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Johnny Mathis: I Love My Lady CD

Real Gone Music Takes a Break from Its Survey of Johnny Mathis’ Classic ‘70s Albums for Columbia with a Very Special, One-of-a-Kind Release

  • In Late 1980, Johnny Teamed Up with the White-Hot CHIC Production Team of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, Fresh from Producing Smashes for Diana Ross and Sister Sledge

  • The Result Was I Love My Lady, Which Took Mathis into New, Uncharted Territory on Eight Anthemic, Club-Ready Tracks

  • This Is Johnny Doing Rhythm and Blues Inflected with Funk, Jazz, Disco, and Dance Rhythms

  • Powerhouse Performances, Flawless Production, and Au Courant Sound Made This Record a Sure Winner

  • Nevertheless, Sony Music Shelved the Release

  • But, Its Legend Only Grew as Years Passed

  • Was Sampled by The Shapeshifters, and Songs Began to Trickle Out on Compilations

  • Finally, the Full Album Was Released in 2017 as Part of the Mammoth Mathis Complete Album Box Set

  • Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records Now Present I Love My Lady as a Standalone Release for the First Time in Any Physical Format

  • All-New Cover Art

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Are Drawn from a Brand-New Interview with Johnny Mathis

  • Deluxe Booklet with Rare Photos

  • Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Sony’s Battery Studios

  • Johnny Mathis as You Have Never Heard Him Before, Just in Time to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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    Johnny Mathis: I Love My Lady CD

    Johnny Mathis was billed on his very first album as “A New Sound in Popular Song.” In the decades since that 1956 debut, the vocalist has always explored new avenues in pop from Latin music to Philly soul. But the most adventurous of Mathis’ 60-plus albums may be the one that got away…until now. In late 1980, Johnny teamed up with the white-hot CHIC production team of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, fresh off triumphant collaborations with artists including Sister Sledge and Diana Ross, for I Love My Lady. Mathis took his voice into new, uncharted territory on eight anthemic, club-ready tracks that pushed the envelope of rhythm and blues as they incorporated funk, jazz, disco, and dance rhythms. Despite the irresistible beats, incomparable vocals, and of-the-moment production, Columbia Records shelved I Love My Lady in 1981. Yet its legend only grew as the years passed. In 2006, house music duo The Shapeshifters even tantalizingly sampled a track from one song (“Love and Be Loved”) while the full track remained in the vault. Finally, beginning in 2010, its songs began to trickle out on compilations, and in 2017, I Love My Lady was issued for the first time as part of a Mathis box set. Now, Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records are proud to present the first-ever standalone compact disc of this remarkable album by two American treasures: Johnny Mathis and CHIC. For the occasion, we’ve commissioned all-new cover artwork, and Johnny has graciously sat down for an interview with The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese to reflect on the album’s creation. The deluxe booklet also features rare photos of Johnny, and Mike Piacentini has remastered at Sony’s Battery Studios. A lost album no more, the sleek I Love My Lady presents the eternal Voice of Romance out on the town in the early 1980s, with sensuality and soul going hand-in-hand. It’s Johnny Mathis as you’ve never heard him before.

    1. Fall in Love (I Want to)
    2. It’s Alright to Love Me
    3. Something to Sing About 

    4. I Love My Lady
    5. Take Me
    6. Judy
    7. Stay with Me
    8. Love and Be Loved

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