Perry- 1974

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
Donert/Roncom Music Co., ASCAP
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
Produced by Pete Spargo
Also recorded in 1973 under the title "He Couldn't Love you More"
Recorded in RCA's Studio "C," New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Technicians: Joe Lopes and Tom Brown
Recording Time 2:42
Recorded January 07, 1974, RCA's Studio "C," New York
Matrix No. DPA1-1103 Take 1 +
Single release: RCA-45RPM-APB0-0274-A
Single Flip Side: "Weave Me the Sunshine"
Charted Adult Contemporary No. 8
A grand ballad, musically and lyrically,
that only a singer of Perry's stature could essay.

Originally a popular Italian song, this intriguing tune was titled 'Un Uomo Tra la Folla', which translates roughly to 'A Man Against the Crowd', or, perhaps, 'One Man in Many'. But Robert I. Allen took what writers Renis, Mogol and Testa had composed and made it right for Perry. It's the old eternal triangle again, with Perry singing the role of the guy in the odd corner, trying to keep his love, despite what the other man has told her.

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

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