The Love Album [UK]

The Love Album [UK]

by Doris Day

CD

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Overview

The songs heard on The Love Album first came to light nearly 30 years after their recording, but they should never have lingered in the vaults so long; what's more, if an LP had appeared on schedule, it would have easily remained Doris Day's finest album of the '60s. But neither her commercial fortunes nor the market for Tin Pan Alley songs (even standards) appeared particularly bright in 1967. Day had just broken with her record label Columbia, and was producing herself for the first time; and most of her contemporaries were either fighting the tide of pop culture or only keeping their head above water by covering new standards such as "Sunny" or "The Windmills of Your Mind." Day chose instead to sing a collection of songs whose cumulative age was something like 350 years old (although the chestnut "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" had been revived by Elvis Presley only a few years earlier). Day sings simply, sweetly, and straight as an arrow, as always, but she infuses these songs with a multitude of emotion that most singers need a half-dozen notes to get across. Recording with a core quintet plus background strings, Day and her co-producers (one of which was her husband Marty) seemed to realize what Columbia did only fitfully -- that Doris Day was a singer whose power lay with the sparseness of the arrangements behind her. Added to the program for its 2006 release were three songs, including a bewitching version of "Both Sides Now" and a reunion with her World War II standard "Sentimental Journey."

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2016
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206742381
catalogNumber: 067423
Rank: 46589

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doris Day   Primary Artist
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Ronnell Bright   Piano
Victor Arno   Violin
Irving Cottler   Drums
Sid Feller   Conductor
Jimmie Haskell   Conductor
Carl LaMagna   Violin
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Paul Robyn   Viola
Mike Rubin   Bass
Emmet Sargeant   Cello
Ralph Silverman   Violin
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Betty Marks   Violin
Arthur Hoberman   Flute,Saxophone
Morey Field   Drums
Burnette F. Atkinson   Flute,Saxophone
Harold Schnier   Cello
Ray Siegal   Bass

Technical Credits

Eric Coates   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Brown   Composer
Paul Whiteman   Composer
Terry Melcher   Producer
Lew Brown   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Sid Feller   Arranger
Mark Fisher   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Bud Green   Composer
Jimmie Haskell   Arranger
Ray Henderson   Composer
Ben Homer   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Cary E. Mansfield   Executive Producer
Jule Styne   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Carmen Lombardo   Composer
Joseph Young   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Executive Producer,Art Direction
Benny Davis   Composer
Lou Handman   Composer
Henry Tobias   Composer
Phil Baxter   Composer
Leo Friedman   Composer
Ferde Grofé   Composer
Beth Slater Whitson   Composer
Moe Jaffe   Composer
Larry Vincent   Composer
Don Genson   Producer
Martin Melcher   Producer
Theodora Morse   Composer
Joseph Burke   Composer
Samuel Lewis   Composer

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