Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

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by Johnny Mathis
     
 
On the 50th anniversary of his first release, Johnny Mathis personally assembled and notated this collection of hits from throughout his career. Beginning, as it should, with a baker's dozen of recordings from his prime era of the '50s, Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Overview

On the 50th anniversary of his first release, Johnny Mathis personally assembled and notated this collection of hits from throughout his career. Beginning, as it should, with a baker's dozen of recordings from his prime era of the '50s, Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration includes nearly all of his best work (although it skips his '60s and '70s material). Also, standing alongside his most popular songs -- "Chances Are," "Wonderful! Wonderful!," "It's Not for Me to Say," "When Sunny Gets Blue," and "Misty" -- the compilation includes a pair of previously unreleased items. The first, "So Many Stars," was recorded in 1989 with Sergio Mendes behind the desk; it's a warm Brazilian ballad that betrays a few period touches. The second is a beautiful version of "The Shadow of Your Smile," recorded in 2006 with Chris Botti and Dave Koz.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828768858325
catalogNumber:
88583
Rank:
1892

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Mathis   Primary Artist
Ray Conniff   Conductor
Henry Mancini   Conductor
Fred Hersch   Piano,Soloist
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Glenn Osser   Conductor
Harry Rabinowitz   Conductor

Technical Credits

Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Henry Mancini   Arranger
Sergio Mendes   Composer,Producer
Johnny Mathis   Executive Producer
Robert Allen   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Mitch Miller   Producer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Michael Berniker   Producer
John Burk   Producer
Denny Diante   Producer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Jay Landers   Executive Producer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Byron Olson   Arranger
Cole Porter   Composer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Stillman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
M. Fisher   Composer
Terry Howard   Producer
J. Segal   Composer
Herbert Waltl   Producer
Ham   Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Omar Carrasquilla   Tape Research
Mike Kull   Tape Research
Victor Vanacore   Arranger
Traditional   Composer

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Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ROMYS3840 More than 1 year ago
The great voice of Johnny Mathis remains over time. The same feelings I had as a teenager when I first heard Johnny sing these songs was still here when I listened to this album. His rendition of "Maria" from WEST SIDE STORY still moves me. This album is soothing listening at its best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Johnny Mathis' voice is so lovely. A Certain Smile is one of my all-time favorites. I love his songs and this CD.