Music of Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection

Music of Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection

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The Music of Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection is exactly that, a four-disc box set of recordings hand-picked by Johnny Mathis, with an accompanying booklet filled with biographical information and his recollections about each song. The 86 selections are arranged in chronological order from Mathis' first recording, "When Sunny Gets Blue" from 1956, throughSee more details below

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The Music of Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection is exactly that, a four-disc box set of recordings hand-picked by Johnny Mathis, with an accompanying booklet filled with biographical information and his recollections about each song. The 86 selections are arranged in chronological order from Mathis' first recording, "When Sunny Gets Blue" from 1956, through to a 1992 duet with Barbra Streisand. The set has a few previously unreleased cuts from late in Mathis' career and a number of hits, but due to the personal nature of the repertoire there is no particular focus on hits or singles; as a result very few of Mathis' '60s hits are included. Instead the program is oriented towards the standards and show tunes Mathis loves, and the booklet makes clear his appreciation for the fine lyricists and composers whose material he interpreted through the years. These melodically and lyrically sophisticated songs better demonstrate Mathis' superlative vocal abilities than many of the chart-bound pop songs the box set omits. The packaging is aggravating in that the track list on the box is alphabetical and in no way corresponds with the actual running order -- the listener must leaf through the thick booklet to find out the disc and track number for each selection. The Music of Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection is for fans with an interest in Mathis as a person and as a singer's singer. For those who want a comprehensive anthology of Mathis' hits, no such box set has yet been assembled.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2001
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998567221
catalogNumber:
85672

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. When Sunny Gets Blue
  2. It's Not for Me to Say
  3. Wonderful! Wonderful!
  4. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  5. It Could Happen to You
  6. All Through the Night
  7. Chances Are
  8. The Twelfth of Never
  9. Wild Is the Wind
  10. There Goes My Heart
  11. What'll I Do
  12. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
  13. By Myself
  14. Warm
  15. When I Am with You
  16. I Heard a Forest Praying
  17. I Look at You
  18. A Certain Smile
  19. Someone
  20. You'll Never Know
  21. More Than You Know
  22. Moonlight Becomes You
  23. Heavenly

Disc 2

  1. A Ride on a Rainbow
  2. A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
  3. Misty
  4. Small World
  5. The Best of Everything
  6. Maria
  7. Tonight
  8. Isn't It a Pity?
  9. I Married an Angel
  10. Spring Is Here
  11. Don't Blame Me
  12. Stairway to the Stars
  13. Love, Look Away
  14. Smile
  15. You Set My Heart to Music
  16. Gina
  17. What WIll My Mary Say
  18. Laura
  19. Long Ago (And Far Away)
  20. Clopan Clopant (Comme Ci, Comme Ca)
  21. In Love for the Very First Time

Disc 3

  1. A Time for Us
  2. Live for Life
  3. A Man and a Woman
  4. Evie
  5. If
  6. Theme from Summer of '42 (The Summer Knows)
  7. Speak Softly Love
  8. Betcha by Golly, Wow
  9. Happy
  10. Arianne
  11. I'm Coming Home
  12. And I Think That's What I'll Do
  13. Life Is a Song Worth Singing
  14. Let Me Be the One/I Won't Last a Day Without You
  15. One Day in Your Life
  16. Feelings
  17. Yellow Roses on Her Gown
  18. When a Child Is Born
  19. All the Things You Are
  20. We're All Alone
  21. One
  22. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late

Disc 4

  1. The Last Time I Felt Like This
  2. Love
  3. With You I'm Born Again
  4. Warm
  5. Friends in Love
  6. El Amar y el Querer
  7. Love Won't Let Me Wait
  8. 99 Miles from L.A.
  9. I Had the Craziest Dream
  10. Baia (No Baixa Do Sapateiro)
  11. Toyland
  12. I'm on the Outside (Looking In)
  13. It's All in the Game
  14. You Belong to Me
  15. All Alone Am I
  16. Photograph
  17. The Island
  18. Something to Live For
  19. Prelude to a Kiss
  20. I Have a Love/One Hand, One Heart

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Mathis   Primary Artist
Ray Conniff   Conductor
Percy Faith   Conductor
Henry Mancini   Conductor
Deniece Williams   Track Performer
Jane Olivor   Track Performer
Barbra Streisand   Track Performer
Dionne Warwick   Track Performer
Caiola   Guitar
Gene Page   Conductor
Tony Osborne   Conductor
Thom Bell   Conductor
Capps   Conductor
Frank Carroll   Bass
Michel Colombier   Conductor
Don Costa   Conductor
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Ernie Freeman   Conductor
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Glenn Osser   Conductor
D'Arneill Pershing   Conductor
Fran Carroll   Bass
Tony Osborne Orchestra   Conductor
Ernie Freeman Combo   Conductor

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Nino Rota   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Ray Conniff   Arranger
Percy Faith   Arranger
Henry Mancini   Arranger
Sergio Mendes   Producer
Johnny Mathis   Composer,Producer
Barbra Streisand   Producer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Gene Lees   Liner Notes
Mitch Miller   Producer
David Foster   Producer
Gene Page   Arranger
Tony Osborne   Arranger
Frank deVol   Producer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Arthur Freeman   Vocal Arrangements
Redd Stewart   Composer
Morris Albert   Composer
Renee Armand   Composer
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
George Avakian   Producer
Thom Bell   Arranger
Michael Berniker   Producer,Executive Producer
Peter Bunetta   Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Capps   Arranger
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Rick Chudacoff   Producer
Michel Colombier   Arranger,String Arrangements
Betty Comden   Composer
Don Costa   Arranger
Peter DeRose   Composer
Denny Diante   Producer
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Todd Everett   Liner Notes
Ernie Freeman   Arranger
Kenny Gamble   Producer
Jack Gold   Producer
Jay Graydon   Songwriter
Adolph Green   Composer
Leon Huff   Producer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Glenn Osser   Arranger
Richard Perry   Producer
D'Arneill Pershing   Arranger
Gil Reigers   Arranger
Carl Sigman   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Irving Townsend   Producer
Paul Vance   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Mark Wilder   Remixing,Remastering
Manos Hadjidakis   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Jerry Shulman   Executive Producer
Allen Weinberg   Art Direction
Ham   Producer
Eddie Snyder   Composer
John Turner   Composer
John Vallins   Composer
Tony Osborne Orchestra   Arranger
Don Hunstein   Cover Photo
Chris Herles   Remixing,Remastering
Paul M. Martin   Contributor
Charlie Sarrica   Graphic Design
Arthur Altman   Composer
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
Charles Dawes   Composer
Jerry Fuller   Producer
Ernie Freeman Combo   Arranger
Nat Kipner   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
Mauricio Kaiserman   Composer
Fred Jay Zacar   Composer
Joann Ioannidis   Composer
Larry Kusik   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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