Johnny Mathis So Nice CD

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JOHNNY MATHIS: So Nice/Johnny Mathis Sings CD 

• Johnny Mathis' Classic Mercury Albums on CD for the First Time Ever

• Remastered from the Original Tapes by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in NYC

• Liner Notes by Jim Ritz Feature an Exclusive Interview with Johnny Mathis

• Two Charting Albums from the End of Mathis' Tenure at Mercury Records Featuring Masterful Interpretations of Then-Current Pop, Stage & Screen Hits

Johnny’s last two albums for the Mercury label marked the singer’s continued evolution towards the “cover” album format that was to serve him so well upon his return to Columbia, where he would sing the pop, stage and screen hits of the day instead of creating themed albums. For example, the centerpiece of So Nice (which hit #50 on the 1966 charts) was a three-song set from the then-current Broadway smash Man of La Mancha that Mathis had been performing live before the recording of the album; in fact, Johnny was among the first singers to cover songs from the musical. And Johnny Mathis Sings—which reached #103 on the 1967 album charts-- took its material from such disparate sources as the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David (“Always Something There to Remind Me”), smash ‘60s films like Doctor Zhivago andHigh Time, the Broadway musical The Roar of the Greasepaint and the Beatles (“Eleanor Rigby”). Both albums make their CD debut here…Mathis expert Jim Ritz supplies the notes with fresh quotes from Johnny himself!

Songs:

So Nice

1.   The Impossible Dream                                                                                   

2.   I Will Wait For You       

3.   What The World Needs Now                                                                                             

4.   Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here                                                                                           

5.   Elusive Butterfly                                                                                                      

6.   So Nice (Samba de Verão)                                                                                            

7.   Dulcinea                                                                                                                           

8.   What Now My Love                                                                                                              

9.   Man Of La Mancha                                                                                                              

10.  The Music That Makes Me Dance                                                                                       

11.  I Dream Of You                                                                                                            

12.  Baubles, Bangles And Beads                                                                              

Johnny Mathis Sings          

13.  Saturday Sunshine                                                                                                              

14.  Lovers In New York                                                                                                        

15.  Eleanor Rigby                                                                                                                 

16.  Sunny                                                                                                                                  

17.  Who Can I Turn To?                                                                                                            

18.  Strangers In The Night                                                                                     

19.  Always Something There To Remind Me                                                                      

20.  Somewhere My Love                                                                                                            

21.  Who Can Say                                                                                                                        

22.  I Wish You Love                                                                                                      

23.  The Second Time Around                                                                                                    

24.  Wake The Town And Tell The People

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