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Sep222018

Johnny Mathis The First Time Ever/Song Sung Blue CD

  • Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records Continue Their Survey of Johnny Mathis’ Classic ‘70s Albums for Columbia with Two More Must-Have Releases for Mathis Fans

  • Both Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York

  • Joe Marchese’s Liner Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from Johnny Mathis About Each Album

  • The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face)/Song Sung BluePresents Both Albums Johnny Released in 1972 in a 2-CD Set

  • Both Albums Produced by Jerry Fuller (Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Knickerbockers, Mark Lindsay)

  • The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) Featured Classics Introduced by The Stylistics (“Betcha by Golly Wow”), America (“I Need You”), and The 5th Dimension (“(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”) as Well as Beloved Themes from The Godfather, Summer of ’42, Brian’s Song, and Kotch

  • Song Sung Blue Celebrated Neil Diamond’s Hits Along with Favorites by Gilbert O’Sullivan (“Alone Again Naturally”), Carpenters (“Goodbye to Love”) and The Bee Gees (“Run to Me”)

  • Bonus Tracks on the Twofer Include the Single of Henry Mancini’s “Sometimes” and the Outtakes “Remember the Good” and “Morning Has Broken”

  • Standalone CD Debut for Both Albums

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    Johnny Mathis: The First Time Ever/Song Sung Blue CD

    Records are proud to continue their journey through the catalog of the legendary Voice of Romance, Johnny Mathis, with an expanded 2-CD release comprising both of the artist’s classic albums originally released in 1972: The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) andSong Sung Blue. These teamed Mathis with renowned producer Jerry Fuller (Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, The Knickerbockers, Mark Lindsay) for the first time on a selection of the seventies’ most timeless pop melodies, all in the velvety-smooth Mathis style. The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) had not only Mathis’ rendition of the hit popularized by Roberta Flack but also classics introduced by The Stylistics (“Betcha by Golly Wow”), America (“I Need You”), and The 5th Dimension (“(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”) as well as beloved themes from The Godfather, Summer of ’42, Brian’s Song, and Kotch. Neil Diamond’s hits were celebrated on Song Sung Blue, along with favorites by Gilbert O’Sullivan (“Alone Again Naturally”), Carpenters (“Goodbye to Love”) and The Bee Gees (“Run to Me”). Mathis also delivered a honeyed tribute to Nat “King” Cole with “Too Young” and returned to the songbook of Burt Bacharach and Hal David with a top 20 AC hit (“Make It Easy on Yourself”). Three bonus tracks have been added: the single of Henry Mancini’s “Sometimes” and the outtakes “Remember the Good” and “Morning Has Broken.” First-ever standalone CD debuts for both albums!

    DISC ONE

    The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face)

    1. The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) 2. Speak Softly Love
    3. Theme from “Summer of ‘42” (The Summer Knows)
    4. Brian’s Song (The Hands of Time)
    5. Since I Fell for You
    6. Without You
    7. Betcha by Golly Wow
    8. Life and Breath
    9. I Need You
    10. (Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All 

    11. Life Is What You Make It

    Bonus Track

    12. Remember the Good

    DISC TWO

    Song Sung Blue

    1. Play Me
    2. Alone Again, Naturally
    3. Where Is the Love
    4. Goodbye to Love
    5. Too Young
    6. Make It Easy on Yourself
    7. Lean on Me
    8. How Can I Be Sure
    9. Run to Me
    10. Song Sung Blue
    11. He Ain’t Heavy...He’s My Brother

    Bonus Tracks

    12. Morning Has Broken 

    13. Sometimes

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