Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Killing Me Softly With Her Song

Music by Charles Fox and lyrics by Norman Gimbel , 1973
Fox-Gimbel Productions ~ BMI
Arranged by Bergen White
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson
Released in Stereo & and QuadraDisc 4-Channel
Recording Time 4:28
Recorded March 27th, 1973  ~ Matrix No. CWA4-1271 Take 1 +
Over Dub April 4th, 1973  ~ Matrix No. CWA4-1271 Take O.D.
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "And I Love You So" APL1-0100 STEREO DYNAFLEX MAY 1973
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "And I Love You So" APD1-0100 QUADRADISC SEPTEMBER 1973
Album Re- issue: RCA-LP12 "And I Love You So" AYL1-3672 STEREO MAY 1975
And I Love You So ~ original albumAnd I Love You So ~ QuadraDisc VersionAnd I Love You So ~ Best Buy Version 1975


'I enjoy some of the newer things', Perry said recently. 'But you have to work at these tunes. They're more complicated than the old ones. After a while you see how much there is in them'. And this beautiful song is an excellent example of the 'newer things' Perry spoke of. It was voted a Grammy as song of the year in 1973 and was a smash hit for Roberta Flack, whose recording of it earned two more Grammys one for Record of the Year and another for Best Pop Vocal Female Performance. It was written by the bright young team of Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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