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  • Real Gone Music Continues Its Romp Through Johnny Mathis’ Classic ‘70s Columbia Albums with a Pair of Twofers

  • Both Releases Feature Liner Notes by Joe Marchese That Include Fresh Quotes from Johnny Mathis and Producer Jerry Fuller

  • Both Releases Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Sony’s Battery Studios

  • 1973’s Killing Me Softly with Her Song and 1975’s When Will I See You Again Appear on a Single CD

  • Killing Me Softly with Her Song Was Johnny’s Final Full- Length Album Collaboration with Songwriter-Producer Jerry Fuller

  • Premiered Fuller’s “Show and Tell,” a Top 40 AC Hit for Johnny and Later a Chart-Topping Pop Hit for Al Wilson

  • Eclectic Line-Up Also Boasts Classic Songs from Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble, Don McLean, Stevie Wonder, David Gates, and Joe Raposo

  • When Will I See You Again Took Its Title from Gamble
    and Leon Huff’s Hit for Philadelphia’s Three Degrees, and Featured Another Tribute to the Philly Sound with Thom Bell and Linda Creed’s Beautiful “You’re as Right as Rain”

  • Also Included Songs by Barry Manilow, Neil Sedaka, Marvin Hamlisch, and Paul Williams Among Others

  • 1974’s The Heart of a Woman and 1975’s Feelings Appear on a 2-CD Set

  • Expanded Edition Boasts Nine Bonus Tracks

  • For The Heart of a Woman, Johnny Teamed with Motown’s Legendary Producer Johnny Bristol and Arranger Paul Rise for a Set Filled with Bristol Originals

  • The Album Also Features a Sensual Cover of Roberta Flack’s chart-topper “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and a Surprising Rendition of “Wendy” from the Blaxploitation Film Three the Hard Way

  • Feelings, Produced by Jack Gold, Notably Introduced Mathis’ Evocative Version of Albert Hammond and Hal David’s “99 Miles from L.A.,” a Song Which the Vocalist Still Performs in Concert Today

  • Bonus Tracks Include Two Tracks Produced by Composer Roger Nichols and a Rare Session Reuniting Johnny with Producer-Songwriter Jerry Fuller

  • Two Essential Releases for Mathis Fans


    Johnny Mathis: Killing Me Softly with Her Song/When Will I See You Again. CD

    Order Now And you will get a signed booklet by Johnny Mathis. Limited to the first 100 orders. First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer order allowed. 

    As Johnny Mathis plays to packed houses across the country on his acclaimed The Voice of Romance Tour, Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records continue their series of deluxe reissues from the superstar artist with a new two-for-one CD debuting two albums on standalone CD. 1973’s Killing Me Softly with Her Song and 1975’s When Will I See You Again both spotlight Mathis’ silky interpretations of the day’s greatest hits. Killing Me Softly with Her Song was his final full-length album collaboration with songwriter-producer Jerry Fuller (Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, The Knickerbockers) and premiered Fuller’s “Show and Tell,” a top 40 AC hit for Johnny which singer Al Wilson subsequently took to the top of the U.S. Pop chart. It also boasts classic songs from Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble, and Linda Creed (The Stylistics’ “Break Up to Make Up”), Don McLean (“And I Love You So”), Stevie Wonder (“You Are the Sunshine of My Life”), David Gates (“Aubrey”), and Joe Raposo (Carpenters’ “Sing”) – adding up to one of Johnny’s most eclectic long-players. 1975’s When Will I See You Again took its title from Gamble and Leon Huff’s hit for Philadelphia’s Three Degrees, and featured another tribute to the Philly sound with Bell and Creed’s beautiful “You’re as Right as Rain.” Johnny brought Mathis magic to the Barry Manilow smash “Mandy,” Neil Sedaka’s buoyant “Laughter in the Rain,” Marvin Hamlisch’s Oscar-winning “The Way We Were,” The Sherman Brothers’ “The Things I Might Have Been,” and three tracks from the pen of Paul Williams. This two-for-one disc boasts liner notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese with fresh quotes from Johnny Mathis and Jerry Fuller. Mike Piacentini has remastered at Sony’s Battery Studios. It all adds up to a release that’s right as rain.

    1. Killing Me Softly with Her Song
      2. Aubrey
      3. And I Love You So
      4. Break Up to Make Up
      5. Arianne
      6. Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)
      7. Wildflower
      8. You Are the Sunshine of My Life
      9. Sing
      10. Good Morning Heartache
      11. Show and Tell
      12. Mandy
      13. Nice to Be Around
      14. You're as Right as Rain
      15. When Will I See You Again?
      16. Only You (and You Alone)
      17. Let Me Be the One/I Won't Last Another Day Without You
      18. The Way We Were
      19. Laughter in the Rain
      20. You and Me Against the World
      21. The Things I Might Have Been
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