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Johnny Mathis Different Kinda Different  CD

  • Real Gone Music Continues Its Joyful Romp Through Johnny Mathis’ Classic ‘70s (and ‘80s) Columbia Records Catalog with Two More Releases Featuring Expanded Editions of Three Albums

  • Both Releases Feature Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese Based on Exclusive Interviews with Johnny Mathis

  • Both Releases Mastered by Mike Piacentini at Sony’s Battery Studios in New York

  • I Only Have Eyes for You/Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Presents 1976 and 1977 Albums Both Produced by Frequent Mathis Collaborator Jack Gold

  • Both Albums Featured Arrangements by Gene Page, Whose Lush, Orchestral Work Graced Barry White’s Records

  • I Only Have Eyes for You Introduced Longtime Mathis Concert Favorite “Yellow Roses on Her Gown” and the Christmas Perennial “When a Child Is Born”

  • Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Found Mathis Saluting His Columbia Records Labelmate Barbra Streisand with the Romantic “Evergreen”

  • Bonus Tracks Include “Experience” and a Version of Stevie Wonder’s “If It’s Magic”

  • Liner Notes Feature Quotes from Songwriter Harriet Schock (“Ooh, What We Do”)

  • Different Kinda Different Kicked Off the ‘80s with Another Jack Gold Production Arranged by Gene Page

  • Features Two Sizzling Pop-Soul Duets with Singer Paulette McWilliams, “Different Kinda Different” and “I’d Do It All for You”

  • Expanded Edition Includes a Whopping Nine Bonus Tracks

  • Bonus Track Highlights Include Johnny’s Velvety Rendition of Lionel Richie’s “Three Times a Lady” and the New Songs Recorded for Mathis’ 1981 Retrospective The First 25 Years–The Silver Anniversary Album

  • Liner Notes Include Quotes from Paulette McWilliams

    AVAILABLE  SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Johnny Mathis: Different Kinda Different. CD

    Johnny Mathis ushered in the 1980s with one of his most romantic and sensual albums in his extensive discography. Different Kinda Different, his first album of the decade, teamed Mathis with producer Jack Gold and arranger Gene Page for a set that lived up to its title as it spotlighted numerous new songs as only The Voice of Romance could deliver them. Two sizzling pop-soul duets with singer Paulette McWilliams, 'Different Kinda Different' and 'I'd Do It All for You,' are at the heart of an eclectic album that also features tunes by Sammy Cahn, Teddy Randazzo, and Steve Dorff, plus a pair of classic standards ('Deep Purple,' 'Temptation'), the timeless disco anthem 'I Will Survive,' and the haunting film theme 'With You I'm Born Again.' Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records' definitive Expanded Edition of Different Kinda Different features nearly an entire album's worth of bonus tracks'nine in total. These include a brace of exciting session outtakes such as Johnny's velvety rendition of Lionel Richie's 'Three Times a Lady' and the new songs recorded for Mathis' 1981 retrospective The First 25 Years'The Silver Anniversary Album. Everything has been remastered by Mike Piacentini at Sony's Battery Studios, and the deluxe booklet features new liner notes by The Second Disc's Joe Marchese drawing upon brand-new interviews with Johnny Mathis and Paulette McWilliams.

      1. Different Kinda Different
      2. With You I’m Born Again
      3. I’d Do It All for You
      4. Never Givin’ Up On You
      5. Deep Purple
      6. I Will Survive
      7. Paradise
      8. The Lights of Rio
      9. Love Without Words
      10. Temptation
      11. In Love with Love (Bonus Track)
      12. Time for Love (Bonus Track)
      13. Wondering Why (Bonus Track)
      14. When Am I Going to Get Over You (Bonus Track)
      15. Three Times a Lady (Bonus Track)
      16. Nothing Between Us But Love (Bonus Track)
      17. It Doesn’t Have to Hurt Every Time (Bonus Track)
      18. The Way You Look Tonight (Bonus Track)
      19. There! I’ve Said It Again (Bonus Track)

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