Love Songs [Columbia/Legacy]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998706521
  • Catalog Number: 87065
  • Sales rank: 9,762

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Mathis Primary Artist
Henry Mancini Conductor
Michel Legrand Conductor
Al 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
Al Ham Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Darcy Proper Mastering
Jerry Fuller Producer
Stacey Boyle Tape Research
Ernie Freeman Combo Arranger
Cyril Ornadel Arranger
Joseph Brooks Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Going back in life

    Mathis always had a beautiful quality to his work.

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