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Love Songs [Columbia/Legacy]
     

Love Songs [Columbia/Legacy]

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by Johnny Mathis
 
Yes, Love Songs is a compilation targeted toward the Valentine's Day market. And how many Johnny Mathis albums, really, could not be said to consist primarily of "love songs"? But actually, this is a little more interesting than it could have been, since it's not just a collection of some hits and favorites with

Overview

Yes, Love Songs is a compilation targeted toward the Valentine's Day market. And how many Johnny Mathis albums, really, could not be said to consist primarily of "love songs"? But actually, this is a little more interesting than it could have been, since it's not just a collection of some hits and favorites with rearranged sequencing. Only one of these 16 tracks, "The Twelfth of Never," was a hit, and the rest of them are songs associated with films and Broadway musicals, like "My Funny Valentine," "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing," "She Loves Me," "A Man and a Woman," "Where Do I Begin," and "All the Things You Are." Spanning 1957-1993 (though all but two tracks predate the 1980s), it's characteristically lush orchestrated crooning. But it might make for a nice change of pace in those homes where Mathis serves as makeout music since the material isn't overly familiar. For Mathis fans, the chief treats, or the annoyances if you don't appreciate needing to buy an entire CD for a sliver of new offerings, are two unreleased 1965 tracks, the aforementioned "She Loves Me," and "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing." The disc does stumble by including three mediocre covers of 1970s pop hits, "And I Love You So," "You Light Up My Life," and "You Are the Sunshine of My Life."

Product Details

Release Date:
01/14/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998706521
catalogNumber:
87065

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Mathis   Primary Artist
Henry Mancini   Conductor
Michel Legrand   Conductor
Caiola   Guitar
Gene Page   Conductor
Don Costa   Conductor
Milt Hinton   Bass
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Glenn Osser   Conductor
Ernie Freeman Combo   Conductor
Cyril Ornadel   Conductor

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Arranger
Johnny Mathis   Producer
Michel Legrand   Arranger,Producer
Mitch Miller   Producer
Gene Page   Arranger
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
Alan Bergman   Producer
Marilyn Bergman   Producer
Russell Brown   Producer
Don Costa   Arranger
Denny Diante   Producer
Tommy "Snuff" Garrett   Producer
Jack Gold   Producer
Jay Landers   Producer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Glenn Osser   Arranger
Ken Albers   Composer
Ham   Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Jerry Fuller   Producer
Stacey Boyle   Tape Research
Ernie Freeman Combo   Arranger
Cyril Ornadel   Arranger
Joseph Brooks   Composer

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Love Songs [Columbia/Legacy] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mathis always had a beautiful quality to his work.