songwriters, Johnny Mercer. The Dreams of Johnny Mercer features the stunning vocalist performing seven songs with previously unpublished lyrics written by Mercer with great new music by Barry Manilow. Great American Songbook standards like an Italian version of "It Had Better Be Tonight," one of many Mercer and Henry Mancini collaborations, and the guest appearance of Alvin Chea, the bass singer of Take 6, on an excellent a cappella arrangement of "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive" adds to the beauty of this insightful and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Vocalist Monica Mancini follows up her chart-topping self-titled debut with an outstanding collection of 12 songs written by one of America's greatest songwriters, Johnny Mercer. The Dreams of Johnny Mercer features the stunning vocalist performing seven songs with previously unpublished lyrics written by Mercer with great new music by Barry Manilow. Great American Songbook standards like an Italian version of "It Had Better Be Tonight," one of many Mercer and Henry Mancini collaborations, and the guest appearance of Alvin Chea, the bass singer of Take 6, on an excellent a cappella arrangement of "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive" adds to the beauty of this insightful and intimate collection of songs. The lush orchestral arrangements by Patrick Williams, Randy Waldman, and David Torres on "Just Remember," "At Last," and "Love Is Where You Find It" unfold to provide a layer of musical precision that expand the lovely, warm, and supple vocals of Mancini. Her voice is irresistible and her mastery of these melodies is a sure sign that she feels what she is singing. The Dreams of Johnny Mercer are sung with tender passion in a voice that tells their innermost stories.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2000
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431493723
  • Catalog Number: 4937
  • Sales rank: 82,955

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Monica Mancini Primary Artist, Vocals
Robert Adcock Celli
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Darius Campo Violin
Alvin Chea Vocals
Earl Dumler English Horn
Assa Drori Violin
Juliann French Violin
Armen Garabedian Violin
Endre Granat Concert Master
Gwen Heller Violin
Munyungo Jackson Percussion
Armen Ksadjikian Celli
Michael Lang Piano
Sal Lozano Flute
Warren Luening Flugelhorn
Dean Parks Guitar
Michito Sánchez Bongos, Conga
Bob Sanov Violin
David Stenske Violin
David Torres Piano
Cecilia Tsan Celli
Randy Waldman Keyboards
Gregg Field Percussion, Drums
John Scanlon Viola
Daniel Kelley French Horn
Kristin Fife Violin
Mimi Granat Viola
Paul Klintworth French Horn
Laurence Greenfield Violin
Julie Berghofer Harp
James Stark Violin
Jennifer Walton Violin
Alan Ellsworth Violin
George Lopez Bass
James Atkinson French Horn
Donald Ferrone Bass
Karen Jones Violin
Raymond Tischer Viola
Technical Credits
Henry Mancini Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Barry Manilow Composer
John Burk Executive Producer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Francesci Migliacci Composer
Don Murray Engineer
Jess Sutcliffe Engineer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Gregg Field Producer, Engineer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Bill Smith Engineer
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Andrea R. Nelson Art Direction
Seth Presant Engineer
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