Perry- 1974

Perry Como - 1974

RCA VICTOR CPL1-0585 / APD1-0585
RCA JAPAN 5176 / UK APL1-0585
STEREO / QUADRADISC
SUMMER 1974
Compatible Stereo / 4-Channel QuadraDisc
Produced by Pete Spargo
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA's Studio "C", New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Technicians: Joe Lopes and Tom Brown
Recorded January 4th, ~ May 1st, 1974

        Side One

Temptation
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
and lyrics by Arthur Freed , 1933
 
This durable standard, brilliantly updated, sounds as fresh today
as when it was a million seller for Perry back in 1945.
Now, as then — as always — it is the personal property of one Perry Como.
 
The Hand's of Time ( Brian's Song )
Music by Michel Legrand
and lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman
 
Michel Legrand's poignant theme from the TV special "Brian's Song"
with lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman. Vocal, heart and sensitivity by Como.
 
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Words and Music
by Stevie Wonder
 
Stevie Wonder's hit, transformed from a solid rhythm tune
to a contemporary love song, thanks to the Como magic.
 
Behind Closed Doors
Words and Music
by Kenny O'Dell
 
Perry and country music, together again. A strong melody, a straightforward lyric . . .
sung by a master. They don't come any better!
 
I Don't Know What He Told You
Original Italian Words and Music by Giulio Rapetti, Elio Cesari, Alberto Testa
English lyrics by Robert I. Allen
  
A grand ballad, musically and lyrically,
that only a singer of Perry's stature could essay.

        Side Two

That's You ( Eres Tu )
Music and original Spanish lyrics by Joan Calderon Lopez
English lyrics by Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans also titled "Eres Tu ( Touch the Wind ) "
 
This one's a "biggie" . . . a big orchestra, a big chorus,
with the great Como voice floating over it all as lightly as a cloud above a summer's sunset.
 
The Way We Were
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
with lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman , 1973
 
Multi-award winning writers Marvin Hamlisch and, again, the Bergmans,
give us a lovely ballad worthy of the Como treatment. And what a treat it is!
 
The Most Beautiful Girl
Words and Music by Rory Bourke,
Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson
 
Perry was among the first of the great pop singers
to discover the simple beauty and honesty of country music.
Here's another beauty . . .
 
Beyond Tomorrow ( theme from "Serpico" )
Words and Music by Mikis Theodorakis
and Larry Kusik
 
By Mike Theodorakis from the acclaimed film.
Perry brings a lilting message of hope, amid the disillusionment of today,
and makes tomorrow look a little brighter.
 
Weave Me the Sunshine
Words and Music
by Peter Yarrow
 
A bright, bouncy bit of fun from the pen of Peter Yarrow
( of Peter, Paul & Mary ). Good for a smile or a toe-tap anytime.
 
Pery Como , 1974QuadraDisc album
 
RCA Japan ReleasePerry - 1974 UK releasePerry - RCA International Release
 
Produced by Pete Spargo
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with The Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at RCA's Studio "C", New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Technicians: Joe Lopes and Tom Brown
Recorded January 4th, ~ May 1st, 1974
 
Designer: Craig DeCamps
Art Director: Ace Lehman

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